's Post Processing Challenge - #25

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by robbie36, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    rob collins
    I have loads of photos suitable for this challenge. Namely photos that I havent processed (although I quite like them) because they are flawed in one way or another.

    This photo looks pretty awful but I think there is a decent pic waiting to get out.


    So here are the files



    The jpeg is generated in a 'RAW + jpeg' shoot. I could probably generate a better jpeg from the RAW if someone wants.

    The usual blah.....

    Mu-43 PP Challenge Rules

    This will end on Saturday the 13th at midnight.

    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.

    Should the winner not be able to commit to being the next challenger/judge, the responsibility is passed on 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.

    Entries close Wed midnight (US time) and results Thursday morning....
  2. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
    very quick small jpg

    quick and dirty PP of the small JPG

    Attached Files:

  3. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    I especially love the color entry!

    robbie, when exactly does the challenge end? Your post says midnight on April 13....

  4. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    and the winner is.... LOL
    no fair! those are gorgeous!
  5. greyelm

    greyelm Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 28, 2010
  6. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
    LOL ... you guys are too kind :drinks:
  7. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    wow there are some amazing colors hiding out in those shadows!
  8. woody112704

    woody112704 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 13, 2012
    This is going to be a fun one, and absolutely love what you did with it Ill dawg.
  9. woody112704

    woody112704 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 13, 2012
    Man I could spend hours playing with this image and coming up with a bunch of different edits that I like. The first one I did basic global adjustments first then I did 4 or 5 different graduated filters(love those things!) taking away shadows and adding color and saturation. The second one was done in Nik Silver Efex and I chose the basic template I liked the best and tweaked it to get the resulting image.

    <a href="" title="pp25 by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8653290128_e0dab28d43_b.jpg "1024" height="646" alt="pp25"></a>

    <a href="" title="pp25-2(1) by woody112704, on Flickr"> 8653289752_57d3f94eea_b.jpg "1024" height="646" alt="pp25-2(1)"></a>
  10. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
  11. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Apr 8, 2011
  12. dtchan

    dtchan Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 24, 2010
    Mostly LR, and some touchups with Color Efex 4. Cropped 16:9.

  13. ill_dawg

    ill_dawg Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 26, 2010
    Second try, black and white this time because it's a lot of work trying to get those greens back


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  14. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
  15. JStheoriginal

    JStheoriginal Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2013
    here's my submission! Done in Lightroom 5 Beta (I couldn't tell a difference from Lightroom 4 btw...).

    unbelievable the colours that were there!

    Surreal Location! by JStheoriginal, on Flickr
  16. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    rob collins
    Great edits so far - keep them coming.

    Hmmm yes copy and pasted too much from the last entry. Competition will end at midnight (roughly) US time on Wednesday/Thursday morning.
  17. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
  18. shiosaki

    shiosaki Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 30, 2012
    my try :)
    processing with a single raw is difficult for this photo, i tried not to recover too much from the shadows but just bringing out more of the sky colours.

  19. ovengloves

    ovengloves Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 16, 2013
    England, UK
    1st entry - I tried a panorama style crop and tried to make the frame more about the sky and the silhouette of the temples, main reason being to avoid any HDR-like treatment, which I'm not good at (or don't like, but probably the first:smile:)