After Before Forum Week 59 (Bar)


ABF bar 9-11 (2)


The after version was processed through the Nik Color Efex Pro 4 using the combination of the tonal contrast, detail extractor, levels and curves, colorize 6, and vignette. As a result, it added some texture to the original photo, also tuned down the lighting of the wall in TV area a little bit.

Thanks to Ben’s feedback! I’m bringing the blue light back to the after (above) by clicking off the colorize 6. Here is another version of the after:

ABF Bar (5) 9-12



The original photo below was taken with the Canon 50 mm, ISO 3200.

ABF bar 9-11

Ben's after-before-friday-2015

Thank you so much, Ben for carrying the torch for ABF! 🙂  Click HERE for the ABF guidelines.

Before I joined the ABF, I thought re-touching or processing was about editing a bad image. But, Ben (Apeture64) has taught us that it actually is a photo transformation. Take a look of ABF Week 59…  Join us! 🙂


Dr. Hb (hbhatnagar) has a unique weekly theme on Thursday – “Two phrase story“. How that works? “I (Dr. Hb) provide the first phrase, you complete the thought and who knows where you might lead the train?” Join this fun theme.

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