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Post Processing Challenge #223

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by siftu, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. siftu

    siftu Mu-43 Top Veteran

    634
    Mar 26, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
    siftu
    A failed composition I took a couple of weeks ago. I exposed to fit everything within the DR I had.

    kAgMrDjh.


    Contest will close Tuesday, January 5nd, around 11pm PST.

    JPEG: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/906920/PP223/PB240436.jpg
    RAW: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/906920/PP223/PB240436.ORF

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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. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

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  3. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
     
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  4. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran

    210
    Apr 8, 2011
    Slovenia
    Peter
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  5. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    Camera Raw, PS, inc. Viveza.
    PB240436 copy.
     
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  6. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    786
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Entry one, ACR, PS6, crop to 16x9.... had to straighten the larger tree on the left, it was bugging me in the image

    PB240436.
     
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  7. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    786
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Entry two, this is Entry one with Sandstone and canvas filters applied and one that gave me bw :) ... I tend to play around in PS and look for something that seems to work, don't always remember what i did.

    Was looking for an old school western photo/movie look

    PB240436v2.
     
  8. mikekiwi

    mikekiwi Mu-43 Regular

    82
    Dec 16, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Here's my pseudo-dramorama approach:

    PB240436-bewerkt.
     
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  9. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

    How cool. I never even noticed the moon.

    Brian
     
  10. siftu

    siftu Mu-43 Top Veteran

    634
    Mar 26, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
    siftu
    Yes the moon was in there on purpose and should have enough details in it to recover from RAW
     
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  11. relic

    relic Mu-43 Veteran

    235
    Oct 21, 2010
  12. datagov

    datagov Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2012
    New York
    Darktable

    PB240436.

    Same file in Gimp

    PB240436_01.
     
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  13. xilef1704

    xilef1704 New to Mu-43

    2
    Oct 5, 2015
    warmed this one up a little..
    cactii.



    I took a different angle on this one.. cactii2.
     
  14. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
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  15. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
  16. dlpruk

    dlpruk Mu-43 Regular

    23806373379_0b1bcb83ff_b_d.
    Cropped and sundry global and local colour and lighting adjustments, sharpening, etc. All in Lightroom.
    Full size here.
     
  17. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular

    183
    May 8, 2012
  18. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
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  19. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    This is the highest standard of entries I've seen for a while, wouldn't fancy being in the OPs shoes having to pick a top 3!
     
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