Post-Processing Challenge #178

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by Brian Beezley, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

    I shot this with my E-PL2 and 40-150mm f/4-5.6 at a small, rural, mom-and-pop nursery. I've tried several times to turn it into a compelling image, but I've never been satisfied. I just can't seem to convey the feeling of spring that I think is within this image. Maybe you can do it.

    I have simplified the rules for this challenge to eliminate unnecessary boilerplate text.

    Simplified Rules for Post-Processing Challenge #178

    Entrants may submit one or two images. I will name a winner, first runner-up, and second runner-up after the Challenge ends on Thursday, June 11, at 1200 UTC (8 a.m. ET). The winner will provide the image for the next challenge within five days. Otherwise, the runner-up takes over.

    Image files:

  2. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 13, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2015
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  3. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC


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  4. EdH

    EdH Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 14, 2014
    Devon, UK

    A bit of fiddling in Photoshop CC
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  5. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  6. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  7. rloewy

    rloewy Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2014
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  8. siftu

    siftu Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 26, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
    Basics in LR5, Perfect Photo Effects for lens flare, Nik Analog efex for tilt shift effect.

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  9. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
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  10. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

    First place: EdH
    Second place: rloewy
    Third place: tyrphoto, color image

    EdH: I liked the crop, the colors, and the clarity. rloewy: THAT'S NOT PHOTOGRAPHY my inner photojournalist insisted. But I thought the painterly effect was beautiful so I ignored him. tyrphoto: I liked the muted contrast.

    Thanks to everyone who posted an entry. Over to EdH for the next Challenge.

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  11. EdH

    EdH Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 14, 2014
    Devon, UK
    Thanks Brian.
    I'll try to pick something out tomorrow. I've got loads of shots in need of improvement!