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Yellow Baron

A shot from this weekend's WACO Reunion here in Mount Vernon, Ohio. A little local air show we have.

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Propeller Ready?!

Started hearing planes flying over, yes it is time for the WACO Reunion this Saturday. A small event in which WACO planes fly in for a reunion at the local Wynkoop Airport (Mount Vernon, Ohio). Majority (usually three dozen) of the planes are WACO biplanes that you get to walk around and get a close up view of the planes. I love when a few of them will fly up and then "buzz" the grassy runway.

#extremebw #blackandwhite #propeller #airplane #biplane #wacoreunion #ohio #monochromeworld
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Mad Max…Where Are You?!

Looking like something from a Mad Max film, this VW Beatle minus any pretty little flower. Who needs any stinking flower when you have brass knuckles on the hood! Yea! Don’t mess with this Beatle!

Post-processing:
Starting in Adobe Lightroom’s Basic panel, I applied a few minor adjustments: Highlights -89, Shadows +62, Clarity +43, and Vibrance +35. Then I opened the photo into Adobe Photoshop as a Smart Object. After opening into Photoshop, I used the following filters (in order): Detail Extractor (Fine), Vignette Lens (Off-center, Amount -30%, rectangle, Size 44%), Bi-Color Filters (Violet/Pink no.2 at 25% opacity), Color Stylizer (Soft Sepia), Contrast Color Range (Red at 73% opacity), Film Grain (Large Soft Grain), and Graduated Filters (Orange, opacity 22%, vertical shift 69%, rotation 29 degrees). Next I headed back to Photoshop and applied a Tilt Shift blur. And finally, after removing a couple of things, I used a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer with a mask to add a little more vignetting.

Left: The final post-processed photo.
Right: The original photo I started with.

#beforeandafter #postprocessing #car #carshow #madmax
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+Sunilkumar Shivam Thank you very much!! :)
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Just Beyond...

Walk in the park with the geese playing hide and seek.

#extremebw #blackandwhite #monochrome #lake #citypark #landscapephotography
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+Liz MC Thanks Liz!
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Captured!

A little shot from today's D-Day reenactment done in Silver Efex Pro 2.

#extremebw #blackandwhite #monochrome #dday #reenactment
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+Dominique Hilbert Yea, I know. Shame on me! LOL
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I Think You Got Something on your Face

Well, we have a D-Day event going on at the local airport, plan to head over to watch the reenactment. Maybe they will let drive a tank and blow something up or drive it down main street!. Um, can I get into trouble for that? Well anyway...

Taking a photo that I took from the local Memorial Day parade, a photo that as you can see was under exposure. Yea, I forgot my exposure compensation, but thanks to the fact I shot the photo in Raw format and have Lightroom (and Photoshop), the photo can be saved!

Post-processing:
Okay, after cropping the photo in on my subject, I started off in the Basic panel with the following settings: Highlights -81, Shadows +75, and Clarity +44. Under the Tone Curve, to open the dark areas more, I changed Darks slider to +50. Then before moving on to Photoshop, I changed Dehaze under Effects panel to +14.

In Photoshop, I headed to my favorite plugin, Color Efex pro 4. In CEP4, I used the following filters (in order): Detail Extractor (Fine at 71% opacity), Vignette Lens (Off-center, Amount -16%, Size 74%), Color Stylizer (soft Sepia at 46% opacity), Contrast Only (Bright Contrast applied to face only), Cross Balance (Daylight To Tungsten (1) applied to background only), Cross Processing (C41 to E6 B01 at 33% strength), Graduated Neutral Density (Dark Skies), and Skylight Filter (Subtle at 20% opacity). back in Photoshop, I applied a Brightness/ Contrast adjustment layer (Brightness 58) to lighten or slightly blow out the white sky to finish it off.

Left: The final post-processed photo.
Right: The original photo I started with.
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Thank you +Li'a Talaga !
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Lightroom Basic: Seven HDR

Sharing a shot from this weekends WACO Reunion, one of the two dozen planes found at the local event. With this shot, I am merging three exposures into an HDR photo and then post processing using Adobe Lightroom.

