Sat 02-Feb-13 08:44 PM | edited Sat 02-Feb-13 08:49 PM by dm1dave
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“Give it your best shot...” will be an ongoing project where we all work on and/or reinterpreted a single image.
The intent is for anyone to download the image in this post and apply their style of post processing as if the image were your image. We are interested in seeing how different photographers will interpret the same scene.
It would help us all to learn if you can explain why you made the choices that you made and share any significant post processing techniques that you use.
This is not a contest, it is meant to be a learning tool for anyone who is interested.
Couldn't get the added fog the way I wanted. Went with a preset in Nik Silver Efex Pro. Cropped out the sky and some of the foreground. Removed the telephone pole, left side and a little of a tree, right side.
Well done Robert. So far I have drawn a blank on this one. I talked to Dave over the weekend and at one point told him it almost looks ok just the way it is. It's a grey foggy morning on the farm. So this version of yours as an alternative works well IMO. It makes it look like an old B&W with a sepia tone and the fog no longer plays a strong part.
As many times as I looked at this image it is what it is, a farm on a foggy morning. Right now because of the lack of light the image is really flat and not much you can really do about it. I felt having the fog exaggerated a little bit would at least give a stronger reason as to why the image is flat so that is the route I took. I used the graduated fog filter in Nik Efex Pro. Then added contrast & sharpening until I got what I felt was a nice balance between fog & detail. I cropped to a 16 x 9 ratio removing most of the sky favoring the foreground which had a little more interest and removed some of the sides to cover the telephone pole.
This to me now looks like an early, cold & foggy morning at feeding time.
Thanks Dave for providing what was for me a challenging image. It really made me think.
For these kind of images, the("I like it, but what the heck am I gonna do with this?") my hands down, goto plug-in is NIK's amazing Color Efex Pro 4. It has so many filters with so many sliders it's endless what you can do to an image.
I knew I wanted to end up with a vintage look,but felt the image wasn't ready for that just yet, so I added some "tonal contrast", and added some clarity with the "detail extractor". Then I warmed it up a little with "Brillance and warmth" and added a vignette. Now, I added the vintage film effect with some film grain, and finally the border...