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01-05-2014, 09:38 PM   #16
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I particularly enjoyed your wild ape interpretation, ivoire!

I really liked the straight verticals and horizontal lines in this photo and so decided to highlight them with a graphic approach. Used Topaz simplfy, with a hard pencil on black preset.
Love the dramatic lines in this... it creates a sense of motion in such a static image (can almost hear/see the crackling energy in the wires)... thanks for posting the technique also

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I particularly enjoyed your wild ape interpretation, ivoire!

I really liked the straight verticals and horizontal lines in this photo and so decided to highlight them with a graphic approach. Used Topaz simplfy, with a hard pencil on black preset.
Very cool interpretation, Edith!
Enhances the sense of depth.
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Thanks, ivoire and Bart for the comments! They are much appreciated.
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I thought this would be a fun little exercise.

My software is Corel Aftershot Pro, and for a hobbist like me, it seems to work well.

First I went for the look that I would see in an early 1900s newspaper. For some reason it brings me a good feeling:




Then I went all out for the "look at my bright and unrealistic colors!" edit (I call it the Ken Rockwell edit). Maybe I'll do a 3rd one later.




Edit: I did come back and did an edit I was pleased with.
As far as colors and sharpness, it's what I would normally do with my pictures.
Then I tried to crop it to give the focal point a little more emphasis.


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QuoteOriginally posted by ChristianRock Quote
I thought this would be a fun little exercise.

My software is Corel Aftershot Pro, and for a hobbist like me, it seems to work well.

First I went for the look that I would see in an early 1900s newspaper. For some reason it brings me a good feeling:




Then I went all out for the "look at my bright and unrealistic colors!" edit (I call it the Ken Rockwell edit). Maybe I'll do a 3rd one later.




Edit: I did come back and did an edit I was pleased with.
As far as colors and sharpness, it's what I would normally do with my pictures.
Then I tried to crop it to give the focal point a little more emphasis.
These are some really high quality interpretations. I'll have to look into that Corel Aftershot Pro.
I especially like how you isolated a focal point with your last entry!
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Thanks for joining in, Christian!
I don't know Corel Aftershot Pro either but you certainly put it to good use.
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Using Sagelight Image Editor.. trying to remove the wires (without removing the wires!) actually wasn't
suppose to be BW, just sort of turned out that way.

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Hi Alan!
Thanks for participating!

I have a preference for b&w so, it's definitely a plus it turned out b&w
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Just a little more time to try your hand at this, folks!
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I'll get back with the results as soon as possible.
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After a philosophical start - whether it is nobler to always use pentax - we got some deserving entries that were unfortunately withdrawn.

From those of you that choose to stay in the game, I came up with the following selection which is - of course - completely subjective

I really liked the b&w from Christian for the vintage feel

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The "accidental" b&w from alan was certainly also a great approach with the added blur resulting in an enhanced feel of depth.


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To the "prices" then.

I would give an ex aequo for creativity but with a completely different approach, to Ivoire

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And chemtech

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The winner of this and organiser of the next contest is ivoire with his 3rd entry. I really liked the resulting b&w and the applied crop.

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As it turned out, this ended up in a b&w (or w&b) contest.
The subject must have had something to do with it, I suppose.

Just as an illustration of course, this is what I came up with for myself.

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Congratulations to ivoire! Indeed, once you did that crop, I had no hope of coming up with a better one - and I didn't want to mimic yours.

Well done, and well done everybody else that contributed! It was fun. I'm looking forward to the next contests.
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congrats ivoire! I would have chosen your first shot as the winner but you won nonetheless. thanks for hosting Bart!
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Thanks to everyone that participated and Bart for running the competition. I am pleased to have won against some great entries. Sorry for the delay in responding. I am in Goa India with limited computer access. Will get an image posted today if possible.
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