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This is the epz RAW Challenge No. 6!

(This is not a regular gallery entry, so do not click/vote!)

The idea is to download the RAW file (screen shot shown above) from here, process it in a RAW processing program, and use it to come up with the perfect gallery print. Sort out its faults or challenges, enrich it, give it life and then post the 500 pixel version in the modifications section that comes with this page (see below).

If you haven't got RAW conversion software, you can download a free trial of Capture One from here.

Judging on Monday 25th September 2007, results around 9pm.

Prize: 6 months e2 membership (new e2 members, or a 6 month extension in case an existing e2 member wins). There will be only one winner and one prize, runners up may get a chocolate hob nob or two Wink

You dont have to be an expert, anyone can take part its about learning, enjoying, having fun and taking part.

Lastly a request: If at all possible, please include a brief description of the most important actions/settings used to process and improve the image - that would greatly enhance the learning experience for others.

If you want to see how RAW challenges go, have a look at the previous one here.

Copyright remains with the photographer: me! Smile

Camera:KM 7d
Lens:50mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:RAW Challenge 6
Username:answersonapostcard answersonapostcard
Uploaded:18 Sep 2007 - 7:56 PM
Tags:General, Raw challenge
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Boyd
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2007 - 8:41 PM

Smile

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answersonapostcard
answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012601 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2007 - 8:44 PM

There's always one Wink

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discreetphoton
discreetphoton Site Moderator 93451 forum postsdiscreetphoton vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2007 - 8:48 PM

It's usually Boyd.

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England239 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2007 - 10:06 PM

Wasn't me!

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Shaun_Mclean
18 Sep 2007 - 10:38 PM

I forgot to close the back of the dress

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RipleyExile
18 Sep 2007 - 10:58 PM

There's alot of things I forget.

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jimthistle73
19 Sep 2007 - 2:09 AM

David - just out of professional interest (and nosiness), how did you 'close the back of the dress' ?

Just spent 20 mins p~~~ing about with the transform tool and eventually did it in five mins with the clone tool.

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_Helena_
_Helena_  7596 forum posts United States1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2007 - 3:52 PM

just wanted to say that i love this set of yours.. i totally dig the look.. it's sort of 'regally gothic', and i really love it. hope you have more of these to display in the gallery soon. so that's why i voted for it Smile

Last Modified By _Helena_ at 19 Sep 2007 - 3:52 PM

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NickParry
NickParry  81016 forum posts Wales79 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2007 - 6:27 PM

Great choice for Raw Challenge. I too love the set it came from. Nick

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paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2007 - 12:42 PM

Nick, funny you should say that your images desaturated when uploaded. I think mine saturated! Paul

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discreetphoton
discreetphoton Site Moderator 93451 forum postsdiscreetphoton vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2007 - 3:23 PM

Actually, I didn't close the dress. It's the old man's upload, not mine, but I'll lay odds I know how he did it...

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Hugeknot
Hugeknot  91212 forum posts Iceland2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2007 - 10:17 PM

Lovely model!

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miptog
miptog  83532 forum posts United Kingdom61 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2007 - 5:10 PM

Downloaded, looked at it, tried to do something with it.. but actually quite like it as it is, and any mod I tried to do only made a minor difference. Like the set.

Mike

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answersonapostcard
answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012601 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2007 - 10:05 PM

cut off point for uploading now 10pm tomorrow, thanks everyone so far Smile

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Hugeknot
Hugeknot  91212 forum posts Iceland2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2007 - 11:00 PM

OK, I am confused now! Is it Monday 24th or Tuesday 25th?

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answersonapostcard
answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012601 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Sep 2007 - 10:10 AM

Whoops, better go with the date seeing its the later... 25th it is then... Tuesday

Sorry folks for my **** up :-(

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magnus
magnus  9661 forum posts United Arab Emirates5 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2007 - 12:40 PM

And the winner is ?????

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paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Sep 2007 - 6:25 PM

Surely she hasn't forgotten us Smile
Paul

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2007 - 9:19 PM

Has the result been delayed in view of the recent site problems?

Nigel

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answersonapostcard
answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012601 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2007 - 9:25 PM

Firstly thanks everyone for entering. I'm not going to analyse or evaluate each upload but I have shortlisted my favourites ... so here goes.

Zanda, nice conversion and using the curtain on the other side framed Bonny nicely but the dark shadow under the eye lets it down slightly.

Kaybee, (first image) only slightly too saturated and possibly a little too much softening, but only just.

Nick Parry... nicely processed as a whole but the eyes a shade too processed.

ColWol, nicely cropped.

Nigel_95. (second) very nicely processed but personally feel that if background was softened slightly it may be better ?

Munkyboy - loved the treatment on this.

Gupter - nicely done but a tad light for me.

So thats the shortlist... now for the winner...... and for me.....












Munkyboy (first of the two uploads).



Thanks again everyone for entered, hope you enjoyed it Smile

Last Modified By answersonapostcard at 27 Sep 2007 - 9:27 PM

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blackbird
blackbird  7159 forum posts United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2007 - 10:38 PM

Thank you for posting this challenge, it was a really useful learning experience, and very interestng to see so many subtle and some not-so subtle variations on the original
I hope we don't have to wait too long for challenge no7 ? Smile

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2007 - 12:46 AM

Congratulations Munkyboy, and thanks for the feedback K.

Nigel

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SteveCharles
28 Sep 2007 - 9:36 AM

Blimey... just checked in to see if you had decided on a winner yet, and it's me!!

Thanks very much K Smile I now feel it was worth sitting up 'til 3 am working on it - I didn't the next morning....

So, do I have to provide the image for the next one?

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England239 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2007 - 9:46 AM

Well done!
A good challenge K.
Janet

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RipleyExile
28 Sep 2007 - 10:49 PM

Congrats Steve.

Thanks K for the challenge and the feedback. I'm just surprised to get shortlisted.

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answersonapostcard
answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012601 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2007 - 11:13 PM

If you'd like to do the next one thats fine, just drop Pete a line but not urgent, give it a month or so. Thanks everyone again for taking part.

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kaybee
kaybee  103794 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2007 - 2:28 PM

Good grief............shortlisted with only two 'justs'
Thank you very much

And well done Steve........you obviously spent more time on it than me - and it shows


Roy

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mhaseman
mhaseman  7608 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2007 - 5:25 PM

Well done Steve. Great job. I really liked Roy's versions too. Excellent challenge. I'll give it a go next time.

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