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Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by Bimjo, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    To quote that great American, the WOPR, "Would you like to play a game?" :)

    The other day I commented on how well the 5N could recover shadows. With that rattling around in the back of my mind on my Christmas Eve shoot I deliberately shot several pics that are grossly underexposed. Here's an example:

    game01.

    And a quick "Auto" correction in ACR to show you what it actually is.

    game02.

    No other processing, except my standard RAW profile were applied. Your mission, should you choose to accept it Mr. Phelps, is to download and process the linked RAW file to your liking, resize it to 800 pixels on the long side and upload it here. Why would you want to do this? Well, it's a giveaway. When everybody has uploaded their version of the processed file I'll put a poll up and everyone can vote. Most votes wins.

    So, what do you win? Up for grabs is a Spiratone 18mm f/3.5 m42 mount wide angle lens. Comes with the original (rather ratty) lens case, the original front lens cap (won't stay on, needs new felt), a generic rear cap, a Spiralite Haze filter and a Nikon center pinch front cap. Can be used as a camera lens, a paperweight, or a doorstop- your choice (it does actually work as a camera lens). Winner pays postage and it'll be winging it's way to your door.

    So, download the RAW file (it's big, it may take awhile to download- slow connection probably shouldn't bother), process to your liking- Anything Goes!, upload a pic of 800 pixels max on the long side.

    Here's the RAW file- _DSC1984.ARW

    So, because of the holiday, posting your version of the pic is open until 1201 AM Monday January 7, 2013 Pacific time. Let the Game begin!
     
  2. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
    Cool...I'm in
     
  3. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    I'm in too! The Spiratone is a beautiful lens - would love to win it!
     
  4. Chuck Lawson

    Chuck Lawson TalkEmount Regular

    140
    Nov 23, 2012
    Dallas area
    Not sure if I've accomplished much, but here's my take...

    lawson-20121224-1984-Edit-2.
     
  5. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    It was a tough one, but thank god it was shot on a NEX. :D

    Here's my edit. I wanted to make it look dreamy, while being scary at the same time. I guess the music I listened to while editing the file caused my brain to go crazy ... Hope you like it!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48126456@N05/8318384021/" title="Pokis Edit by Poki5, on Flickr">"800" height="532" alt="Pokis Edit"></a>
     
  6. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Off to a good start! :)
     
  7. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    So… what? Everybody forgot this? Get crackin'! :)
     
  8. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Yeah, can't wait to see the competitors. :p
     
  9. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Hey, it's a game, right? Thought I'd have some fun.

    [​IMG]

    David
     
  10. RalllyFan

    RalllyFan TalkEmount Regular

    139
    Dec 2, 2012
    Massachusetts
    Tom
    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess? :)
     
  11. dbmiller

    dbmiller TalkEmount Top Veteran

    777
    Mar 2, 2012
    New England
    I'm in

    Was going to go Vincent Van Gogh and be all Starry Night with it, but decided against it. Here's what I ended up with...

    [​IMG]

    Edit: Damn! My pic seems to keep disappearing from the post - I think the forum is expiring my attachment which I tried to inline
     
  12. RalllyFan

    RalllyFan TalkEmount Regular

    139
    Dec 2, 2012
    Massachusetts
    Tom
    Definitely not my normal style, but it was fun to play anyway. Was trying to keep it 'nightish', trying to get a little detail out of the clouds, and also trying to keep the noise in check. Tried to cut back some of the intense blue I was getting, too. Is that fog in the foreground? Kept throwing me for a loop.

    game-1.
     
  13. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Some of us are on the other side of the world. It was 1:07 am when you posted this for me. :p
     
  14. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    i-hcFKscL-800x800.


    Can we have more than one kick at the can?
     
  15. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Here's the colourized version.

    i-qCSTM72-L.
     
  16. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    That's the clouds being reflected in the water. Five seconds and a little bit of wind does strange things to reflections on water. ;)
     
  17. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Sure, I should have made that clear in the original post.
     
  18. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    here are mine


    _DSC1984.

    _DSC1984-Editar.
     
  19. Simsy

    Simsy TalkEmount Regular

    141
    Dec 23, 2012
    Now that is awesome
     
  20. Chuck Lawson

    Chuck Lawson TalkEmount Regular

    140
    Nov 23, 2012
    Dallas area
    Nice! But how come you got a moon in yours? :)