Post-Processing Challenge #254

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by Mr Hahn, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. Mr Hahn

    Mr Hahn Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 9, 2010
    SLC, Utah
    I took this on my way home from work, it's not the shot I had in mind for this round, but bad weather rolled in before I could get to the other location. Let's see what you do with it.

    by Nathan Hahn, on Flickr

    RAW and JPEG in my Dropbox click here --> Dropbox - Challenge Folder

    Contest will close on June 15 (Wednesday) at approx. 10:00PM EST(USA)


    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 XXXXX 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. aKilter

    aKilter Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 13, 2013
    Used your JPEG and Snapseed on my iPad, since I'm not home.
  3. MarkRyan

    MarkRyan Instagram: @MRSallee Subscribing Member

    May 3, 2013

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jun 12, 2016
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  4. A bit more dramatic...

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  5. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    P6110707 copy copy.jpg
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  6. sesser

    sesser Zen Master Subscribing Member

    Mar 10, 2015
    Portland, OR

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  7. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
  8. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    May 8, 2012
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  9. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Entry 1: Tried to keep a relatively natural look whilst giving the sky a thundercloud feeling, I also tried to create the feeling the photographer was lying on the ground at the time
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  10. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Entry 2: Made a Canvas print version that's not quite the same edit as entry one. both are 16x10 crops
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  11. dlpruk

    dlpruk Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 1, 2016
    Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK
    Nice one Nate with lots of possibilities!
    I tried to warn of the impending storm by emphasising the sky without going too far over the top and to bring greater depth to the scene with some LRCC graduated filters, general lighting and contrast adjustments and brush work. 27612797956_c26aaafd7a_h.jpg
    Original at Flickr.

    Then I thought a square crop might give a greater sense of distance and highlight the cloud formation better:
    Original at Flickr
  12. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
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  13. Mr Hahn

    Mr Hahn Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 9, 2010
    SLC, Utah
    Hey guys, I really liked the edits I saw in this thread and it was a tough choice.

    I gave 2nd Runner to protapic in post #12 because I liked the color.

    I gave 1st Runner to Scotsman in post #2 because i really like how the image flows with that crop.

    I named the Winner as AussiePhil in post #9 because the color is great and the point of view shift was fantastic. I wouldn't have thought to try that.

    Thanks everybody, looking forward to what's next.
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  14. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Thanks Nate,

    it was a fun image to play with... the point of view shift was just done using the lens correction function in ps6 with quite a bit of tilt forward, my reference was the tower on the left hand hill, when it was vertical evrything else then just looked right.

    I'll dig through the archives for something as I've been not out shooting recently.

  15. G'kar

    G'kar Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 27, 2010
    Enjoyed the various rendition very much. Look forward to more post-process challenges. Thanks
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