Mu-43 Post Processing Challenge #34 (72 hours)

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by Cederic, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. Cederic

    Cederic Mu-43 Veteran

    213
    Nov 14, 2012
    Nottingham
    A low light handheld slow shutter speed shot for you to work some magic on.
    P5050132-800.

    Fullsize JPG
    Original RAW file from the E-PL5

    I'll be honest: I'm posting this because I'm sure there's a good photo in there somewhere, I'm just not sure where :) Photo is from the UK Ceroc Championships in Watford last month.




    Challenge ends on Wednesday evening (UK time) when I get home from dancing.




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    Mu-43 PP Challenge 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.

    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.


    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.
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  2. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
    Well lets get this started...

    ....I am sure I will have a second attempt.....

    pp341.
     
  3. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    609
    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
    rpamparo
    Entry 1

    Something really out there! :biggrin:
     

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  4. fransglans

    fransglans Mu-43 Top Veteran

    992
    Jun 12, 2012
    Sweden
    gus
    [​IMG]

    heartbroken man sitting alone in the club
     
  5. daimos

    daimos Mu-43 Veteran

    288
    Jun 23, 2010
    Ottawa,Ontario,Canada
    richard
  6. Cederic

    Cederic Mu-43 Veteran

    213
    Nov 14, 2012
    Nottingham
    Thank you all for taking part, and it was great to see people with far more inventiveness and artistic vision than I managed with my poor edit.

    Picking a top three with only four entrants would be cruel to the fourth, and neither Rhoydotp or Fransglans deserve to come last. They've both brought the grain out from the high iso and used it to add to the picture and I like them much more than the raw image.

    Daimos is my runner up, less for the fantastic black and white conversion (which I would love had the other entrants not shown such brilliant use of colour) but because he's ripped out that gaping hole in the middle of the frame and created the photgraph that I wanted to actually take.

    No second attempt needed. The original photograph had extremely accurate colour balance - it really was that orange there (or pink, later on) but you've smoothed out the grain and made it a really lovely clear colour that instead of looking washed out looks more dreamlike - beautifully suiting the subject's calm watchfulness.

    So congratulations, you're my winner.


    Now, can I get your colour scheme on Daimos' cut? :)
     
  7. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
    Thanks for that. I will post a new challenge shortly.
     
  8. daimos

    daimos Mu-43 Veteran

    288
    Jun 23, 2010
    Ottawa,Ontario,Canada
    richard
    thanks. second place. i`m getting better. woohoo :cool:
    i did think of staying with color, but the 2 images joined together, it does not go well.