72 Hour Post Processing Challenge #670

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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.

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  • 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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I took this in Santa Fe New Mexico a few years ago. I think it needs some help.

The raw file is here https://www.dropbox.com/s/op3hdo4bz5r91tf/_6210007.ORF?dl=0
The jpeg is here https://www.dropbox.com/s/dkfohb8w2fhdori/_6210007.JPG?dl=0

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Some help supplied!
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Basic colour edits in Capture 1.
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Legacy B/W filter in C1.
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Entry #1. Elements plus DeNoise
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Neat patterns, well seen. With the sun almost directly overhead, there will be strong shadows. Decided to revert back to the look of the old slide film ploy of underexposing by a stop to enhance saturation. That helped recover a sense of the nice patterning in the sidewalk.

All exposure tweaks, rotation and slight perspective correction achieved in Adobe Camera Raw.

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Same composition. Monochrome in ACR, with a curves layer both for contrast and a slight red shift applied in Photoshop.
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back to dt + gimp again and tried to emulate the mid mid west feels...
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bw version of my edit
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I didn't think that color added much, as I viewed this as mainly a graphic image with the window steel bars and shadows. Edited raw file in DxO PL4 (slight perspective adjustment, increased contrast)) and converted to B&W using Nik Silver Efex with a green filter. Resized in Elements.

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Developed the raw in DxO PL4 (geometry, exposure, NR, local adjustments to sky and sidewalk). Moved to Gimp/Nik, where I turned the vehicle into a shady bush and made further local contrast and color adjustments.

A note on geometry adjustments: the corners/walls of these southwestern adobe buildings are often off-plumb. It is slightly safer to use a lamppost, signpost. pole, or (in this case) the windows as vertical than to depend on the wall corners.
 
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I took the color version into Nik Silver Efex Pro 2, where I applied an orange filter to darken the sky and brighten the building. I added a light coffee tint.
 

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Ran the RAW through Nik Colour Efex Pro, then slightly cropped, played with green and yellow in HSL.
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Then ran the tiff through Nik silver Efex with a green filter, as I liked that effect the best.
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