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Mu-43.com Post Processing Challenge #122

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by NWright, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. NWright

    NWright Mu-43 Regular

    193
    Jan 13, 2014
    Michigan
    Goodluck folks!


    P9015984.




    Links:

    RAW: https://www.dropbox.com/s/80yj3z459izetq2/P9015984.ORF?dl=0

    JPG: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4w9ni9mp0orwaug/P9015984.JPG?dl=0





    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.



    Contest will end 27/09/14 at approximately 10:00PM PST
     
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  2. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    785
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Here's my edit of this challenging photo.

    15163671199_cffed50635_b. P9015984 by aussiephil1960, on Flickr

    Heavy crop keeping the yacht and the couple looking out over the water, after that it was just work to remove some of the distance haze and balance the lighting up, oh and removed some of the distracting elements.

    Cheers and Thanks for the Challenge

    Update - Version 2
    24-8 crop
    15365041725_fa29131336_b. P9015984 by aussiephil1960, on Flickr
     
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  3. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  4. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  5. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Two entries. Kept it simple - initial process with DxO, a 2:1 ratio crop, tiny bit of content aware/cloning, some fun with NIK followed by a 'lazy sunday afternoon glow' and 'moody black and white' variant.
     

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  6. Conrad

    Conrad Mu-43 Veteran

    Mine is an attempt to mimic as close as possible the scene as I imagine the human eye/brain would have seen it. All work done in ACR: exposure adjustment (obviously), blue saturation/luminance adjustment, local contrast lowering, local clarity increase and some burning. Finished with 2:3 crop and healing out the distracting bird.

    P9015984_copy.
     
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  7. NWright

    NWright Mu-43 Regular

    193
    Jan 13, 2014
    Michigan
    There are some awesome entries here. Good job folks.

    ~24 hours remaining and the contest will be locked.
     
  8. p396637252-5.

    BW rendition and antique effect

    p389006470-5.

    Topaz Simplify (but effect removed from the couple)
     
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  9. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    So far I liked "antique effect" the most!
     
  10. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    659
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
    Once I cropped this image, it just seemed to cry out(to me) for some real old processing. So, after some minor exposure adjustments, I tried to imitate an old Daguerreotype: [​IMG]
     
  11. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    659
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
    Here's the same image with some "hand coloring" added:
    [​IMG]
     
  12. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran

    210
    Apr 8, 2011
    Slovenia
    Peter
    15182311539_b400b6c436_c.

    Slightly different crop from me.
     
  13. NWright

    NWright Mu-43 Regular

    193
    Jan 13, 2014
    Michigan
    ~2 hours remaining.
     
  14. NWright

    NWright Mu-43 Regular

    193
    Jan 13, 2014
    Michigan
    Thanks for all the entries folks!

    I've spent some time taking in all of your renditions and I've chosen AussiePhil as the winner with the second entry.


    15365041725_fa29131336_b. P9015984 by aussiephil1960, on Flickr


    I really like how intimate this crop is - it helped force my eyes towards the couple first, then I found myself searching across the photo toward the sailboat. The great job on the colors, pulling out detail and removing unnecessary elements all helped as well.



    The runner up goes to Zeus1 with your Topaz Simplified version! - I could see that rendition hanging on a bathroom wall.


    Thanks again for the entries and I look forward to more photo challenges in the near future.
     
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  15. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    659
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
    Congratulations, AussiePhil and Zeus1!! Well done; both of you.

    AussiePhil, you're on a roll!
     
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  16. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    785
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Thanks to NWright for the challenge, these are teaching me PS skills each time.

    New one up very shortly.

    Scotsman Ta, lot's of talent being displayed so don't expect the roll to continue :)