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Post Processing Challenge #274

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by protapic, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    The other weekend we had family road trip to Charlottesville, Virginia and visited Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the US. This picture has many issues obviously.....

    C274.JPG

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    The full size files can be found here:
    JPG: C274.jpg
    Raw: C274.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 Saturday September 17th, at 8AM EST.
     
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  2. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

  3. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    776
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Hi all,

    Tried to get a well exposed image, final crop was 6x4 as it suited the building imo. Left the sky with a hint of polarizing filter.
    All lens corrections and exposure adjustments done in ACR before final touches in cs6.

    Constantly surprised how much detail can be pulled from under exposed areas.


    C274.
     
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  4. NigelD

    NigelD Mu-43 Regular

    91
    Sep 23, 2015
    Lot of straightening up, Topaz Denoise, cloning distractions and sharpening

    Post Processing Challenge #274.
     
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  5. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  6. GarethB

    GarethB Mu-43 Regular

    36
    Jul 21, 2016
    I'm not going to attempt to best this. Win!
     
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  7. dlpruk

    dlpruk Mu-43 Regular

    Straightened, cropped, colour and lighting adjustments, including turning the lights on, all in LRCC; then a bit of cloning in PSCC.

    Monticello.
    Original at Flickr

    Then I thought a soft mono look might suit the age of the building:
    Monticello mono.
    Original at Flickr
     

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    Last edited: Sep 14, 2016
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  8. rloewy

    rloewy Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2014
    Ron
  9. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    24 hours or so left, bump for more entries!
     
  10. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    Tough call for me between AussiePhil and NigelD, both brought out details in the shadows very nicely. I think the colors AussiePhil produced are excellent but NigelD went the extra mile and made some other corrections. Very close....

    @NigelD@NigelD the next challenge is yours! AussiePhil runner up.
     
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  11. NigelD

    NigelD Mu-43 Regular

    91
    Sep 23, 2015
    Thanks very much protapic - I'll get another one up shortly :)
     
  12. NigelD

    NigelD Mu-43 Regular

    91
    Sep 23, 2015
    #275 is up here