Post Processing Challenge #230

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by Tenpenny, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Tenpenny

    Tenpenny Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 16, 2015
    Nampa, Idaho
    Brent Watkins
    This photo definitely challenged me. In fact, in a fight between me and this image, the image won. I obviously flubbed on a few things. I look forward to seeing what you guys can do with it. Just a beat up old couch tossed into the desert but, I thought it was kinda cool in a trashy sort of way.

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    Contest will close Sunday 10:00AM Eastern Time US.


    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 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.

    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. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    May 8, 2012
    24208634094_01669fb4b2_b. couch by vorlon44, on Flickr
  4. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
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  5. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    May 8, 2012
    Oh look, a showroom. :dance2:
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  6. dlpruk

    dlpruk Mu-43 Veteran

    Don't you just love those cables! Cloned out in PS; lighting and colour adjustments in LR:

    Full size at Flickr

    A bleaker version:

    Full size at Flickr
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  7. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Main work in ACR then i ended up cropping out most of the adjustments to the sky and foreground :)
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  8. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    I've never applied layers and filters when doing these challenges, but I thought this one might be worth a go.

    _1090150 copy copy.
  9. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Apr 8, 2011
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  10. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
  11. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
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  12. Tenpenny

    Tenpenny Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 16, 2015
    Nampa, Idaho
    Brent Watkins
    You all did a great job of making this weird image look great.

    Winner: Dipruk #2 - I love the bleakness version. Great job actually giving this image any sense of emotion at all. I certainly didn't have any direction when I took the photo and you did a fantastic job making the image interesting. And yes those *$%&#$^ powerlines are my nemesis, they're everywhere!

    First Runnerup: Protapic - Definitely picked up on how surreal it was to see that dang piece of furniture tossed out into the middle of nowhere. Just driving down the road looking out the window. Cow, cow, pretty scene, river, barn, cow, cow... BIG GAWDDANG COUCH! wth!

    Second Runnerup Bigboysdad - For many of the same reasons as Protapic. But, also for the unique ability to actually make that couch appear like a comfy place to rest!

    Great job guys, it's a bear of an image to work with and to actually give a sense of interest to.
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  13. dlpruk

    dlpruk Mu-43 Veteran

    Thank you Brent.

    This was especially interesting for me as it's a very different landscape to what I see in the UK.

    I've a local urban landscape in mind for the next one so I'm looking forward to everyone's suggestions here.
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