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POTN G-Series Speed Challenge #180 Fairgrounds and Attractions

 
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Jul 15, 2008 04:31 |  #1

Thanks to everyone who entered all 5 of you, LOL
Everyone must be taking their summer holidays.

A few words on each in order of submission:

Kevan G9 "Yeh... when elephants fly"
I wanted to sing 'when I see an elephant fly' out loud when I saw this! Real feel good capture.

Mdelajesus - "Flashing Lights"
Really captures the essence of the fairground with the bright and colourful lights.

Rpolistr - "Mirthful Worm"
He really is a funny looking creature isn't he? and it certainly looks like he enjoys what he does. One question - how do you do the effect that surrounds Mr Mirthful?

Marie - "hot dogs and luv are fair grounds"
I would love to know what these paid were talking about! Then seem very deeply engrossed in their conversation. I love the expression on the guys face and the cook looking on (giving you the hairy eyeball!) to see what you are doing!

Boutty - "Top Gun Ride"
I love the PP on this shot - the sky looks almost as dramatic as the looks on the guys faces painted on the ride itself. Not sure it's a ride I would take a shot on though! (permission to call me a wimp granted!)

Anyway ... results are as follows.............

1st Place Boutty Top Gun Ride

2nd Place Marie - "hot dogs and luv are fair grounds"

3rd Place Kevan G9 "Yeh... when elephants fly"


Can I just add - just because there were only 5 entries doesn't mean that the placing was any easier! Having to choose is definately the down side to winning the previous week. It is with great pleasure that I hand that chore over to you Boutty!

Thanks again to everyone who participated.

Carolyn x

Challenge #180 - Fairgrounds and Attractions

Here's a bit of useless information for you:D



Glasgow Fair Monday:

  • A trade fair holiday period during the 3rd and 4th weeks of July, this period is traditionally called the 'Glasgow Fair' when many Glaswegians would take their holidays from work. Today a relatively low proportion of Glaswegians holiday during this period, but the numbers are still quite large throughout Glasgow and the west of Scotland and there is a (trade) fair holiday on the Monday at the beginning of the two week period (i.e. the 3rd Monday in July).
Since next Monday will be 'Fair Monday' here in Glasgow, I want to see your photos of all things Fairground, something that captures 'the thrill or the ride' or something altogether more abstract.

Thank you,

Carolyn

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Jul 15, 2008 20:21 |  #2

Yeah...when elephants fly!

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Jul 15, 2008 23:14 as a reply to  @ Kevan's post |  #3

Flashing Lights

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Jul 19, 2008 19:45 |  #4

mirthful worm

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Jul 20, 2008 04:40 as a reply to  @ rpolitsr's post |  #5

hot dogs and luv are fair grounds

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Jul 20, 2008 05:49 |  #6

Top Gun ride

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Jul 21, 2008 06:40 as a reply to  @ Boutty's post |  #7

Competition is now closed.
Results will be posted later. Thanks to everyone who entered.




  
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Jul 21, 2008 15:54 |  #8

Results are now posted - thanks!

Carolyn x




  
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Jul 21, 2008 20:48 |  #9

Thank you Car. A great theme, I think, it deserved a lot more entries, but there were, as usual, really nice pictures from the winners.

Congratulations, Boutty, marie and Kevan_G9

Car wrote in post #5913759 (external link)
"Mirthful Worm"
He really is a funny looking creature isn't he? and it certainly looks like he enjoys what he does. One question - how do you do the effect that surrounds Mr Mirthful?

The two images posted before mine (three, if we count the one Kevan_G9 removed early in the week) made me think of a more appealing background for my picture.

Regarding the ‘effect’, I used several Photoshop (CS2) tools to ‘place’ the worm on a better background:


  1. I started with the final crop and, with the Polygonal Lasso Tool and a big feather (some 60 pixels) I surrounded the tractor car and the wagons.
  2. Inverted the mask and applied Image>Adjustment>Exposure (Exposure=minus3,00;Of​fset=0,15) effectively reducing the contrast and saturation and approaching to a neutral gray.
  3. With the same mask applied Filter>Blur>Gaussian blur (Radius=8.0pixels) just enough to still see the shapes in the background.
  4. Again with the same mask, selected Filter>Liquify and applied several strokes from the worm to the picture’s edges to distort the background.


IMAGE: http://sites.google.com/site/rpolitsr/r_polit_6/pictures/potnentries/180_merryworm_demo_tile.jpg

Not a great effect, but I think It provided me with a slightly better entry.

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Jul 21, 2008 21:51 |  #10

Congrats to the other winners! Thanks Rafael for your how-to; I too will have to practice that move. Boutty, care to share yours?

Hey, you folks in the peanut gallery...yeah, you! Gone us in the fun.


