Post Processing Challenge #706 - Winner announced

BosseBe

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So I found an old picture from 2018 for you to have fun with.

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The files can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wa56t87dpy07kmd/AAACVcNOxTcPHf7T5zPWiVfra?dl=0

The Challenge closes at 18:00 CET on Wednesday 2021-10-20.
72-Hour Post-Processing Challenge Rules

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Each entrant is allowed two entries in the Challenge.
  3. At the close of the Challenge, the Challenge Master will select a Winner and Runners-up.
  4. 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.
 
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Nice. Entry #1. Edited the raw file in DxO PL4, and as usual tweaked the result in Elements (usual light level tweaks, but mainly lowered the top clouds and cropped).

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Entry #2. Applied Kodchrome 64 film emulation to entry #1, then cropped further.

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Crop, adjust contrast etc, make it into an old print. Remove anachronistic plane.
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Crop, make it a modern artwork and keep the plane.
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Cropped square. In photoshop, set white balance, boosted contrast, sharpened and made a number of hue/saturation adjustments to add a little punch.

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dt to gimp as usual...
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Entry#1
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Same crop as entry 1. Used a B/W adjustment layer set to multiply to manipulate the colours.

Edit: Darkened the mid-tones with another curves layer.

Edit edit: screenshot attached to demonstrate use of B/W adjustment layer to grade a colour photo. other blend modes can be used, but multiply gave a contrast boost at the same time.

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Entry #1. Away from home so only have a tablet and Snapseed.
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Great work everyone!

As always it was hard to judge and the results are my personal preferences that is beyond explaining.

I generally liked the cropped pictures better as the original had to much sky and foreground in my opinion.

So the 2nd runner up is: @RichardC #2
1st runner up is: @ivanbae07 a B&W which I always like.
And the winner is: @RichardC #1 Liked the crop on both images but the colours better on this one.

Over to you Richard!
 
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