Post Processing Challenge #118

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by dbuckle, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sorry for taking so long to post but I've been away. Here is the image for your challenge. You have 72 hours to enter your image.

    14930485257_946149b62e_k. Port Rowan by dbuckle2695, on Flickr

    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.


    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" 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. Back from holiday :smile:

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  3. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member


    I am leaving to go to the lake a day early so we will run this challenge through to Sunday.
  4. blindinglight

    blindinglight Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 24, 2014
    Craving for good 'ol southern hot sauce with my gumbo.

    Attached Files:

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  5. minibokeh

    minibokeh Guest

    <a href="" title=" Post Processing Challenge 118, on Flickr"> View attachment 383236 "800" height="640" alt=" Post Processing Challenge 118"></a>
  6. Second entry...

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  7. dpaultx

    dpaultx Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 19, 2014
    North TX
    The first thing that bothered me about this image was all the poles, flues and power lines in the sky. I hate cluttered skies, but, when I removed all the clutter, the sky was just gray and boring.

    So I imported a new sky, added moar color, moar sharpness and got rid of the mop.


    But then, with all that saturated color back in the image, I noticed, for the first time, the cut-out of the fish at the stern of the boat in the next slip over . . . and at that point, well, I just couldn't help myself . . .


    Sorry . . . dp
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  8. aKilter

    aKilter Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 13, 2013
    An artificial man catching an artificial fish.......great job! I can't help myself either. I love it!

    I just noticed the adjustment you made(to the water itself) to make it look like the fish was just pulled from the water.....nice touch!
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  9. aKilter

    aKilter Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 13, 2013
    Here's my submission......poles, power lines and all. I'm just too lazy to take the time to remove them.
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  10. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    I had a hard time making up my mind. They are all winners.
    3rd goes to Zeus1 last try it turned just great.
    2nd goes to blindinglight Like the crop and colour.
    Winner is Scotsman with his last image. Love the colour and crop well done.
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  11. blindinglight

    blindinglight Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 24, 2014
    Totally agree. Scotsman blew this outta the water. :eek: 
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  12. aKilter

    aKilter Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 13, 2013
    Thank you for choosing my submission as the winner, dbuckle. Congratulations, as well, to blindinglight and Zeus1.

    This photo was a good choice for a processing challenge because, as illustrated by the very different submissions, the image could be cropped in many ways, colored in many shades or hues, added to, or subtracted from, and you could still obtain an effective, interesting result. Well done, dbuckle!

    I'll submit a photo for the next challenge by the end of the week.
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