Mu-43 Post Processing Challenge #49 (72 hours)

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by sLorenzi, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    586
    Sep 15, 2010
    Brazil
    Sidinei
    I'm really in a hurry these days, so sorry for taking so long to post the #49 PP Challenge. I hope the image a selected can be worth of wasting some of your time on it.

    It's a a landscape I took some time ago and, when I shot it, I believe it would have some potential to become a nice photo, but I failed in work out how do it.

    Taken with my elderly G1 and Panasonic 14-45mm kit zoom.

    You can download the RAW from this link:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/g9akpf4qimm0lrl/P1150769.RW2

    And the JPEG version (converted with Silkypix at default settings) from this link:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/400pqw2x2jsr2lo/P1150769.jpg


    Entries must be submitted by Sep, 20 at 15:00 GMT.

    -------------

    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.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/slorenzi/9785463192/" title="P1150769 por sLorenzi, no Flickr"> 9785463192_a40212af33_b. "1024" height="768" alt="P1150769"></a>
     

    Attached Files:

  2. alfogator

    alfogator Mu-43 Regular

    45
    Apr 24, 2010
    Firenze, Italy
    Alfonso Caschili
    Uhm, the download links aren't working for me...
     
  3. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    I tried the RAW, and I either get a prompt to create an account, or selection of many pages of images....
     
  4. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    586
    Sep 15, 2010
    Brazil
    Sidinei
    Gosh, I didn't know 4shared was working that way. I have not used it for some time... Have to go to another server. And repost it.
     
  5. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    586
    Sep 15, 2010
    Brazil
    Sidinei
    Hi all. Just updated the link using Dropbox now. Hope it works, since I've never used it.
    Sorry about it.
     
  6. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    Thanks! I successfully downloaded the RAW.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    223
    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
    Cropped and cold toned

    9789496164_0076686484_b.
    India-22 by jomerads, on Flickr

    Scared of being first but here goes.

    John S.
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 4
  8. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    9790451536_4065176b42_b.

    Shadow/highlight adjustment
    contrast
    sky H/S/L adjustment
    crop and stretch in CS
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 3
  9. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    • Like Like x 3
  10. suntoryjim

    suntoryjim Mu-43 Regular

    111
    Feb 6, 2013
    This was a nice "thick" RAW file with which to work from.

    Lightroom 5.2: played with exposure levels to recover shadows and highlight detail, temperature, dodge-n-burn to bring out the foreground details, radial filters to pull focus on the foreground, adjusted saturation and luminance channels, applied lens profile correction, sharpening and a touch of noise reduction.
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 4
  11. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    What a great image to work with.

    My second attempt with a bit more saturation.
    9794598374_b972d9ab6b_b.
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 2
  12. alfredo_tomato

    alfredo_tomato Mu-43 Rookie

    13
    Sep 3, 2013
    Kentucky
    Converted in GIMP.

    challenge.

    I forgot to say that I used color balance to add a bit of yellow. I used the high pass filter, and beautify/soft light.
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 2
  13. Clint

    Clint Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 22, 2013
    San Diego area, CA
    Clint
    I did not track the changes I made.
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 2
  14. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Nice image. Great to see the Challenges back on track. Some of us were suffering withdrawal ;-)

    Both opened in Aperture, first was cropped square and given a fairly straight B & W treatment, second was tweaked a little and a Hammer House of Horror look applied - going for a dismal Wuthering Heights / Hound of the Baskervilles look.
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 3
  15. alfogator

    alfogator Mu-43 Regular

    45
    Apr 24, 2010
    Firenze, Italy
    Alfonso Caschili
    Challenge49.

    lots of dodging/burning and local curve editing
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 4
  16. [​IMG]

    Opened in PS6, optimization with Camera Raw. Afterwards increase in dynamic appearance using Silver Efex Pro and changing the layer to Luminosity. nik filters to brighten center and noise reduction.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  17. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    105
    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    Francisco
    done in Lr..
    tonal enhancement..
    tnx.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  18. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    586
    Sep 15, 2010
    Brazil
    Sidinei
    Very nice work here! :2thumbs::2thumbs:
     
  19. emptysensor

    emptysensor Mu-43 Veteran

    435
    Dec 8, 2011
    Virginia
    Joe
    I guess mine is pretty conservative. Main look is from Nik Color Efex with a combination of Pro Contrast and Tonal Contrast. I thought the 3:2 crop worked better, and I did some dodging and burning on the sky in Viveza after Color Efex. Little bit of graduated filtering and vignette in LR to hopefully bring out the tree a little more.
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 2
  20. Adstars

    Adstars Mu-43 Regular

    70
    Feb 7, 2012


    I did "stuff"
     
    • Like Like x 1