48 Hour Post Processing Challenge #568 - CLOSED - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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An image from Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Bendy in places. Let's see what can be done with it.

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RAW file is here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/iia6oippjvvq9z0/P3190682.ORF?dl=0

JPEG is here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wacemhwjzn21lpg/P3190682.jpg?dl=0


The Challenge closes at midnight BST (GMT+1) on Thursday July 2nd.
48-Hour Post-Processing Challenge Rules
The Challenge Master provides an image or images to be "improved" upon by way of post-processing, as well as a closing date for entries.
  1. 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.
  2. Each entrant is allowed two entries in the Challenge.
  3. At the close of the Challenge, the Challenge Master will select a Winner and Runners-up.
  4. The Winner of the challenge is honoured as the Master of the next Challenge

Notes:
  • Any/all source images used for the challenge must be the Challenge Master's own images. They are posted solely for the purpose of this Challenge; not 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 image.
  • "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 strongly 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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This is so out of contest! I just wanted to show you what happened when I tried to use a 8 point straightening of this picture in DxO PL3 using DxO Viewpoint!
Other than trying to get everything straight only basic changes have been made. I will be back!
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So for this one I went with only 4 points on the verticals, looks better to me.
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And for something completely different, a B&W from the above!
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I think I'm going cross eyed trying to figure out what is straight :laugh:
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Entry #1:

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Processed raw file through DxO PL3. Then went into Hugin to use a Panini General projection, slightly reducing the perspective stretch in the corners. Then into Gimp and Nik tools for tweaks.

Like several other entries, I embraced the crooked skylights, as they seem to be an architectural feature and not an optical distortion.

Oh. . . I returned from my travels today, so this is an entry. 😁
 
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Looks like a nice museum to visit. I did the processing in Adobe Photoshop.

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starting with the last and Nik Silver Efex
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Reprocessed from scratch. Similar, but different. A little less stretchy. Also a bit bendier and seemingly (but not really) fishy. Trying to find a sweet spot between curvature and volumetric deformation on the edges.
 
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Don't give up. The 7-14mm PRO is an excellent lens that doesn't distort much for a 14mm equiv., and the camera was almost straight, but not quite. The solution isn't necessarily a supercomputer :)
Thank you very much for your confidence in my abilities. My difficulty was not only how to do the corrections, but what the corrected image would look like (that is, what to aim for) :) But here is my "straight" attempt:
I edited raw file in DxO PL2 where I applied automatic lens distortion correction (didn't do much that I could see), then further edited it in Elements where I applied camera filter correction (overdid the pincushion distortion correction than partially reversed it to try to reduce the distortion at the top) The rest was the usual tinkering with light levels/contrast.

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I edited raw file in DxO PL2 where I applied automatic lens distortion correction (didn't do much that I could see),
In DxO the lens corrections are applied automatically to raw files (as long as you have kept the default settings for raw), so you should see no difference if applying them again.
 
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An image from Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Bendy in places. Let's see what can be done with it.
I was surprised to see a significant amount of purple fringing in the skylight framing. It took a lot of extra correction in DxO to mitigate, and still left fuzzy edges. Is this typical for the m.Zuiko 7-14 in high-contrast situations? Is it corrected automatically in LR or Olympus Workspace?
 

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Normal adjustments + horizon correction in DxO PL2
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