Fri 08-Mar-13 01:35 AM | edited Sat 09-Mar-13 03:23 AM by dm1dave
............. Moderator Comments ........................
“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.
This one was a little fun. I decided to do a little HDR work on it to bring out the detail in the snow. - create lighter and darker versions - HDR merged the three - painted back in the sky and trees from the lighter version as the HDR did bad things to the sky - cropped a little off the top to remove some sky - cropped a little off the left to remove some HDR snow.
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Nice job in bringing out some detail in the snow. It is a fun and quirky image. I enjoy shooting them sometimes, usually when I get bored with the other subjects around me I go looking for stuff like this. Looking at this image now it make me wonder what is at the top that I can't see. Thanks for joining in.
Mon 11-Mar-13 03:02 AM | edited Mon 11-Mar-13 03:44 AM by Bump57
This is cool. I never think of stuff like this. I have seen you do this more then once, here I think it works very well. There used to be a gent named Don Kesler over in the HDR thread years ago that did stuff like this, he was very good at it also. I'm not sure where he went. Thanks for giving it a try, I like it.
Thank you Joseph for your thoughtful comments. Could you explain what the something is you dislike about the background?
You all will probably think I have fallen off the deep end but I am just trying different stuff. My thought here was to bring the viewer in form a bright cheerful foreground and to transition too a dark and moody/dreamy background. The reason it is dark and blurry or soft. I tried to layout the composition in such a way that it lead the viewer up the stairs but not let them know what was at the top, leaving it to their imagination. I am sure not an image for all.
Thanks for the update Joseph. The watermark is something that really has me bugged. I really don't want one! I have not had one actually on my images for a long time, just the frame only. Since I stopped shooting sports actually. But I have found several (6 actually)images of mine lately that people have stolen. One of them a news station! They used it as a header for their main page. Of all people the media should know better. I had to send letters to all. I really don't mind if people download a image to view on their computer or use as their desktop even as it does have my name on it but when they start printing them and using them commercially.... that's another story. So I have started to put the watermark back on the actual image. I thought I would try to make them at least not so invasive and have it not completely destroy the viewing of the image. Still playing with this.
Thanks for your comments on the blur, they are very helpful. If I decide to keep this image I will have another go at it in post and adjust the blur and see what it looks like.
Supper nice Preston, I really like it. I have Topaz adjust 5, I really need to do more of this type of post work. I like most every detail in this edit with the exception of the middle tree trunk. I seems to have some red spots in it or something. Anyway I think this is a great edit! Thanks Preston..