Mu-43 Post Processing Challenge #48 (72 hours)

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by alfogator, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. alfogator

    alfogator Mu-43 Regular

    45
    Apr 24, 2010
    Firenze, Italy
    Alfonso Caschili
    Taking the post processing challenge #47 was really fun so I hope the image I selected will prove to be equally entertaining to work on!

    It's a picture of some very creative scarecrows I took last month.

    Olympus OM-D EM-5 with OLYMPUS M.60mm F2.8 Macro lens, 200 ISO, f/2.8 1/1250".

    You can download the RAW from this link:
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253758/P8186090.ORF

    And the JPEG version (converted with Aperture at default settings) from this link:
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253758/P8186090 - Version 2.jpg

    Entries must be submitted by Sep, 7 at 13:00 GMT.

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    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.
     

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  2. pod

    pod Mu-43 Regular

    175
    Oct 4, 2012
    Australia
    Rob
    Out of the box this one - adobe CS6 Vale- Holga camera plugin .. :smile:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/98151309@N04/9673577337/" title="P8186090 by robkolo666, on Flickr"> 9673577337_33e599e432_c. "600" height="800" alt="P8186090"></a>
     

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  3. Given the topic, something playfull: a watercolor effect.

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  4. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

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

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  5. pcnyc

    pcnyc Mu-43 Regular

    198
    Sep 15, 2010
    there, fixed it for you :wink:

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  6. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    586
    Sep 15, 2010
    Brazil
    Sidinei
  7. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Nice image - lots of funkyness.

    I tried using Online image editor pixlr free - fix photos direct in your browser - surprisingly simple and quick.

    First image I used the auto-enhance and vintage filter effect.

    Second image I cropped square, used auto-enhance, sharpened a bit and applied a modern filter - combined with the sharpening its made the foreground pop out and the background more abstract.
     

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  8. alfogator

    alfogator Mu-43 Regular

    45
    Apr 24, 2010
    Firenze, Italy
    Alfonso Caschili
    It was fun watching this challenge unfold.
    I had several reservations on the quality of the original image that I tried to fix on my own: the poor quality of the background blur, the mixed illumination and the cropping in general, but never produced anything good out of it.
    As it turned out, some out of the box thinking would have been more productive: the images posted are all very interesting takes in many different directions. This makes it harder to pick the winners, as the choices will be extremely subjective. But anyway, here they come:

    Second runner up: Zeus1

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    I like what you did there, it suits the image very well and has the added bonus of fixing the problems I mentioned.

    First runner up: pcnyc

    P8186090_-_Version_2.

    This made me laugh when I saw it, simple and to the point!

    Challenge winner: sLorenzi

    P8186090_-1.

    Again on the whimsical, but you zeroed right into it without dancing around the issue! I love what you did and you surely deserve my first choice.

    Congratulations to the winner and to everyone else!
     
  9. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    586
    Sep 15, 2010
    Brazil
    Sidinei
    Thanks Alfogator. I had lots of fun working on that photo.
    As an aside, I'm an G1 user, and I had never worked with a raw file from these newer cameras, and it's amazing how much better it is, when compared with my files. We really can spank than a lot ;-). Now I really need an upgrade.
     
  10. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    Congrats to the winners! Looking forward to the next challenge, sLorenzi! :smile:
     
  11. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    [bump]

    Starting to suffer PP withdrawal symptoms ;-)
     
  12. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    Me too! :crying: :tongue:
     
  13. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    I just PM'd sLorenzi. The couple times I've hosted, I've always PM'd the winner once I posted the winners in the challenge thread, and I recommend we add that as a rule ... assuming these challenges don't die out. :crying:
     
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  14. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    I heard from sLorenzi today. He's been busy moving and will post the next challenge in a couple days.
     
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