Is that my bus? PhotoFeed Editing Masters 2 - Contribution by @JohannPiber

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No image leaves my computer for the big wide world without a little overhaul ๐Ÿ˜Š

PhotoFeed Editing Masters 2

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PhotoFeed Editing Masters 2

@photofeed has put up the interesting new photo editing contest "PhotoFeed Editing Masters" which already goes into its second week.
In the first week we had to edit a Pickup in the desert at sunset and this week they gave us the RAW file below, which shows a man in front of a bus.
There are only a few rules to follow and if you want to participate, click here to learn more about it: PhotoFeed Editing Masters 2 [Contest]

I'm not a huge fan of doing people or street photography myself, but editing photos is something different and I had to give it a try anyway ๐Ÿ˜Š

Original RAW Image provided by @photofeed
Original Image PhotoFeed Editing Masters 2

After importing the RAW file into Lightroom I have done some basic adjustments like brighten the image and enhancing the colors and some more. I have made the man even brighter and added a slight vignette to the image to attract the visitors eyes to the important part of the image.

Edited Image
Edited Image PhotoFeed Editing Masters 2

Yet, I was not satisfied with the image, because there have still been too many distractions in the photo. This is why I have cropped the photo to get rid of these distractions I didn't like, which were the sink on the left side and the partly visible people to the right in the bus.

Now, after cropping, the image looks much more pleasing to me and I would give it the title

"Hmmm, I can't read this funny language - is that my bus or not?" ๐Ÿ˜‰
Final cropped Image
Cropped Image PhotoFeed Editing Masters 2
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The RAW image was provided by @photofeed. I have used Adobe Lightroom classic and Adobe Photoshop for editing.


If you like my work I would appreciate an upvote, nice comment or maybe you want to share my post on your blog ๐Ÿ˜Š ... and maybe you would like to follow me, so that you never miss a post from me.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog,
have a nice evening and a great week ahead,
Johann Piber
Photos and Text: Johann Piber | All rights reserved - do not use without my permission

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Hi my friend, I know that adobe software is still a leader in editing software but would suggest to try Aurora editing software with new AI features.

I don't need an AI, my friend, I have my own intelligence ๐Ÿ˜„ lol

Seriously, I have Skylum Luminar 4, and I like how it works, but apart from a few test edits I haven't used it yet.
Somehow I prefer the slower way, even if the AI would make a better result in seconds ๐Ÿ˜‰

And I'm just so used of the Adobe software which I have been using for about 20 years now - I have tried free and cheaper software though, but I have always come back to Adobe ๐Ÿ˜

Wish you a great week my friend ๐ŸŒž


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Of course you can edit manually on luminar as well. Just think more and more people looking for alternatives to Adobe software and to avoid monthly subscription.
Have a nice day my friend ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

Luminar has a great AI and you can edit the images manually as well, just as you say, but I would have to work for quite a while with it to get used of the different UI and usage. I stick with Adobe because it has always worked for me and they are constantly working on the software. The subscription model is nothing I prefer, but it is as it is ;)
You have a great day too my friend ๐Ÿ˜€


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Great job you really made that image look more professional i also look for distractions in photos and try to cut them out if possible or try and avoid them even before i take the photo ๐Ÿ‘

That's how it should be - avoid distractions when you take the photos.

I try it often, but more often I forget, and mostly I see distractions in the photos of others, but seldom in mine ... until someone tells me ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thank you so much that you like my edit and for your kind compliment, @kohsamui99 ๐Ÿค—


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Yep avoiding the distractions makes the job easier when it comes to editing i do try and look out for them and avoid them if possible ๐Ÿ˜Š

Sorry for the late reply it's been a very hectic week for me.

Have a great weekend @johannpiber and take care ๐Ÿ‘

Never mind, @kohsamui99 ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sometimes I see a distraction in a photo when I take it and think I can easily remove it in post, but sometimes I think wrong and stepping a bit left or right would have been much easier to get rid of it ๐Ÿ˜‰

You have a great weekend too my friend ๐ŸŒž
... and of course, take care.


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Yep stepping a little left or right as long as you don't fall down a cliff side is easier then editing at times ๐Ÿ˜Š

Right, you should watch your step, of course ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol


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Your editing skills are really good @johannpiber. But I knew that long time ago.
Love the title ๐Ÿ˜.
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Good morning my friend @cezary-io,

thanks a lot that you like my editing ๐Ÿ˜Š
When I saw the photo I thought "what would I say if I was him?" ๐Ÿ˜ lol

Thanks again for your very kind compliment, @cezary-io, I wish you a wonderful and maybe a bit cooler week ๐Ÿค—


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Exceptional editing work on this Thai bus in Bangkok! Itโ€™s very interesting to see how software could help improve that original raw photo!

