Post Processing Challenge 244

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by tkbslc, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    New Post Processing challenge #244.

    Dynamic scene in Chinatown in San Francisco. Shot with the Rokinon 7.5mm fisheye. This one has deep shadows, bright highlights, lots of distortion and should be challenging. Good luck!

    P1170323b.


    DNG (RAW):P1170323.dng
    JPG: P1170323.jpg


    Contest will close April 12, at 3:00PM MDT.

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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. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Lyle
    P1170323_01zA.

    Processed in DxO. Defished and re-projected in Hugin.
     
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  3. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Lyle
    #2

    Warp Drive

    warp cab.
     
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  4. heli-mech

    heli-mech Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Andrew
    #1 Always interesting/fun to see what you can come up with on a tablet/phone, went for a B&W comic look. I'l, have another go on the computer later.
    IMG_20160409_193107.
     
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    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

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    Clint Mu-43 All-Pro

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    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

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    sesser Zen Master

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  11. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    image.
    I deleted my first "painting" attempt, as I prefer this one.....right now.
     
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  12. heli-mech

    heli-mech Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Andrew
    #2
    P1170323sml.
     
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  13. Gidget

    Gidget Mu-43 Regular

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    Leah Hallett
    Wow, these are all soooooo good! Nice work!
     
  14. dlpruk

    dlpruk Mu-43 Regular

    I don't have a fisheye so I had no idea how to tackle this, apart from some routine spotting to get rid of some of the chewing gum and other stuff in LRCC. (That'll be obvious, I'm afraid, but at least I did something!)
    Chinatown 1.
    Original at Flickr

    My second effort seems marginally better, I think!
    Chinatown2 (1 of 1).
    Original at Flickr
     
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  15. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Okay I don't count but here was my edit I had done prior to the challenge:

    P1170323-Edit.
     
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  16. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Time to judge, I guess!

    I honestly like all of these this time, so I had to really nitpick to whittle it down to the top 3.

    My favorites are:

    @sesser@sesser - looks really close to the one I had edited before starting the challenge. Very solid B+W exposure and corrections
    @bigboysdad@bigboysdad - really nice corrections and excellent preservation of the sky at the top of the hill
    @WhidbeyLVR@WhidbeyLVR - I think you did the best job correcting the distortion, keeping the building straight and vertical and you even preserved the people at the corners. You also did very well keeping the exposure balanced. Bonus points for a fun motion blur edit in #2.

    Winner goes to @WhidbeyLVR@WhidbeyLVR
     
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  17. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Woah! I thought the creative ideas this time spread in a lot of interesting directions. I am surprised and grateful for the nod. Thanks for your challenge!

    I will get the new challenge up soon.
     
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