Post Processing Challenge # 212

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by barry13, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Here's an attempt at a landscape from this week; I liked the long shadows from the rocks and am hoping something interesting can be done with it.
    Warning: DoF is a bit shallow in this image, I forgot to stop down and it was taken with a long lens. The focus point was in the center.


    Note: I normally shoot RAW ONLY so the JPEG is from ORF via RawTherapee with 'Auto Levels' ONLY; no sharpening or any other adjustments were enabled. The JPEG looks over-exposed on some of the rocks, but the ORF is fine.


    JPG -

    RAW -

    Please post your version here at the forum's max resolution (1600px wide); I don't have accounts on most of the photo sharing sites and my experience with not being logged into Flickr (for example) is that it only shows me very low-resolution images.


    Contest will officially close Tuesday, Nov 17th at 11:59 PM PDT.
    (2015-11-18 07:59 GMT)

    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 1600px x npx, or npx x 1600px, 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: Nov 14, 2015
  2. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
  3. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

  4. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Last edited: Nov 15, 2015
    • Winner Winner x 1
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  6. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    36 hours to go...
  7. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    LR radial adjustments mostly

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  8. siftu

    siftu Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 26, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
    What a great photo for the challenge. I really had to think about it. Now I look at the other entries and the crop I finally settled on is similar to a few others. Mainly processed in Silver Efex.
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  9. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Lots of good entries... 12.75 hours to go...
  10. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    3.5 hours left...
  11. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    It was hard to decide with so many good entries...

    First place to @dbuckle@dbuckle:
    Second to @Zeus1@Zeus1:
    Third to @siftu@siftu:
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  12. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 21, 2015
    Portsmouth, VA
    Thank you for including the pics in the awards! It is a pain to scroll back thru trying to find which pics won.
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  13. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Thanks for selecting my image. A new challenge has been posted.