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Post-Processing Challenge #409

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by Sawdust, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. Sawdust

    Sawdust Mu-43 Regular

    135
    Apr 5, 2018
    Missouri, USA
    Post-Processing Challenge #409

    P4040013_1600.
    E-M10    OLYMPUS M.14-150mm F4.0-5.6    17mm    f/5.6    1/400s    ISO 100



    This Challenge will close in three days at 6:00 PM, Wednesday, August 8, USA Central Daylight Time Zone.

    72-Hour Post-Processing Challenge Rules
    1. The Challenge Master provides an image or images to be "improved" upon by way of post-processing, as well as a closing date for entries.
    2. 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.
    3. Each entrant is allowed two entries in the Challenge.
    4. At the close of the Challenge, the Challenge Master will select a Winner and Runners-up.
    5. The Winner of the challenge is honored as the Master of the next Challenge.
    Notes:
    • Any/all source images used for the challenge must be the Challenge Master's own images. They are posted solely for the purpose of this Challenge; not 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.

    Here are the files:

    .orf:
    Dropbox - P4040013.ORF


    .jpg:
    Dropbox - P4040013.jpg

    Have Fun!
     
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  2. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Top Veteran

    544
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    LR tweaks + ON Effects 10

    challenge.
    E-M10    OLYMPUS M.14-150mm F4.0-5.6    17mm    f/5.6    1/400s    ISO 100
     
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  3. todd phillips

    todd phillips Mu-43 Regular

    87
    Feb 17, 2018
    rawtherapee and nik afx & cfx
    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Clint

    Clint Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 22, 2013
    San Diego area, CA
    Clint
    ChallengeHouse contest.
     

    Attached Files:

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  5. BosseBe

    BosseBe Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    987
    Aug 7, 2015
    Stockholm, Sweden
    AS usual: DXO PL, Clearview, some contrast.
    P4040013_DxO_Web.
    E-M10    OLYMPUS M.14-150mm F4.0-5.6    17mm    f/5.6    1/400s    ISO 100

    Same as above, but using Fuji Neopan Acros 100 from DXO Filmpack for B&W.
    P4040013_DxO_Web_2.
    E-M10    OLYMPUS M.14-150mm F4.0-5.6    17mm    f/5.6    1/400s    ISO 100
     
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  6. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 14, 2014
    Whidbey Island
    Lyle
    Entry #1 (color)
    PPC409_01A.
    E-M10    OLYMPUS M.14-150mm F4.0-5.6    17mm    f/5.6    1/400s    ISO 100


    Entry #2 (B&W)
    PPC409_01BW.
    E-M10    OLYMPUS M.14-150mm F4.0-5.6    17mm    f/5.6    1/400s    ISO 100
     
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  7. Mack

    Mack Mu-43 Veteran

    271
    Jan 14, 2018
    Started with DxO Photolab, then got lost in Topaz, On1, and Alien Skin Exposure.

    P4040013_DxO-2.
     
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  8. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Some truly creative thinkers for this challenge
    Carroll: i will try to write up my workflow for the previous edit for you
    Entry1 this time
    Looked to develop an "old" look to this one

    P4040013.
    E-M10    OLYMPUS M.14-150mm F4.0-5.6    17mm    f/5.6    1/400s    ISO 100

    The initial ACR development purely adjusted the original to my normal colour taste.
    Here is the history list from PS
    upload_2018-8-6_16-4-50.
     
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  9. ORF file processed in Snapseed on iPad Air.

    4D2AA936-73F6-4AF2-B76E-81E40FDD306D.


    361603E9-B67D-45A7-AD92-B7901B37C080.
     
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  10. Walter

    Walter Mu-43 Veteran

    275
    Aug 6, 2016
    Germany
    Levelling the rooftop horizontally, cropping, colour, NR, contrast, tone etc. adjustment (PS crosshatch, LR)
    P4040013.1.
    E-M10    OLYMPUS M.14-150mm F4.0-5.6    17mm    f/5.6    1/400s    ISO 100
     
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  11. Walter

    Walter Mu-43 Veteran

    275
    Aug 6, 2016
    Germany
    same with slightly less cropping
    P4040013.2.
    E-M10    OLYMPUS M.14-150mm F4.0-5.6    17mm    f/5.6    1/400s    ISO 100
     
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  12. dlpruk

    dlpruk Mu-43 Veteran

    288
    Jan 1, 2016
    Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK
    David
    I'm more comfortable with this one!

    All in LR, I aimed to achieve a natural look with a bit of pop so I started by levelling and cropping (plus a bit of cloning) to tidy the background. Then I added a large rad to emphasise the direction of the light and adjusted the blues, reds, greens and yellows to improve (?) them and split toning to help the highlights and shadows. I finished with a slight boost to the overall contrast and a bit of sharpening/NR.

    Timber Cottage.
    Original at Flickr.

    Then I thought an aged look might work so I tried dropping the contrast:

    Timber Cottage 2.
    Original at Flickr
     
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  13. danou75

    danou75 Mu-43 Regular

    189
    Nov 13, 2013
    Melbourne, VIC.
    E0926AB2-CC2C-43B1-A49D-44D35654B7C9.
    E-M10    OLYMPUS M.14-150mm F4.0-5.6    17mm    f/5.6    1/400s    ISO 100
     
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  14. Sawdust

    Sawdust Mu-43 Regular

    135
    Apr 5, 2018
    Missouri, USA
    Phil, I agree, it looks like Creative Thinking is in overdrive! I love it. Wow. Thanks for just considering to write up a workflow for the IR image. I know it is not a simple thing to do, I am like Mack, "Started with DxO Photolab, then got lost in Topaz, On1, and Alien Skin Exposure.", I understand that completely. Really appreciate the talent members are showing. Picking only one winner is going to be the "Challenge"...lol
     
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  15. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Entry2
    Took previous saved PSD, opened in PS6 so i could access Nik collection, applied a film frame, saved and then reopened in PScc to render the picture frame and add text
    Ready to hang on the wall :) 
    P4040013.
    E-M10    OLYMPUS M.14-150mm F4.0-5.6    17mm    f/5.6    1/400s    ISO 100
     
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  16. danou75

    danou75 Mu-43 Regular

    189
    Nov 13, 2013
    Melbourne, VIC.
    Entry 2:
    FD241E2F-718F-4D14-B8C5-647EA9130D0D.
    E-M10    OLYMPUS M.14-150mm F4.0-5.6    17mm    f/5.6    1/400s    ISO 100
     
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  17. todd phillips

    todd phillips Mu-43 Regular

    87
    Feb 17, 2018
    entry #2 bw
    20180806114910-49f26ab3.
    E-M10    OLYMPUS M.14-150mm F4.0-5.6    17mm    f/5.6    1/400s    ISO 100
     
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  18. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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  19. Sawdust

    Sawdust Mu-43 Regular

    135
    Apr 5, 2018
    Missouri, USA
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2018
  20. Sawdust

    Sawdust Mu-43 Regular

    135
    Apr 5, 2018
    Missouri, USA
    Sadly, @Mack@Mack , there was no Rural Fire Protection member sign out in front of this property, so I am afraid they will get no help...
     
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