Imagez Club Evening — Post Processing Challenge Results
Attendees 29 Jan 11.1.22
All club members had been sent a number of images from which to select three images. They were then asked to use their post processing skills to improve or enhance the images they had chosen. The evening was great fun and began with Alan Taberer’s two penguins in a pub singing.
Alan had removed the penguins from the original image taken in London Zoo and added a pub background to it to make a fun composite.
Each member was asked to explain what they had used to change the image they had chosen and why they had made the changes.
One of the images was extremely popular with a number of members. The image was a skeletal tree set against fields and bushes. Caroline cropped the image to make the tree more impactful, Carol added a sepia tone which gave the image an apocalyptic look.
. Tony also felt the image needed this look. John made the tree image black and white while Chris added a different sky to his to add interest to the picture.
A bridge in Eythrope was improved by Jan who out cloned out much of the surrounding debris and Caroline who tried a little cropping to enable the viewer to focus more upon the bridge. Both ladies improved the image. David Gibbs added two bathing Hippopotamus to the stream at Eythrope which amused the members and then two crocodiles.
Another image which was chosen by many members was a Windmill at Brill and this was improved by many people including, Nicholas, and Jan who enhanced the colours and removed some of the surrounding foliage, Godfrey who added a painterly effect, John who tried a sepia effect which softened the image and made the windmill much more impactful.
An image of a Misty morning was chosen by many of the members, Derek who cropped it to a letter box shape and enhanced the colour, John Timbrell who sharpened the image to add more detail into the trees, Kes who used Lightroom sliders to make the colours punchier, and David Jones who added a golden colour to accentuate the trees. David also did an excellent job on the image “the Busker” by removing lots of surrounding items to leave just the busker with a darkened background. All agreed this had worked very well.
Kathy had turned an Autumn image to a winter image using colour difference turning the dark to light and adding snow. She said this was great fun to do.
Laurence, and Tony chose a framed image of Waddesdon manor to enhance by removing some of the tree framing and cropping the image to bring the viewers eyes to the Manor which looked much larger and more impactful on both images.
Many members chose an image of a small boat on the sea under a cloudy sunset. Peter took the highlights and changed the clarity and saturation. He lightened the sun’s rays and gave more clouds more structure around the sun. John Timbrell darkened the clouds and cropped some of the sea to enhance the sunset.
Mike Ward worked on a Beach and dog scene. He cropped the image and worked on the colour gradient making the image very striking. He also worked on a car image, removing the people from the scene, and bringing the car into the foreground to capture the viewer’s eye.
Steve Alsop worked on a beach scene which included a family but was viewed by looking down some stairs. Steve removed the family, straightened the stairs, and lightened the metal banisters which really improved the image. Steve and Tony worked on a waterfall image which brought the waterfall and its surrounding texture to the foreground and again improved the image. Lastly, Carol worked on a tulip and vase image posturizing it to give it colour and a kind of Andy Warol effect.
Chris and Kathy who kindly set up the evening and supplied the images were pleased with how the evening had worked out.