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The three exposures (Normal, Over, and Under) were shot handheld with my Canon 5D Mark III using a Canon EF 40-70 mm lens. Once imported into Lightroom, I used the plugin HDR Efex Pro 2 to merged the three exposures and used the preset Balance. Returning to Lightroom, I started with the Basic panel applying the following settings: Temp 4,950, Tint +23, Exposure -0.05, Highlights -100, Shadows +70, Whites +15, Blacks -15, Clarity +24, and Vibrance +18. Moving on Split Toning, I changed Highlights Hue to 16, Highlights Saturation to 9, Shadows Hue to 8, and Shadows Saturation to 13. And under Effects panel, I changed Dehaze to +16. From this point on, I used the Adjustment Brush to finish touching up the photo. I darken the grass and blue sky but lighten the biplane as well as sharpen it. And then finally, desaturated the propeller to get give a more metal look.

#beforeandafter #postprocessing #airplane #biplane #wacoreunion #mountvernon #ohio
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Nice work +Joe Frazee ! Looks like you'll have some photos to keep busy with! :) I've got HDR Efex Pro 2 but never used it. I find that Photomatix Pro works well, and the presets are a good starting point.
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Hello PS 2015.5

Yes, I upgraded to the new Adobe Photoshop 2015.5!
So far, so good after restarting my modem and router because of internet issues (probably due to storms we had early this morning).

As of now, it is not acting funny like Photoshop 2015 which has been acting buggy since I upgraded my MacOS to El Capitan. And as of now, I have no plugins (+Nik Collection by Google and +Macphun ) installed so I am going naked for now or use 2015 when I have the need to use plugins. Why don't I have plugins installed you ask?! Well, I can "copy" and then "paste" the plugins into the Plugins folder in 2015.5, BUT I see that Adobe has a new place to put one's plugins. They now install a Shared Creative Cloud location on your computer in which plugins can be installed and they would then appear in all future versions of Photoshop. I don't want to try pasting plugins in there since everything seems to be working great right now. Let someone else be the guinea pig I say!

Here is the link to where plugins in Photoshop 2015.5 are going:
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/plug-ins-photoshop-troubleshooting.html#topic-5

#adobephotoshop #plugins #adobe
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What House?!

Wow! It has been awhile since I posted to Color Versus Black&White collection. So sorry!

Well, here is a shot from The Brown Family Environmental Center near Gambier, Ohio. The color photo was done with Analog Efex Pro and the black and white was done using Silver Efex pro 2. Both are great plugins from the Google Nik Collection. Between the two, I am more of a fan of Silver Efex Pro 2, I highly recommend it.

#colorvsbw #blackandwhite #analogefexpro #silverefexpro
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HDR SPECIAL: Blue Corvette

Because I love you G+ people, I am doing something I never done before (at least not that I recall). I am posting for this Before & After not only the final HDR photo, BUT also the three original exposures (normal, over exposure, under exposure) in which I merged together for the HDR photo. The photo, or should I say photos, were shot over the weekend at the Corvettes at Roscoe Village carshow in Coshocton, Ohio. I LOVE the color blue and especially this blue on this Corvette. (Excuse me for a minute while I wipe the drool off my chin)

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Okay, starting off that I shoot the exposures (handheld) using my Canon 5D Mark III bracketing system with a two stops setting. I used HDR Efex Pro 2 to simply merge the three exposures and using the preset Balanced. Then moving on to Adobe Lightroom Basic panel, I applied the following settings: Contrast +15, Highlights -89, Shadows +56, Whites +30, Blacks -36, Clarity +35, Vibrance +29, and Saturation -30. Move to Color panel where I bumped up the Blue Saturation +29. Moving next to Split Toning, Highlights Hue 36, Highlights Saturation 15, Shadows Hue 26, and Shadows Saturation 21.

To finish it off, I headed over to Adobe Photoshop to and a Iris Blur and a Curves adjustment layer to add a little vignette. And finally, removed the chair in the background and the car hood in the background towards the right side. And there you have it!

