Post Processing Challenge # 532 - winner announced

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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.
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.
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.

Please Note: Entrants are encouraged to enter their best efforts even if this means replacing versions. Please do this by exchanging your latest effort with the image you wish to remove. You may note the replacement in a comment in the edited posting.

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.


JPEG file - https://www.dropbox.com/s/wg5rgzrpat23qmt/RP623596_DxO.jpg?dl=0
RAW file - https://www.dropbox.com/s/o7xfk2ltgnb8gav/RP623596.ORF?dl=0

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Challenge closes at Sunday March 15, midnight wherever you are

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Lovely scene and a beautiful shot. Here is my attempt using the raw file edited first in DxO PL2 then in Elements. "Included" more sky using content aware fill in Elements and cropped a bit from the bottom.
@rpatodia said: "It was taken during sunset. The sky there in October is unbelievably blue. The dark shadows and deep blue sky gives a feeling of night time." Thank you!
I modified my original entry to try to take into account that information using Nik Color Efex/Polarization, then increased the contrast.

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Entry #1:
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Very interesting challenge. I have a hunch this was a night or moonlit scene. I used topaz denoise AI to tame some of the noise and a little bit of burning. I like the tent up to the right. I did crop to 16:9 just for less foreground.
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I used Nik Silver Efex for a black and white version.
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Tough one! I am not worthy! But here it is anyway haha...
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Entry #2 B&W from the above, done in DxO Filmpack.
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Interesting one....
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Lowered the WB a bit and found a contrast to my taste with Workspace.
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Very interesting challenge. I have a hunch this was a night or moonlit scene. I used topaz denoise AI to tame some of the noise and a little bit of burning. I like the tent up to the right. I did crop to 16:9 just for less foreground.View attachment 807547
It was taken during sunset. The sky there in October is unbelievably blue. The dark shadows and deep blue sky gives a feeling of night time
 
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Entry #2: Converted entry #1 to B&W using DxO Filmpack 5 Kodak T-Max 100 film simulation.

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Attempt #1
Processed RAW in Affinity

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Digging into Topaz Studio 2's arsenal of "creative" tools for this one...

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Entry #1

Raw developed in Adobe Lightroom.

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This is one pic where I discarded my processed image and kept the original. The top part is almost perfect. Problem is with bottom part so cropping it 16:9 is a good idea and then increase exposure/shadow in the bottom part.

Only Mooglover got both top & bottom right so only 1 winner - @Mooglover , it could have been better if you had cropped it 16:9
I am not giving any runner up prizes as only 1 got it right.
Over to you @Mooglover for next challenge
 

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