Post Processing Challenge #227

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by vorlon1, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular

    May 8, 2012
    This is a street shot I took from my car, see what you can do with it.

    [​IMG]street by vorlon44, on Flickr

    Contest will close on January 28, around 9pm EST, US time.


    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 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 dlpruk over at" should suffice.

    Entrants are strongly encouraged to post the settings and techniques used for their entry and it may help the judge to appreciate your work if you also post a link to the full-size version on Flickr or wherever. 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. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    Interesting image, the trouble with those in these sorts of challenges is that they don't need too much adjustment.

    street copy copy.jpg
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  3. Nathanael

    Nathanael Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 12, 2015

    I really had a hard time seeing the appeal of the original image. I tried to find some narrative or connection between the reflection, the biker with a sign, the wheelchair, and the tree, but I just couldn't find it compelling. I guess taking shots at the original photo is not a great way to win a challenge like this, eh? ;) Anyways haha, this was what I ended up with.
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2016
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  4. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

  5. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  6. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Real Name:
    Nik tools and LR


    Attached Files:

  7. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

    street (3).jpg

    I processed the image while sitting in a Drive wheelchair, also with my left leg extended.

    Last edited: Jan 26, 2016
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  8. MarkRyan

    MarkRyan Instagram: @MRSallee

    May 3, 2013
    Tried to narrow the viewer's focus with a crop + contrast.

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  9. dlpruk

    dlpruk Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 1, 2016
    Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, UK
    Real Name:
    I thought there might be something about a 'Drive' wheelchair so a heavy crop, some tidying and colour/lighting adjustments in Lightroom gave me this:

    wheelchair (1 of 1).jpg
    Full size at Flickr
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2016
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  10. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular

    May 8, 2012
    First place goes to Brian Beezley, I liked the mood he created. Second to protapic and third to dbuckle for the creative editing of each.
  11. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

    Wow, a surprise, as always. Thank you! I wasn't going to enter, but when I saw the wheelchair, I couldn't resist since that's how I'm getting around for the next couple months. I'll post a new challenge in a while.

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