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Member Since 20 Nov 2016
Offline Last Active Jul 10 2017 08:41 PM

In Topic: Editing exercise, week ending Apr. 2 2017

29 March 2017 - 06:55 PM

This was a tough one for me to consider.  I originally thought that the image was mightyAttached File  Nikon Editing Challenge-1.jpg   282.45KB   41 downloads dark and the sun-flares and glare made the dark image even harder to see.  My eyes are not the best.  So, here's what I did:


Converted to black & white

Lightened shadows

Raised the highlights and whites

In Topic: Your Best Photo, Week Ending 26 March 2017

26 March 2017 - 09:03 PM

This is a moment captured between my daughter and my granddaughter with the Nikon D750/24-70 f2.8 lens combo.  Just love the emotion I captured, especially with the rain on the window.


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In Topic: Swirling Abstract.

23 March 2017 - 07:20 AM

Thanks for this thread Tony.  Here's my take on a swirl, although, it is probably considered more of a spiral.  The original photo was taken at the Missouri Botanical Garden's 'Garden Glow' in St. Louis.  I perfected the swirl effect using the standard Photoshop distortion filter.  I painted over the clutter at the bottom of the photo to give the look I wanted.


Pentax K-3 with Kit lens smc DA 18-135mm

Focal Length 68mm

SS 6 seconds


ISO 100


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In Topic: Editing exercise, week ending Mar. 19 2017

22 March 2017 - 09:00 PM

Because I had the luxury of seeing posts made by other participants, I decided to find a middle of the road between B&W and crisp saturation.  So I went for a muted look by converting the photo to 'mostly' B&W by sliding the Vibrance slider in the Basic panel of the Lightroom Develop module all the way to the left..this left the photo with just a few of the original colors and muted those that were left behind.  I then added a gradient filter to darken the sky and a radial filter on the left to highlight the buildings on that side.


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In Topic: Editing exercise, week ending Mar. 26 2017

22 March 2017 - 08:51 PM

Would like to say "Thank You" to both Merco_61 and Adam for helping me join-in this challenge...I'm new to the website and am still getting used to the process.  If i've done anything against the rules or out of place, PLEASE, SOMEBODY let me know.  So, Malice, I love your photo just as it is.  Here's my take..., I did a slight crop off the left because to my eye, some of the objects on that side were a little distracting.  I then bumped up the colors using the HSL sliders in the Lightroom Develop module.  I turned up the luminance on virtually every color slider except purple...don't know why, but the purple took out some other colors that were more attractive than the purple.  Anyway, fun picture, thanks for sharing!  Looking forward to seeing other ideas.