This is a skill set which I would like to acquire as well.

A Thai bus in Bangkok? I had no idea - thank you for informing me, dear @kaminchan ๐Ÿ˜

That's right, you can enhance a photo very much if it's a RAW.

Thank you so much that you like my edit, and for your kind compliments, dear @kaminchan, I wish you a wonderful day ๐Ÿค—


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Thank you very much for your generosity! It was rather surprising that he would use that bus photo for the challenge.

Cheers.

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I was surprised too that we had to edit such a photo ๐Ÿ˜‰


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Danke sehr.

I'm definitely still learning the art of editing! One thing becoming clear is how many 'bad' shots can actually be saved with a competent edit. Good post.

Thank you so much for your kind comment @cliffagreen ๐Ÿ˜

Thats why I shoot in RAW only - there's so much information in the file that you can do almost anything with the image, as long as you take care that you haven't (much) pure blacks or whites in the photo when you take it ๐Ÿ˜Š

I wish you a great Sunday and a wonderful week ahead โ˜€๏ธ


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It's really much better editing @johannpiber. Actually saying its like the given picture is in dark, and when you edited it, it become a picture in lights๐Ÿ˜… with all appropriate color and texture.

I didn't notice the rain drops on the windows of bus until i saw you edited one๐Ÿ˜…. Your edited picture is really looking cool and it's a great idea to crop the distractions so that viewers can only focus on that which you want to show them๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘.

Good morning, dear @karishmasingh711 ๐Ÿ˜Š

Thank you very much for your kind compliments on my editing. Yes, the image was much too dark and it was also quite blurry and grainy. I didn't sharpen it a lot, but as you said, I made it brighter and enhanced the given colors. The cropping was necessary for me to tell the viewer the short story of the confused man at the bus ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you so much that you agree with me about the cropping ๐Ÿ˜Š

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You too a wonderful day @johannpiber:)

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The edits are great. I've only got a smart phone and so edits are must for me. Hard to focus too much on anything but flowers at the moment. I really am a worker bee:) I will probably expand my repertoire soon.

I love ๐Ÿ bees ๐Ÿ˜

Nowadays phones are great and there are many situations when a modern phone takes photos which are equal to a good DSLR photo.

If these phones were not that expensive I wouldn't have to Cary my heavy backpack with me many times ๐Ÿคฃ

Thank you so much that you like my edit and the result, dear @prydefoltz ๐Ÿค—


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So true ... they are a lot. They do so much.

But the new and expensive ones will eventually get cheaper with the release of the next new ones ๐Ÿ˜‰


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The guy does look like he is wondering, โ€œIs that my bus?โ€ ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Nice editing job Johann.๐Ÿ˜Š

I hope the weather is good for your holidays. Have a wonderful week dear Johann๐Ÿค—
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Thank you very much Jo ๐Ÿค—

The weather forecast says something different every day. So, I will just look up to the sky and ride where I can see less clouds ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thank you so much for reblogging my post


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Most welcome and thanks for all the reblogs and goodies to me.

I wish you some great riding weather Johann on your HD. :)

We had a sizzling hot day ๐Ÿ‘น but cooling down to 20 C for night.

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Good morning and thank you Jo ๐Ÿ˜

I have just told JJ and Zac about my morning: my first day off brought the first rain in a while ... I got soaked and had to ride carefully over a couple of mountain passes back home ๐Ÿ˜‰โ›ˆ๏ธ

But there were dry moments too which I also tried to catch with my phone...

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Now I am back home where we had a heavy thunderstorm, said my daughter. It stopped raining, but it's overcast and cool.

I hope your Tuesday is going to be very nice and you have a good time, Jo ๐Ÿค—


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Your phone takes great photos Johann. The pictures are beautiful and the last one especially with the reflections in the water and the mountain in the background.

In the first two it looks like you were driving very close to the water to capture those great shots.

Iโ€™m sorry you got soaked but you missed the thunderstorm. ๐Ÿ˜„ Itโ€™s good the rain will cool the temperatures down .

JJ and Zac must be your twins. Cute names.

Thanks for sharing the photos. Iโ€™ll be looking for more.๐Ÿ˜‰

We still havenโ€™t had a rain. Thereโ€™s a nice breeze today although still 30C.

Enjoy your week dear Johann.๐Ÿค—

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Good morning Jo,

the photos are edited, of course ๐Ÿ˜‰, but just a bit of color enhancement on the phone.

