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Mu-43 Post Processing Challenge #37 (100 Hours)

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by rhoydotp, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    609
    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
    rpamparo
    Here's the new PP challenge for everyone for 100-hours :smile:

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    Link to RAW file
    Link to full-sized JPG


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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. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

    702
    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    College just west of Bay ;)
     
  3. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
  4. ovengloves

    ovengloves Mu-43 Regular

    33
    Mar 16, 2013
    England, UK
    1st go...

    pp37_rhoydotp_mu43_RAW1.

    No real heroics here, I just cropped a wee bit, straightened a tad, pushed the shadows right up to recover their faces, pulled highlights down, and adjusted the black and white points accordingly. A smidge of clarity and vibrance.
    Softened and desaturated the background a morsel, applied a bit of noise reduction to their noisy faces and hair, and added a subtle vignette.
    :smile:
     
  5. ovengloves

    ovengloves Mu-43 Regular

    33
    Mar 16, 2013
    England, UK
    2nd go...

    pp37_rhoydotp_mu43_RAW-3.

    B&W conversion, 5x4 portrait crop, attempted to make their hats pop by blowing out the background
     
  6. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    609
    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
    rpamparo
    Happy Father's Day (+ thread bump) to everyone :drinks:
     
  7. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    223
    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.

    Attached Files:

  8. markg

    markg New to Mu-43

    4
    Mar 10, 2013
    Newcastle, Australia
    Mark
    My entries

    pp37_rhoydotp_mu43_RAW.


    pp37_rhoydotp_mu43_RAW-Edit.
     
  9. D MATIC

    D MATIC Mu-43 Regular

    144
    Jul 18, 2012
  10. BAXTING

    BAXTING Mu-43 Top Veteran

    806
    Aug 5, 2012
    Los Angeles SFV, CA
    Bradley
  11. pod

    pod Mu-43 Regular

    175
    Oct 4, 2012
    Australia
    Rob
    Some induced distortion, bit of Zombie colouring (since Zombies are all the rage at the mo) then a B&W layer behind ..

    pp37_rhoydotp_mu43_RAW2.
     
  12. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    609
    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
    rpamparo
    some good and interesting stuff already here ... let's get some more PP! thread bump :)
     
  13. BAXTING

    BAXTING Mu-43 Top Veteran

    806
    Aug 5, 2012
    Los Angeles SFV, CA
    Bradley
    I thought this was a good image for the challenge. :thumbup:
     
  14. leendertv

    leendertv Mu-43 Regular

    167
    Nov 22, 2011
    Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Leendert
    quick fixes in GIMP (curves, color boost in LAB, sharpening, dodge the faces):

    51c325bd3e485-pp37_rhoydotp_mu43_thumbb.

    before:
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  15. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    609
    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
    rpamparo
    This contest is now closed. Winners will be announce sometime today.
    Thanks to all who participated :thumbup:
     
  16. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    609
    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
    rpamparo
  17. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    609
    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
    rpamparo
    Winners

    Special award for creativity: pod and Danny_SWE :2thumbs:

    Cool cylindrical effect & selective desaturated background

    A little too late but definitely one of my favorites :biggrin:


    1st Runner-Up: BAXTING

    Love the tones on this B&W. The vignette helped get rid of the distractions at the back a lot.


    Winner: ovengloves

    Love the way you changed the "light" on the background and changed the focus up-front. This is how I would have love to taken this :biggrin:

    Congratulations!
     
  18. ovengloves

    ovengloves Mu-43 Regular

    33
    Mar 16, 2013
    England, UK
    Woot! Thanks rhoydotp :biggrin: :2thumbs:

    Congrats to the other winners, and a massive shout out to Danny_SWE, yours was genius :)
     
  19. Danny_SWE

    Danny_SWE Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 30, 2013
    Sweden (Gothenburg)
    Thanks and congrats to you!

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