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07-14-2017, 05:07 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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Postprocessing Challenge #228 FLARE!

Hi everyone,

Both Mega Duck and I would like to say thank you to @JHfwp for hosting the last challenge.

Continuing the trend from last week, for this challenge, I decided to change things up from the typical landscape photos we see here and went in a bit of a different direction.

This photo is from a model shoot a camera club I belonged to in Pennsylvania held a couple of years back. This shoot lacked a stylist, makeup artist, etc. that a typical shoot would have, and we were all shooting unassisted. This particular shot was extra challenging because it was taken on a rooftop, which was quite windy.

Furthermore, I was using a converted Canon FL 55mm f/1.2, which is a fantastic portrait lens, but is only single coated and tends to flare quite heavily. I decided to run with it, but as you can see, due to the low angle of the sun, contrast was not great.

Your job is to make this lovely model look even better!



To keep things fair, each user may enter as many versions as he/she likes, but must pick a maximum of two images to be judged, one color, and one black and white.

This contest will close for entries on Saturday, July 22 at 8PM EST (Midnight UTC)

And now onto the files!
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JPG



A note to the winner: Please copy and post this info into the next challenge.

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The mediafire website is: mediafire.com
The login name is: pentaxchallenge@outlook.com
The password is: postprocessing

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07-14-2017, 06:12 AM - 2 Likes   #2
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07-14-2017, 11:31 AM - 5 Likes   #3
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couldn't decide between these two yet.. i will obey and pick one before closing time, or maybe switch to a different version completely since i'm really liking the potential of a close-up crop as jcomley has demonstrated above

edit: ok i'll just go with the top one, and the top b&w below, choosing them now in case I don't make it back before closing time...





edit - another pass:


then threw it into Nik Analog and liked this at first, but now not so sure


edit: and another..



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07-14-2017, 10:53 PM - 4 Likes   #5
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What flare? I'm blinded by the stunningly beautiful woman!

May I brush the hair from your eyes?



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07-15-2017, 01:50 AM - 3 Likes   #6
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Tried to keep some of the flare, I don't mind the look in the right context. PP done in On1 Photo RAW.



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Well, it's no duck, but she'll do.

Seriously, would really like it if more people shared people pics!!!
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07-17-2017, 05:24 AM   #8
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Loads of great entries so far. Looks like this one will be tough to judge.

Keep 'em coming!

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Things seem to have died off a bit. Only 2 more days, people! Will we see any entries from more than just the usual suspects?
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I like flare, so I left it alone and tried to keep things subtle.
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For any stragglera, you are in luck. I'm out of town an extra day, so I am extending the deadline 24 houra. Jusging will be on Monday.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
For any stragglera, you are in luck. I'm out of town an extra day, so I am extending the deadline 24 houra. Jusging will be on Monday.
Judging by the typos I think you need to cut your thumb nails.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
For any stragglera, you are in luck. I'm out of town an extra day, so I am extending the deadline 24 houra. Jusging will be on Monday.
Good! I just checked in and wanted to congratulate the winner, but now I have a few hours to mess around and submit an entry xD

EDIT: Here's my monochrome entry, if I have time I'll add a colour one too. and colour entry.
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Contest is closed!~ Thanks to all. I'll have results, along with comments posted by this evening.

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