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Post Processing Challenge #232

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by Scotsman, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    659
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
    After getting home this morning and getting just a few hours sleep, I went out and took this photo today. It was quite cold(20° F), but my E-M10 performed flawlessly. After getting down to about 4°F tonight, tomorrows high won't get out of single digits. It's a little late, but winter has definitely arrived.
    image.

    JPG: Dropbox - P2111539.JPG
    RAW: Dropbox - P2111539.ORF

    Contest will close Monday, February 15 at approx. 11:00pm EST(USA)
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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.
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    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 dlpruk 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. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
  3. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 Top Veteran

    608
    Feb 14, 2014
    Whidbey Island
    Lyle
  4. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

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  5. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 Top Veteran

    608
    Feb 14, 2014
    Whidbey Island
    Lyle
    I have been too busy to participate in these challenges recently. This one looked interesting, and I enjoyed working on my entries. Thanks, Dave!

    #2
    P2111539_01B2.
     
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  6. MarkRyan

    MarkRyan Instagram: @MRSallee

    772
    May 3, 2013
    California
    6mH2fe9.

    2DmiScr.

    I think this photo works best in B+W with plenty of contrast. I tried to preserve the details and depth.
     
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  7. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    659
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
    You're welcome, Lyle. I'm pleased you enjoyed the "challenge".
     
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  8. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    Wendy
    What a great image! Practically everything I have tried with it looks good. I am having trouble picking two. Here is my first and more colorful entry - the peeling paint on the barn seemed to call out for a little grunge and texture.

    Cropped, adjusted white balance and contrast and brought up the shadows in LR, then used Topaz Texture Effects.

    wfcgrunge2.
     
  9. dlpruk

    dlpruk Mu-43 Regular

    Exposure adjusted to whiten snow, spotted and some gentle colour adjustments aiming at a pictorial result; all in Lightroom.

    24641392739_0f4e741207_b.
    Full size at Flickr

    24915708641_870730726a_b.
    Full size at Flickr
     
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  10. Tenpenny

    Tenpenny Mu-43 Regular

    172
    Mar 16, 2015
    Nampa, Idaho
    Brent Watkins
  11. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    Tyger.. Tyger..

     
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  12. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Quick 'n dirty jpeg processing for both of these. Both with some film treatment in Film DXO.

    Barn, what barn ?

    1P2111539_DxOFP.

    Ilford Grainy Panorama -

    2P2111539_DxOFP.
     
  13. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular

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    May 8, 2012
  14. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    777
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Traditional 4x6 crop with everything but the barn inverted, cloned out the electric fence that wasn't obvious till i inverted the image.
    P2111539.
     
  15. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    777
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    and here's a 22x9 crop of the above edit to give it a panoramic feel - I see the cows have sense and are sheltered under the barn.
    P2111539v2.
     
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  16. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    LR+Nik tools
    #1

    C232-2.

    #2
    C232.
     
  17. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    Wendy
    2nd entry - same LR edits as first entry, then some Silver Efex Pro, plus Topaz Texture Effects.

    bwcolorburst.
     
  18. heli-mech

    heli-mech Mu-43 Top Veteran

    959
    Mar 9, 2012
    Vancouver Island, Canada
    Andrew
  19. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
  20. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry