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Weekly Modification Challenge-ends 6pm Mon 4th October 2021


Techno Plus
13 6.1k 8 England
27 Sep 2021 8:32PM
My image of the Sacred Heart, Catholic Church, Droitwich taken a while ago.

Perspective issues/Converging verticals and wonky .......amongst some of the tweaks required.

Lots here to sharpen your manipulation skills on......Wink

Good Luck Everyone!


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


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sjr 4 612 England
28 Sep 2021 6:13AM
First quick edit just sharpen, straighten and added 2 filters from topaz city flare & breaking throough.

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altitude50 17 21.7k United Kingdom
28 Sep 2021 8:21AM
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Used Photomatix for the main edit.
Levelled, straightened the converging verticals as much as practical.
Taken some of the distracting colour & brightness out of the wooden pews or benches.
Added a very slight sharpening to the top 2/3.
28 Sep 2021 9:31AM
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Straightened pic
Reduced converging verticals
A smidgeon of sharpening
Raised brightness in shadow areas
Warmed colour temperature to reduce the coolness of the church
Increases the exposure of the aisle and item (sorry, not good on religious vocab) at the front in order to emphasise a lead-in line
Added a border in order (that rhymes!) to provide a contrast with the bottom of the picture
28 Sep 2021 9:42AM
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Used only FastStone.
Straightened.
Adjusted shadows and highlights.
Adjusted contrast.
Adjusted saturation.
Sharpened to bring up the details.
altitude50 17 21.7k United Kingdom
28 Sep 2021 9:49AM
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Levelled, adjusted converging verticals.
Converted to b/w in Silver efex pro 2.
Added sunlight with ray brush in various sizes & strengths..
Tried to make it look moody, resisted the urge to turn it sepia..........................
28 Sep 2021 3:48PM
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A few quick tweaks on my iPhone using Snapseed while cruising in the Mediterranean

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SlowSong Plus
13 9.9k 30 England
28 Sep 2021 4:03PM

Quote:A few quick tweaks on my iPhone using Snapseed while cruising in the Mediterranean, Steve😎

Sorry Steve - you're disqualified for being so smug. TongueWink
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
28 Sep 2021 4:10PM

Quote:
Quote:A few quick tweaks on my iPhone using Snapseed while cruising in the Mediterranean, Steve😎

Sorry Steve - you're disqualified for being so smug. TongueWink


Come off it, Chris, he's only using an iPhone - that's hardly being smug!Tongue
SlowSong Plus
13 9.9k 30 England
28 Sep 2021 4:59PM

Quote:
Quote:
Quote:A few quick tweaks on my iPhone using Snapseed while cruising in the Mediterranean, Steve😎

Sorry Steve - you're disqualified for being so smug. TongueWink


Come off it, Chris, he's only using an iPhone - that's hardly being smug!Tongue


Yeah, while floating around on a posh boat in the sun, no doubt sipping cocktails. Grin Not envious at all.
DaveRyder Plus
7 5.7k 13 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2021 8:41PM
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A simple straightening and micro contrast in DxO
Then Nik Colour and Silver
sjr 4 612 England
29 Sep 2021 4:42AM
A couple of just small basic adjustments but this one appears to have a faceless ghostly apparision.

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pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2021 8:59PM
Simon (sjr) was thinking along the same lines as I was, but I wanted to keep the dark mood and combine it with something a bit spooky in the pews.
The ghostly image that I chose holds a crystal ball that echoes the shape at the back of the church.
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I used Perspective Correction, cropped for symmetry, then only slightly enhanced the image, keeping it dark. I copy/pasted the spooky image and decreased the opacity, with more of a decrease on the spook, leaving the crystal ball to shine out.
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
30 Sep 2021 8:39AM
The enormous space in these larger churches and cathedrals always seem so cold, a feeling enhanced by the large amount of stonework used in the construction. No amount of decoration can remove that feeling for me, so I have gone for a colder look in my mod.
A simple preset in Nik Analogue Pro, slightly cropped and skewed to straighten the columns.
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SlowSong Plus
13 9.9k 30 England
30 Sep 2021 10:37AM
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Going for a gentle, ethereal look.
Straighten/crop
Declarify / Desaturate colour / Desaturate highlights / Add white sparingly


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