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Mu-43 Post Processing Challenge #45 (72 hours)

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by mnhoj, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Hello everyone.
    PPC #45 will officially start at 6PM PST tonite August 11. Please feel free to post your entries at any time before then as well.
    The Challenge will conclude Wednesday, August 14th at 6PM PST(GMT-8).

    Best of luck and have fun!
    9485941833_3c5f453e72_b.
    EP3/14mm F8 iso 200

    <a href="http://www.mediafire.com/view/v51oeie3o3sye/mu43_challenge_%2345#">JPEG here</a>

    <a href="http://www.mediafire.com/download/qx37t7aeajvh2jb/P8100607.ORF">RAW here</a>

    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.
     
  2. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    105
    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    Francisco
    done in LR,
    tonal contrast plugin
    HDR preset by Trey
     
  3. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Very nice Francisco.
     
  4. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Slight crop and horizon adjustment.
    Selective brush on the water highlights.
    Some Color Efex...gradient filter mostly and a white border.
    A bit of noise removal from the sky.


    Johns72hrchallenge.
     
  5. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Nice work Joe.
     
  6. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    I apologize for the lack of an interesting starting block.

    Sorry all.
     
  7. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    223
    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
    No need to apologize John

    There is nothing wrong with your capture. It is the traffic of the site I guess. I have done a few processed versions of it. I don't know which to choose to be honest. I will be submitting my entry as soon as I can get my son out of his video game.:smile:

    John S
     
  8. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Thanks John.
    I appreciate it.
     
  9. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    Don't apologize! Your image is fine. :smile: I'll have an entry, just haven't had a chance to work on it yet ... and I won't have time till tomorrow.
     
  10. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    223
    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
  11. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
  12. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Great image :)

    Experimenting with gimp.

    Square crop, standard enhancement and soft-glow for one. Rectangular crop and then messed with the Colour Balance in the Shadows to bring out more detail in the background (who knew there was all that stuff there!)
     

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  13. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran

    207
    Apr 8, 2011
    Slovenia
    Peter
    9506481119_3c000c6200_b.

    Here's mine.
    Regards.
     
  14. szanda

    szanda Mu-43 Regular

    Added vignette and noise, adjusted curves and levels plus custom BW conversion, and little crop :smile:

     
  15. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Very nice everyone.
     
  16. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Nice one Szanda.
     
  17. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

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

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
  19. jeffryscott

    jeffryscott Mu-43 Top Veteran

    505
    Jul 2, 2010
    Arizona
    This is really fun to watch. Which version, thus far, is most like the actual scene?
     
  20. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret