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Post-Processing Challenge #266

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by siftu, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. siftu

    siftu Mu-43 Top Veteran

    633
    Mar 26, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
    siftu
    I was walking around SF a few weeks back waiting on a friend. Went into the Hyatt and was testing out my IBIS/handholding, for some reason I struggle with IBIS and the P20. Anyway, there are a few distracting elements in this one.

    fNPQg4A.

    RAW: Dropbox - P7210912.ORF
    JPG: Dropbox - P7210912.jpg

    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 XXXXX 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.

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    I'll end the contest Sun, Aug 7th at 10PM PST (or there abouts).
     
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  2. rloewy

    rloewy Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2014
    Ron
    fNPQg4A (5).
    #1 - Crop and contrast adjustment

    fNPQg4A (4).
    #2 "Artsy"
     
  3. ionian

    ionian Mu-43 Veteran

    394
    May 20, 2016
    Kent, UK
    Simon
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  4. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
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  5. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    776
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    something begged for symmetry to happen so couldn't resist
    Process in ACR
    cropped to 8.5x11 before mirror then cropped to 16:10 after
    mirror done in PS6 by layer copy to new image, mirror image then copy back to double width canvas and manual alignment.
    flatten image
    selected all the concrete background and desaturated.

    I also wanted a very light, open airy look to the building

    P7210912.
     
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  6. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    776
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    8.5:11 crop of the original with the background even more b/w

    P7210912v2.
     
  7. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    659
    Dec 13, 2013
    √Čtats-Unis
    Dave
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2016
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  8. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
  9. dlpruk

    dlpruk Mu-43 Regular

    I loved the tones and colours in all of this so I only cropped to exclude the blown lamp. Then I applied a grad filter to the bottom so that I could recover a bit more of the desk and toned-down some spotlight glare I didn't like. I finished with overall lighting, tone and saturation adjustments to emphasise the relationship between the hanging ball and the geometric interior.
    Hyatt (1 of 1).
    Original at Flickr

    I didn't like any of my first b/w efforts as I didn't think they worked with such severe architecture so I settled for a fairly gentle monochrome look for my second entry. All in LRCC.
    Hyatt 2.
    Original at Flickr
     
  10. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    playing around with solarization within NIK tools...

    C266-2.

    C266.
     
  11. siftu

    siftu Mu-43 Top Veteran

    633
    Mar 26, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
    siftu
    Ok judgement time.

    3rd Place - @ionian@ionian. Added a lot of mood here which I like.
    2nd Place - @dlpruk@dlpruk #2. To my eyes it's the best B&W conversion. Well done
    1st Place - @AussiePhil@AussiePhil. What can I say, that mirror was a great touch it caught my eye immediately when you posted it. Nicely processed too.

    I'll hand it over to you @AussiePhil@AussiePhil
     
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  12. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    776
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Thanks siftu,
    Please evrryone bear with me whilst I find or take a photo to use today.
    Cheers