#beforeandafter #postprocessing #hdr #corvette #carshow #blue #sportscar
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Captured

I captured this shot from our local D-Day reenactment early today.

Post-processing:
Starting as always in Adobe Lightroom, I first cropped the photo looking for that right impact of the scared captured German soldier. Moving to the Basic panel, I applied the following settings: Highlights -83, Shadows +56, Whites +25, Clarity +39, and Vibrance +13. Next I used the Adjustment Brush to touch up a couple of things like darkening the grass (Exposure -0.89 and Blacks -22). And brighten the captured soldier’s face (Exposure 0.25, Highlights 11, Whites 21). Now it is time to head over to Adobe Photoshop and the plugin Color Efex Pro 4.

In Color Efex Pro 4, I used the following filters (in order): Detail Extractor (Fine at 71% opacity), Bi-Color Filters (Violet/Pink 2 at 27% opacity), Color Stylizer (Soft Sepia at 60% opacity), Cross Processing (C41 to E6 B02 at 33% strength), Dark Contrasts (Dark Detail Extractor 0%, Brightness 0%, Contrast 9%, Saturation 15%), Graduated Neutral Density (Dark Skies).

Back in Photoshop, I made a copy of the photo (Layer > Layer Via Copy). To the copy, I applied a Gaussian Blur (Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur) so can control exactly where I want the blur to effect the photo. I used a Radius of 6.6 pixels and hit okay and then added a mask to the copy. Selecting the mask, I then brushed out the blur in the areas of the photo in which I wanted the sharp original photo underneath show through. I then finished it off with a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer (Brightness -66) to darken areas of the photo around the subjects such as the prisoner and the soldiers guarding him. And this is it!

Left: The final post-processed photo.
Right: The original photo I started with.

#beforeandafter #postprocessing #ww2 #dday #soldier #reenactment
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I work in prepress for a small printshop in Central Ohio using Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Acrobat. 

Photography is my main hobby for now and I enjoy photographing classic cars, historic old buildings, landscape, and whatever catches my eye. Software I use for my photography post-processing include Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, OnOne Software's Perfect Photo Suite, Nik Software's Color Efex Pro and Silver Efex Pro. Also, I am a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP).

Please checkout more of my photography and purchase prints from my SmugMug page.

Also, I have a few photos on my NAPP Portfolio page.

RULES Pertaining to my Photos:
Rule No.1
If you like to share my photos here on G+, there are three ways. First is the share button on bottom of the post (under the photo). Second is the Link to Post option in the Options Menu in the upper right corner (this is great if you want to share the post outside of G+ or email it to someone). And third, you can click on the Share in the photo viewer or whatever it is called when you go to view the photo in a larger view. The reason I ask that you use these options is so that people can see who's photo it is and where the original is located.

Rule No.2
I have no problem if you download any of my photos here on G+ to use as a desktop background on your computer, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android Tablet. All I ask is that you don't go download crazy, but it does bring a smile to my face knowing that people like my photos enough that they want to see it on their desktop everyday.

Rule No.3
When it comes to prints like a picture on the wall, I do have photos on my SmugMug (http://jfphoto65.smugmug.com/) that you can purchase. But I do not have a problem if you print one out on that little printer you bought from Walmart and put in a little cheap frame also bought from Walmart as the photos here are not top high resolution for top quality printing. And again don't go print crazy, I would prefer you buy prints from through my SmugMug page and the money would go towards someone, that being me, who makes little for working at a small printshop.

Rule No.4
To wrap up, all I am asking is that you do not claim that my photos are yours or post them, print them, or share them in a way that would give others the idea that the photo is your property or that you took the photo. Keep in mind that I have the original RAW files and the original processed files. Also, I prefer you do not make a profit on my photos, you know, sell them, make prints and sell them on street corners, etc. Since I put the work into the photo, I should be the one making a profit, it's that simple. Let me state that I am into the photography not to get rich (but it wouldn't hurt), but as a creative outlet or hobby for me.

My favorite subjects to photograph:
-cars (especially classic ones)
-buildings (especially old ones)
-cityscape/townscape
-some landscape
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