Mu-43 Post Processing Challenge #107 (72 hours)

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by robbie36, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    rob collins
    Ok today's challenge is inspired by Phigmov's previous challenge. I have this photo (see below) that I quite like in certain respects. The problem is that the main subject is slightly out of focus - I have focused instead on the back wall. So the question is ....can you make something worthwhile out of it?


    The competition at 6.00am on Wednesday 2nd July.




    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. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    rob collins
  3. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
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  4. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
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  5. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 4, 2010
    Nice image !

    I did my usual crop variations and auto-enhancements in Aperture, ran the first through Analog Efex (going for an 80's magazine look) and the second through Perfect Picture (pastel-tastic 90's look).

    Attached Files:

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  6. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    Lr. Topaz remask for the background..

    [​IMG]"1024" height="791" alt="untitled-6155186-2"></a>[/IMG]

    Thank you.
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  7. Ger.mcg

    Ger.mcg Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 17, 2013
    Double exposure effect in Analog Efex

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  8. Neat shot, much fun!

    Uno: dropped bg colors, blurred focus behind model w/adjustment brush, added sharpening and denoising + vignette

    Dos: Dropped bgcolor, sharpened/denoised, flipped orientation and added glow via OnOne PE8.
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  9. cptobvious

    cptobvious Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 8, 2013
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  10. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    rob collins
    Ok results

    3rd franklim. Liked the idea of the alternative background
    Runner-up ex-machina no.2. Like the increased exposure blowing out the detail
    1st Phigmov no.1. I thought the crop worked really well.

    Congrats to Phigmov (once again!)
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  11. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 4, 2010
    Thanks Rob, will try and get something up shortly.
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