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Weekly Modification Challenge - ends 6.p.m. Mon 18th Oct 2021

11 Oct 2021 10:26PM
I have chosen a photo that I took when I was still able to walk some distance. It is a well known location but I think a slightly different angle to one that is normally seen. I don't think it will need any introduction to anyone but it is Lulworth Cove. I hope it offers you all some challenges and also inspires your creative side.

Challenge guidelines:
1. Base image must be jpeg, full size, not resized and not processed in any form or fashion.
2. Any subject except those that require an ePz Adult tag are acceptable.
3. Download the base image by right clicking and saving to your device.
4. Modify in whatever way you wish - anything goes!
5. Upload your modified image to the thread as a new comment.
6. A limit of 3 modified images per person.
7. Comments on what you have done are encouraged - others are interested to know what effects have been applied.
8. The winner, as decided by the person running the challenge that week, will be announced as soon after the deadline on Mondays as possible.
9. Challenge setter should also inform the winner by PM in case they are not logged in.
10. The winner should upload a new challenge image asap, and at the latest in the course of Tuesday.


Carabosse 18 41.7k 270 England
12 Oct 2021 3:18AM
Ah what an unforgettable day that was at Lulworth Cove. I only wish I'd had colour film in my camera rather than b/w... and a telephoto lens!

Such was my surprise, I almost fell down the slope - it really ought to be roped off! Tongue

12 Oct 2021 9:23AM

Used ACDSee.
Did very little - one-click HRD conversion and that improved things a lot
Cloned out the rope & post
Levelled it
Added my signature gopher to the foreground
I am not here at the time this competition closes, so please do not enter me.
altitude50 17 21.8k United Kingdom
12 Oct 2021 1:46PM

Stair Hole. Dorset

My effort. Increased contrast and detail in NIK added the staircase being suspended from a crane out of shot. Added a distant ship. Men at work sign.
The idea was that Dorsetshire Council were 'improving' the access to Stair Hole with stairs. The first ones being put into place.
(A plain blue sky would have made the job easier!)Wink
12 Oct 2021 3:00PM

Removed the fence in the foreground & the people in on the hill in the background
Boosted contrast & colour overall
Added some drama to the sky.
DaveRyder Plus
7 5.8k 13 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2021 4:35PM

In Affinity
Clones out some distractions
Changed it to a clean headland peninsular
cropped to portrait

Then in
NIK Viveza
Golden hour filter with few slight adjustments
Nik Colour
Border and vignette

altitude50 17 21.8k United Kingdom
13 Oct 2021 7:47AM

A simple 'science fiction' effect.
Converted image to b/w negative, added red, made a 'comet' with ray brush reflected in sea.
Techno Plus
13 6.1k 8 England
13 Oct 2021 11:06AM

Added sea,sky,rain,castle,lightning strike all my images except the sky/Lightning strike (free stock).........all within Photoshop.

All explained an awful lot better than I could using online tutorials.....the manipulation all fairly elementary stuff really....the most difficult element for me was thinking what theme, so dark and wild it was, complete contrast to the base image, Stair Hole never looked so forbidding, hope you like...

pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2021 1:12PM
"Help! I'm trying hard to remove this distraction from the scene without resorting to Photoshop".

Cloned out rope (haha), selected rope from a copy of the image, pasted into the cloned one and extended the wooden stake, placed the rope a bit higher in order to accommodate the man, added canvas to the bottom, copy/pasted man holding a rope, toned in the rope colour to the man's, cropped off some sky and a bit from the right. A bit of fun!

saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
14 Oct 2021 1:58PM

Just a quick modification - not very well done - to illustrate something topical.
In an attempt to make getting ashore less conspicuous, migrants heading across the English Channel have changed their 'port of destination'.
Here we see the UK Border Patrol boat intercepting a RIB while others have just come ashore in the bay.

A simple pasting in process using free stock images..
14 Oct 2021 5:29PM
Imaginations are, I think, hard at work. Some wonderful images here and how I am ever to pick a winner is already something of a conundrum. Love them all.
14 Oct 2021 6:54PM
Havent got too overboard this week.


Toyed with the idea of a lighthouse or a ski slope but didnít have a ski slope image and my lighthouse was a bit boring.

17 Oct 2021 6:13PM
Only 24 hours left guys and gals if anyone wants to post an extra or a new attempt at creating a different view at Lulworth Cove. Grin
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2021 1:48PM
For me it just had to be black n white197810_1634561324.jpg
18 Oct 2021 6:03PM
OK everyone - time's is up and there are some wonderful images which I have to sort and try to choose a winner. I shall return as quickly as possible to give my verdict. Thank you everyone for some really lovely and/or unusual modifications.

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