48 Hour Post-Processing Challenge #579 (closed, results posted)

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Let's stick with the mountains and forests theme, but with a closer view and a gratuitous lake thrown in.

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Mt. Shuksan, reflected in Picture Lake (adjacent to the ski slopes on the NE base of Mt. Baker)

Raw and Jpeg files are here.

Challenge will close at 4PM (16:00) on Thursday, August 6th, PDT (UTC-7).

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Post-Processing Challenge Rules:
  1. 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.
  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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Beautiful place and capture
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Amazing scene, nothing much I can add to this ;)

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Beautiful picture Lyle, as always.
Edit: Please forgive me but I have to replace these pictures as I missed that DxO hadn't used the optics module for this picture.
Entry #1
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And guess what, a B&W from the above.
Edit: Please forgive me but I have to replace these pictures as I missed that DxO hadn't used the optics module for this picture.
Entry #2:
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Beautiful shot, not much to do with it great as is.
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Beautiful place and capture
Amazing scene, nothing much I can add to this ;)
Beautiful picture Lyle, as always.
Entry #1
Thanks. . . I think.

I am worried now that I haven’t allowed for enough variability in this one. When/if my turn comes around again, I’ll have to be sure to select something tremendously dark, ugly, awkward, and crooked. :cautious:
 

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Wow VERY nice shot.
Not much I can do to this one

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And Just so I don't feel left out :p
Entry # 2 B&W

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And a monochrome version, to keep @BosseBe happy.

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Beautiful scene. Adobe Camera Raw all the way.
Basic panel tweaks (to make it too light ;)) then some brushwork with different brushes on the rock face and reflection. Removed the kiosk/outhouse.

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Very nice. I haven't participated in this thread for a long time but I couldn't resist this one.
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Can I play, too? #2

New Smart Object via copy, back to Adobe Camera Raw, other settings.

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Lovely pic. Used my standard preset for landscape on DxO PL2 and the results were perfect requiring no further adjustments. Landscapes are best in 16:9 so cropped it
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Used Nik Siver Efex for B&W
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