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Oct 03, 2015 08:27 |  #166

Started with results of the Mantiuk06 operator from Luminance HDR, which gave the snow some local contrast, and masked in a RawTherapee conversion of just the bird in GIMP.

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Oct 03, 2015 09:18 |  #167

My version: heavy crop, multiple adjustments done in PS to offset the bird. Copied and pasted the wooden rail to extend it, flipped horizontally etc.


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Oct 03, 2015 11:03 |  #168

Crop, replace background, tweak colors and contrast to taste.


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Oct 04, 2015 15:26 |  #169

Cropped, brushed in some +exp on the bird. Levels adjusted and slight vignette added.


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Oct 05, 2015 15:19 |  #171

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Lightroom:
- Crop
- mask sharpening 85
- local enhancements (highlights down, bring up detail, add light to bird)
- desaturate background
- exposure + 0,4
- orange, red, yellow added saturation a bit
- vignette

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- blur bg


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Oct 05, 2015 22:05 |  #172

My contribution, nothing really special, some sharpening and white balance tweaking... "Birds Just Wanna Have Fun" is my title. :)


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Oct 11, 2015 23:10 |  #173

Any news on who the winner is?


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Oct 12, 2015 01:00 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #174

For reasons I don't understand, MQ is not including a thumbnail of the photo in the quoted post.

Anyway, all the edits were quite good. Ultimately, it boiled down to Renata's version and TeemSpeed's. I think the bird came out nicer in Renata's but how can you not love the little birdie snowman!

TeamSpeed takes this week's challenge!


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Oct 12, 2015 15:52 |  #175

Great, thank you! Here is a sample, horizon is messed up, hazy, color is off, let's see what can be done! Exposure seems pretty good, but the image overall is lackluster.
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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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Oct 12, 2015 16:41 as a reply to  @ bumpintheroad's post |  #176

Congratulations, TeamSpeed!


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Oct 12, 2015 20:21 |  #177

Edit in LR with crop


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Oct 12, 2015 20:48 |  #178

Nice!

I am hoping somebody has a way to deal with the haze too in the distance. I tried a few things and never got a look I liked.


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Oct 12, 2015 22:45 |  #179

Well, I had a go as well but i have to admit: it is a tough one. I straightened the horizon, cropped, enhanced the luminosity, sharpened by using high pass twice, used a few different blending modes and added a bunch of different adjustment layers. Not particularly happy with the results but I couldn't spend much time editing. I have a bunch of commission paintings ion my easel and my customers are anxiously waiting :)


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Oct 13, 2015 01:20 |  #180

Cropped, added sky and motion blur.


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