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Jul 21, 2008 22:42 as a reply to  @ Kevan's post |  #11

Great shots this week folks! I have not seen a more surreal group of entries than this since I started posting. The flying elephant is a particular favorite, but the freakish grinning worm just simply creeps me out (issues? maybe).

And I, too, would like to know Boutty's PP trick (if any) to achieve this effect.


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Jul 22, 2008 03:35 as a reply to  @ macroshot's post |  #12

:)

Congratulations to the winner #1 Boutty
and to Kevan9
and to everyone
thank you very much Carolyn. I really thought you had a difficult task
loved all the entries. great seeing them
I had some fast moving round -a -bout ones with a man who had a wedding veil on him while riding the yellow horse on the merry -go -round
he must have been at a hen party of sorts ...and was made do it
lol
but the flying elephant from Kevan was much better
lol


great shots Boutty and Rafael
wonderful colours and feeling of speed Mdelajesus ..... welcome to the challenge


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Jul 22, 2008 06:21 as a reply to  @ marie's post |  #13

Great job everyone! Congrats to marie & Kevan9 for their top spots. Thank you Carolyn for the honour and the hosting duties. The liquid effect in your image is awesome sir rafael'!!! :cool:

My shot was taken at a beach-front fair. Me too, a wimp, I wouldn't get on this unless someone force me to. :oops:

IMAGE: http://www.pbase.com/image/100551567/original.jpg

The treatment I gave to the image are as follow:-

1). I used a user's preset in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom calls Center Stage, found somewhere from the net.

C:\Users\User\AppData\​Roaming\Adobe\Lightroo​m\Develop Presets\User Presets
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ChromaticAberration​R = 0,
Clarity = 100,
ColorNoiseReduction = 9,
Contrast = 52,
ConvertToGrayscale = false,
Defringe = 0,
EnableCalibration = true,
EnableColorAdjustme​nts = true,
EnableDetail = true,
EnableGrayscaleMix = true,
EnableLensCorrectio​ns = true,
EnableSplitToning = true,
Exposure = 1.27,
FillLight = 25,
GreenHue = 0,
GreenSaturation = 0,
HighlightRecovery = 100,
HueAdjustmentAqua = 0,
HueAdjustmentBlue = 0,
HueAdjustmentGreen = -8,
HueAdjustmentMagent​a = 4,
HueAdjustmentOrange = 6,
HueAdjustmentPurple = -13,
HueAdjustmentRed = -6,
HueAdjustmentYellow = -4,
IncrementalTemperat​ure = 4,
IncrementalTint = 0,
LuminanceAdjustment​Aqua = 0,
LuminanceAdjustment​Blue = 0,
LuminanceAdjustment​Green = 0,
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LuminanceAdjustment​Red = 0,
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LuminanceSmoothing = 28,
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ParametricHighlight​Split = 90,
ParametricHighlight​s = 36,
ParametricLights = 60,
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2). further adjusted the preset adjustments on Exposure, Recovery, Filllight etc; etc;

Then in PS, I locally opened up the shadow parts on the foreground (the guys faces) by using curve adjustment and selectively painted in the effect in a layer mask.

Now over to you Kevan_G9, how did you capture such a nice shot? My notepad is ready! :lol:

And lastly I am sure Carolyn would share with us her picture(s) from 'Glasgow Fair'?!? ;)



  
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Jul 22, 2008 08:59 |  #14

Boutty wrote in post #5959868 (external link)
Now over to you Kevan_G9, how did you capture such a nice shot? My notepad is ready! :lol:

Let us see the before and after (mainly because I have no other smoke and mirrors to offer you folk):

Before (untouched RAW file)*:

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3065/2694518604_6cb5be9257.jpg?v=0

After (poorly prepared jpeg version)*:
IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: NOT FOUND | MIME changed to 'image/gif' | Redirected to error image by FLICKR


* Resized for this discussion

Well...just as I promised you, it looks like I cropped the photo and then did some discretionary burning to help in the definition of some parts of the photo. Otherwise, I made several attempts to pan and click on these plastic pachyderms as they zoomed past me, taunting me at every turn.

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Jul 22, 2008 09:05 as a reply to  @ Kevan's post |  #15

marie wrote in post #5959376 (external link)
:)

I had some fast moving round -a -bout ones with a man who had a wedding veil on him while riding the yellow horse on the merry -go -round
he must have been at a hen party of sorts ...and was made do it

Marie - I want to see your "veiled rider" please! :rolleyes:

Boutty wrote in post #5959868 (external link)
And lastly I am sure Carolyn would share with us her picture(s) from 'Glasgow Fair'?!? ;)

Alas - Fair Monday was yesterday and I had to work :evil:




  
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