Post Processing Challenge #236

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by mossie, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. mossie

    mossie Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 14, 2012
    This is a shot of the Kyoto Station with the Kyoto Tower in the background. There are plenty of challenges here. Difference in exposures and light sources. Noises in the night sky. Just to name a few. But there are enough interesting stuffs going on so everyone can pick out something to focus on.


    Here are the download links:


    Contest will close Sunday, March 6th at 10:00PM PDT


    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, 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. siftu

    siftu Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 26, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
    Real quick edit in LR CC

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  3. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

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  4. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

    P4030068 (4)b.
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  5. dlpruk

    dlpruk Mu-43 Veteran

    What a stunning place! I tried to tame some of the extreme contrast in LRCC: Kyoto 05-03-2016 01-10-19.


    The b/w possibilities intrigued me too:


    Last edited: Mar 4, 2016
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  6. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    P4030068 copy copy.
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  7. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    P4030068 copy (1).
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  8. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    May 8, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2016
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  9. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
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  10. mossie

    mossie Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 14, 2012
    Thank you all for participating in this challenge. The different approaches are quite fascinating, and I must confess that your creativity exceeds my imagination. I enjoyed getting each new entry and ponder that thoughts and works that go into it.

    Now to the difficult task of picking 3 entries.

    #3 Brian Beezley's second entry. Brian picked out something that I didn't see before. A photo of just the reflection itself could have certainly produced a much stronger picture. Very nice.

    #2 Siftu. The blue tone looks great. I like it a lot. The brightening of the sky without apparent noise and the highlight recovery of the badly exposed tower was very well done.

    #1 dlpruk's first entry. It's surprising to see the stage area being recovered so well. One can actually tell the color of clothing apart as well as other really tiny details. The sky walkway, too, was nicely done.

    Congratulations dlpruk! And thanks again everyone for participating.
  11. dlpruk

    dlpruk Mu-43 Veteran

    Thanks Mossie; I didn't expect that.

    I'll kick-off 237 later today.