60 Hour Post Processing Challenge #617 - Closed - Winner announced

Tywais

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I took some photos yesterday in northern Thailand but the EM-1 Mark III wouldn't make a bad photo for me. This one has some issues though. lol
Added .dng for those who can't read the Mark III .orf files.

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All images can be found here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/tf26djq7bbkbzwr/PC100006.ORF?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/dyon6do4xbnpknh/PC100006.JPG?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3dvul0vhdtw2x2w/PC100006.dng?dl=0

Challenge will close on December 13, 2020 GMT, 08:30 PM (Sunday)

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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 honored as the Master of the next Challenge

Notes:
  • Images provided by Challenge Masters must be their own. 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.
  • Compositing is allowed provided the use of the donor image does not violate any licensing or copyright restrictions.
  • 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.
Good Luck!
 
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Could not open raw file DxO PL2 due to Exif not compatible. Processed JPEG
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I didn't know what to do with the building with the sloping roof on the right, so I cropped it out :(.

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Hmm - interesting, similar crop as don't have skills to address the sloping roof :)

Luminar for a general titivation, then Lightroom to crop out the sloping roof, and add "s" curve, clarity and vibrance.

Slipped in a different sky. Not experienced enough to know when this works yet!
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And a Nik silver Efex black and white, modern with a bit of noise reduction, as the conversion created a lot of noise.

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The sloping roof doesn't bother me. Cropping 16/9. Opened up the shadows over the widows of the sloping building. Denoising. B/W rendition using Infinity B/W. Frame using Color Efex Pro..

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Selective colour by using the HSL controls in DxO PL4.
Entry #1:
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Photoshop/Lightroom.

Straightened, removed tree, set colour balance, reduced noise, sharpened, set vibrance/contrast/clarity, changed sky, swept up, added border.

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Played a little with a Bright Cyan filter on the first entry.
Entry #2:
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B&W version
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Thanks to everyone for your entries! It wasn't an easy photo to work with, my apologies, but members did very well as usual.

#3 @RichardC #2 - very imaginative effort. :)
#2 @Zeus1 #1 - the B&W wide screen format works well with this
#1 @BosseBe #1 - the selective color gives it a nice dimension.

So over to @BosseBe
 
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