Post Processing Challenge #127

Aug 31, 2010
Smithville Ontario Canada
Real Name
David Buckle
I took this photo locally on a back road in the Niagara wine region. Mike Weir the Pro Golfer has a winery here. Sorry no Raw File available.

Country Road by dbuckle2695, on Flickr

Challenge to end at 12 noon on Sat Oct 18th 2014

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.


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" 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.


I was puzzled what to do with this one, so decided to take that literally:
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(Vertus Fluid Mask, Flypaper Textures, Nik Analog Efex Pro 2, FilterForge 4.0)


The owls are not what they seem:
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Fractalius 2.0 Demo + Photoshop spot healing to remove the demo markers ...


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Jun 1, 2014
Canberra, ACT, Aust
Real Name
Let's see if I can remember all the bits, got to learn to look at PS history before closing file.
Selected road repair and tire marks and cloned out.
Clean edge up a bit more
worked on sky to get some blue and recover some of the blown areas.
Then played with shadows and highlights more to bring out more info
then add quite a bit of saturation to pump the autumn colours.
Because the sky edits became visible due to jpg I decided to oil paint it so adjusted it to personal liking
finally cropped square
Final levels adjustments and save

mu-43 PPC127 by aussiephil1960, on Flickr
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