Points of View Photo Project #24

Points of View Photo ProjectWelcome to the 24th edition of the Points of View Photo Project here at Jason D. Moore Photography!

UPDATE: New deadline for submitting your version of the image for week #25!

Each week readers from all over the world tackle a common source image and display it to show the many interpretations, perspectives, and approaches that can be taken from the same starting point. I always fins it interesting how a single image can be manipulated and processed to express such different feelings and emotions.

If you are new to the project, or if you’ve been following along regularly and would like to participate, be sure to scroll to click on “More…” and scroll down to the bottom to download the source image for next week and learn how to submit.

But now, on with this week’s images!

To create this image, I started with one of the presets in Topaz Adjust and did some further tweaking of the detail, contrast, and color to bring out the textures and colors.

I then entered Quick Mask and made a reflected gradient from black to white starting in the middle of the image and extending outside the frame by about 50px or so.

I exited Quick Mask and went into Lens Blur and played with the settings until I got the look I wanted.

Next, I added a Vibrance Adjustment Layer to really boost the color and then finished it off with a lens vignette under “Lens Correction”.

I usually don’t go with a somewhat unnatural or surreal look but it just looked cool and I figured I might as well give it a go!

Points of View Photo Project #24Will Dickerson:

I saw this and instantly thought of my Grandfather’s Cushman from WWII (he’d ride it to the flight line before missions) ….

so I played and made it a pseudo magazine cover….

I had intended it to be a subdued color, but once i saw it in B&W I liked it much more….

Points of View Photo Project #24

Hendrick Demey:

1. Opened original POV image in ACR in order to normalize exposure, white balance, etc

2. Lots and lots of work using OnOne MaskPro in order to select the main item.

3. Searched through my own pictures to find a usefull background. Found this picture, taken in Albi (France)  in 2008 of a local marketplace and town square.

Thanks everyone for sending in your shots this week!

Points of View Photo Project #25 - Source Image, Out-of-the-Camera OriginalIf you would like to participate in next week’s Points of View Photo Project, simply click on the thumbnail to the right to open the photo and download it to your computer and edit away! Then, just email the finished version to pov@jasondmoore.com by 8pm EST on Thursday February 18.

Want to see how others might process one of your images? Send it in and I’ll use it in one of the coming weeks!

Good luck everyone! I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with it!

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