Post Processing Challenge #144

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by AussiePhil, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Closed and Winner Post Processing Challenge #144

    Post Processing Challenge #144

    I had just got a bunch of shots of the pedal car people from the other side of the trees and had moved the car forward and just pointed the camera out the window to shoot this one, it was not composed just shoot and hope. Over to the gurus to play with
    EM1 with 4/3 12-60, F7.1, ISO 200
    Location: Canberra, near Regatta point.

    16143796585_c5d50a3a97_b. PPC144 unprocessed jpg by aussiephil1960, on Flickr

    The RAW file is here

    and the JPEG here

    Good luck to everyone and I will close the competition January 2nd during the Evening in Australia.

    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. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

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  3. minibokeh

    minibokeh Guest

    DxO 10:
    Highlights -25, Shadows +37, Blacks +13
    Clearview 18
    Contrast -73, Microcontrast +25, Fine Contrast 8
    B&W film: Foma Fomapan 200 Creative (Filmpack 5)
    Split toning - Sepia Gold 53, Ferric sulfate 75, Split 0.65

    <a href="" title="_EM05318 by Moritz Berger, on Flickr"> View attachment 400817 "1024" height="768" alt="_EM05318"></a>
  4. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    This was processed using LR5 and Viveza plugin.

    Crop to try and focus on the spray, trees, carts. I straightened the crop to go level with the line of the sea, but reverted back so that the slight tilt from right to left to give some slight impression of momentum to the cart.

    Applied shadows, as there wouldn’t be that amount of contrast on the trees in Australia at this time of the year and at the time the shot was taken.

    Saturated the green colours so it could be applied to the separate shades of green on the grass and in the trees. Saturated reds to emphasise the carts a bit more. Blue skies didn’t need altering imo.

    Used Viveza as I thought a bit of stricture might be applied to the spray, trees and grass.

    Slight sharpening, masking and noise reduction, just in case (may not have been needed).

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  5. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    This one’s a Tonality Pro plugin preset in LR5, so I’m not going to lie and say it’s all me. Still, although TP’s not my primary source of post processing, it’s unlike other PP programs/ plugins out there (definitely not the same as SEP2) and as can be seen here, it does churn out some original results from time to time. This is the Deep Sky preset and I like the attention to clarity and contrast. All I did was crop in Lightroom to give a more horizontal/ landscape frame, then pulled back on the temperature in TP as the preset showed too much spit toning on the sky. Nothing else.

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  6. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Apr 8, 2011

    Drastic crop plus the usual stuff, white balance, contrast, saturation, ca ...
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  7. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Hi All,

    Sorry about being very late with this, no one seems to have noticed though :)

    Happy new year to all

    Without fanfare....

    Winner dbuckle : captures the essence of the view.

    Second previz : the three elements in the square crop is different.
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