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Mu-43.com Post Processing Challenge #117

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by phigmov, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Image of a big-wheel performer (French from memory) at the Wellington Arts Festival from a few years ago. Hope people can do something interesting with it.

    P2259575.

    Download via Google drive jpeg or raw - the little download arrow in the top centre of the screen

    The competition will end midnight (mu-43.com time) on Wednesday night.



    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, 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.

    ***** 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.

    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. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  3. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2013
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    Dave
    phigmov - The Avengers w/Diana Rigg as Emma Peel.....one of my favorite shows, featuring one of the sexiest women to ever appear on the small screen. :2thumbs:

    dbuckle - I did some processing to the image and checked back when I saw there was a reply. I cannot believe how similar my image is to yours. :dash2:
     
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  4. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Here is a second try. I used Studio Artist 4 Adjustments to get the graphic look, then used Topaz Restyle. Finished with levels and curves.
    Wheelman 2 by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
     
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  5. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Bumpity bump. Otherwise dbuckle is going to be awfully lonely :wink:
     
  6. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Another bump !
     
  7. mpg01

    mpg01 Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 21, 2012
     
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  8. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Well, it looks like every entry gets a place . . .

    Third - dbuckle's second entry
    Second - mpg01's entry - a really nice dreamy, almost HDR rendition
    First - dbuckle's first entry - loved the grit, accentuated contrast and close crop !

    Over to you for Post Processing Challenge #118 !
     
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