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Post Processing Challenge #221

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by Scotsman, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    659
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
    Here's a photo I took about a month ago that needs some help.
    image.

    Contest will close Sunday, December 27th, around 11pm EST. I'm allowing an additional day, or so, because of the Christmas holiday.

    RAW: Dropbox - P1040165.RW2
    JPEG: Dropbox - P1040165.JPG

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    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.

    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.
     
  2. Preliminary work in ACR (white balance, cropping, straightening), removing dust spots on sensor in the sky, some magic sauce...

    Boat.

    ...and a further layer with Topaz Impression (Charcoal).

    Boat_Charcoal.
     
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  3. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

  4. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular

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    May 8, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2015
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  5. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    guess?
    Sumday_DxO.

    still not quite right. I'll revisit after the holidays...
     
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  6. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    first try

    C221A.
     
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  7. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    second try

    C221B.
     
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  8. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
  9. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    785
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Just mucking around on Boxing Day
    P1040165.
     
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  10. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    659
    Dec 13, 2013
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    Dave
    Feel free to post additional images. I won't start deciding a winner until tomorrow(U.S.- EST).
     
  11. diselgl

    diselgl Mu-43 Regular

    81
    Jan 7, 2014
    Philippines
    Arvin
    My take on a quick & dirty edit :biggrin:
    P1040165-3.
     
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  12. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    P1040165.
     
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  13. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    659
    Dec 13, 2013
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    Dave
    Thank you to everyone who entered. The one thing I don't enjoy, is judging these challenges. It's always difficult for me. Anyway, here are the results:

    Honorable mention - Protapic(2nd entry)
    I find the fog effect to be original, effective, and certainly appropriate for the subject. You did a nice job and it looks very realistic.

    2nd place(tie) - PacNWMike & Protapic(1st entry)
    These are two nice clean, vibrant and colorful images. I think this image was deceptively difficult to process for several reasons, and you both produced very nice results.

    Winner - diseigl
    It may be just a "quick and dirty edit", but I like it. This is a clean and contrasty image that still retains detail in the shadows. The vignette effectively focuses attention on the boat and you did a nice job balancing the color temperature.

    So, diseigl....you're up!
     
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  14. diselgl

    diselgl Mu-43 Regular

    81
    Jan 7, 2014
    Philippines
    Arvin
    Thank you very much, glad you liked it! It's my first time joining a PP challenge here so I consider this as beginner's luck :2thumbs:

    So I guess I'm up. Here is the next contest
     
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