closed winners announced. 60-Hour Post_processing Challenge #625

mcgillro

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Files are here:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7b6f3q94uyqgbqh/AAAPzQTlSpHzqePiT4wy2n6ha?dl=0
I hope this works!


Challenge will close on , January 9th at 8:00 AM, NZ time. I have allowed a bit of extra time, as I am in a different time zone to most of you ....

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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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entry 1

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Entry 1

All adjustments in LR and PS. Mostly contrast, crop, vignette and highlights/shadows with Lumenzia luminosity masks, crisp warm colour lookup, and finally a tinted border.

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Edited raw file in DxO PL2 then tweaked in Elements. Very little editing done.

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DxO PL4 on orf file.
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And a B&W from the above.
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Decided I didn't want the "interest" the light poles provided the horizon, so used Affinity Photo's inpainting brush to clean it up a bit.

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I wish i could remember how I get from A o B. Some adjustments in Lightroom, a sky change in Photoshop and adjustment of the water colour to match the new sky, also in PS. Removed the lightposts using the Clone tool. Straightened up the horizon.

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Converted to B&W in LR, and the added a touch of fog in PS (This PS learning curve is a steep gradient! How did anyone manage before Google and YouTube? )

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Whew - winning a challenge is a double edged sword, as far as I can see. So many fantastic entries - how on earth can one choose! Especially for someone like me, who just "plays" and doesn't understand what she is doing :)
 

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Whew - winning a challenge is a double edged sword, as far as I can see. So many fantastic entries - how on earth can one choose! Especially for someone like me, who just "plays" and doesn't understand what she is doing :)
I've never felt confident in evaluating other photographers' PP skills, I don't feel I'm good enough and don't like doing it. I tend to go with the images that 'look' best on my biggest screen without going into a deep public critique on every single image.

Anyway, this is for fun and most of us were at school at a time when only the top three got a medal on sports day. If anyone wants to know why I didn't place them above another image, they are most welcome to PM me.

The quality of an SRGB JPEG is device dependent. You have to consider that each participant will be editing and viewing on different devices - it's never a level playing field, so can't be taken too seriously.

Great practice though. I really look forward to taking part in this challenge. My first entries were truly awful!
 
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I've never felt confident in evaluating other photographers' PP skills, I don't feel I'm good enough and don't like doing it. I tend to go with the images that 'look' best on my biggest screen without going into a deep public critique on every single image.

Anyway, this is for fun and most of us were at school at a time when only the top three got a medal on sports day. If anyone wants to know why I didn't place them above another image, they are most welcome to PM me.

The quality of an SRGB JPEG is device dependent. You have to consider that each participant will be editing and viewing on different devices - it's never a level playing field, so can't be taken too seriously.

Great practice though. I really look forward to taking part in this challenge. My first entries were truly awful!
I agree @RichardC - without this challenge I would never have taken myself back into Photoshop. I also look forward to it - about as much as Mr B looks forward to the mystery object (ok - maybe not AS much 🙃 )
 
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