Post Process Challenge #206

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by dbuckle, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    This is an early morning sunrise taken from my back door. It has been untouched as it came out of the camera. Enjoy.

    22255731201_1719796fbb_o. P3084201 by Dave Buckle, 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. "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 Lurch 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.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2015
  2. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014


    In the first one I cropped 3:2, strongly desaturated reds and blues, lightened up the snow, a little contrast in the sky to bring out the clouds shapes.
    In the second one I pushed the WB up until I got a sunset look, and shifted the reds to pink in the upper part of the image.
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  3. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

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  4. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
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  5. sesser

    sesser Zen Master Subscribing Member

    Mar 10, 2015
    Portland, OR
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  6. Topaz Impression.

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  7. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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  8. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    I can see from the exif data that this was a morning shot, so tried to process that way.

    22255731201_1719796fbb_o copy copy.
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  9. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
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  10. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Everyone did amazing work.
    1st place goes to Brian Beezley. His image caught how it really looked at the time. Your turn now Brain.
    2nd to Prolapic for the added birds image.
    3rd to Typhoto for the B&W image.
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  11. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

    Thanks, Dave. I just did one. Would anyone mind if I turned it over to protapic for a fresh viewpoint?

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  12. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Well, I do not mind going next.

    But I have to admit something.....I thought I remembered seeing this competition's view before, and searched backwards in time to Challenge 167, and it turns out that dbuckle had presented us a challenge with a sunrise view of his backyard before, but in warmer weather and with different angle of view. I therefore, in humor, recycled the winner's (siftu) added touch (a lens flare) and copied the the birds directly from another entry (eteless) that also received favorable comments. Nobody commented, so I guess this subtle attempt at humor went least I made a few adjustments in LR before adding these things in photoshop.

    I will post something late tonight or early tomorrow morning if no one "minds" as Brian has asked above.
  13. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

    What an interesting confession! Kind of like music sampling, I guess. OK, what I will do is refuse to post a Challenge. According to the rules, the runnerup takes over. Take it away, John.

    And thanks again for picking my image, Dave.

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