Post Processing Challenge #218

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by WendyK, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    Wendy
    Sorry for the delay getting this one up - I had trouble finding the photo I wanted to use.

    This one is a photo I hope to be able to rescue - I was visiting one of the most beautiful private gardens I have ever seen last summer, but the lighting was not ideal for photographs. Harsh afternoon sun at the back/upper part of the lot and shadow closer to the house, and I did not get the exposure right. I have better shots of the garden, but I liked the composition/angle of this one best. Let's see what you can do with it!

    RAW: P7150170.ORF
    JPG: P7150170.jpg

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    Contest will close Sunday the 13th December, somewhere around Noon EST.

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    The Rules (copied from competition 216):

    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.

    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 Lurch 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.
     
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  2. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
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  3. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular

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    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  9. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2013
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    Dave
    I think this photo lends itself to being processed like a painting.
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    Halaking Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

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  12. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    Wendy
    This contest has ended!

    Winner: vorlon1 - nice job of pulling detail and color out of the shadows but maintaining the wider view of the garden.

    This was a very special garden and due to the fact that you can't back up very far without hitting the house it is hard to get a sense of the garden in one shot, but this shot came closest, which is why I was hoping to get a better version of it.

    2nd: Zeus1 (first entry) - a close second
    3rd place: tyrphoto - my favorite of the crops.
     
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  13. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular

    183
    May 8, 2012
    Thanks, I was trying to keep your original composition. New challenge will be up shortly.