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  • Challenge; Ordinary made interesting

    The idea is to photograph something not particularly photogenic from a typical photographic viewpoint but make it interesting, anything at all, use your photographic skills, you post processing skills, whatever to make the bland...exciting!!

    Here's a pretty poor example, I'll try to find something a bit better but this gets the ball rolling.

    Paul.

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    Re: Challenge; Ordinary made interesting

    I'll try one. Found a washed out shot of a Heron on a dead tree with a pale blue background. Converted it to B&W, upped contrast 100%, added a textured background, burned out a portion in upper right and filled with red to get a rising sun effect, added a border and presto.... Japanese place mat for a Sushi restaurant... thats gotta' be more interesting...

    "Stef" E-620 and stuff...

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    • #3
      Re: Challenge; Ordinary made interesting

      Ah, Stef-san, verry interesting
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      • #4
        Re: Challenge; Ordinary made interesting

        Originally posted by West Arm Rider View Post
        I'll try one. Found a washed out shot of a Heron on a dead tree with a pale blue background. Converted it to B&W, upped contrast 100%, added a textured background, burned out a portion in upper right and filled with red to get a rising sun effect, added a border and presto.... Japanese place mat for a Sushi restaurant... thats gotta' be more interesting...

        So Japanese looking and without the turtle too. I think it looks rather good.

        I would like to join in, but but big bertha (PC) is out of action for a few days until the computer expert returns from holiday - currently using a notebook.

        Regards. Barr1e
        Last edited by Barr1e; 28th October 2012, 07:23 PM. Reason: using a notebook :)

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        • #5
          Re: Challenge; Ordinary made interesting

          Great idea for a challenge thread, Paul

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          • #6
            Re: Challenge; Ordinary made interesting

            This was just a rock, and the colours in it weren't apparent till I wound up the saturation, same with the jelly fish.

            Paul.



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            • #7
              Re: Challenge; Ordinary made interesting

              Ubber saturation can really make a dramatic difference in some shots. Playing with tone mapping is another game changer....
              "Stef" E-620 and stuff...

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              • #8
                Re: Challenge; Ordinary made interesting

                Serve ice cold

                E-1; E-520; E-M10; ZD 14-42; ZD 35+CIR-PL; ZD 40-150; FL-36R; Metz 52-AF1

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                • #9
                  Re: Challenge; Ordinary made interesting

                  Originally posted by throt View Post
                  Serve ice cold

                  That's really cool!
                  Took me few seconds to realize what it is..
                  Regards, Pavel.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Challenge; Ordinary made interesting

                    As last one had some editing to help it out then this piece of ice has nothing more than a bit of crop applied.
                    A glass of red juice with ice, FL-36R lightning from left. Now I notice that unfortunately camera wasnt parallel with the surface



                    btw just found out that when placing image from my pics it has the option to place original image also
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                    • #11
                      Re: Challenge; Ordinary made interesting

                      Deep in the dark forest, something stirred

                      . . . er . . .

                      its a branch off a tree near a road in the New Forest . . .

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                      • #12
                        Re: Challenge; Ordinary made interesting

                        I've posted this image in another thread..but i think it fits in here.
                        Art Filter:Water color painting !!
                        Its reflections by the side of a waterbody..the picture rotated upside down.


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                        • #13
                          Re: Challenge; Ordinary made interesting

                          Some of the abstracts posted here remind me of a photo I took a few years ago. I call it "Autumn Swirl," taken by rotating the camera around the lens axis during a 1/8 second exposure. It even fits with the season (for those of us who aren't buried in snow yet).



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                          • #14
                            Re: Challenge; Ordinary made interesting

                            Well, I didn't rotate the camera but expected the dancer to rotate the stripe...



                            And this one is from a Tree I pass by several days a week.

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