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    Quote Originally Posted by jkrumm View Post
    Do you have a raw version? Seems like it would allow more flexibility.
    Elvis was just to test that the zip facility worked for distributing RAWs.

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    Thanks, I noticed later the tiny size. Okay, who is going to go first?

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    I keep thinking about someone running the Post Processing Challenge. Besides being a little short of time, I don't know how to take the list Dave made and turn it into a set of operating rules for the challenge, particularly where to post them so they are at the top of the thread rather than being lost in the thread. I also don't know how to set up a means where people can vote.

    Another question I have is, does this just become one very long thread, or is a new thread started for every challenge? I am not quite sure of the format.

    If there is someone here who has experience with this and would not mind helping, I would like to donate what time I have, as I think this could be a fun thread.

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    Before I even owned a camera I used to enjoy playing with other people's photographs and seeing if I could make them look better 'to me' in photoshop. I like the idea, Lawrence.
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    Lawrence: How about I start this off? I'll PM you a set of rules so we can agree on how to move forward, and then I'll start a new thread. I propose a new thread for each 'competition'.

    Anyone have an image(s) they'd want to 'sacrifice'? If so, PM me, and I'll start a collection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nepherim View Post
    Lawrence: How about I start this off? I'll PM you a set of rules so we can agree on how to move forward, and then I'll start a new thread. I propose a new thread for each 'competition'.

    Anyone have an image(s) they'd want to 'sacrifice'? If so, PM me, and I'll start a collection.
    By all means Dave. I honestly don't know how to get something like this started, but I am willing to help where I can. Let's do it!

    Lawrence

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    I agree that it's so interesting to see different approaches.

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    Wow thread back from the dead.. about time we did something with this right? I'll throw one to the wolves here, and considering that a large portion of folks are being introduced to 2010 Winter hopefully you will enjoy this 82 degree water shot from last month.

    Please limit submissions to 1000 pixels width and height, in any aspect ratio. Other than that, I personally despise rules, they were meant to be broken. Go for it~
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    Okay Rob

    Used Studio to convert the raw and resize the jpeg. +2 sharpen on the raw, +1 on the jpeg.

    Lighten shadows and darken highlights in Elements 7. Some contrast/brightness and +1 sharpen in FastStone.



    I felt the sky and the busy water at the bottom of the image did not contribute much so I cropped'em

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    My stab...ACR plus photoshop...
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    Some basic raw stuff, straightened, croped to remove top, bottom and right, giving the surfer room to move forward. Added some Tonal Contrast and color grad from color efex pro. Lightened up the surfer.
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    I was immediately drawn to the water in the image, and really focused on it and the outline of the surfer himself... when I found I wasn't really able to fall in love with the colors I got rid of them, lol (although I enjoyed the color filters used in the post prior to my own). I do hope black & white processing was an option here?



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    It reminded me of the 70's, so I went there....

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    I used a tighter crop, hue, tone and color saturation,

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    I went crazy using many [most] of the sliders in LR...exposure, contrast, luminance shift and on and on....trying to achieve a feeling of menace.

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    Well I can attest to the fact that it really is wonderfully fun to see what potential others find in a run-of-the-mill shot of my own. I like all versions so far and am inspired by some daring renditions.. don't know how long we should linger for stragglers but personally I'm looking forward to another raw sample when everyone's ready!
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    So...name the winner then...
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    Quote Originally Posted by doofclenas View Post
    So...name the winner then...
    Lol, I was thinking "challenge" as in a raw file that might need some work to get anything useful out of it, just too plain to display 'as is'. I will keep my favorite choice to myself from the above selection, and there is not any prize to win anyways!

    Of course anyone is welcome to put up their own "challenging" raw sample at any time, it's probably best if we try to stick to one image at a time and when it's obvious there are no more submissions for a day or two we'll move on to a different sample again. That ok with everybody?
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    Thanks for the challenge, I'm jumping in late in this thread.

    I needed a break on work, and saw this thread. I'm curious to see how this image looks on a calibrated monitor, my 2 screens on work gives me two different versions.


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    Here is one RedRockCanyon This is from Red Rock Canyon on the way into Bryce. It was taken at Sunset so we have Red\Orange Sunset light on Red Rocks With Grey Clouds.
    I'm interested to see how you interpred the red, sharpening and any crops you can come up with.

    Richard

    P.S. This is the jpg straight out of camera.

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    I thought I'd try leaving it in color this time...

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