72 Hour Post Processing Challenge #671 - Closed, Winner announced!

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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 honoured 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 honour passes to the next Runner-up
This is the Kista Science Tower in Stockholm, Sweden. Yes it is triangular!

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Raw file and JPEG can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fi3xeuftnf7b450/AAA1LWvw7e4FJm-ok3AFUZ2Na?dl=0

This challenge will end on Wednesday 16 June at 18:00 CET (2021-06-16, 18:00), so not really 72 hours but close.

 
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As usual, edited raw file in DxO PL4 then tweaked in elements.

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Entry #1 Elements and DeNoise
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Initial exposure tweaks and modest perspective correction in Adobe Camera Raw.
Some work on warming and enhancing contrast of the sky in Photoshop.
Topaz Denoise AI after downsizing for display, mostly for sharpening.

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Raw developed with DxO and tweaks in Gimp/Nik. I wanted the tower to feel like the mothership of the monolith from 2001, A Space Odyssey. I increased the perspective distortion in DxO Viewpoint to accentuate the height of the building. I made sharpness, contrast and structure adjustments with G'mic for Gimp and Nik Color Efex Pro 4.
 
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Entry 2, increased contrast, high structure B&W version of my first entry using Nik Silver Efex.

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Oh, no! So many good entries, why did I have to pick this picture? ;)
I guess I have to see to that my calendar is open on Wednesday evening because it will be a tough job judging this!
So keep them coming and make my job even harder.
 
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Looks like people are cropping the bottom. Not me, just some tweaks to let it fade a bit. If I find some time I think I'll clone out the street lamp.

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Noise reduction in Photolab 4, changes to contrast and geometry in Lightroom, further straightening in Photoshop, then sky coloured using solid colour adjustment layer, orange grad and luminosity mask. Some painting on the mask to put some warm colours onto the building.

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