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04/24/2011 06:15:31 PM · #1
Would anyone be interested in a post processing side challenge? As we all know, post processing is almost as important as in-camera techniques at times and it can be the line between a good photo and a great photo.

Each week someone posts a new original file and everyone has a stab at it and posts their editing steps along with the picture. Feel free to join in and have numerous tries at it.

In:
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Adz Week 1
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' MargaretN Week 2
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' ejorgens Week 3
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Yo_Spiff Week 4
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' bohemka Week 5
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' sjhuls Week 6
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' sfalice Week 7
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' GinaRothfels Week 8
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' joynim Week 9
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' scooter97 Week 10
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Maggye
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' jomari
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' MinsoPhoto
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' curtpetguy
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' markwiley
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Bear_Music(popping in)
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' kirbic
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' shanny403
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' heida
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' kleski
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' vawendy
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/12253.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/12253.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Neil
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Ann
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' salmiakki

' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' EL-ROI

I doubt it will go on for 10 weeks but we may as well cover it.

Image 1
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Image 2
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' MargaretN's image.

Full size JPEG: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/120000-124999/123833/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_949290.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/120000-124999/123833/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_949290.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
Downloadable Raw File (Canon)

AND ALTERNATIVE
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Downloadable raw file (canon)

Image 3' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/110000-114999/113278/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_950729.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/110000-114999/113278/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_950729.jpg', '/') + 1) . '' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' JMinso


Message edited by author 2011-05-09 18:40:20.
04/24/2011 06:23:08 PM · #2
Very interested in this one as I am just starting to learn Photoshop CS5.
04/24/2011 06:38:24 PM · #3
Very interested. I feel a little blind not having any feedback from the post processing I use. Challenges are not very effective for feedback and they probably aren't the proper place anyway.
04/24/2011 06:46:30 PM · #4
I would enjoy this! I'm in!
04/24/2011 06:56:22 PM · #5
Sure, count me in. I always enjoy seeing what different people do with the same subject.
04/24/2011 07:05:36 PM · #6
Yeah, I'm in as well. I'm using older versions, but hopefully something I do will be a contribution.
04/24/2011 07:23:07 PM · #7
sounds fun, count me in!

Message edited by author 2011-04-24 19:23:18.
04/24/2011 07:25:25 PM · #8
I love to do these. So, let me play when I can.
I still like CS3 and Nik is a regular part of my act these days...
04/24/2011 07:37:07 PM · #9
I would do it but I'm gonna be out of town for 5 weeks, leaving in a couple weeks, so I'll just have to peek in from time to time as connections allow.

R.
04/24/2011 08:03:58 PM · #10
I'm forever signing up for side challenges, then never getting round to taking the photos. Still, I think I'd better give this one a try.
04/24/2011 08:27:58 PM · #11
I haven't done a side challenge for a loooong time, I want to better use my CS5 and topaz filters so count me in ;)
04/24/2011 08:33:28 PM · #12
I NEED to learn better post processing techniques. This should be a great opportunity to learn. Count me in!
04/24/2011 09:04:24 PM · #13
I would love to participate here too.
04/24/2011 09:15:01 PM · #14
I'd love to be in this too, please.
04/24/2011 10:10:23 PM · #15
Count me in
04/24/2011 10:24:59 PM · #16
Sounds like fun , im in
04/24/2011 10:43:35 PM · #17
Post Processing is an area in which I am so lost. I would like to give it a shot.
04/25/2011 04:05:06 AM · #18
Ok guys thanks for all the interest!

How can we go about doing it?
I was thinking of If I start it off by me posting an original and for one week, people edit it (you can do numerous edits if you wish) and then at the start of the next week another person (I will write down week numbers next to the members name, if they haven't posted by monday night, i will fill in for them and post an original. The week starts on tuesday) will post an original and so on...
Please can editors leave comments in their pictures to say what steps they did and on what software (it doesn't have to be exact, just say 'played with curves'). Also feel free to ask any questions on the forum it self so we can help each other out on how to do different steps.

I'm away from Wednesday till Monday so If we say that the week starts on this tuesday (tomorrow) and every tuesday afterwards someone provides an original file.

If you have any better ideas please say, I've never done one of these before.

Message edited by author 2011-04-25 05:50:21.
04/25/2011 12:07:38 PM · #19
Ok guys let's get the ball rolling, I have uploaded an image which is at the top of the page (you can view it at full size and download).

Just post your edits here and a week today ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' MargaretN will post an original etc.

Sorry I'm away tonight so I won't be replying but I hope you guys no what to do.

Adam
04/25/2011 05:27:27 PM · #20
This was just a first rough attempt
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It is a bit over-saturated and there are some ugly grey patches in the sky that I am having trouble dealing with. I will try to come up with something better sometime this week.
04/25/2011 05:31:47 PM · #21
I'm up for it. My efforts will very likely be pretty pedestrian compared to some others ;-)
04/25/2011 06:09:49 PM · #22
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Processing steps in notes field on image...
04/25/2011 06:29:15 PM · #23
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

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Processing steps in notes field on image...
Can you show the detailed steps for setting up the luminance layer in SEP?
04/25/2011 06:51:24 PM · #24
Second attempt - high contrast black and white
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04/25/2011 08:35:12 PM · #25
I tend to favor lower saturation and less contrast. My PP from the original:
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And some ideas with a different crop:
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