Post Processing Challenge #145

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by dbuckle, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Taken of the old Port Mansion Hotel in Port Dalhousie Ontario

    16204707112_f6b98c53c9_o. P4094053 by dbuckle2695, 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, 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. Al.

    Al. Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 3, 2010
    Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
    First time I've had a go at this, but here goes

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  3. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    I don't know about others but I'm blown away by the edit from Al and have decided that nothing I can do would even come close, well done Al. Every time I open this thread I need to look multiple times to assure myself it's the same base image.
  4. aKilter

    aKilter Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 13, 2013
    I have to agree with you about Al's edit, Phil. My first could have been a scene from Alfred Hitchcock's movie "The Birds".
  5. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Yep "The Birds" came straight to mind :) 
  6. sokar

    sokar Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 30, 2011
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  7. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Well there only two people enter the contest this time. I liked both images but have to give the 1st place win to Al for his image with the birds.
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  8. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    I saw your PP in the Black and White thread. I liked it.

    I was actually going to try something similar, but the fact of the wires' reflection in the windows made me give it up. I didn't have the time to fix it.
  9. Al.

    Al. Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 3, 2010
    Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
    Thankyou, I never explained how I created the image. It was created with photoshop CS6

    First step was to remove the branch and telephone lines with the clone stamp ( I must admit I failed to notice the reflections in the windows}

    I then cropped the image

    I added the sky from the brushes menu, ( I had previously downloaded for free, brush, lightning and crow, brush sets)

    I added a bit of sky in the windows to form a reflection

    I added the lightning and crows, from the brushes menu, varying the opacity to give a receding to distance effect.

    Gave a little shadow on the road below the landing bird, by using the airbrush in the brush menu

    I converted to black and white from the actions menu, the action I used was another free download, think it was called, gritty B&W

    added a vignette

    Then added border by altering the canvas size.

    Hope its of some help

    I was unsure if the picture was eligible with adding elements , that weren't in the Original image
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