48 hour post processing challenge #554 - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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This photo presents a few problems to overcome.

Have fun with it :)

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JPEG: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ld02v2igwkotuvr/PB131778.JPG?dl=0

ORF: https://www.dropbox.com/s/gxnfinskketmq8l/PB131778.ORF?dl=0


Competition closes Friday 22nd May 2020 at 20.00 GMT.




Post-Processing Challenge Rules:

  1. The Challenge Master provides an image to be "improved" upon by way of post-processing, as well as a closing date for entries.
  2. Entrants are to post their entries, visible in this thread, at a resolution of 1000 to 1600 pixels in the longest dimension, prior to the closing date.
  3. Each entrant is allowed two entries in the Challenge. Please mark entries clearly by number.
  4. At the close of the Challenge, the Challenge Master will select a Winner and Runners-up.
  5. The Winner of the Challenge is honored as the Master of the next Challenge.
Notes:

  • The image(s) used for the challenge must be the Challenge Master's own. Source images are posted solely for the purpose of this Challenge and are not posted to invite critique or criticism nor for other uses. If Entrants post their entries at a photo sharing site, they should credit the owner of the original source material.
  • "Improve" is a subjective term, and may include many creative ideas, as well as traditional "fixing". The Challenge Master agrees that Entrants may make any changes they deem fit in their entries.
  • Entrants are encouraged to enter their best efforts even if this means replacing versions. Please do this by exchanging your latest effort with the image you wish to remove. You may note the replacement in a comment in the edited posting.
  • Entrants are also encouraged to share the tools and techniques used for their entries, however this is not a requirement for entry.
  • As we all know, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. The Challenge Master is encouraged (but not required) to state the criteria used to decide upon a Winner. While we may not all agree with the result, the Challenge Master's decision is final. Please refrain from posting adverse comment.
  • If the Winner is unable to post a new Challenge within five days, the honor passes to the next Runner-up.
 
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No problems! Just opportunities.
ORF file in DxO PL3.
Entry #1.
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And as usual a B&W from the above.
Entry #2.
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Interesting shot, and a hard challenge. I wasn't sure how to process it, so I thought I'd try to treat it as a graphic image (increased contrast and saturation of the cabins and converted everything else to B&W).

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Entry #2: Another crazy idea :) : used Nik Color Efex "Fog" but my gradation between foreground and background is not very good....

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I guess I jazzed it a bit...

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#1

[edited because the sand seemed too orange in the original post]

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I tried some frequency separation to paint some colour back into the blown out portions of the sky.
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Normal adjustments in DxO PL2, followed by neutral density graduated filter effect in Nik Color Efex and cropped
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Normal adjustment in DxO PL2 and cropped
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This was a fun shot to work on. Nice dramatic backlighting .

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A different crop.

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Who says it's about the beach, cabins and sky? Why not embrace the flare?

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Took me some time to get ideas. Great shot for the challenge. Didn't want to chicken out on the top right.
Corrected the perspective slightly and played with the extreme sun flare, some work on the lights and shadows, colours and saturation. Wanted to keep all the buildings. Crop to 16:9 for better panorama.
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There is a certain charm in the old post-card style.
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