Post Processing Challenge #513 - WINNER ANNOUNCED

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The challenge is to do something with this badly exposed picture of an old preacher's cart at the Black Country Living Museum, Brierley Hill, UK.

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Full sized JPEG file can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/77729j7sq476ttw/cart.jpg?dl=0

Olympus RAW file here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/llyyuqx417lxd9m/_B101881.ORF?dl=0


Contest will close at Monday midnight wherever you are.

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).

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. Please mark entries clearly by number. Please Note: Entrants are encouraged to enter their best efforts even if this means replacing versions. Please do this by editing the post containing the image you wish to change and note the replacement in a comment in the edited posting.

At the close of the Challenge, the Challenge Master will select a Winner and Runners-up.
The Winner of the challenge is honoured 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 honour passes to the next Runner-up.
 

BosseBe

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Entry #1: Raw file in Dxo.
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Edited raw file in DXO PL2, then in Elements, converted to B&W using Kodak Tri-X emulation in DXO Filmpack 5 (I thought that this shot might be better in B&W).

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Relatively straightforward adjustments done in Luminar 4:

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"You've always been here, Mr. Torrance..."
(done in Topaz Studio 2)

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Kinda screams out for Sepia. Only one modern element I could find to remove.

Nix Plugin, and added some grain.
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Well, first things first: the shot isn't "badly exposed", it's actually perfectly exposed-to-the-right, which leaves all the scene information intact for anybody who wants to monkey with it. :D

This seemed like a good test case for the new "tone equalizer" module being introduced with the in-progress darktable 3.0... I've always been a little uncomfortable with localized tone mapping, given the potentially unnatural results, so this is a fairly conservative application, attempting to preserve the twilight feel of the scene.

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Henk van Slooten

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Some tweaking in Photoshop
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Slight corrections in perspective, a little playing with colours, showing the clouds that are in the photo, lightening the shadows to show the structures and minimal cropping... all done with LR.
Since there is no reliable white spot the blue tones are more or less a guess.
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Once again there are many nice entries. After trying various things,
I selected the wagon and placed it over a sunset photo using the blend mode overlay in photoshop.
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This one had me going too :)
OK I started with a free base picture from Pixabay (just a landscape).
Then added some vultures, crate and skelly ect in Photoshop.
Changed the text on the wagon ^ ^
Then moved some sliders and turned it into B&W.
I realize its all a bit silly but I sometimes have a dark sense of humor.
I am not joining to win.
Its all about having fun :)
I am learning Photoshop so its a good workout too.


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