Welcome to ABFriday’s monthly One Photo Focus! This month, 19 photographers are sharing their post-processing interpretations of one “before” image submitted by Julie Powell of Julie Powell Photography.
We begin with Julie’s “before” image, followed by the “afters,” and at the end, a gallery of all so you can watch the changes as you scroll through. Be sure to click the links to each participant’s blog as many have written posts “uncovering the magic” behind their “after” images. And if you would like to participate in December’s One Photo Focus, you’ll find all the details on the After-Before Friday Forum page.
Submitted by Julie Powell — Julie Powell Photography
Submitted by Stacy Fischer — Visual Venturing
I loved Julie’s still life. I began in Lightroom by changing the camera calibration profile to “Camera Portrait” and the crop angle to make the vase vertical. I then applied a “watercolor” preset, and then imported the image into Photoshop, where I removed the graphics from the lower right corner and filled the lower left corner and upper left corner with the cloth backdrop. From there, I exported the image into ColorEfex Pro, where I applied a contrast filter, a small vignette on the rose, and a vignette on the full image. I was tempted to play more, perhaps taking it into Topaz Impressions, but I decided to restrain myself. Perhaps I’ll leave that for a rainy day!
Thanks, Julie, for sharing your photo with us!
Submitted by Khürt Williams — Island in the Net
Submitted by Leara Morris-Clark – LearaWrites
Submitted by Bren Ryan — RyanPhotography
Submitted by Chris — sv-takeiteasy
Chris says: After some debating on what to do, a bit of cropping, masking and playing with textures produced this arty-farty interpretation. For details of my editing process go to www.sv-takeiteasy.com.
Submitted by Sherry Felix – Port4u
Sherry says: My interpretation of the rose still life by Julie Powell was created using Photoshop and onOne. I eliminated the dark triangle in the upper left and cloned out the canvas. I added a bit more cloth using cloning on a new layer and masks. Then I used a photo of mine of roses as an overlay on the cloth. Finally a bit of web.
Submitted by Laura Macky — Laura Macky Photography
Submitted by Rajiv Chopra — rajivchopra
Submitted by Y. Prior — Priorhouse
Y. says: For November’s OPF I went with a simple processing. I straightened it a tiny bit, cropped, and applied the charcoal filter. I then adjusted the light and added a rounded border. Maybe this is what it would look like if someone sat and sketched this single rose still life.
Submitted by George McCane — The Contemplative Photograph
Note from Stacy: George has finally started a blog! Please make sure to visit 🙂
Submitted by Victoria Brayer — Little Pictures Big Thoughts
Submitted by Bud — A Young Retirement
Submitted by Cee Neuner — Cee’s Photography
Submitted by Robin Kent — PhotographybyKent
Robin says: Thanks to Julie Powell for providing us with a challenging image to work with this month and thanks also to Stacy for keeping this fun challenge going. I took a different tack this time and left the original pretty much as it was (except for the addition of some cloth backdrop in the upper left). Instead, I decided to populate the scene with a menagerie of creatures, and purposely sizing them completely out of relative scale to add a surreal touch. I leave it to others to find the hidden meanings of the scene.
Submitted by Max 510 — Max510’s Blog
Submitted by Joanne Ritchie — Coffee Fuels My Photography!
Joanne says: This photo of Julie’s was like taking a step back in time. I can’t tell you why, but it so VERY much reminded me of visiting my grandfather’s old cottage. That distinct odour from years of burning wood in the kitchen stove was immediately at the back of my nose. With that almost tangible inspiration editing was very quick this month, lol!
Submitted by Linda James — Rainy Day Reflections
Submitted by Raewyn — decocraftsdigicrafts
Raewyn says: I cropped it and then edited in Nik Color Efex Pro 4, and then added the peeling paint filter in Topaz Texture Effects. It was crying out for a vintage feel.
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!
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