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04-13-2017, 07:17 PM   #1
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Post Processing Challenge #217 - Bonsai Rock, Lake Tahoe Nevada

Welcome to Post Processing Challenge #217! I hope you find this image worthy of your efforts.

Camera: K3 Lens: DA*16-50

I will let this challenge run the customary week and close it sometime in the evening of Thursday April 20th.

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04-14-2017, 12:47 AM   #2
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Beautiful shot!!! I'm actually traveling and did this all on my phone (Using Snapseed on an Android). No idea what it's going to look like on your big 24" calibrated monitors at home... I guess we can can chalk it up to a "mobile test" if nothing else[/SIZE]

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Gave it a shot. Tried to get lots of detail in the stones but still a little bit of a cartoony look. Hope it works...
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My version

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not happy with this but was trying a different approach than my usual... hopefully i'll be back with something better
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And my version.
A little of doging and burning with a tiny color correction.
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Well, it is time to bring 217 to a close. Thank you everyone who contributed. As always the selection of the next host is difficult and totally subjective. Great entries, each with a different approach and style, but I must select one.

D1N0 - A nice yesteryear look with a little damage from the years in the closet. The scene hasn't changed much over the decades.

Tas - You had two entries. A nicely done color and a sort of B&W with an interesting use of varying tint/hue between the foreground and the background.

astonm - Nice job of processing "on the run". You may relax a bit, although I have calibrated my screen, I don't have a 24" monitor, just my laptop. I like your crop. You had the brightest of the entries.

newmikey - I like what you did with this. Your correct, that is does not have the realistic look, but it is not too overboard either. It has a unique look.

timb64 - A nice B&W conversion. I like the detail you were able to preserve in the mountains in the background.

james_saltwood - Perhaps a little too much clarity while trying to bring out the details, but otherwise a nice entry.

capmazariegos - Nice well balanced processing.

todd - I like what you did with this image. Just a slight haloing on the edge of Bonsai Roack and the trees on it, but otherwise well done.

PiotrKrochmal - I like the contrast you have in the background mountains and the detail you were able to bring out.

Arizona Dave - A well executed B&W conversion.

This part is never easy, but must be done. I generally try to process an image to be realistic and I appreciate the effort many of you did trying to accomplish the very same thing, but I also try not to bias my choice as to what I would have done. In fact I really enjoy it when I am suprised with something new. Therefore by precariously balancing the line between abstract and realistic I am going to select newmikey to host Challenge #218!

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Well done Mikey and thanks for hosting Glenn.
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Congratz to the winner!
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Owwww....thank you so much. Thrilled to host the next challenge. I'll take this weekend to select a shot for the next one and hope to open it Monday at the very latest.

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