Post Processing Challenge #521 -- CLOSED

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Taken last summer, at the base of Takakkaw Falls, BC. I know there's some shadow detail in there somewhere...

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RAW and JPG:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zv50h38pxgvy45m/AABoEYcs39tY1zAvIi-kzPwga?dl=0

Contest closes sometime Thursday evening, MST.

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 honoured 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 honour passes to the next Runner-up.
Enjoy!
 
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#1 did a crop to get some natural framing in the image and added did some dodging and burning to add more dark/light difference to get some depth.
 
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#2 different crop and some minor changes to the overall image contrast to show the finer details better. Added slightly more grain as I personally like the effect (for me personally a bit of grain works very well in nature images with lots of fine detail).
Did some changes to the colors (HSL) and added a very minimal split toning.

p.s. both edits done on LR mobile (the phone), gradually moving to a mobile only workflow.
 
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Beautiful location. Processed mine in Luminar Flex. Mostly Advanced contrast and HSL adjustments to saturation and brightness. Then onto Denoise AI.
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above image with some dehaze and matte filters in Flex, and some more sharpening.
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Entry 1.

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All done in LR and Photoshop. Some local adjustments to the patches of light in the centre and split toning. Denoised and very slightly sharpened.
 

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Entry #2
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Allowed myself to change to composition a bit

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Beautiful photo. Used raw file, edited in DxO PL2 then Elements. Very little change (light levels, shadows, etc.), and a slight crop from the bottom.

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Striking view, enjoyable to work on, thanks. Discovering the sunbeams made my day

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Largely accomplished in Adobe Camera Raw.
Cropped.
Basic exposure tweaks.
Adjustment brushes to balance things out.
A bit of HSL work on the sky and sunlit trees.
Out to Photoshop.
Two curves layers: general contrast and sky, blended with a mask.
 

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Lots of shadow detail to bring out!
Entry #1:
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Entry #2 a B&W version:
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Entry No 1
Processed raw in Affinity Photo
High lights / Shadows, HSL, Dodge, Color Selection and Tone Mapping

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