Mu-43.com Post Processing Challenge #120

AussiePhil

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Mu-43.com Post Processing Challenge #120 - Winner announced, now final

OK here we go, moving away from water as it is Spring here in OZ, flowers are the go. I have hidden the previously published version of this one so go to town and have fun.
Note that the jpg is a convert of the dng with zero processing as I tend to only shoot raw and my workflow includes immediate convert to DNG.

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_9148347 by aussiephil1960, on Flickr


The Rules:

The Challenger will provide any photo that he/she deems worthy of challenging other members to "improve" by way Post Processing. It must be their own photo, and taken with m4/3 equipment. "Improve" is a subjective term, and includes many creative ideas as well as traditional "fixing". The Challenger agrees that entrants may make any changes they deem fit to post in their entry.

The winner of the previous challenge gets to post the next Challenge and serves as the judge for his/her PP challenge.
For obvious purposes, the judge is disqualified from participating in his/her own PP challenge. Instead, he/she should post a photo to start out the challenge.

***** If the winner fails to post a new challenge within five days, the responsibility passes to the runner-up. *****
At the end of the 72-hours (we don't have to be strict about 72-hours, especially with time differences depending on where you are on the globe), the judge will name a winner, a first runner-up, and a second runner-up.

Entrants:

The Challenger's image is posted for the sole purpose of the PP Challenge; it is not posted to invite Critique or Criticism.
Entries shall be limited to 2 per member for each Challenge.

Entrants to post a BBCode link to the Large size image of their PP edit(s), preferably 1024px x npx, or npx x 1024px, if the original image and/or the PP edit allow for these sizes. Also a click-through to the original sized hosted edit if appropriate (but not a requirement for entry). If you post your entry to a photo-hosting site such as Flickr, Photobucket, or a Gallery, etc., please credit the original photographer to make it clear it is not your photograph; something like "Photo taken by xxxxxx over at Mu-43.com" should suffice.

Entrants are strongly encouraged to post the settings and techniques used for their entry, however this is not a requirement for entry.

As we all know, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. We may not all agree with the chosen winners, but the judges decision is final without adverse comment from the Entrants; the judge is encouraged (but not required) to state what criteria he used to decide on a winner.

To make sure we don't break any Mu-43 rules/regulations, by participating in the PP Challenge you are allowing the judge to re-post your image for the sole purpose of announcing the winners in the thread.

JPEG: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/28032744/_9148347.jpg
RAW: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/28032744/_9148347.dng

Haven't used Dropbox for ages trust it works, please let me know if it doesn't and i will fix and extend the time.

The contest will end Saturday, September 20 around 9:30pm Australian Eastern Time.
 

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Hastily done, and a little "out there", but I wanted to participate before leaving for NYC. Hopefully, I'll be able to post another.
 

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quickly done in lightroom
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em5 camera profile vivid
curves
exposure down
white clipping up
shadows and highlights down
clarity 50
vibrance -43
saturation - 52
split toning
highlight hue +329
shadow hue +86
crop 16:9
post crop vignette
amount 21
roundness 100
auto level/vertical
vertical perspective -5
 

aKilter

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2nd entry.....submitted just a few hours before leaving town for the weekend:
 

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Thanks to everyone who submitted an entry, it's always interesting to see how others would process an image.

Here's the results

1st place: esnift - for Post 9 https://www.mu-43.com/showthread.php?t=69199&p=692943#post692943

2nd place: Previz - for Post 3

3rd place: Scotsman - for Post 2

Congrats to esnift
I liked the way esnift copped the image into a portrait orientation that allows the curved garden bed to lead to the ferris wheel. the evening out of the blown sky on the right side balances the blue sky out, the crop helped with that. The removal of the castle from the left removes a minor distraction as well.
Nice job and is making me rethink my original edit and crop

Previz, that abstract garden caught me right out when i first seen it but something about it continued to grow on me.

Scotsman, the first one (post2) grabbed me because it took the blown highlights and used them for effect.

Cheers all and over to esnift for the next one..

Phil
 

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Thanks Phil!

I'll try to get the next challenge up within 24 hours.
 
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