In more stable times, my wife and I made a trip to Turkey to visit with our youngest, who, at the time, was studying there. It was the modern age, though. He hadn’t been there that long but he had an ace up his sleeve. His girlfriend, who was back in the States, is an Istanbul native and could give instant advice on what to do and where to go via the magic of text messaging. One evening, no doubt on advice, he took us to Istiklal, a very long, downtown pedestrian mall. The trolley runs between the funicular that goes down to the harbor, with its ferry terminals and all, and Taksin square which enjoys some notoriety from demonstrations against a land grab. I’m interested what you folk will do with this quick grab. Just saying, but my guess is that using the OV3-generated jpeg will be a tough row to hoe. The raw file may be found here The jpeg may be found here This challenge will be open until 10:00pm, Thursday January 11. 72-Hour Post-Processing Challenge Rules The Challenge Master provides an image to be "improved" upon by way of post-processing, as well as a closing date for entries. The master may provide multiple images for challenges involving blending procedures common to most software packages (e.g., HDR, Panorama). In order to encourage the widest participation, and being mindful of the wide range of software being used by forum members, it is asked that challenges requiring compositing be set in a separate thread. Entrants are to post their entries, visible in this thread, at a resolution of 1000 to 1600 pixels in the longest dimension, prior to the closing date. Each entrant is allowed two entries in the Challenge. At the close of the Challenge, the Challenge Master will select a Winner and Runners-up. The Winner of the challenge is honored as the Master of the next Challenge. Notes: The image used for the challenge must be the Challenge Master's own image. The image is posted solely for the purpose of this Challenge; it is not posted to invite critique or criticism nor for other uses. If Entrants post their entries at a photo sharing site, they should credit the owner of the original image. "Improve" is a subjective term, and may include many creative ideas, as well as traditional "fixing". The Challenge Master agrees that Entrants may make any changes they deem fit in their entries. Entrants are strongly encouraged to share the tools and techniques used for their entries, however this is not a requirement for entry. As we all know, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. The Challenge Master is encouraged (but not required) to state the criteria used to decide upon a Winner. While we may not all agree with the result, the Challenge Master's decision is final. Please refrain from posting adverse comment. If the Winner is unable to post a new Challenge within five days, the honor passes to the next Runner-up.