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Post Processing Challenge No. 192

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by siftu, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. siftu

    siftu Mu-43 Top Veteran

    633
    Mar 26, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
    siftu
    This one is from a recent dolphin watching trip in Bali. I have tried to process this image a couple of times but just don't like the results I'm getting. Hopefully someone here can make it shine :)

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    RAW: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/906920/images/PP192/P6270422-2.ORF
    JPEG: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/906920/images/PP192/P6270422-2.jpg


    Contest will close Saturday around midnight or maybe Sunday morning, PDT
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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 Lurch 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. EdH

    EdH Mu-43 Top Veteran

    629
    Jul 14, 2014
    Devon, UK
    Ed
    Normal LR and PS CC fiddles. Warmed it up a bit and added a bit of blur to in front and behind the Dolphins.

    P6270422-2_Ed.
     
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  3. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
  4. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
  5. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
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    Color:
    20724390542_8a3e8d6b9b_b.

    Monochrome:
    20112750553_a51650db26_b.
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2015
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  6. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    Various tweaks in LR-including lens distortion

    C192-1.
     
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  7. Gerard

    Gerard Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 12, 2015
    Vleuten, Utrecht
    Human interest and a bit of VSCO Film O-TRI-X (+1)

    P6270422-2.
     
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  8. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 Top Veteran

    603
    Feb 14, 2014
    Whidbey Island
    Lyle
    P6270422B. Run, Flipper, Run!
     
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  9. sokar

    sokar Mu-43 Veteran

    392
    Nov 30, 2011
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  10. siftu

    siftu Mu-43 Top Veteran

    633
    Mar 26, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
    siftu
    Well done everyone. I think I changed my mind 4 times with this one. I liked various aspects of a lot of them but I had to make the choice.

    Honorable mentions: tyrphoto #1 for his sky processing. jyc860923 #1 very close but the shadows were too dark for me.

    Runner up protapic, I like the water color and dolphins but the distortion just didnt do it for me.

    Winner Brian Beezley #1 Good overall processing best balance for the whole image I feel. Well done.

    Over to you Brian.
     
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  11. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

    Thank you, Siftu!

    I haven't taken many photos lately, but let me rummage around and see what I can come up with for the next Challenge. If I have to, I'll go out and shoot something for it today.

    Brian