Post Processing Challenge #127

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by dbuckle, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    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.

    14922642053_d58a077a8f_o.jpg 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.
  2. minibokeh

    minibokeh Guest

    I was puzzled what to do with this one, so decided to take that literally:
    <a href="[email protected]/14923194484" title=" by Moritz Berger, on Flickr"> View attachment 390098 "1024" height="768" alt=""></a>
    (Vertus Fluid Mask, Flypaper Textures, Nik Analog Efex Pro 2, FilterForge 4.0)
  3. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Apr 8, 2011

    Played with curves and saturation, then croped to 16:9,added noise and border.
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  4. minibokeh

    minibokeh Guest

    The owls are not what they seem:
    <a href="[email protected]/15544107235" title=" by Moritz Berger, on Flickr"> View attachment 390101 "767" height="1024" alt=""></a>
    Fractalius 2.0 Demo + Photoshop spot healing to remove the demo markers ...
  5. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    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

    15361905637_5709cf3c74_b.jpg mu-43 PPC127 by aussiephil1960, on Flickr
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  6. sokar

    sokar Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 30, 2011
    Both cropped to remove front portion of the road. The monochrome image was processed in NIK SEF Pro. The 2nd was processed in LR4.


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  7. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Thanks all for entering your images to this challenge. I went back and forth on my choice but settled on Soker's B&W version as the winner.
    Perviz came a close 2nd and AuzziePhils 3rd
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  8. sokar

    sokar Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 30, 2011
    Thanks dbuckle, a new competition will be posted soon.