Post Processing Challenge #215

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by dbuckle, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    23282092746_ceb73e4c40_o. PB022111t-1 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.
  2. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Have you got a RAW file to work with?
  3. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sorry I don't have a raw file.
  4. TwoWheels

    TwoWheels Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 28, 2014
    British Columbia
    This was a tough one. I wasn't able to do much to save detail from the horse, so this is the best I could manage. Edited and cropped in LR then Silver Efex Pro 2.


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  5. aKilter

    aKilter Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 13, 2013
    I decided to go in a different direction.
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  6. aKilter

    aKilter Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 13, 2013
    I guess I'm going a little "nuts" in this challenge, as well!
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  7. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
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  8. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    May 8, 2012
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  9. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    For both of these I did some initial edits in LR and Color Efex Pro. Then I decided to experiment with a free trial of some of Topaz's effects.
    Entry 1 - Fall Fairytale.

    Entry 2 - one of the painting filters in Topaz Impression
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  10. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Again excellent images by all.
    I have decided that B&W image by Protapic is this my first choice. Nice one John.
    2nd place goes to Vorlan 1st entry.
    3rd to Wendy's 1st image Thanks to everyone who entered this challenge.
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  11. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Thanks dbuckle! I'm glad you did not see the color version with a purple tinted horse that forced me to b&w......
    I will get something up soon.
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