Post-processing challenge #171

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by Conrad, May 7, 2015.

  1. Conrad

    Conrad Mu-43 Veteran

    A few days ago, in the forest near Halle, Belgium (south of Brussels), the bluebells were at their peak of blossoming underneath the intense green half-shadow of spring-time beeches. Somehow, the AWB of my GH4 fails under these circumstances. Anybody who can recreate or even strengthen the impressive atmosphere of the day?

    P1120617.JPG

    RAW: https://www.dropbox.com/s/pu8mb6frchdgy1g/P1120617.RW2?dl=0
    JPG: https://www.dropbox.com/s/spcgalytpnsydpd/P1120617.JPG?dl=0

    The challenge will take a bit more than 72 hours, since I will be sitting on a plane from The Netherlands to Taiwan in 72 hours from now. But at first opportunity in Taiwan I will announce the winner.

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    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.


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    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). 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 Mu-43.com" 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. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    First try, LR+Nik (Viveza)

    C171a.
     
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  3. siftu

    siftu Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    686
    Mar 26, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
    siftu
    This image is too nice to go crazy with. Just mild adjustments/straighten & crop in LR. nik localized adjustments

    8GESWv0.
     
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  4. sesser

    sesser Zen Master Subscribing Member

    530
    Mar 10, 2015
    Portland, OR
    randy
    Went on a bit of a spree here. Going for the dark/mysterious/froto baggins look. LR6 + Pixelmator

    P1120617-Edit.
     
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  5. rloewy

    rloewy Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    May 5, 2014
    Ron
    I have been trying to write code to create cubism paintings out of images. Really not the best image for this - but here is what I came with.

    17387527676_1f52b1d2ce_o.
     
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  6. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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  7. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    183
    May 8, 2012
    Made adjustments to the WB, shadows, white point, black point, other subtle adjustments to try to create what the photographer might have been seeing as best I could imagine it.

    16796088913_1ba7488f13_b. forrest1 by vorlon44, on Flickr
     
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  8. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 Top Veteran

    651
    Feb 14, 2014
    Whidbey Island
    Lyle
    P1120617C.
     
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  9. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

    P1120617.
     
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  10. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 Top Veteran

    651
    Feb 14, 2014
    Whidbey Island
    Lyle
    Entry #2, A Magical Moment (with a little help from the public-domain image catalog):

    P1120617G.
    Duet for Horn and Flute
     
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  11. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    In Lightroom; crop to straighten then apply 16:9 framing. Turn down exposure slightly, apply more shadows and clarity. Apply green saturation and hue, apply purple saturation. Export to Nik Viveza plugin and apply structure. Import back to LR and apl more sharpening, masking and noise reduction, then vignette.

    P1120617-Edit.JPG
     
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  12. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
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  13. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
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  14. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    P1120617-Edit-2.JPG
     
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  15. NWright

    NWright Mu-43 Regular

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  16. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    David
    Just for fun and to add some variety:
    image.
     
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  17. Conrad

    Conrad Mu-43 Veteran

    These are some awesome entries so far. Curious for the next 24 hours.
     
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  18. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    808
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    David
    The bluebells aren't blue any longer, but I liked this color better with the warmish B&W:
    image.
     
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  19. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
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