Weekly challenge - Before and After 1/6 - 1/12

Discussion in 'Photo Themes' started by SquarePeg, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. SquarePeg

    SquarePeg Nevertheless... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2013
    Messages:
    6,127
    Likes Received:
    3,678
    Location:
    Boston
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Most photos are enhanced with a little post processing- whether it’s some subtle sharpening, a crop, some serious exposure rescuing or over the top hdr cooking. Let’s see your skill at taking a photo from blah to good, from good to great or from great to wow!

    Post the original and the enhanced versions. Fuji shooters who convert and make adjustments in camera can post the jpeg and the converted file. For the sooc purists, the anti pp protesters and the jpeg lovers - you can play too by showing your skill at getting it right in camera.

    As always - please use new photos that have been taken for this challenge. Can you process an old photo for the first time? Only if you’re snowed in or under the weather and have no other choice!


     
  2. jcdeboever

    jcdeboever TPF Supporters Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2015
    Messages:
    14,930
    Likes Received:
    8,337
    Location:
    Michigan
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    1.) in camera, XT2, 80mm Macro
    DSCF2780.jpg

    2. Post camera XT2, 80mm, gimp

    DSCF2780E.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Peeb

    Peeb Semi-automatic Mediocrity Generator Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2015
    Messages:
    2,905
    Likes Received:
    1,922
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Fun with reflections.

    Before:
    MJK_4911.jpg

    After:
    MJK_4909-small_DxO.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2018
    • Like Like x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
  4. Peeb

    Peeb Semi-automatic Mediocrity Generator Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2015
    Messages:
    2,905
    Likes Received:
    1,922
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Fun with sunrise: painting the fiery corona of sol. Before:
    MJK_5014soocsmall.jpg

    After:
    MJK_5014_DxOpaint2small.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 4
  5. jcdeboever

    jcdeboever TPF Supporters Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2015
    Messages:
    14,930
    Likes Received:
    8,337
    Location:
    Michigan
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Got the idea from a Fujifilm Youtuber. Since I have a collection of silicon wafers, I thought I would dig them out and give them a try. I used to use them for abstract art ideas, place them under a high powered magnification viewer. But never could get the detail I'm getting now. They are very dangerous if you break them, razor sharp. Anyway, shot this in jpeg. Bumped the saturation, vibrancy, and crushed the blacks. Shot in 1:1 format. Used Cactus RF60X Flash, hand held. You can get a variety of colors and effects depending on the angle of piece, flash. You can play with the power of the flash as well to create different effects. The possibilities are endless. Just trying to figure this 80mm macro out, it has a super short DOF, even at f/16. Got so used to the 60mm macro, this is a different animal all together.

    1. SOOC JPEG. XT2, 80mm Macro, 1/170s @f/16, ISO400. Cactus trigger and flash
    DSCF2838.JPG

    2. Gimped image. Bumped vibrancy, saturation, and crushed the blacks.
    DSCF2838E.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 4
  6. jcdeboever

    jcdeboever TPF Supporters Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2015
    Messages:
    14,930
    Likes Received:
    8,337
    Location:
    Michigan
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Wow, that was done in software? Crazy, looks like a real canvas painting.... geez, that is kinda cool.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Peeb

    Peeb Semi-automatic Mediocrity Generator Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2015
    Messages:
    2,905
    Likes Received:
    1,922
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Yeah, photoshop.

    Cropped heavily, and cloned out the power pole, dropped the highlights and sharpened. Then applied a 'brush stroke' filter and finished with a 'canvas texture' filter.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. jcdeboever

    jcdeboever TPF Supporters Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2015
    Messages:
    14,930
    Likes Received:
    8,337
    Location:
    Michigan
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Severe crop from 1:1 jpeg, to isolate the anthers and see what is possible with this 80mm macro. Also juiced the vibrancy and saturation. This is really more about testing out a new lens but having fun while doing it.

    1. SOOC JPEG. 3s @f/22, ISO200, -3EC
    DSCF2877.JPG

    2. 3:2 crop of anthers. Juiced color
    DSCF2877E.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 5
  9. zulu42

    zulu42 No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2015
    Messages:
    918
    Likes Received:
    871
    Location:
    NV
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I wish for a little more vertical room on the bottom of that second crop. IMO no wider, just about half the length to the bottom of the first crop. I like the way the maroon? color floats off the nice bright green.
     
  10. SquarePeg

    SquarePeg Nevertheless... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2013
    Messages:
    6,127
    Likes Received:
    3,678
    Location:
    Boston
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Amazing level of detail @jcdeboever wish I had that 80mm here today when I found my garage door covered with frosty flakes! This is the one that I did the most post processing on as there were a lot of spots (dirty sliders that don’t get used during winter). I have a few others that I’ll post in another thread.

    Before:
    [​IMG]

    After. Bumped contrast and removed blue tint:
    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 2
  11. jcdeboever

    jcdeboever TPF Supporters Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2015
    Messages:
    14,930
    Likes Received:
    8,337
    Location:
    Michigan
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I really think it's gonna be a good lens once I figure it out. I've got to pay attention to the DOF. I took a couple of pics of my pets today, over in the furry family update thread. Incredible resolution.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. Peeb

    Peeb Semi-automatic Mediocrity Generator Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2015
    Messages:
    2,905
    Likes Received:
    1,922
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit


    Not sure how available I'll be tomorrow, so I'll post tonite for Sunday:

    Miss Riley (age 9 months), SOOC:
    MJK_5023-sooc.jpg

    ...and processed a bit:
    [​IMG]
    Miss Riley- Golden Retriever pup
    by Peeb-OK, on Flickr
     
    • Like Like x 2

Share This Page