Creative toning challenge: Are you the next Monet?

  1. nerdkabir
    Honeycomb Jul 15, 2020

  2. TheGadgetGirl
    Gingerbread Jul 15, 2020

  3. nerdkabir
    Honeycomb Jul 15, 2020

    nerdkabir , via OnePlus 6T , Jul 15, 2020 :
    Rarely i like HDR effect.. this one seemed to be born for it!! The Shell..

    Used Snapseed to edit the whole image.

    This is the last of it. Good luck guys.

  4. nerdkabir
    Honeycomb Jul 15, 2020

    nerdkabir , via OnePlus 6T , Jul 15, 2020 :
    There is a movie where there are two worlds upside down this same way. Seemed perfect to edit this particular image the same way.

    Used Snapseed to edit this.

  5. Z1512115928960
    Cupcake Jul 15, 2020

    Z1512115928960 , Jul 15, 2020 :
    Here's my rendition, balance enteries to be posted soon...
    An early winter morning with sun illuminating the lifting fog!

    Processing app used- Snapseed


    Attached Files:

    TheGadgetGirl, Advonik and buntycubal like this.

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  7. nerdkabir
    Honeycomb Jul 15, 2020

  8. nerdkabir
    Honeycomb Jul 15, 2020

  9. Bouncer71
    OnePlus 7 Pro Sample Shot Photographer Community Expert Jul 15, 2020

    Bouncer71 , Jul 15, 2020 :
    Very cool Challenge @Fleming F. .. :D

    I have chosen these two photos of yours..

    First the RAW of Tokio Tower...

    I saw that lightdome rising over the city, the flares and wanted to really bring that out..
    Kind of reminds me of a Blade Runner..

    Tokyo tower at night (RAW)_001.jpg

    Used Lightroom Mobile CC on the OP7Pro...
    Started with raising the exposure by +1EV and bringing up the shadows to get that glow...
    Now overexposed I lowered the Highlights and Blacks to get the dark sky and contrast back...
    Adding a bit of clarity and dehaze so the colors pop, plus a little vignette to define the outer edge of the lightdome..
    To get a bit softer look applied denoise with a lot of details and the fine masked sharpness..
    Final touch Whitebalance a bit colder, a bit of raised dynamics and slightly saturation..

    Secondly the stairs...
    I really like the framing and the almost golden tone of the stairs, but somehow that tone is missing on some parts or are repeated on the walls..
    So I decided to correct that.. ;)

    Spiral stairs (1)_001_001.jpg
    Again with Lightroom CC Mobile masking the walls and desaturated.. Then masking the the gray parts of the stairs and changing white balance to max warmth...
    Next edits to the whole photo just adding texture, clarity and dehaze to bring out the details and give it a surreal look...


    So thanks again Fleming for the fun and good luck everyone..!!! :D

    P.s.: Before/After pics done with Photoshop express

  10. nerdkabir
    Honeycomb Jul 15, 2020

  11. blueskywhale
    Honeycomb Jul 15, 2020

    blueskywhale , Jul 15, 2020 :
    [Nice to see a different contest , thanks @Fleming F. For come up with such an interesting theme .
    Here I have toned my favorite 2 images using Adobe Lightroom Mobile

    Chinese village-01_001.jpeg

    Tokyo tower at night (RAW)_001.jpg

    Tokyo tower at night (RAW) (1)_001.jpg

    Attached Files:

  12. Cakepips
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 15, 2020

    Cakepips , Jul 15, 2020 :
    Well... here's my toning photo:
    (looks like quite a few people have gone for this one. Probably will do different one)

    Done in Photoshop (messed about with curves, brightness, contrast and a adjusted gradient map.).
    Went more for the cyber vibe on this one. :relaxed:

    Tokyo tower at night Cp.png

    edit - I've done all 5 here
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2020

  13. Starcommander , via OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple , Jul 15, 2020 :
    Hey @Fleming F. Thank you so much for the contest. It is super cool.

    The first image that stuck in my mind when I saw the spiral staircase was Lord of the rings, Doctor strange from Marvel comics.
    My imagination was to give it the closest look what I thought would represent Marvel Comics.
    I used snapseed for edit.
    Here is my variation of your staircase.


    Edits :
    1. Brightness : +2
    2. Contrast : -2
    3. Ambiance : +58
    4. Highlights : +41
    5. Shadows : +16
    6. Warmth : +19
    7. Structure : +46
    8. Sharpening : +23
    9. Temperature : +85
    10. Grudge : 1
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2020

  14. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016 Jul 15, 2020

    Dresa91 , Jul 15, 2020 :
    great work my friend:)

  15. TheGadgetGirl
    Gingerbread Jul 15, 2020

    TheGadgetGirl , Jul 15, 2020 :
    "In a quest to find The True Nord!"


    This one took some serious efforts since the mountains and the sky in the foreground was poorly lit. I hope ya'all like this vibrance and touch of magic on this one.

    Also, don't forget hit that ' like ' if you are as excited to find your true Nord as I am this July 21st. *I am sure you will!*

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    Last edited: Jul 15, 2020

  16. Starcommander
    Lollipop Jul 15, 2020

  17. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016 Jul 15, 2020

  18. TheGadgetGirl
    Gingerbread Jul 15, 2020

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    TheGadgetGirl , via OnePlus Community App , Jul 15, 2020 :
    Compiling all my entries to this challenge in this comment

    📸 1. Chinese Village
    Title: "In a quest to find The True Nord"



    📸 2. London Bridge
    Title: "Beneath the sky full of stars..lies the London Bridge that'd never fall down"



    📸 3. Shehzhen
    Title: "The Andromeda Town"



    📸 4. Spiral Stairs
    Title: "The Golden Spiral of Time"



    📸 5. Tokyo Tower at Night
    Title: "Skies Above! Stars Below!"


    Loved this challenge. Looking forward for more stuff!

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  19. jineeshr
    Eclair Jul 15, 2020

  20. IamIRONSman
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 15, 2020