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

saltireblue Plus
12 13.7k 84 Norway
16 Sep 2021 4:46PM
Good to see so many joining in and also to see the wide range of ideas on show!
16 Sep 2021 4:55PM
Looks like I will have a tricky job deciding next week.
saltireblue Plus
12 13.7k 84 Norway
18 Sep 2021 9:24PM
Under 48 hours now until the deadline so still loads of time to wind up the ol' imagination and find inspiration for a mod of the base image...
chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
19 Sep 2021 9:59AM

Straightened the waterline.
Added a painterly effect in Topaz.
Simple brush for the birds.
Drop of the burn tool at the bottom of the grasses.
Increased brightness and contrast, just a little.
Couldn't resist the Goldfish though Blush
sjr 5 743 England
19 Sep 2021 10:58AM

A Charcoal sketchbook effect from topaz a slight straighten and a little clone here and there.
pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2281 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2021 7:32PM
Just when he thought it was safe to go back onto the water, this gigantic alligator proved him wrong.

Cropped image to emphasize man, boat and alligator. Copy/pasted an alligator image onto the water, worked on the edges with the Push Brush in Paintshop Pro, and added some splashes.
pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2281 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2021 8:08PM
Fish: "I'll race you to the shore!"

Cropped image, as before, copy/pasted a fish image onto the water, worked on the fish with the Push Brush, Clone Tool and Smudge Brush in PaintshopPro, and added some splashes and a reflection.
20 Sep 2021 5:02PM
All set for the deadline in one hour's time! All things going to plan, the winner will be announced round about 19.00 this evening.
20 Sep 2021 7:02PM
This was difficult! So many modifications which range from the subtle to over the top. As such, this made making the final decision all the harder, as I had to go one way or another.
Before I announce the winner, I would like to say that it’s great to see the text accompanying the modifications, as (a) it’s interesting and (b) it should act as a trigger to experiment for others.
I would also add that it seems many of you (us!) use programmes other than Photoshop and Lightroom. When reading the photographic press, they definitely give an impression that the majority of photographers use these programmes, yet it may be there’s a much greater variety out there being used.

Anyway, to the decision:
It was extremely close with the decision being between Techno’s JWM Turner picture and Chase’s picture – I loved the addition of birds in both. What clinched it for me is the way Chase flipped the picture; as we read from left to right, this then gave the picture a natural lead-in line which, for me, really worked well with the subject matter . . . so many congratulations to Chase, who is this week’s winner.
saltireblue Plus
12 13.7k 84 Norway
20 Sep 2021 7:06PM
Many thanks for the result, Andy. Can't really argue with your choices there...and yes, the wide range of modifications does make it all the more difficult to choose, so well done!

Congratulations to the victor (should that be victress?) and better luck next time to all the runners-up!
chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
20 Sep 2021 7:12PM
Many thanks for the win Andy, some good, different and interesting stuff this week.
Now to find an prepared.........Wink
20 Sep 2021 7:30PM
Congratulations, Chase, and thanks to Andy. It can't have been an easy decision.
petebfrance 11 3.2k France
20 Sep 2021 7:32PM
Well done Chase and thanks Andy for running the challenge. Good funSmile
pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2281 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2021 7:59PM
Thanks for doing the challenge, Andy. I can see why you had a hard decision with those two.

Well done, Janet, now it's your turn.
chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
20 Sep 2021 8:04PM

Quote:now it's your turn.

It's up Smile

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