Reminder: Beginning today, ABFriday (and I) will be on a two-week holiday. But keep your eyes open for a pre-scheduled post next Friday, December 26th, for a fun new monthly twist on ABF beginning January 9th!
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My submission: This week I’m editing a jpeg I shot a number of years ago while on vacation in Provence. While not a “wow” photo, it provides an opportunity to use Lightroom’s Lens Correction, spot removal, adjustment brush, WB Color Picker, and advanced post-crop vignetting tools. Phew! And the video is much shorter than last week’s!
UPDATE: After finishing my video, as I was making the last edits to this post and saw my “after” image, I realized that using the lens correction tool had removed a bit of the charm of the original photo. While redoing the video wasn’t an option, I did choose to re-edit the image, removing that effect and expanding the crop. I’m much happier with the end result, which now, apart from a few minor tweaks, is pretty close to the original image. 🙂
Submitted by Robin Kent — PhotographybyKent
Robin says: My submission this week is dedicated to several readers who offered some helpful suggestions to the ABFriday post last week and also in Week 27. I have incorporated those suggestions into the image from last week and it now has a new look. Details can be found here.
Submitted by Emilio Pasquale — Photos by Emilio
Emilio says: With this image I first played with Enable Lens Profile in Lightroom, which corrects any lens distortion. I then played with the Horizontal Perspective and cropped it. I then adjusted the highlights, shadows, white and black clipping. Seeing that the color was less than exciting as a monochrome, I converted to black and white.
Submitted by Loré Dombaj — Snow’s Fissures and Fractures
Loré says: My little friends didn’t really need much work, just a little bit of cropping and adjusting colors and temperature. I added a frosty vignette again, because I feel it can only work in December. 😛 For more funny details, you can check my blog.
Submitted by Katie Prior — Drawing with Light
Katie says: I took this photo in a dark area of the wood, where fungi like to grow, so the light was not great. I didn’t have my tripod with me so the shots were dark and perhaps not as sharp as I had wanted. I sharpened it, just a little, and tried to bring out the delicate white colouring of the little mushrooms.
Submitted by Benjamin Rowe — Aperture64
Ben says: Here we are with the last forum of the year. I have been wishing for the warmth of summer, so for this week I have looked back at a picture I took in the summer. My post can be found here.
Submitted by Nic Anderson — Photography by Nic
Nic says: This week was all about trying to fix a photo that was ‘ruined’ by a flash reflection. It took several layers and some finessing, but I think it’s better. After my usual post-processing tweaks with contrast, highlights, shadows, clarity, vibrance, and saturation and then printing the photo out… that white streak in the middle of the flower stood out. At first I thought I had accidentally painted a white line across the image… oh if only (then it would have been an easy fix). But no, it was on the original image on the memory card. Ugh. I don’t know if it’s printable material… but it was a lot of learning to fix this image.
Visit Nic’s post to read about her post-processing.
Submitted by Michelle Lunato — Michelle Lunato Photography
Michelle says: For this week’s photo, I was at the Stone Mountain Golf course in Atlanta, Ga. After signing in, I couldn’t help but take some photos of the decorations they had set up in the lodge. Now that I have started blogging, everything seems to be a photo opportunity. And yes, I even took my camera on the course with me to shoot while I waited for my turn to play. (Does this mean I am addicted?) Thank God I am better at photography than golf! Well, here is the link to my post on what I did to get the ‘after’ edit.
Submitted by Karen Chengelis — KCinAZ
Karen says: This week I am sharing the image that I used for my Christmas card this year. I had wanted to make this card for several years since visiting Central Park in New York and taking the picture. Last year I made a feeble attempt at turning it into a Christmas card but was not happy with how it turned out. This year, after learning much from my friends at ABFriday, I’m finally happy with how it turned out. You can read more here.
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