Post Processing Challenge #241

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by protapic, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    Captured this snowy scene around Wade Lagoon in Cleveland last month with GM1 + 12-32.

    Happy Easter everyone!

    C241.


    JPG: Dropbox - C241.jpg
    RAW: Dropbox - C241.rw2

    Contest will close Wednesday 11PM Eastern Time US.

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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 Lurch 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.
     
  2. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

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  3. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

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  4. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Slovenia
    Peter
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  5. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
  6. joma416

    joma416 Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 31, 2014
    Toronto, ON Canada
    John
    I liked this image. What I wanted to highlight or preserve were the browns. The only thing I didn't like about the original was the sky which is no fault of the photographer, it just wasn't there to start with. I may have overdid adding blue tone to the sky, but everytime I dialled it back a bit, the sky kind of died on me. I tried to place the steeple in a rough rule of thirds place and tried to do the same with the lamp to keep some of the foreground interest in the original. I did a local adjustment on the lamp to try to give the pic a dusky feel to make up for overdoing the blue in the sky a bit.

    full.
     
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  7. dlpruk

    dlpruk Mu-43 Regular

    Playing in LRCC:

    Church (1 of 1).

    Flickr

    And trying to get a cold and misty look:

    Church (2 of 1).

    Flickr
     
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  8. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular

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  9. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Kept it relative simple, basic corrections in ACR then a play with hue to make the willow (?) tree jump out. 16x10 crop, only wanted to drop the roadway out and this achieved that
    C241.
     
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  10. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  11. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Lyle
  12. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
    Tried something different. I also got rid of the street light and the building at the top of the trees.
    image.
     
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  13. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    Great submissions folks! Lot's of new ways to view this scene.
    Keep 'em coming!
     
  14. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2013
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    Dave
    Cropped and converted to B&W. Eliminated street light and building sticking up above the trees. Used a textured vignette to break up the seamless gray sky and focus more attention on the building.
    image.
     
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  15. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    I was delighted to see all of the entries-they are all wonderful. Thanks to everyone!

    Many saw what drew my attention to this view, i.e., the “yellow” colors of the willow tree and the church in the background against the white snow laden trees and park. But many of you showed me new ways to look at this scene that were equally fun. Hard to judge this one….

    Winner: dlpruk- you really pushed the colors in a way to make it rather dramatic
    Runner up: joma416- realistic colors of that willow tree and church and the addition of blue sky very creative.
    Second runner up: Scotsman- your 2nd entry is wonderful-how did you do textured vignette? I feel like I am looking through a frosted window.

    Special mention: The addition of snow by previz was very neat! Zeus1 (entry 1) captured exactly what the scene looked like in person.

    @dlpruk@dlpruk-it’s all yours!
     
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  16. dlpruk

    dlpruk Mu-43 Regular

    Wow! I'm honoured and surprised as I thought the competition was just too strong this time. But thanks very much.

    I've a very different landscape in mind for #242 so see what you can make of it!
     
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  17. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    États-Unis
    Dave
    dlpruk, your win is well deserved. Congratulations!
     
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  18. dlpruk

    dlpruk Mu-43 Regular

    That's very kind. Ta ever so.