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08/02/2006 08:44:08 PM · #1
I'm insanely curious to see how much post-processing went into your best photos. Take your best scoring photo, or several, especially if they ribboned, and show us the unedited before and the splendiferous after!

My contributions:

Before/After

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08/02/2006 08:50:32 PM · #2
Nice processing Rebecca.

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08/02/2006 08:52:55 PM · #3
Originally posted by mad_brewer:

Nice processing Rebecca.

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This was my favorite :)

Hey, what did you do to enhance it? stepped on it LOL
08/02/2006 09:03:00 PM · #4
This one didn't ribbon, but it's my best one (it did score over 7)

Post processing was close to nothing as you can see, no cropping, levels ajusted, and cloned out some vigneting. I also use Noiseware to remove some noise.

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08/02/2006 09:05:08 PM · #5
These are my top three shots, the first one I actually shot as .jpeg. The last two "originals" are actually basic jpegs but I worked with the raw file.
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08/02/2006 09:06:51 PM · #6
My top four scorers:

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08/02/2006 09:19:37 PM · #7
Wow larryslights!, that last one is something! I have to look mine up, will post later.
08/02/2006 09:20:33 PM · #8
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08/02/2006 09:28:22 PM · #9
Originally posted by charliebaker:

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This is one of my fav. Great to see what you have done with the original.

I gave you a 9 during the challenge
08/02/2006 09:45:18 PM · #10
This is great stuff!

While I think it is great to see these bedore and after images it is a double-edged sword for me. On one hand it shows how much I can do to enhance my images once in photoshop. On the other hand it shows how much photoshop I have to learn - I'm still getting my head around curves.

Share more of these before/afters please.
08/02/2006 09:45:29 PM · #11
Seeing these before and afters are very cool!

Here are the images I've ribboned with:
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Message edited by author 2006-08-02 21:48:50.
08/02/2006 11:51:26 PM · #12
Bump - anyone else? I love this! I think it's a great exercise in recognizing just how much potential our shots have.
08/03/2006 12:09:03 AM · #13
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Message edited by author 2006-08-03 00:10:36.
08/03/2006 02:14:11 AM · #14
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08/03/2006 02:36:22 AM · #15
I have come no where near a ribbon but these are my two highest scores before and after.
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and

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08/03/2006 03:29:44 AM · #16
2 of my highest scoring pics (w/o ribbon...)
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note: I almost always shoot my photos with low contrast setting

Message edited by author 2006-08-03 03:30:20.
08/03/2006 03:39:53 AM · #17
Originally posted by eyewave:

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Eeeew! I never noticed his little trail.. I've always liked that photo, heh
08/03/2006 03:45:49 AM · #18
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Message edited by author 2006-08-03 03:48:38.
08/03/2006 04:27:03 AM · #19
Originally posted by charliebaker:

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Oh my gosh!!! I really enjoyed the final product (image) that is displayed here - think it may even be one of my favorites. Seeing the transformation is unbelievable.

Now here's a strong case against those that always say "we could do that in the darkroom too" in the film vs digital debate. Wow! The power of post-processing/manipulation CAN make dreams (or the unreal) become possible.

BTW - I say "hats off" to Zoomdak for getting some fantastic images in-camera that would nearly stand on their own without major PP.
08/03/2006 04:59:27 AM · #20
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Now here's a strong case against those that always say "we could do that in the darkroom too" in the film vs digital debate. Wow! The power of post-processing/manipulation CAN make dreams (or the unreal) become possible.

BTW - I say "hats off" to Zoomdak for getting some fantastic images in-camera that would nearly stand on their own without major PP.


With film you would have used Fuji Velvia, underexposed and pushed the film in processing to get a similar result.
08/03/2006 05:16:53 AM · #21
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The first came 1st in "Footwear" and the second came 2nd in "Low Key".
08/03/2006 05:26:01 AM · #22
Originally posted by charliebaker:

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Originally posted by jdannels:

These are my top three shots, the first one I actually shot as .jpeg. The last two "originals" are actually basic jpegs but I worked with the raw file.
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The editing in these ones is great. The processing added heaps to the original.
08/03/2006 05:37:42 AM · #23
Wonderful thread. These are my 3 best scores... It makes a difference if you shot in RAW or in jpg, because the picture in RAW with everything to 0 (saturation, exposure, contrast...) looks usually worse than a jpg without postprocessing. Mine are RAW.

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Any of you like them???

Álex.
08/03/2006 05:38:12 AM · #24
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Not my highest scoring but a fair bit of editing was done on this one.
08/03/2006 05:39:05 AM · #25
Originally posted by owen:

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Not my highest scoring but a fair bit of editing was done on this one.


Wonderful shot, owen. and nice PP.

Álex
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