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09-05-2012, 04:49 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Pentax Compact Camera Post Processing Contest #3

Pentax Compact Camera Post Processing Contest #3
The Rules

1. Have Fun!

2. Use any Post Processing Software and techniques.

3. Entries will close on September 30, 2012. Midnight GMT.

4. Maximum image dimensions for entries are 1024x768 pixels

5. Max of 3 image entries per person. Entries may be withdrawn or changed

6. List software used, as well as your method, with your entry so we can all learn.

7. There are no limits or restrictions - make the subject image into whatever you want!
But try not to copy other entries....

8. Contest winner posts the next subject image, sets closing date and judges next competition

9. Have Fun


The pic -
Most compact cameras have a zoom lens ranging from wide-angle to wherever. When we photograph tall building from nearby, and use a wide-angle setting, then it is almost impossible not to get a distorted perspective image or have the building leaning over. How do we best fix that?

So here is the challenge - do whatever you like to this pic, but you must fix the perspective distortion!



Good luck.

09-05-2012, 05:33 AM   #2
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This is fun! A nice way to further put off work this morning Here is my entry.
I used PS Elements to fix camera distortion as best I could and removed the antenna from the tower. I used Picassa to straighten and FX Home to replace the blue sky with a cloudy one. I also used FX Home to add the vignette and the very (very) slight sepia tone.
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Thanks Ari - Nice job on the church and the sky works wonders on the whole image.
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Thanks Anton Looking forward seeing more entries!

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OK... Here's my first stab at it!
I have attempted to give the image a more natural perspective, as if one was actually standing there looking at it. I did not know if the structure was actually straight, or if it had a slight taper, so I used the clock face for a reference. I figured once the clock face was round again, the shape should be fairly natural.
I also took the liberty of removing the distracting elements... I removed the staging on the side of the building and planted a tree there, and I removed the sign at the door.
All work was done using PS Elements.

Mike


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Fixed perspective, applied a B&W filter, and applied grain in LR3

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Overall, very nice work on this image. I very much like what you have done with the otherwise boring sky and the general clean up of the sign and staging.
Although you have left some perspective "tapering" (which helps to emphasise the height) you managed to get the tower straight.

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Very nice overall effect of age which suits the image, and you also managed to get the tower straightened up - but like my own first attempt, it now seems to bulge outward at the top right.

Ari had the same problem too...

Just to help put it into better context, I have given some more information...
The parish church of St Augustine was rebuilt in the 15th century.
As you can see from another image below, the church is perfectly straight with no taper.

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Looks like fun.
Would it be possible to have the original size image for editing?
Working on small'ish images can make things difficult.

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QuoteOriginally posted by JohnBee Quote
Looks like fun.
Would it be possible to have the original size image for editing?
Working on small'ish images can make things difficult.
Sure. The full 12mp size image is at http://i.minus.com/i5Qz2C62G85RI.JPG

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I still like my original interpretation with the natural perspective the best; however, since Anton has seen fit to post a second image revealing the true shape & structure of the building I felt somewhat obligated to Fudge my original posted image...LOL

Having the full size image earlier would have been a huge help! Thanks for posting the link. Maybe I'll download that one now and do something different with it...

Anywho... Here is the rework of my original posted image, "very quickly" fudged up to render a truer more accurate perspective. Sorry about the quality, but it's a fudge of fudge, and you know how that goes.

Decicded to start over and replace the fudged image that was here with a cleaner version.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Fastback67 Quote
Sorry about the quality, but it's a fudge of fudge, and you know how that goes.
All things considered it looks pretty good to me.
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Thanks Anton!

I downloaded the full size original, so I'll work on that one a little later. Traveling this week and won't be back until the 17th... I'll work on it then.

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I opted for a vintage feel.





Perhaps it even worked


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Had enough time today for one more quicky... Hope you like it!

Nice job on the Vintage look Bart! You pulled it off... well done.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Bart Quote
I opted for a vintage feel
Perhaps it even worked
It certainly worked. Very nice entry, Bart.
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