Post-Processing Challenge No. 164

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by m4c, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. m4c

    m4c Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    May 15, 2014
    Czech Republic
    This place looked really cool, when I was there, but as you can see, not so awesome when captured in camera, as I´ve seen in other challenges that you guys can do magic, I´m really curious about your entries.
    Challenge will end on thursday evening (european time). Good luck and have fun
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    You can get raw and jpeg in here
    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.



    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 Lurch over at" 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. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
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  3. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
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  4. siftu

    siftu Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 26, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
    Nice image! I tried to emphasize the pool of water and the reflections in it. This image actually has a lot of color in it so I tried to bring it out. With the moss growing I felt adding haze/fog in the tree helps set the mood. I also warmed it up a little. Processed in LR5 + Viveza 2

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  5. aKilter

    aKilter Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 13, 2013
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  6. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    Not sure if this really works going for a kind of timeless look, but did various dodges and burns to increase the contrast between the path and the surroundings, a B/W conversion with boosted Green channel, a sepia toning with a negative vignette that lightens the edges.... and a horizontal flip.... sometimes it is fun to try this... it often give a different feel - If I was to justify it I would say that the flipped version reads from left to right which feels more natural to me

    As always with me - Aperture and Aperture only


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  7. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Cool picture to work with! First entry to emphasize color and highlights:


    Second entry to add some mystery to scene....

    C164-ARTSY (1).jpg
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  8. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 14, 2014
    Whidbey Island

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  9. mpg01

    mpg01 Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 21, 2012
    It looks like we're mostly in favor of the same crop and detail boost. Great minds and all that.
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  10. Lurch

    Lurch Hi, I'm a gear addict

    Apr 21, 2014
    Canberra, Australia
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  11. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
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  12. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
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  13. Lurch

    Lurch Hi, I'm a gear addict

    Apr 21, 2014
    Canberra, Australia
    Great minds etc etc :)
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    16/9 cropping. Drawing attention to the plank bridge by selectively lightening and sharpening it (high pass sharpening) while darkening the rest of the picture.
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  15. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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  16. rloewy

    rloewy Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    May 5, 2014

    So much detail in this image - that I thought making it into an impressionist like image will work
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  17. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    is it pure imagination or is the experience being gained lifting the overall level?
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  18. blinky

    blinky Mu-43 Rookie

    Jun 10, 2011
    Don't have much experience working with raw so I thought I'd try my hand at more of these contests.
    This is with rawtherapee. Started with faded golden preset, upped the black value some, inserted vignette and graduated filter.
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  19. Youngjun

    Youngjun Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 24, 2015
    Playing around and learning to use LR :p

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  20. ManofKent

    ManofKent Hopefully still learning

    Dec 26, 2014
    Faversham, Kent, UK
    Tried for a primeval look:

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