Welcome to ABFriday! As a reminder, next week’s ABF post will reveal the photo for June’s One Photo Focus that all participants will be editing. June’s image will be one of my own, in celebration of the six-month 1PF anniversary/one-year ABFriday anniversary on June 5. So be sure to check back if you want to participate. For all the details on ABFriday and One Photo Focus, visit the After-Before Friday Forum page.
And now, on to this week’s galleries of submissions!
My submission: This image was one of the first images I posted on Visual Venturing, back in March 2014. I actually chose to post a black and white version on Monochromia (live at 1:00 PM today). But before doing so, I redid the post-processing of the original. If you take a look at the originally processed image, you’ll understand why. I thought it would be fun to share the reprocessing of this image to show the benefit of 14 months of working with editing software. Using a combination of LR6/CC and Nik Color Efex Pro, I demonstrate the new LR filter brush to remove portions of a graduated filter and the use of control points in Nik Color Efex to remove portions of a filter mask.
As for the original image, I took it almost four years ago to the day while touring London. I was so intent on capturing the Bobby tying his shoe that I didn’t notice the machine-gun-wielding Bobby in the back 🙂 I shot this on my Nikon D90 as a jpeg.
Submitted by Robin Kent — PhotographybyKent
Robin says: Last Friday, approximately 50 WW II vintage aircraft participated in a Flyover of Washington, DC. Thousands of people jammed into the city to watch the spectacle. Photographers schemed for weeks in advance of the event to identify the perfect place to get the best shots. Will this be a story about the Joy of Victory or the Agony of Defeat? Pictures don’t lie, right? Check out my post here to see what actually happened.
Submitted by Mary Hone — Tales from the Backroad
Submitted by Benjamin Rowe — Aperture64
Ben says: As a child i am sure we all used dandelions to tell the time. I took this idea and created a composite around it.
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