Post Processing Challenge 240

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by tkbslc, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Here's the next Challenge. I took this nearly a year ago in Southern Utah's red rock hills with the GX7 and the lowly 9mm BCL. Maybe you can make it better?

    [​IMG]Challenge240 by The Wiki, on Flickr

    Original JPEG:
    I didn't have a good way to share a RAW file tonight, so everyone can be equally handicapped with the JPEG only. :)

    Contest will close March 26th at 23:00 MDT.
    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.
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  2. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
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  3. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  4. dlpruk

    dlpruk Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 1, 2016
    Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, UK
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    Stunning place! Some Lightroom tweaks:


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  5. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
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  6. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular

    May 8, 2012
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  7. heli-mech

    heli-mech Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 9, 2012
    Vancouver Island, Canada
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  8. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 14, 2014
    Whidbey Island
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  9. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
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  10. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Great entries so far. Last day if anyone else wants to participate.
  11. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Looks like it is time to pick a winner.

    Runner up #1 is jyc860923 - I really liked this crop.

    Runner up #2 is dbuckle - I really liked the dramatic super-contrasty black and white and the way the sunburst was exaggerated. Could be an alien abduction by moonight! I might have picked this as the winner if not for the banding, but maybe the RAW would have helped there and I didn't provide it.

    Winner is @protapic@protapic - Great job here on bringing out the reds in the rocks and the blue in the sky in a realistic way.
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  12. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
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    Thanks tkbsic! I've neve been there but looks like a wonderful place to visit. I'll try to get next challenge up soon.