Before we get to the after-before galleries, today’s post reveals the photo for June’s ABFriday One Photo Focus! What is One Photo Focus? It’s the first ABFriday of each month when all participants edit the same photo.
For June’s 1PF, we’re celebrating the one-year anniversary of ABFriday and the six-month anniversary of 1PF by post-processing one of my own photos! Woo-hoo 🎉 And what I’ve chosen is a very overexposed image of the Mork and Mindy house in Boulder, Colorado. While some may be unfamiliar with “Mork and Mindy,” an American sitcom that ran from 1978-1982, I’m certain all have heard of Robin Williams, its young comedic star. This Boulder landmark became a memorial for Mr. Williams upon his tragic death in August 2014.
For those unfamiliar with 1PF, in a nutshell, here’s how it works:
- The photo to be edited is revealed in the ABF post two weeks in advance.
- If you’d like to join in, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will send you links to the full-sized RAW and jpeg files. Download the one you wish.
- Email me your “after” image no later than midnight EST Wednesday, June 3, two days prior to the post.
A time zone converter and all the important submission details are on the After-Before Friday Forum page, as are the details for participating in “regular” ABFriday posts. Wondering how much fun the 1PF challenge is? Check out May’s 1PF! And then join the fun for June!
June’s One Photo Focus Photo!
Submitted by Stacy Fischer
Now, on to this week’s ABFriday galleries, with many thanks to all those participating!
This week I’m post-processing an iPhone 6 photo. My husband took this while in Amsterdam a few weeks ago (alas, without me), and I thought I’d put this through my post-processing workflow to see what I could make of it. A combination of LR basic adjustments and selective edits and Nik Color Efex is all that was needed!
Submitted by Robin Kent — PhotographybyKent
Robin says: Last week’s readers may recall that my submission was a demonstration of how to “cheat” in Photoshop if the image isn’t all you had hoped it would be. A quick glance at this week’s After and Before images may lead some to believe that I am becoming a habitual cheater. Maybe. Maybe not. Check my post here to find out the answer.
Submitted by Lynne Ayers — Beyond the Brush Photography
Lynne says: I have wished many times I could understand the layering techniques in PS Elements but, alas, it is too much of a learning curve, it seems. I found something much simpler, at least for me.
Submitted by Katie Prior — Drawing with Light
Katie says: More playing in photoshop this week! I used the tritone mode to convert an image to a toned black and white. See how I did it here.
Submitted by Nic Anderson — Photography by Nic
Nic says: I have been playing around with some plug-ins, scripts, and add-ons in GIMP. I thought I would try to make this background less distracting and a more appealing color. I’ll explain some of the tools I used in my post here.
Submitted by Cee Neuner — Cee’s Photography
Cee says: I decided to turn this rather blah summer photo into an autumn photo with late afternoon lingering storm clouds. This might be a little over processed, but I am just having some fun with Efex Pro 4.0 software. I will eventually mellow it out to be more realistic.
Submitted by Mary Hone — Tales from the Backroad
Submitted by Michelle Lunato — Michelle Lunato Photography
Michelle says: Well, in light of my crazy schedule lately, I decided to create an abstract for this week’s forum. It depicts my hectic schedule, moods and feelings. And, it even has some Jamaican flare from my working vacation.
Submitted by Emilio Pasquale — Photos by Emilio
Submitted by Benjamin Rowe — Aperture64
Ben says: This week I am actually going back and editing an old HDR with Lightroom’s new HDR feature to see what the difference is and how my style may have changed.
Submitted by Amy — The World Is a Book
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!