60-Hour Post Processing Challenge #684 - Closed - Winner announced

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Hope nobody minds a non-m43 file... I've been in the mode lately of going back through old shots seeing what I can re-do with them etc... I knew from reviewing my original pass from 2018 that this image has potential, so just re-did it some days ago. It took a number of attempts to come up with something I was relatively happy with... Even then I wasn't sure, but got some positive feedback on the result... So with the memory of this processing challenge fresh in my mind, I'm passing the 'pleasure' of this opportunity over to you and looking forward to what you come up with! :)

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I will close this challenge to new entries Wednesday morning August 4th Pacific Standard Time and proceed with my rulings from there.

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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Entry #1 Elements plus DeNoise /Sharpen
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Entry #2 Further crop plus Art Filter
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LR warmed a bit, increased exposure slightly, fiddled with lights, shadows etc then ran through Nik Colour Efex using Detail Extractor
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Nik B & W Fine Art
 

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Great picture! I like the painterly feeling it has.
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Through DxO PL4 to Gimp. Used Nik Color Efex (pro contrast and contrast color) and Nik Viveza to improve local contrast and color. I rearranged elements of the background to tighten the composition and then cropped to emphasize the main subject.
 
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Same exported tiff file from DxO, but different crop and processing in Gimp/Nik.
 

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Initial exposure tweaks in Adobe Camera Raw exported to Photoshop as a Smart Object. Copied for a somewhat darker sky. Blended in PS. Moved oof flower on another Smart Object & blended with a mask. Vignette applied with a Curves layer set to a strong contrast curve.
Display copy selectively sharpened in Topaz DeNoise AI.

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#2, same composition. Monochrome in PS, faux red filter. Modest mitigation of the onion skin in spots, grain added.

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#1 Something to print on a T-shirt maybe?

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