Scroll down to the Comments section to see what the fuss is all about!
If you're interested in playing, let me know. We're still open for entries!
Have you looked at others' pictures and wondered how much and what kind of post-processing has gone into the photo? Sometimes its obvious and other times it is so subtle that you wonder if anything was done to the photo at all. These days what you do to a photo is probably as important as how you took it.
Here's my experiment. I want to see what YOU can do to this unedited image using ANY image editing software. I intentionally picked an average image of general interest with many possibilities.
This is NOT a contest for the best post-processed image. I'm NOT looking for the best, right, or creative approach to this image.All I want to know is this - if you had taken this shot, what would you have done before uploading it on flickr?Maybe you'll just do an auto-fix, maybe you'll make it look different or maybe you'll go completely nuts. I want to see where you go to make this look right for you! No rules.
Please add the edited photo in the comments section below (in the same dimensions/size as the one seen above) on Friday morning, whenever that is in your part of the world. If you could, please explain in detail what you did to the picture and why.
I was going to ask all of you to email me your masterpieces but decided to go with the honor system instead. No cheating folks, let's not suck the fun out of a silly experiment by getting competitive here. :-D Please don't be tempted to look at others' versions until you're ready to post. And even if yours looks similar to someone else's, it's okay, go ahead and add it.
Since I have a free account, I cannot offer you this photo to download. If you send me a flickr mail with your alternate email address, I will be more than happy to email the original picture for you to monkey with.
Please feel free to upload your version in your stream; it is after all, your creation! A link to the original photo (this one) would be nice. :-)