Ok, here's my challenge for the 8th 72hr Post Processing Challenge! I thought I'd do something a little different, so I've selected a set of 5 HDR bracketed images for this one. This is a set of 5 images taken from the Denali Lodge overlook just outside Denali National Park, just as the sun was setting across the mountain range. I've used other sets of HDR images taken from the same session, but not this exact set. For those interested, IIRC these 5 are taken with the GX1 + 14-140mm, balanced on a fence post for stability, with 1 stop exposure bracketed images. You are free to do whatever you like for PP - use all or some of the 5 images in HDR processing, single frames with standard RAW processing, or whatever else suits your fancy. Good luck! As a starting point is the reference image, using the Balanced preset from HDR Efex Pro 2, all at default settings. <a href="http:[email protected] "800" height="600" alt="PP Challenge #8 (jloden) - HDR"></a> Download Links: RAW (zip) JPG (zip) I'll give a little bit of extra time on this one since I couldn't get it posted until late. Winner will be announced Mon, Jan 28 at noon EST. Mu-43 Post Processing Challenge 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. 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. 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) 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.