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Weekly Modifications Challenge - ends 6pm Mon. 20th Sept

14 Sep 2021 1:28PM
Here's photo I took a year or so ago which I hope will provide plenty of scope for modification. Whilst the foreground is OK, the background is rather washed out, as is the sky. Plus there's all those buildings in the background . . . Location is Lake Titicaca, Peru.

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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saltireblue Plus
12 13.7k 84 Norway
14 Sep 2021 1:30PM
Great stuff, Andy - I look forward to seeing what the honourable and esteemed members of ePz manage to do with this...
saltireblue Plus
12 13.7k 84 Norway
14 Sep 2021 3:52PM
I'll go first then.
Added a couple of stock shots and applied a preset in Nik Colour Efex Pro 4. Cloned out buildings on far shore.
DaveRyder Plus
9 6.7k 18 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2021 8:51PM
A little more conventional - because I can't do that.....


In Dxo
Drop microcontrast
Up smart
Tweek to blue saturation & vibrancy
to Nil Colour
Lighten/Darken center/boarder
Add a boarder
DaveRyder Plus
9 6.7k 18 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2021 8:52PM
Then a NIK Silver
Underexpose ev-1

altitude50 18 23.2k United Kingdom
14 Sep 2021 10:09PM

I'm not very good at layers so I subtly! added two sections of a local view.
Outboard motor on original boat.
Jetski to add some class!

I'll try and do better tomorrow.Grin
15 Sep 2021 7:42AM

Flipped image, changed sky, added picture frame, converted to mono
altitude50 18 23.2k United Kingdom
15 Sep 2021 11:50AM

Wanted to give the impression of an early b/w photo.
Added biplane, including some sky. Removed insignia from wings.
Converted to B/W in Nik silver Efex.
Put into Analogue Efex for the grainy antique look, added some dirt & vignette.
SlowSong Plus
14 10.7k 30 England
15 Sep 2021 12:05PM

Quite a small file, but I decided to make a tryptich out of it in NIK Analogue as it had three separate areas of interest. Plus some other small adjustments.
15 Sep 2021 12:17PM

In Camera Raw:
Adjust contrast & exposure in Camera Raw

In Photoshop:
Crop & straighten (that tall building on the left seems to be leaning to me)
Adjust overall saturation
Adjust the sky
Reduce the saturation in the blue of the boat

.. and Robert is your parent's male sibling!
15 Sep 2021 12:33PM

Fishers of Peru

Processed in ACR, then added Pelican and Heron, enlarged the boat and man a bit, removed some houses and buildings, but not all. Colour efex and added darken/lighten centre, brilliance/warmth, tonal contrasts, then in PS High pass sharpening.
Techno Plus
14 7.0k 8 England
15 Sep 2021 3:59PM
Inspired by J M W Turner


Sky replacement in PS, bonus didn't expect the birds...
Chalk smudge effect for the Turner impression
Dodge and Burn
25 pix border
petebfrance 11 3.2k France
15 Sep 2021 4:37PM
Ordinary stuff:
1st one, 's-curve' applied using Faststone

2nd with a 'dehaze' filter (Photoscape) applied on top of the 's-curve' :
Techno Plus
14 7.0k 8 England
15 Sep 2021 5:14PM
Another City Another Continent


Moved the boat so he as more space to paddle into.
One of my Holiday snaps
15 Sep 2021 9:59PM

Ghost Rower

Removed boat and oarsman, then added new layer of complete image at 20% opacity to give the ghostly look

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