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RAW Challenge 6

By answersonapostcard  
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

Tags: General Raw challenge

Voters: Boyd, skoffs, _Helena_ and 7 more


Boyd 16 11.2k 11 Wales
18 Sep 2007 8:41PM

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18 Sep 2007 8:44PM
There's always one Wink
discreetphoton Plus
15 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2007 8:48PM
It's usually Boyd.
chase Plus
14 1.7k 420 England
18 Sep 2007 10:06PM
Wasn't me!
18 Sep 2007 10:38PM
I forgot to close the back of the dress
RipleyExile 17 1.6k 17 England
18 Sep 2007 10:58PM
There's alot of things I forget.
jimthistle73 16 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2007 2:09AM
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.
_Helena_ 13 596 1 United States
19 Sep 2007 3:52PM
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
NickParry 14 1.0k 79 Wales
19 Sep 2007 6:27PM
Great choice for Raw Challenge. I too love the set it came from. Nick
paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
20 Sep 2007 12:42PM
Nick, funny you should say that your images desaturated when uploaded. I think mine saturated! Paul
discreetphoton Plus
15 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2007 3:23PM
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...
Hugeknot 15 1.2k 2 Iceland
22 Sep 2007 10:17PM
Lovely model!
miptog 14 3.6k 63 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2007 5:10PM
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.

23 Sep 2007 10:05PM
cut off point for uploading now 10pm tomorrow, thanks everyone so far Smile
Hugeknot 15 1.2k 2 Iceland
23 Sep 2007 11:00PM
OK, I am confused now! Is it Monday 24th or Tuesday 25th?
24 Sep 2007 10:10AM
Whoops, better go with the date seeing its the later... 25th it is then... Tuesday

Sorry folks for my **** up :-(
magnus 15 661 5 United Arab Emirates
26 Sep 2007 12:40PM
And the winner is ?????
paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
26 Sep 2007 6:25PM
Surely she hasn't forgotten us Smile
Nigel_95 Plus
14 262 2 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2007 9:19PM
Has the result been delayed in view of the recent site problems?

27 Sep 2007 9:25PM
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
blackbird 13 159 15 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2007 10:38PM
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
Nigel_95 Plus
14 262 2 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2007 12:46AM
Congratulations Munkyboy, and thanks for the feedback K.

SteveCharles 17 2.3k 18 England
28 Sep 2007 9:36AM
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?
chase Plus
14 1.7k 420 England
28 Sep 2007 9:46AM
Well done!
A good challenge K.
RipleyExile 17 1.6k 17 England
28 Sep 2007 10:49PM
Congrats Steve.

Thanks K for the challenge and the feedback. I'm just surprised to get shortlisted.
28 Sep 2007 11:13PM
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.
kaybee 16 7.3k 26 Scotland
30 Sep 2007 2:28PM
Good grief............shortlisted with only two 'justs'
Thank you very much

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

mhaseman 13 608 1
2 Oct 2007 5:25PM
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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