From BLAH to WOW

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    Ever taken a picture that you thought was going to be one of your "best ever" only to be disappointed when you downloaded the file and looked at it on your monitor? I know I have.

    What to do? One possibility is to see if it can be salvaged in post-processing. Sometimes amazing images can come from "not so great" originals.

    So, I'm posting 2 such images here. Feel free to download them and add your artful post processing touches. There are NO rules. EVERYTHING is allowed. Crop, tone, convert, invert, tone map, saturate, hue change, sharpen, blur, filter, mask, cut, paste, add to, subtract from, etc. Whatever you think makes these images more appealing to a viewer. NO HOLDS BARRED! You can work on one or both. You're choice. Just be CREATIVE. AND there are NO wrong answers!

    George: I know these two images are oversize, but I wanted to give everyone some images with enough data in them to give them more freedom and options in post processing.

    EVERYONE: when you are done with your masterpiece, RESIZE your images to Photoforum standards. Otherwise, I will be confined to the Photofourm Virutal Brig.

    Have at it, and good luck. Looking forward to an interesting gallery showing the creative minds and post processing skills of the Photoforum community.

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    Fun, Hub! Thanks!

    Here's one attempt:



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    Way cool as my grandkids would say, Grandpa.

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    Not sure if I've made them better or worse but here's my take on them




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    I'm sure someone will do a lot better, but I like this one.
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    Nice interpretations. Luis there is no wrong answer and definitely nothing wrong in you fine work.

    George, like what you did with the sky in the first image, and you've made the second picture a good stand alone, appealing work.

    Nice post processing to both of you.

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    Great idea Hub! I will play with it tomorrow when I get home. For now, this note is just to get me on the reply list!
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    thanks Hub that was fun


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    Now that's clever.

    Well done.

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    .. My "Monitor", .. and the "MERRIMAC". :P


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