I was in Slovenia in the Soฤa Valley and this is the Soฤa river. The lake is the Lago di Predil just over the border in Italy.

I got soaked but I had a nice ride anyway ๐Ÿ˜

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It's overcast and cool - I love holidays ๐Ÿคช lol
We have 16C now in the morning and I don't think we will come near your 30C today. Maybe I will go for a little walk later, but at lunchtime my sister in law will come for a visit and I should be back home by then.

Hopefully the breeze continues for you dear Jo ๐Ÿค— and you have a very nice day too ๐ŸŒž


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Good afternoon Johann. i can see why you like exploring in Slovenia. The valley and river are beautiful.

Im glad you are enjoying time off from work.๐Ÿ‘

Haha, Alert! A woman in the man cave. No cussing now. ๐Ÿ˜€

Another 30C forecast for today. Itโ€™s a nice morning so far. We really could use that good rain that soaked you.

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Good morning Jo,

it's beautiful down there in Slovenia and there are some beautiful places which haven't been found by tourists yet ๐Ÿ˜

Thanjs for the wishes, today is hot again and the sun shines, but in the afternoon they say we will have thunderstorms again ... I'll see ๐Ÿ˜‰

Today I have seen the first mantis in nature in my life ๐Ÿ˜ So I think I might make a WednesdayWalk post tonight.

If I could I would send you our rain, because in my holidays I don't need it ๐Ÿ˜‰


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Hahaha! Funny "title"! ;)))

I must tell you that the "funny language" is Thai language. Hahaha! ;D

I'm glad to see that you used this photo for your editing. Well done! ;)

Compared to our language it looks "funny" but also much more beautiful and artistically than our simple letters ๐Ÿ˜Š

I'm glad that you like the edit I have done, @tangmo, have a wonderful day ๐Ÿค—


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Ah! I well understand that Thai language would look "funny" when comparing with other languages.... ;D In the meantime, I must thank you for your kind words for our language as well. ;)

Have a wonderful weekend, too. ;))

๐Ÿ˜Š you are welcome, @tangmo, and I thank you ๐Ÿ˜
I wish you also a wonderful weekend ๐ŸŒž


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The guy does look like he is wondering, โ€œIs that my bus?โ€ ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Nice editing job Johann.๐Ÿ˜Š

I hope the weather is good for your holidays. Have a wonderful week dear Johann๐Ÿค—
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I see double, but no rainbow ๐Ÿ˜‰

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When I replied through ecency it kept hanging there and I hit reply again.๐Ÿ˜

Maybe thatโ€™s a good sign for a double rainbow week Johann.๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿ˜Š

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๐Ÿ˜Š cool idea Jo, I'll take it as a double rainbow and hope for much luck this week ๐Ÿ˜€


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Oh man, when I see here what you can do, I think that I should rather send you all of the photos that I delete Hannes.
That "Original Raw Image" would go straight into my delete box hahaha.

You fid a great job here and I agree, as the cropped one looks so much better.
And the caption is very fitting indeed.

Cheers!

Haha, thank you very much for your kindness, Zac ๐Ÿ˜„

That's why we shoot in RAW. You can make a colourless sunset colorful just by taking advantage of the color information in the RAW file ๐Ÿ˜‰


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I like the way you have played with that photo it looks very clear and crisp with no distraction nicely done ๐Ÿ‘

We'll see what the judges will think about my way of seeing how this photo works best ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thank you very much that you like my edit, @bigsambucca ๐Ÿ˜€


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Will keep a eye on the results good luck with it ๐Ÿ‘

Have a great weekend @johannpiber ๐Ÿ˜Š

Thank you very much @bigsambucca, have a wonderful weekend too ๐ŸŒž


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Thank you @johannpiber and now drinking this weekend i have plan to do a long walk into the bushes so i need to be sober ๐Ÿ˜‚

... but I am sure that you have some !BEER with you ... just in case you meet someone who is thirsty ๐Ÿ˜‰

I wish you a great time outdoors, @bigsambucca, and don't let wild animals eat you, but if they do, please take a video - that would make a lot of money on YouTube ๐Ÿ˜‰

Seriously, have a great time and take care my friend ๐Ÿ˜Š


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You are a real artist @johannpiber๐Ÿ˜Š
You prepared the photos so nicely ... well done ...๐Ÿค—

Good morning @suzana72,
thank you very much that you like my edits ๐Ÿ˜
It's always a challenge to edit the photos of others but it makes fun ๐Ÿ˜€


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Good morning @johannpiber ๐Ÿ˜Š
Yes, agree... editing photos is always fun ๐Ÿคญ

๐Ÿ˜ have a great day ๐Ÿ˜Š


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