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Post-Processing Challenge #268

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by protapic, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    Today we volunteered and did trash cleanup duty for Cleveland's annual Feast of the Assumption held in Little Italy part of town. Took along the GM1 and 9mm body cap lens in my cargo pockets and snapped a few shots when it was not raining and when I was not helping to empty trash bins.

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    The files can be found here:
    JPG: C268.jpg
    Raw: C268.raw

    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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    Contest will close on Thursday August 18th, at 8AM EST.
     
  2. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Well I'm on my phone, so I gave it a go using Snapseed.
     

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  3. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    658
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
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  4. rloewy

    rloewy Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2014
    Ron
  5. rloewy

    rloewy Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2014
    Ron
  6. dlpruk

    dlpruk Mu-43 Regular

    I started by trying to fix the lens distortion in PSCC and then switched over to LRCC for cropping, litter-picking, gum-stain removal and lamp-glare reduction with the spot removal tool. Then I applied some local and general colour and lighting adjustments with brushes, aiming to highlight Grandma Lamana's stall and increasing the sense of distance through the image by tapering-off the background.

    Cleveland 1.
    Original at Flickr

    But I wasn't happy with the distortion on the lady at bottom right so I tried a different crop:

    Cleveland 2.
    Original at Flickr
     
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  7. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    some very nice entries so far. time for a few more before tomorrow's close!
     
  8. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 Top Veteran

    601
    Feb 14, 2014
    Whidbey Island
    Lyle
    C268-1.

    C268-2.

    The JPEG exposure seemed reasonable to me, so I just used Hugin to straighten, crop, and defish to a Panini projection. Then I did my other edits and the B/W conversion in the Gimp.
     
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  9. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    My two favorites are from tkbslc and Scotsman, they pulled some interesting rain clouds from the sky to make scene more dramatic. I was not thinking B&W originally, but I like it here.
    @Scotsman@Scotsman next competition is yours!
     
  10. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    658
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
    Thank you, John. I live in NE Ohio(part of the year) and considered going to the "Feast", but thought it would be too crowded. Your photo makes it look a lot less crowded than I would have thought, however.

    I'll get a new Challenge up no later than tomorrow.
     
  11. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    I was at the feast other years and there many many more people. This year the on and off rain for the weekend really reduced crowds. Maybe 10 minutes before this picture we had to take shelter for 15 minutes during one rain outburst.
     
  12. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    658
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
    John, my mother-in-law passed away today after a lengthy illness. It wasn't totally unexpected, but hopefully tkbsic as runner-up, is able to host the next Challenge.

    David
     
  13. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    David,
    Sorry to hear of the sad news.
    @tkbslc@tkbslc can you make the next one?
    John
     
  14. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sad news, I'm sorry to hear it. I can certainly take over the next one.