's Post Processing Challenge - #22

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by dtchan, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. dtchan

    dtchan Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 24, 2010
    Here is one I took last week while I was in downtown.

    Sorry I don't have the raw file.


    DNG: (Right Click Save As)


    Mu-43 PP Challenge Rules

    lets end this sometime April 5th!

    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.


    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.
  2. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
  3. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 25, 2012
    cropped the image, added vignette, added some clarity.

  4. dtchan

    dtchan Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 24, 2010
  5. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    both taken into color efex for darken/lighten center, and pro contrast, then silver efex, the 3rd ot last preset, boosted clarity in aperture

  6. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    posted in 2 posts because it looked... creepy... in the same post, lol
    now you can see each individually and not half of a side by side type seperated shot, or... something, lol

  7. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
  8. dtchan

    dtchan Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 24, 2010
    Lol I tried putting it side by side and it does look kind of creepy.
  9. JLphoto

    JLphoto Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 27, 2013
    San Francisco/Marin County
    Just wanted to let you know that the DNG format image contains your original edits when imported to lightroom
  10. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    i couldnt even open it on my mac
  11. dtchan

    dtchan Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 24, 2010
    Sorry should be fixed now =(
  12. RK777

    RK777 Guest

    View attachment 267572

    Imported into Lightroom, cropped, developed in Silver EFX Pro 2, preset 022 Full Dynamic Harsh with slight adjustments.

    View attachment 267573

    Multiple lightroom adjustments

    Image used with permission, credit user dtchan at forum.
  13. Joltinjess

    Joltinjess Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 6, 2013
    Port Moody, BC

    purple tint
    touch ups and little bit of burning
  14. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    jess, i likey that purple!
  15. ill_dawg

    ill_dawg Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 26, 2010
    A quick crop and process in silver efex


    Sent from my A500 using Tapatalk HD
  16. JStheoriginal

    JStheoriginal Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2013
  17. ovengloves

    ovengloves Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 16, 2013
    England, UK
    Great image to work with, had fun with this one.
    Decided he looks like a movie star, so made it all about him, the girl, and the car :) 

  18. savvy

    savvy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 28, 2012
    S.Yorkshire, UK
    Great image, dtchan :smile:

    Looked like a street image straight from a movie, to me, so that's what i did with it.


    MU-43_PP #22_dtchan_1
    by savvy249, on Flickr

    Rotate & Crop
    WB : Temp 5800, Tint +4
    Exposure : -0.6
    Contrast : -5
    Highlights : -32
    Shadows : +51
    Whites : +14
    Blacks : -46
    Clarity : +40

    Going for Technicolor Movie rather than old grainy film style, so :-
    Vibrance : +55
    Saturation : +20

    Very slight Curves adjustment to bring the left peak down slightly and the mid ever so slightly up

    Adjustment brush on the lower forearm with Exp -0.4 to slightly burn the highlights there.

    Into GIMP 2.8.4
    Added bottom rectangle INTO image and filled with Black
    Expanded Image Canvas size at the top by the equivalent amount as the bottom black bar, to add the top black rectangle without cutting into his head. (The rotation had severely limited the crop at the top)
  19. savvy

    savvy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 28, 2012
    S.Yorkshire, UK
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