Welcome to Challenge No.124 and 'Best of Luck' to all those who choose to enter. I hope the photo selected for this challenge will encourage members to enter. The shot was taken on sunrise on the Western Peninsula of Thailand, several months ago at a quiet beach retreat, Pak Nam Pran. As I recall, my partner and I had the beach to ourselves and therefore had the time and space to set up the tripod etc. As one can see, this photo was not only taken with M43 gear, but has M43 gear in the shot. Camera used was the EM1 with the 12=40mm zoom @ 34mm. ISO 200 / F:8.0 / 1/1000 with no IS. Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available) 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. Please use the links below, to access the full sized ORF and JPG files. ORF File @ http://1drv.ms/1uiEK8q JPG File @ http://1drv.ms/1uiEQNc Contest will end 07 Oct 14 at approximately 6pm Bangkok time.