Analog Friday #6 - Sunny Edits

by Piotr Matura August. 30, 2019 255 views

I decided to share my another editing attempt today. Looking over my recent analog photos, I picked this one:

A lot of bright yellow flowers over a small pond. I captured it on Fujifilm C200 film last month. In reality it was just a small flower bed and tiny pond behind a restaurant we stopped for dinner on our way. I tried to frame it look more interesting than it really was ;)

Anyway, I started my editing with adjusting shadows (brightened them a lot) and highlights (darkeneded a little). Then I applied a warm looking LUT, and here is what I received:

Then I decided to play a little with Analog Efex filter (even though it is analog photo, I know :)). A little bit more saturation, grain and a little muted, warm film effect. Final result looks like this:


A stronger take on Analog Efex filter - I went for more "retro" look this time.

Which one you like the most? Or what would you do differently? I'll be happy to hear and try your suggestions :)

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Russell Smith 1 year ago

#4 would be my personal favorite one.

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Piotr Matura Replied to Russell Smith 1 year ago

Thank you, Russell. I made few versions, but I like this one best, too.

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Abigail Gossage 1 year ago

They are all valid but I like the retro look best.  Maybe because I have been playing with a retro lens recently.

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Piotr Matura Replied to Abigail Gossage 1 year ago

Thank you, Abigail. I like the retro look, too. No surprise here, because I prefer and mostly shoot film smile

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Berckmans Peter 1 year ago

Very sunny indeed. I would go for the retro look. Also I am a fan of minimum edit. And I know yellow is very hard to get something out of it.

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Piotr Matura Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year ago

Thank you, Peter. I'm playing with editing/tuning photos right now and I feel it depends on a photo which way is best. I think mostly I try to add more depth and "character" to photo no matter if by small or big changes.

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Heike 1 year ago

Piotr, to be honest, I don't see remarkable differences. smile I mean not such ones I would call 'edits', only little adjustments. That's absolutly ok, if that is your goal, but 'editing' imho is a more visible change. To another color, or into a pop-art style or sharp into dreamy or blurred. Nevertheless I like the photo, but I really can't say which version I like most. They are still so similar. grinning

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Piotr Matura Replied to Heike 1 year ago

Thank you for your comment, Heike. When you put it that way, you are right - these are rather adjustments than edits. Especially the last one, where I reduced original intensity of the filter. I added one more version, this time without going easy on Analog Efex - I think this one looks a bit different wink

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Heike Replied to Piotr Matura 1 year ago

That's true, it definitely differs. smileIt's a nice retro look. I like it.
You can also achive a nice retro look by adding a bit vignette for example. This can be done also in analog efex, you can change the intensity and position of the vignette on the right side in the programm, when you added a filter.  But be carefull, edititing is addictive. laughing

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Piotr Matura Replied to Heike 1 year ago

Thanks for advice smile  I played with vignette and bokeh already, but decided to not add it here. And you are right about being careful, once you start tinkering with photos, you can sink any amount of time in it grinning

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