And now, back to our original programming! After a wonderfully successful anniversary challenge, ABFriday returns to its normal format. But don’t be surprised if you see a variation of the group post-processing challenge in the near future. Emilio had so much fun doing this one that he’s leading the charge for more 🙂 Until then, guidelines for the “normal” forum are on the After-Before Friday Forum page. We’d love to have you join this crazy group – the more, the merrier. But be sure to check out the upcoming schedule on the Forum page, as there are a few weeks when ABFriday will be taking a holiday vacation. (First holiday, next Friday during Thanksgiving week in the States.) As always, thanks to all for this week’s wonderful after-before galleries!
Before we begin, a shout out to Robyn G of Captivate Me who runs another post-processing challenge: the One Four Challenge. Participants take their own image and process it four different ways, sharing them on their blogs over four weeks, one image per week. She started this on the first Monday of November, so this Monday will conclude the first cycle of the challenge. Be sure to check it out!
My submission: This week, I’m post-processing something completely different: a photo shot with an iPhone 6 that I didn’t take! No worries, though. I got permission from my husband – it’s his picture from a recent trip he took with our daughter to New York City. And I have to say I’m really impressed with the camera – a far cry from the 4s. Seems my husband has a pretty good eye for composition as well. Not only did he capture Jane’s Carousel on the East River in Brooklyn Bridge Park, he also got the Brooklyn Bridge, an NYFD fireboat, One World Trade Center, AND the leading line of the walkway! I just had to give this photo filled with so many iconic images of NYC a post-processing whirl. Quick summary, I began in Lightroom, moved to Photoshop, and ended in Nik Color Efex Pro. Let me know what you think!
Submitted by Robin Kent — PhotographybyKent
Robin says: I was horrified this week to see that the morning temperatures were in the upper 20s. Although this might be a trifle for folks in the northern latitudes, it is really hard on those of us who live in Virginia. As a result, my memory took me back to a January day when I had the good sense to be in Hawaii. And in an effort to hold that memory fast, a photograph from that trip is my submission for this week’s ABFriday Forum. The differences between the two may seem relatively small, but a fair amount of work was required to get from B to A. Details can be found at my post here.
Submitted by Shane Francescut — The Weekly Minute
Visit Shane’s post to read about his post-processing.
Submitted by Emilio Pasquale — Photos by Emilio
Emilio says: Another throw away image. An overabundance of good shots came out of this day so I didn’t miss this one at all. I thought it was too dark to do anything with. But as I become more adept at the nuances of Lightroom, I am constantly amazed at what a powerful tool it is!
Submitted by Loré Dombaj — Snow’s Fissures and Fractures
Loré says: This is Drašković-Malatinski Coat of Arms dated back to the 18th century, placed on the outer wall of one of Croatia’s best preserved old castles, the Trakošćan Castle. For my post-processing choices and various steps, you can check out my blog.
Submitted by Katie Prior — Drawing with Light
Katie says: After the excitement of last week’s AfterBefore Friday Forum, I thought I’d go for a more simple post this week.
The autumn leaves are still falling and there are the burnt umbers and rust colours everywhere. As the rain was pounding down outside, this photo was taken indoors on an old bit of wood with natural light from the window. It came out a little dull however so I processed it through Lightroom to bring out the colours of the leaf and the texture of the wood.
Submitted by Leanne Cole — Leanne Cole Photography
Visit Leanne’s post for her post-processing tips.
Submitted by Benjamin Rowe — Aperture64
Ben says: This week I am back in Lightroom with a golden hour view of one of my favourite parks at the moment. The view may look familiar as it is taken looking the other way to the infrared image I shared in wk14. My post can be found here.
Submitted by Karen Chengelis — KCinAZ
Karen says: Most of the changes were in the lighting along with decreasing exposure, increasing whites and enhancing the blues. Read more in my post.
Please click on the links of those who contributed this week, to read about their post-processing steps and/or to see what other treasures they have on their blogs. They’d love to have you visit!
So what do you think of the ABFriday forum?
Feel free to leave your thoughts and suggestions in the comment section. And don’t forget to view the guidelines if you want to participate. I’d love to have you onboard!