Post-Processing Challenge #267

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by AussiePhil, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    788
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Sorry for the delay in posting, I wanted to do something different and grab an aerial image from the Phantom but the weather hasn't co-operated so i've dug into some unprocessed dngs to turn up this one...
    P9200164s.

    Raw (DNG) : https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/28032744/PPC/P9200164.dng
    JPG: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/28032744/PPC/P9200164.jpg

    Entries Close: Saturday Evening (13th) Australian time.

    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.
     
  2. Impressionistic rendering using Topaz.

    P9200164-1.
     
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  3. ionian

    ionian Mu-43 Veteran

    404
    May 20, 2016
    Kent, UK
    Simon
    Cropped, played with levels, given it a sunset sky, added a subtle off-centre vignette:

    image.


    Then taken the above edit and given it the Prisma treatment - this app is going to become a cliche very quickly but it really works in this example I think:

    image.
     
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  4. alfogator

    alfogator Mu-43 Regular

    45
    Apr 24, 2010
    Firenze, Italy
    Alfonso Caschili
    P9200164.
    Applied a graduated filter to pull out a early morning look, some curves/saturation work to give it some pop, then I applied a tilt-shift dof filter and a wide crop to put the focal attention to the boats line.
     
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  5. dlpruk

    dlpruk Mu-43 Regular

    Lots to do here!

    In PSCC, I removed the worst of the poles and wires and dodged/burnt around the bird so that I could see it; then in LRCC, I cropped and tried to recover some detail from the over-exposed white boats and tried to adjust the colours to what I imagined as an Autumn evening.

    Australia Col.
    Original at Flickr

    I liked this old-fashioned mono look too:

    Autralia Mono.
    Original at Flickr
     
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  6. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    a lot of actions in NIK tools, then some finishing work in LR

    C267.
     
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  7. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    788
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    OK

    Protapic: First place.... it's close to how i recall the afternoon.

    Zues1: Second place.... that is lovely, I really need to have a play with some of those tools.

    over to... @protapic@protapic

    Cheers
     
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  8. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    Thanks Phil!
    Will have one up shortly
    John