Post-Processing Challenge #276

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by Zeus1, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. Some of You already know, we recently travelled around Namibia as a present for my twin daughters who (very) successfully ended their high school education and now are going to university (medical school and mathematics). Out of 6000 plus pictures, I selected a sundowner scene, taken on the jetty of Swakopmund. I give You the opportunity to work with one picture or do some HDR hocus-pocus with this 5-picture series.

    RAW files: In folder Swakopmund_RAW
    Dropbox - Public

    JPG files: in folder Swakopmund_JPG
    Dropbox - Public

    Have fun.
    Competition closes Tuesday Sept 27th around noon GMT.

    "Legal" fine print:
    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.


    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" 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. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

    P9109755 (2).jpg
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  3. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    LR (HDR, Gradient) -> ColorEfexPro(Tonal Contrast)
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  4. dlpruk

    dlpruk Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 1, 2016
    Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK
    I just used the three lower exposures from the RAW stack and worked with LRCC to adjust the perspective slightly and bring out the colors with a grad filter and some brushwork.

    Namibia (1 of 1).jpg
    Original at Flickr

    But I wondered if I'd overcooked it slightly for some monitors so I tried a gentler approach too:
    Namibia 3.jpg
    Original at Flickr

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Sep 26, 2016
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  5. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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  6. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 14, 2014
    Whidbey Island
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  7. Not many people participating in this one...

    "dbuckle" received a "wow" and a "winner" badge....I will follow the people's vote :clapping:

    Over to You "dbuckle" to host the next competition.
  8. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Thank you so much. I have started a new challenge. Dave
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