Post-Processing Challenge #255

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by AussiePhil, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
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    Rather than provide #FF image for challenge 255 (pun intended) I've gone back to 2006 and the E300.

    This image was good enough to crop (a smidgeon) and print at 30"x 20" and hang on the wall with no sign of noise that is easy to see pixel peeping the image.

    Either have fun and go artistic or take the technical challenge of extracting all the detail that does exist.... over to everyone.

    As always I only have the DNG file but have created a completely unprocessed jpg if people need it.




    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.

    PS Closes 20th - Monday Evening Australian Time.... bit over three days
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  2. sesser

    sesser Zen Master

    Mar 10, 2015
    Portland, OR
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  3. Just fooling around...

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  4. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular

    May 8, 2012
    The original image was very good, so the first one stays close to it, with some detail enhancement.The second one I played with the color and light.

    [​IMG]lighthouseedit1 by vorlon44, on Flickr edited original by Aussie Phil

    [​IMG]lighthousecl1a by vorlon44, on Flickr edited original by Aussie Phil
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  5. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
  6. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
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    minor tweaks in SilverEfexPro

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  7. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 13, 2013
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    Well, here is my "go artistic" submission:
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  8. rloewy

    rloewy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 5, 2014
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  9. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular

    May 8, 2012
    I get it, that's what it looked like after protapic's giant Octopus got finished with it. :laugh1:
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  10. dlpruk

    dlpruk Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 1, 2016
    Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, UK
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    I'm a bit late to this party and can't compete with the Octopus or some of the other super-creativity so here's a boring take on the lantern, straightened with Lightroom and adjusted there with brushes but I went to PS to restore symmetry by getting rid of the lightning conductor. Lighthouse-1.
    Original at Flickr
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  11. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
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    Opps sorry all, fair bit on my mind and I forgot to check in last night.

    Without further ado

    Well done to everyone, thanks for participating......

    3rd - Protapic for the Octopus, it brought an instant grin to my face

    2nd - Klorenzo - first image, what a beautiful clean edit that transforms the photo, bonus for visually making the lighthouse vertical

    1st - rloewy - It just worked for me, it's something i would print on canvas and hang on the opposite wall.

    @rloewy@rloewy over to you
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  12. rloewy

    rloewy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 5, 2014
    Thanks. Will get something up soon.