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Gatehouse- Friendly Friday Photography Challenge – Photo Edits

This week the friendly Friday photography challenge is:

This week on Friendly Friday your topic is ‘photo edits’. . . Join in the fun, this week, on Friendly Friday. You are limited only by your imagination

We most of you probably realise that the photos that reach here never do so without some form of editing, I shoot primarily RAW files, but occasionally jpeg for certain situations where I want the camera to do the editing.

Therefore every photo is edited to some degree, but I see this as akin to stepping into the darkroom to develop the film, and photo!  It is just these days I have far more control and if more than simple ‘development’ is required, it is now far easier an quicker.

So choosing a recent photo here is the undeveloped RAW photo:

‘Out of the camera’, Dunster Castle, 2019.
Out of the camera

Here is a basic edit, something like what would have come out of the camera if I had shot in jpeg.

‘Basic edit’, Dunster Castle, 2019.
Basic edit

And then below a bare minimum of how I would edit, cropped, straightened, and a small amount of processing. This would be the least work a photo would have before it reached the blog or my photo albums.

‘Minimum’, Dunster Castle, 2019.
Minimum

If I liked the photo it would end up with a little more tinkering. A new sky maybe, some of the saturation taken out, a little more texture.

‘Tinkering’, Dunster Castle, 2019.
Tinkering

But then of course if I go this far why stop! A little glow, some post Bi-filtering, and overlay, get rid of the figure in the archway.

‘Further’, Dunster Castle, 2019.Further

Maybe even pop it on the study wall to look at!
Print

Or maybe have a further tinker and even use it for another blog post – so here is one – Altered way

Ken

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Almost Middle Earth – Before and After Photography Challenge – October 2019

This months challenge from Bren at Ryan Photography is to take this photo:

‘Original’
BAPalace1

And edit the image using our our own creativity and with whatever software programs or apps we use.

So a little crop removing some of the foreground, a new sky, and then some filtering.

‘Result’
BAPalace2

For some reason I expect to see Elves and Orcs!

Ken

Islands – Before and After Photography Challenge – September 2019

This months challenge from Bren at Ryan Photography is to take this photo:

‘Original’BASept1

And edit the image using our our own creativity and with whatever software programs or apps we use.

I felt the original lacked a little focus, so a little crop and then some heavy use of some filters given the nature of this challenge.

So here is my resultant image:

‘Result’BASept2

Probably would have been better if I removed that small bit of island at the left, but…

Ken

Arches – Friendly Friday Photography Challenge – Fake

This Friday we are challenged with:

I’m not a photography purist but I know many people are quite opinionated about heavy photo editing. Well, here is your chance to do it with permission – let’s be fake this Friday!
If you’re not into the idea of photo editing, there are other ways to interpret the theme. You could, for instance, post photos of plastic flowers, the contents of your makeup bag, or even a tofu burger. The options are unlimited!

I quite often embrace what some people see as fake when I edit my photos, I see them as just another way to express my artistic side.  So here is a very fake photo for you.

‘Arches’, Fountains Abbey, 2019.FFFake

Ken

Old Scotney re-imagined – Before and After Photography Challenge – June 2019

This months challenge from Bren at Ryan Photography is to take this photo:

‘Original’Scotney Castle

And edit the image using our our own creativity and with whatever software programs or apps we use.

So here is my resultant image:

‘Result’Old Scotney reimagined

Minor edits and cropping in Lightroom, figures, branches and weeds taken out in photoshop, change of sky in Photoshop, then into nik for some filters, Topaz for a bit more editing and ffinally back into Lightroom for a little boost here and there.

Ken

Corton – Before and After Photography Challenge – May 2019

This months challenge from Bren at Ryan Photography is to take this photo:

‘Origional’BAA2a

And edit the image using our our own creativity and with whatever software programs or apps we use.

So here is my resultant image:

‘Result’BAA2b

Minor edits and cropping in Lightroom, change of sky in Photoshop, then into Topaz studio for a sun flare and some filters, finally back into Lightroom for a little boost here and there.

Ken

Scrumptious structures – K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge – Sublimely Structual

Each week, K’lee and Dale offer us  prompts for you to consider as the latest challenge.  This week it is:

SUBLIMELY STRUCTURAL

Now, again for those who don’t know, and a reminder for those who may have taken a challenge of ours in the past, Dale and I don’t place restrictions as such on these challenges. We truly do like seeing you come up with your own interpretations AND experimentation- hence the word- COSMIC…

…you’re allowed to take your imagination all the way out there if you so desire…

So here is my offering of some sublime structures at the Eden project in Cornwall.  With some ‘Cosmic’ dust filtered liberally.  A six photo panoramic stitch.

“Scrumptious structures’, Eden Project, Cornwall, 2017.Structureeden

Ken