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MU-4/3 Post Processing Challenge #33 (100 hours)

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by twokatmew, May 28, 2013.

  1. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    Challenge ends around Saturday, June 1, 11:00pm EDT.

    Link to DNG: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/422519/mu-43/storm-4160001.dng

    Link to TIF: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/422519/mu-43/storm-4160001.tif

    Link to JPG: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/422519/mu-43/storm-4160001.jpg

    PP_challenge_33.

    Time for a reportage-style shot. I took this photo last spring at the tail end of a bad wind storm that brought trees and live wires down. Not a great photo by any means, but I think it's got enough potential to make for an interesting challenge. Have fun! :smile:

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    Mu-43 PP Challenge 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, and taken with m4/3 equipment. "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.

    Should the winner not be able to commit to being the next challenger/judge, the responsibility is passed on 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.


    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. fransglans

    fransglans Mu-43 Top Veteran

    991
    Jun 12, 2012
    Sweden
    gus
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    ok, here comes some agressive PP from me :)

    * flipped

    * cropped

    * boosted highlights

    * added grain

    * desaturated

    * some minor cloning
     
  3. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    609
    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
    rpamparo
  4. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    609
    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
    rpamparo
  5. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    Three entries so far.... Deadline is three days away.... :smile:
     
  6. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    609
    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
    rpamparo
    more chances for us! :2thumbs:

    kidding as a way to bump the thread :smile:
     
  7. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran

    209
    Apr 8, 2011
    Slovenia
    Peter
    8881869118_04e5db3aca_b.

    I tried to imitate KVG's process, destroy and rebuild. Sorry master.
     
  8. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    sigh.... f***ing DNG again.... please post original raw files for those of us who dont use Lightroom.

    these files are not readable on a modern up to date mac or indeed on photoshop cs3 on a mac

    death to DNG... its a con :)

    K
     
  9. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    Sorry, I convert to DNG on import and discard RAW. If you'd rather not work from the JPG, I can post a TIF. Pls advise.

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  10. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    Added link to TIF download in first post.
     
  11. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    margaret... just why are you converting to DNG on import? Is this something Lightroom does by default... or is it a conscious decision by you?

    I am just curious, because this seems to have become an issue in the last year or so

    K
     
  12. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    Conscious decision. With DNG, there's no sidecar files to deal with.

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  13. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    thanks for that margaret but while you now offer a 16-bit tiff ...its half the pixel size of the original

    sorry

    K
     
  14. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    Pls supply your required specs (short of original RAW), and I'll post yet another file for you.

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  15. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    correct me if I am wrong... but in my head the point of Lightroom or indeed Aperture was that there was no sidecar files to deal with... you had your original file and a database that knew where it was and what you had done with it.

    K
     
  16. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    without original raw... no point

    k
     
  17. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    Taking submissions till 11:00pm on Saturday, June 1, everyone. :smile:

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  18. JLphoto

    JLphoto Mu-43 Regular

    91
    Jan 27, 2013
    San Francisco/Marin County
    Jack
    I agree that having original raw files are better, but sometimes we all can't find them or delete them. If you are using Aperture then you really should upgrade to LR5 when it comes out in June, or to CS6. DNG is not a complete con, and although I don't use it often, it is still helpful if I have deleted the original raw files and I want to keep it in a raw format.
     
  19. JLphoto

    JLphoto Mu-43 Regular

    91
    Jan 27, 2013
    San Francisco/Marin County
    Jack
    And by the way twokatmew, some of your edits present when you import the DNG to LR4... Its not an issue I just reset the file but you should've gotten rid of these before exporting.
     
  20. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    I thought I *had* gotten rid of my adjustments. Not wanting to lose my final processing, I made a virtual copy, returned the DNG to its import state then copied the DNG via Windows Explorer. My apologies if I failed to reset the image. Now, can we please return to the challenge? If further discussion is required, let's take it to a new thread. :smile:

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