Post-Processing Challenge No. 162

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by WhidbeyLVR, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 14, 2014
    Whidbey Island
    Lyle
    Notre-Dame Basilica, Montreal

    The back-story on this image is that I took a 3-image HDR spread at 1-stop intervals, but only the darkest image was useful (fumble fingers). The shadows aren't too badly saturated, so it can be pushed. Or not. It is all up to you!

    PA061846_web.

    Follow the link to a page where the file can be downloaded:

    JPG: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-LDJOgT2DpKUjlrR1pSRjRRRDQ&authuser=0
    RAW: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-LDJOgT2DpKcTNfckZUUE5MeFE&authuser=0

    I have an upcoming trip, so I must finish the contest on the early side. Contest will close on Wednesday, April 1st at 5:00PM Seattle time (no fooling).

    Enjoy!
    - Lyle

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    The Rules:

    The Challenger will provide any photo that he/she deems worthy of challenging other members to "improve" by way Post Processing. It must be their own photo. "Improve" is a subjective term, and includes many creative ideas as well as traditional "fixing". The Challenger agrees that entrants may make any changes they deem fit to post in their entry.

    The winner of the previous challenge gets to post the next Challenge and serves as the judge for his/her PP challenge.

    For obvious purposes, the judge is disqualified from participating in his/her own PP challenge. Instead, he/she should post a photo to start out the challenge.

    ***** If the winner fails to post a new challenge within five days, the responsibility passes to the runner-up. *****

    At the end of the 72-hours (we don't have to be strict about 72-hours, especially with time differences depending on where you are on the globe), the judge will name a winner, a first runner-up, and a second runner-up.


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    Entrants:

    The Challenger's image is posted for the sole purpose of the PP Challenge; it is not posted to invite Critique or Criticism.

    Entries shall be limited to 2 per member for each Challenge.

    Entrants to post a BBCode link to the Large size image of their PP edit(s), preferably 1024px x npx, or npx x 1024px, if the original image and/or the PP edit allow for these sizes. Also a click-through to the original sized hosted edit if appropriate (but not a requirement for entry). If you post your entry to a photo-hosting site such as Flickr, Photobucket, or a Gallery, etc., please credit the original photographer to make it clear it is not your photograph; something like "Photo taken by xxxxxx over at Mu-43.com" should suffice.

    Entrants are strongly encouraged to post the settings and techniques used for their entry, however this is not a requirement for entry.

    As we all know, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. We may not all agree with the chosen winners, but the judges decision is final without adverse comment from the Entrants; the judge is encouraged (but not required) to state what criteria he used to decide on a winner.

    To make sure we don't break any Mu-43 rules/regulations, by participating in the PP Challenge you are allowing the judge to re-post your image for the sole purpose of announcing the winners in the thread.
     
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  2. Brian Beezley

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  3. walter_j

    walter_j Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2013
    Hagwilget, B.C., Canada
    Walter
    Silver efex pro
     

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  4. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
  5. ManofKent

    ManofKent Hopefully still learning

    789
    Dec 26, 2014
    Faversham, Kent, UK
    Richard
    Pretty straight processing - used DXO Optics pro to adjust exposure, boost contrast, clarity and clean up noise. DXO viewpoint to sort the perspective. Crop and light sharpening in PSE:

    CHALLENGE 162.
     
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  6. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Well it's Autumn in Oz so thought i would give this a heavy autumn feel as well brighten the available colours, the rest is like others with a perspective tilt/fix
    PPC162 photo by WhidberyLVR-1200.
     
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  7. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    And a second version using a sandstone finish for different look
    PPC162-2 photo by WhidberyLVR-1200.
     
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  8. Correcting exposure, correcting verticals. Cropping, content-aware scaling. Some cloning.

    p1084136781-5.
     
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  9. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
  10. ManofKent

    ManofKent Hopefully still learning

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    Dec 26, 2014
    Faversham, Kent, UK
    Richard
    Having a play at making it look like an early 20th C travel photo using paint.net:

    old.
     
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  11. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    贾一川
    No way this photo's taken in this century! I remember seeing that place exactly like this while I was there over a hundred years ago:wtf:, back when there was no sign or arrow hanging under the street lamp.
     
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  12. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  14. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 14, 2014
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    Lyle
    The rules don't forbid use of time machines, so I'll allow it.
     
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  15. rloewy

    rloewy Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2014
    Ron
    16357978224_2abee2a170_b.

    Tried to simulate a wet sharpie over a diffused original.

    Again, I use my own code for these.
     
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  16. Halaking

    Halaking Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Morris
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  17. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
    image. Since Notre Dame Basilica is located in historic Old Montréal, I thought I'd try to create an image of a street scene that looks like it could have been taken many years ago.....and has gotten worn and faded with time.
     
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  18. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 All-Pro

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    Knoxville, TN
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  19. Lurch

    Lurch Hi, I'm a gear addict

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    Jason
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  20. Lurch

    Lurch Hi, I'm a gear addict

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    Apr 21, 2014
    Canberra, Australia
    Jason
    Actually - got something else....
     
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