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Before and After - The Weekly Editing Challenge

 
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Aug 10, 2015 19:42 as a reply to  @ post 17663357 |  #76

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Aug 10, 2015 23:20 |  #77

RAWtherapee conversion
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chromaticity 28 contrast 33 lightness 25, color mix adjustments


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Aug 11, 2015 06:08 |  #78

Adjusted colour temperature, clarity & vibrance in Camera RAW. Also adjusted blue and yellow levels. Opened in CS6, duplicated BG, straightened and cropped, LAB colour boost. Gradient tool set with colours to dark blue and light blue and then brought back colour on RH side to balance better. Smart sharpen in luminosity mode to finish.


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Aug 11, 2015 11:20 |  #79

Kudos, Renata. The distortion correction nailed it. Good choice, Mark.

This new one has some interesting possibilities.


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Aug 11, 2015 17:44 |  #80

LR edits


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Aug 11, 2015 18:18 |  #81

Here's my try at it.


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Aug 15, 2015 21:59 |  #82

I decided try try some outlandish editing. Cropped and straightened the buildings, added the sky then sharpened and increased detail, contrast, highlights and shadows.


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Aug 16, 2015 02:33 |  #83

I also decided to go in a different direction.

Straightened and did some levels adjustments in LR. Brought into PS and masked out the sky, did a high-pass filter, added the starry sky. Converted to BW with Silver Effects Pro adding structure. Back into LR for some clarity and sharpening/noise reduction and final crop.


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Aug 16, 2015 23:38 |  #84

Guys, I totally enjoyed your creative juices and had a hard time to decide which edit was the best. They are all great! I feel pretty rotten that I have to select one of them :)

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Vertigo, I really like your edit for its clean look, lovely colors and the overall city look. Nice job!

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Benitoite, man you really went into a lot of trouble with your edit. Very creative and a detailed description of how you achieved the look. I just find the sky a little too distracting and I feel its competing with the clean city line.

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Kudos, Renata. The distortion correction nailed it. Good choice, Mark.

This new one has some interesting possibilities.

Thank you, Mark. I appreciate your words very much :)

tytlyf wrote in post #17665336 (external link)
LR edits

Nice and clean, tytlyf, maybe too much of a crop :)

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Here's my try at it.

rjharris, lovely edit. I like the way you cropped it. The image is a little grainy, though.

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I decided try try some outlandish editing. Cropped and straightened the buildings, added the sky then sharpened and increased detail, contrast, highlights and shadows.


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Mark, that's really outlandish; I really appreciate your creativity. I'm just wondering if the sky is not overpowering the skyline by being so busy :)

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I also decided to go in a different direction.

Straightened and did some levels adjustments in LR. Brought into PS and masked out the sky, did a high-pass filter, added the starry sky. Converted to BW with Silver Effects Pro adding structure. Back into LR for some clarity and sharpening/noise reduction and final crop.

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bumpintheroad. I kind of dig the B&W version of the image. Though the sky is starry, I like the subtlety of it. Makes the city look very romantic! Something you would not see in Dallas due to the enormous light and other polution!

So, totally heart-broken to write the lines, I have to go with vertigo's version for its clean look. Love the subtle colors in the sky and the general appeal. I wish I could give you all a chance to be the winner but I had to select one.
So, over to vertigo.
Thank you all for being super creative and courageous. What a wonderful thing to see, so many different versions/visions; each one of them beautiful in its own way.


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Aug 17, 2015 02:51 as a reply to  @ itsallart's post |  #85

That was a fun pic to edit, itsallart.




  
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Aug 17, 2015 08:12 |  #86

Wow, I'm honored! I'll get a new photo up today sometime. I loved all the edits, especially the composites with the stars :)


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Aug 17, 2015 14:45 |  #87

Before and After - The Weekly Editing Challenge
...now compiled into a single, easy to locate thread, that can be added to your subscribe/follow list!

Rules are simple:

  • Download the image file from the current week

  • Contestants will have 7 days to edit the image and post their edited version to the thread (1 entry per week)

  • The owner of the original image will choose a winner

  • The winner will copy & paste this post and include a new downloadable image link

    The new image must be unedited / SOOC (straight our of camera), full-resolution, and in a RAW format, ie. CR2, DNG, TIF, etc
    (Dropbox works well for uploading and linking these large files)



The purpose of this game is to be creative and learn new editing techniques. You must give some insight into exactly how you went about editing the image. For example, increased shadows sliders, reduced highlights, local sharpening, white balance adjustment, specific filters used, tone curve adjustments, etc. Comments and/or questions regarding the edits are encouraged.

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Aug 17, 2015 16:53 |  #88

That's a tough one. Just cropped, played with color luminosity and reduced noise.


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Aug 17, 2015 18:31 |  #89

So festive and christmasy on this 100+deg.F. day.

RAWtherapee: Crop, Exposure -1.0; Noise Reduction: luminance 68, detail 63, chrominance 51; edge sharpening on; L*a*b*: lightness -50, contrast 43, Chromaticity 34.
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Aug 18, 2015 23:11 |  #90

Here's my try. Added the background to the masked boat, then tweaked vibrancy and contrast.


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