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01/17/2016 02:57:22 PM · #1
I'm inspired by the comment below from ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Yo_Spiff in this thread

Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Interesting thing this discussion has made me realize, is that the nature of DPC challenges has put me in a frame of mind where I only edit recent images. I have stuff from years ago that are untouched. Some of them I may not have had the skills to bring out what I saw in it at the time. Outside of challenges here, nobody cares when I actually snapped the shutter. I need to start rooting around in the archives.


I began to think about how my skills have improved (in no small part from my participation here) and how my tastes have evolved since my first entry on DPC. I wondered how I might approach my earlier entries if I took the time to reprocess them today. Here's my first exploration:

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I entered this image in the Zen Photography III Challenge in April 2010.

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Here's are two different takes on it from this morning.

Anyone else interested in taking a shot at previous entries? Or trying your hand at this one? If so, PM and I'll send a link to a hi-res TIFF file.

01/17/2016 03:00:27 PM · #2
Because of the nature of the editing rules here I will often go back and re-edit images. More often than not it will be to darken areas that would be considered the eliminating of features, or the cloning out of areas that might cross the line.
01/17/2016 03:17:16 PM · #3
Feel free to post the results here!

Originally posted by backdoorhippie:

Because of the nature of the editing rules here I will often go back and re-edit images. More often than not it will be to darken areas that would be considered the eliminating of features, or the cloning out of areas that might cross the line.
01/17/2016 04:32:22 PM · #4
If I find something worth posting I will. I've only been at this seriously for 5 years after getting my D7000 to take a trip to Yosemite. I still desperately need to go back and re-edit that trip. LOL

Originally posted by wbanning:

Feel free to post the results here!

Originally posted by backdoorhippie:

Because of the nature of the editing rules here I will often go back and re-edit images. More often than not it will be to darken areas that would be considered the eliminating of features, or the cloning out of areas that might cross the line.
01/17/2016 04:39:45 PM · #5
Have been thinking of some kind of reprocessing side challenge for a while. Very nice you came up with this one now. Will certainly have a look into old challenges. Problem is that I got rid of must of the original RAW files, especially for the lower scoring images. Will post some later on.
01/17/2016 05:32:40 PM · #6
I'd use a side challenge, or just a thread to post in like this, to encourage me to go back and process (let alone reprocess) images from trips over the last 6 years to Maine, Vermont, Big Sur, Yosemite, Somerset and Devon (UK), and Australia, plus last year's European trip/cruise. Then there are all those Cape Cod shots I've never touched. It would also be a chance to cull out a bunch of them too to help free up storage space

I've just switched to Lightroom and the cloud version of phtoshop. I like them, and more importantly I find I'm already tending to do more processing on my images, starting in LR then sometimes switching to CC.

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01/17/2016 06:35:04 PM · #7
I find in the older entries a sort of freshness that with a new way of processing gets lost. Do we tend now to over sharpen some images?
For instance, in Bill's pictures with the bee, the very first one could benefit from some cropping of the top and posted in a new larger format. In my opinion it's still the best one with smaller adjustments. Perhaps a touch of level adjustment.

I will look at some of my old entries also. Good exercise.
01/17/2016 06:53:30 PM · #8
Originally posted by mariuca:

I find in the older entries a sort of freshness that with a new way of processing gets lost. Do we tend now to over sharpen some images?
For instance, in Bill's pictures with the bee, the very first one could benefit from some cropping of the top and posted in a new larger format. In my opinion it's still the best one with smaller adjustments. Perhaps a touch of level adjustment.

I will look at some of my old entries also. Good exercise.


Yes. Definitely yes. I've noticed that a huge number of entries in a given challenge seem oversharpened. But I thought it was because my eyes got fixed and now I notice it. :)
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