72-Hour Post Processing Challenge #649 — Winners announced

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In the polder nearby:

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Taken with the Olympus 9mm body cap lens, so people who rely on automatic lens corrections are out of luck. ;) (Unless you decide to keep the distortion as it is, of course. I do not really have a preference.)

Raws and Jpegs from the 3-shot bracket can be accessed from here: https://web.tresorit.com/l/g6T0j#MIM0bNNTImaSdw30NQb5VQ

The challenge will close on Tuesday March 30th at 5pm GMT.

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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.
  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:
  • 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.
 
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Used a Samyang profile in lightroom to unbend some curves. Cropped. Stretched to 5x4 upright format. Added a blue gradient map, texture and border.

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DxO PL4 for lens correction (Fisheye @ 60) created preset for BodyCap9mm so I have it next time, then applied the same to all 3 raw files and exported to AuroraHDR2018 (Got it free from AmateurPhotographer Magazine). Created HDR in Aurora ans exported it as TIFF, opened TIFF in DxO and added some Clearview and contrast and Gamma also cropped a bit to change the perspective.
Entry #1:
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Entry #2 a B&W from the above:
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Started with entry 1, removed the b/w and gradient map layers, turned everything up to 11 and added a sun flare filter in ON1.

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opened 3 files, merged to HDR adjusted, denoised and sharpened.
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I only used the darkest raw file to reclaim the blown highlight, and adjusted shadows up from there. Defished, straightened and cropped in DxO PL4. Initial color and exposure adjustments, plus DeepPRIME NR in DxO. Contrast, color tweaks and vignette added in Gimp+Nik.
 
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started with the previous and ran the Nik extract detail filter.
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DxO PL4 for lens correction (Fisheye @ 60) created preset for BodyCap9mm so I have it next time
Clever! Did some testing with a rectangular subject, and it seems you could still go a bit higher than that. Somewhere around 63. Although the result never became perfectly rectangular for any setting.
 

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Clever! Did some testing with a rectangular subject, and it seems you could still go a bit higher than that. Somewhere around 63. Although the result never became perfectly rectangular for any setting.
I actually had it up to 70, but it is hard to say what is right without a rectangular subject. A preset is a starting point for me, another picture might need more or less, and there is always other corrections to be made.
But pre-sets are nice to have, you can create one for a special place in certain conditions and apply it to any new photos and get a starting point.
 

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There's actually a profile for the lens in lensfun (though it doesn't seem to actually work completely, and only is for distortion and not vignetting/TCA).

Just did an edit using the lowest-exposure image. Maybe I'll look at the other two later.

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There's actually a profile for the lens in lensfun
That is right. I did my first edit of this picture in Darktable, and there correcting the distortion was a matter of one click. It's too bad DxO PhotoLab does not have a profile for this lens, and does not support lensfun profiles either. :)
 

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