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Post-Processing Challenge #275

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by NigelD, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. NigelD

    NigelD Mu-43 Regular

    91
    Sep 23, 2015
    Here's an image taken on a cruise earlier this year. We stopped off at Ravello and Amalfi for a short trip and found this square which was a refreshing cool area to escape temporarily from the baking sun.

    Post-Processing Challenge #275.

    Here's a link to a RAW file to work with :-
    Dropbox - _1030241.RW2

    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 Friday September 22nd, at 7pm BST.
     
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  2. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

  3. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 Top Veteran

    602
    Feb 14, 2014
    Whidbey Island
    Lyle
    I decided to crank the grit and detail up to eleven without adding in extra "film noise".

    _1030241_01zA.

    _1030241_01zB.
     
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  4. rloewy

    rloewy Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2014
    Ron
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  5. Corrected verticals, improved contrast and colour, a bit of nik Color Efex>Dynamic Contrast.

    _1030241.
     
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  6. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  7. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    775
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Entry 1
    ppc275-1.
     
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  8. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    775
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    and number 2: Double Take

    ppc275-2.
     
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  9. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    entry 1

    C275-border.
     
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  10. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
  11. Nathanael

    Nathanael Mu-43 Veteran

    380
    Oct 12, 2015


    _1030241.jpg by Nathanael Myton, on Flickr

    Seemed like the pastel colors matched the relaxed vibe of the scene, so I tried not to amp them up to much. I like 1:1, so it's 1:1 (a result of instagram, not from shooting 120 or whatever haha). Squared up to match the square format.
     
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  12. dlpruk

    dlpruk Mu-43 Regular

    I had trouble with the whites here! Anyway, a couple of attempts at a natural look with reduced contrast after straightening and some local adjustments in LRCC.

    Italy.
    Original at Flickr

    Italy2.

    Original at Flickr
     
  13. NigelD

    NigelD Mu-43 Regular

    91
    Sep 23, 2015
    I miscounted the number of days so have changed the finish date to this evening 7pm BST so BUMP for any final entries.
     
  14. NigelD

    NigelD Mu-43 Regular

    91
    Sep 23, 2015
    Thank you for your great selection of entries. It took a while so I enlisted SWMBO for her take. In second place is protapic with entry 1 but favourite and WINNER is Zeus 1 - we liked the corrections and enhanced colour so over to you.