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Challenge: Painterly Scenes (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D750
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: France
Date: Oct 17, 2017
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/750
Date Uploaded: Oct 19, 2017

Taken in the beautiful French village of Eguisheim in the Alsace region. The entire area is like stepping into a Toulouse Lautrec painting and if you ever get the chance you should go.

While the original struck me as a perfect scene for this challenge I got the feeling from the forums that some sort of filter use was expected so I tried the 'oil painting' and liked it enough to submit it. After a day or two I felt there may be too many entries using this filter (didn't notice too many in the end) and I looked around for an alternative.

Eventually I found Painnt and it allowed me to mix in the strength as well as many other adjustments to give me the look that I felt wasn't too over the top. Thanks for all the votes & comments.

Original with just the LR edits:
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LR: set Autotone, adjusted highlights, shadows, black and white clipping, clarity & vibrance.

PS:
cloned out signs on door, window & garage
cloned out persons window reflection and light fitting under awning

Added filter in an application called Painnt (Mac OSX)

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 59
Avg (all users): 6.5926
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.5143
Avg (non-participants): 6.7368
Views since voting: 430
Views during voting: 115
Votes: 54
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)


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11/08/2017 07:25:49 AM
So glad this beauty ribboned. It's SO good.
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11/07/2017 07:14:51 PM
Fantastic use of restraint in the post work...and the original pic is pretty good toto :-) congrats on the ribbon!
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11/06/2017 04:24:04 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon, Michael. I love this. The processing is just right.
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11/06/2017 11:53:14 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, this was beautifully handled.
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11/06/2017 10:02:25 AM
Congratulations on Yellow Ribbon and Red dragon
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11/06/2017 09:56:38 AM
Congrats on the ribbon; a favorite of the challenge. The original is equally beautiful.
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11/06/2017 06:38:22 AM
One of my favorites. Well done.
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11/06/2017 05:03:28 AM
oops

Message edited by author 2017-11-06 05:05:29.
11/06/2017 04:57:14 AM
Way to go, Michael!
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11/06/2017 12:14:41 AM
This had ribbon written on that board.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/05/2017 10:59:36 PM
What a perfect scene for this challenge.
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11/05/2017 10:56:25 PM
Well now how can this not be appreciated for being what it is, the classic European restaurant image. Front page stuff.
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11/05/2017 08:35:54 PM
Probably quite a few ways to process this scene into something very artistic. You showed one of them. Well done.
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11/04/2017 10:49:05 PM
I love the look of this. Top few.
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10/30/2017 10:47:59 PM
So charming! Oddly, the table tops didn't take to the filter as well and look realistic, while the rest is charmingly pastel.
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10/30/2017 04:05:26 PM
Very interesting paint effect. very well done and great subject.. good luck
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10/30/2017 01:52:06 PM
Very good indeed.
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10/30/2017 01:07:42 PM
REALLY PERFECT. This is what I wanted to see when proposing this challenge. In my top 3 and my Red Dragon Award. A 10 from me
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10/30/2017 12:58:23 PM
Nicely "painted"!
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