Weekly Photo Contest February 14th - 21st. Before and After

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  1. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Welcome to this week's photo contest thread!

    Theme: Before and After.

    Well it seems the Digital Photography forum has been inundated with software threads of late. So I thought as well as seeing your photography skills, lets see your editing skills! So this week we will need two photos per entry. One as shot straight from the camera so to speak, and one the finished article. Contest will be judged on your editing as well as your composition etc. So this week you get a free choice of what to shoot!


    Contest end: 201st February 2015


    Rules:

    1. Be creative and have fun.

    2. Please submit only one photo per contest (edited and unedited of course!).

    3. Please do not comment on photos until after the judging has taken place.

    4. The contest runs for exactly one week, starting NOW! (see time/date stamp at the start of this thread)

    5. At the end of the week, The judge (last week's winner) will choose a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place photo, providing as much feedback as possible. (Judge has 24 hours to make decision)

    6. The 1st place Winner will start a new thread with the topic/theme of their choice, and act as the Judge for that contest. (Winner has 48 hours to create new theme)

    To see all of our past contests please see the sticky thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=580184
     
  2. AlexH macrumors 68000

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    Great idea! The first shot is unedited (shot RAW, converted to JPG without any processing). The second was jiggered with.

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    unedited by ALXPhotog, on Flickr

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    January Sunset Part 2 by ALXPhotog, on Flickr

    I normally don't like clutter in the foreground of my landscapes, but in this case I like the branches on the left, I think they add context.
     
  3. JDDavis macrumors 65816

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    Before:
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    After:
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    It's amazing what the camera picks up that you can't initially see and what the digital darkroom can do. This was a combination of Capture NXD, Aperture, and NIK.
     
  4. Kobayagi macrumors 6502a

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    A beginner, but I'd still like to share.

    Before:

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    After:

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  5. v3rlon macrumors 6502

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    Always one of my favorite subjects :)
    I was watching this seminar on using speed lights and wanted to apply some of it. So here I am trying to get as much done before loading the file into the Affinity Beta, which I also wanted to try. Unfortunately, I only have the two flash units, and the video light as a hair light needed a post processing assist.
     

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    Jaffa Door

    Below are original raw-jpg conversion and edited photo.

    Created three (3) tif files from original raw image -1.0EV, 0.0EV, +1.0EV using Nikon FX2 software. Created tonemapped Pseudo-HDR from these files using Photomatrix software. Final editing using Nikon FX2 software.

    [​IMG]DSC_0108 by jkramerbob, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Jaffa Door 002 by jkramerbob, on Flickr
     
  7. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a

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    Great contest idea! Took this with the iPhone 6 recently in Red Rock (Sedona), AZ. Edited with iPhoto as I don't have access to Photoshop currently. :)
    Before:
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    After:
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  8. stillcrazyman, Feb 16, 2015
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    stillcrazyman macrumors 65816

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    At a car show a couple of years ago.

    I REALLY don't like having random people in the background. It took some effort, but I was able to edit out the people and some of the background :cool:

    Before:
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    After:
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  9. taptic, Feb 16, 2015
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    taptic macrumors 65816

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    This was done with a point and shoot a number of years ago. I just pulled it out to see what I could do with it... not sure if I like it more before or after (not that there's much of a difference) but I thought I'd put it in here and get an opinion.

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    after
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  10. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    Hopefully don't have to explain which one is before and after!

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  11. Obibob macrumors member

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    penguin rock south Africa

    just enhanced to show more rock formation
     

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  14. kenoh, Feb 19, 2015
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    Here is my bash at the title this week. Subtle enhancements designed to turn a bland winters day into a warm spring day.
    EDIT - The tree has an HDR effect to it. When I processed it originally, I liked it, now looking at it, not so much... hmm.
     

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  16. The Bad Guy, Feb 20, 2015
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    Oh wow this is my kinda competition. Let's see what I've got here.

    **edit**

    No, I get the feeling the OP doesn't mean my sort of before & after.
    I'll pass.
     
  17. mrex, Feb 20, 2015
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    Weekly Photo Contest February 14th - 21st. Before and After

    resized them to fit mobiles...

    before


    after
     
  18. kenoh macrumors demi-god

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    Behave and post something.... Come on I am I terested to see how much you get out of camera with your lighting verses post... Just be gentle - is this where we find out you add all the tattoos in post?
     
  19. Apple fanboy thread starter macrumors P6

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    I'm sure you dodge and burn like a pro! Come on make my job harder.
     
  20. needfx, Feb 20, 2015
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    was having trouble deciding drastic vs subtle edits. I went for the later

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    the extremely short video below make the edits more evident. baby's expression is the cake winning edit

     
  21. The Bad Guy macrumors 6502a

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    Alright, alright…jeez. Here, I picked this one as the editing is more obvious. Any questions about how this happens feel free to ask.
     

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    Lovers in the sand

    I saw a couple walking their dog, took tons of pics till I got one I liked & can work with. I love beach scenes a lot. I worked in Lightroom till My image in my head came out. I Hope everyone likes it.
     

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