Post Processing Challenge #213

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by dbuckle, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    22500717474_54765ca4a0_o. Vineyard by Dave Buckle, 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. "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.
  2. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 21, 2015
    Portsmouth, VA
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  3. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    A little Color Efex Pro and LR adjustments, plus a bit of cropping
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  4. Topaz Simplify, after preliminary work inACR (white balance, clarity, 16/9 cropping):


    nik Color Efex Solarisation:

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  5. aKilter

    aKilter Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 13, 2013
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  6. aKilter

    aKilter Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 13, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2015
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  7. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    Second entry - edited entirely on the iPad using Snapseed for adjustments, then I used an app called DistressedFX for the texture. I love the look of gray skies with a texture added. IMG_0473.JPG
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  8. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

  9. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    LR+Photoshop for something different

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  10. TwoWheels

    TwoWheels Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 28, 2014
    British Columbia
    I've been meaning to enter these for some time. I don't consider PP a strength and maybe this will help me work on it. Going for the cold, gray days of winter look with a slightly darkened sky, desaturation, WB, slight crop and a couple other tweaks.

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  11. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Don't get to see scenes like this where I live so this is how i perceive it should look, snow for me is always white-white.

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  12. shermanshen

    shermanshen Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 28, 2014
    22500717474_54765ca4a0_o. Felt like 16x9 was the right crop for this pic and I ran it through my personal cross process filter in lightroom.
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  13. shermanshen

    shermanshen Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 28, 2014
    22500717474_54765ca4a0_o van gogh. Ran the above picture through Topaz Impression using the Van Gogh preset.
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  14. leendertv

    leendertv Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 22, 2011
    Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Simple edit in GIMP

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  15. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    All these images should be winners. Excellent work by all.
    1st place is awarded to WendyK for the 2nd entry. I love texture.
    2nd place to Two Wheels I like the Cold Grey tones.
    3rd to leendertv 's Gimp edit. I like muted colours.
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  16. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    Thanks! I will try to get a new Challenge up by tomorrow.
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