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Aimee c. Eisaman
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Phello Photogs- Week 5 Tony


 
 
An Oldie, but a Goody from Tony! Thanks Tony! Have fun everyone! :~)


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5/31/2009 6:29:29 AM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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5/31/2009 7:06:41 AM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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Thanks Tony. This was a great shot for feelings and fun to work with. I remember from your first post on this one what I liked was that feeling of isolation and despair. My interpretation was to enhance that as much as possible.

First I cropped and adjusted the original to get a good range of light on the chimp. I included some cloning for the wire and few tree parts. Then I applied cut out filter with three levels, duplicated and applied graphic pen filter. Converted to B&W and applied some very heavy contrast multiple times.


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5/31/2009 12:19:03 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Tony - This one was hard to come up wit something much different. There was so much going on around him that I thought was taking away from him. I tried to select just him and part of the area he was perched on and put him and then put that on a separate background of cloudy sky and try erasing some of the branches but because of my very limited ability with layers I ended up pulling the entire image over the new sky and darkened everything I could to create an almost silhouette effect. Before I did that I posterized the trees. Even though it is so totally "Wacko" I think it still gets across a feeling of loneliness and isolation


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5/31/2009 1:23:37 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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I had to do it over again because the crop wasn't clean. Still "Wacko". Wish I could have done better.


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5/31/2009 1:30:54 PM

 
Vicki Snow
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Tony...now this image was a challenge. I took the easy way out so I didn't have to clone to much .
So if I can remember my steps...
cropped...flipped...sharpen...
noise remove..
converted to b&w...
cloned out the tree around his face
added the rain

It was fun..thanks!!


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5/31/2009 2:04:31 PM

 
Vicki Snow
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oppsy here it is


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5/31/2009 2:10:08 PM

 
Vicki Snow
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  hahaha...looking at this I guess my rain is about as good as my bubbles..oh well I tried...just remember it's Mississippi rain...


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5/31/2009 6:46:09 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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Okay so I didn't see him as being lonely! Just sun bathing and contemplating the meaning of life! I used Topaz Adjust preset for portrait smooth, cropped, desaturated the greens and saturated the yellows slightly. O yeah and the most important thing I did which was very strange. When I opened this file in PSE it opened my RAW editor which was strange since it was a JPEG file you sent Tony, but it allowed me to do RAW editing so I boosted the exposure alot. This was a very difficult image.....appreciate the challenge. I'll be checking in on everyone elses thru the week!


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5/31/2009 7:09:03 PM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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  I like the look of this as if it was done in pastels. This might be a really good look for a number of shots. A great interpretation.

You should be able to open any file in the RAW editor - I always do. You don't have the latitude for change that a true RAW will give you, but you can keep your normal work-flow.


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5/31/2009 7:52:46 PM

 
Christie R. Bielss
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  Brooding
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Ok, I decided to break out from what I know how to do and try something I've never done - sky replacement. I took the photo of the clouds over a year ago (I think, but I've slept since then so it could've been last month!) and thought that since the monkey has the sunlight shining on his back that this sky might work well instead of all the trees. This was a lot easier than I thought - well, except cloning out all those branches. So, in addition to the sky replacement I also applied noise reduction software, did a color burn, desaturated and increased the brightness and lightened the shadows. I think that was it.


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6/1/2009 2:02:47 PM

 
Christie R. Bielss
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  And thanks Tony! This was a hard but fun one. It's neat seeing everyone's interpretation. They are all so different and unique in the different moods everyone was trying to evoke. Very cool!


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6/1/2009 2:09:18 PM

 
Ellen H. Robertson
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Tony this is a good one. There were so many angles you could go on this. I cropped. duplicated, used Snapart stylize filter, the used a dry brush to erase some color back in and put a line around it.


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6/3/2009 7:36:06 PM

 
Jeanine M. Bailey
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  Monkey Business
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Well, I'm behind on my homework!!! :) I liked this one Tony! Knew what I wanted to do as soon as I saw it!! :) I cropped, used the threshold thing (I know I'm impressing everyone with my terminology!!), adjusted that until I was happy with the black and white, then painted over all of the little background branches. Oh and I added a stroke line at the end.


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6/6/2009 7:13:14 PM

 
Jodi M. Walsh
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okay, Tony I didn't have much to suggest to you when you originally posted this and I was at a lost when I saw it for homework. a really tough image so I went completely different from what I usually do


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6/9/2009 12:25:05 PM

 
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