Mu-43 Post Processing Challenge #53 (72 hours)

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by Zeus1, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. After winning challenge no. 52, I had a bit of a problem choosing the next photo to present to this audience: a technically challenging photo ( e.g. lots of underexposure, lots of noise, crooked lines due to tilting of the camera... O, You can believe me, I have heaps of those :rolleyes: ), or a photo that will present more of an artistically challenge.
    I chose the second topic. One of the first exposures that I took with my just acquired OMD EM5 (after ditching a Nikon D200 and too much big glass), just a small walk from where I live.

    Enjoy the challenge!


    JPG (created from the Raw file using "Instant JPG from RAW"):

    The official 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.

    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" 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. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 20, 2011
    <a href="" title="mu4353 by slimmerjim, on Flickr"> 10128121553_bce1b488c6_b. "1024" height="819" alt="mu4353"></a>
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  3. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Beautiful original.

    Well done Jim.
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  4. whatisinthebag

    whatisinthebag Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 23, 2011
    Central California
  5. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    rob collins
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  6. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M

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  7. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
  8. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 15, 2010
    Here goes my first attempt. Used Paintshop Pro and DxO Film Pack:

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  9. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
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  10. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    Silver Efex Pro, for BW adjustments.
    Thank you
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  11. Toddster

    Toddster Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 7, 2013
    Todd Cleaver
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  12. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
    #1 Black and White

    Horses challenge-6 by jomerads, on Flickr

    Many different directions one can go. I had a hard time choosing which direction to go.

    Very challenging.

    John S
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    BAXTING Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 5, 2012
    Los Angeles SFV, CA
    Love this BW PP! Good image also :thumbup:
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  14. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
    #2 Horses in Color

    Horses challenge-7 by jomerads, on Flickr

    Wanted to crop to showcase the horses but could not pass up on a blue sky. Warmed up the grass and trees but kept the lead horse white.

    John S.

    BAXTING Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 5, 2012
    Los Angeles SFV, CA
    Great image!

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    BAXTING Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 5, 2012
    Los Angeles SFV, CA
    Entry 2

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  17. edwardconde

    edwardconde Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Here is my entry. Snapseed with a red vintage tone then added a slight tilt-shift. Then added the I nstant tone from the photo app in iOS7. Cropped to 16 x 9...
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  18. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 4, 2010
    Nice image, very calming and serene.

    First image is a simple crop with the horses front & centre plus some automatic Aperture exposure fixes.

    Second is a square crop of the white horse + some curve experimentation in Aperture.

    Attached Files:

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  19. Time to close this competition, the 72 hrs are up.

    First of all, many thanks to You all for Your contributions! Some very nice interpretations!

    I'll keep it short:
    - second runner up: mister_roboto for his second photo
    - first runner up: whatsinthebag. Congrats! It is nearly the same rendering as my original interpretation (but I find Your sharpening a tad too much).
    - numero uno: mnhoj with his BW photo: IMHO a beautiful BW interpretation!
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  20. I received a message from mnhoj, my number one in this competition, that for the moment he is unable to host the next one, due to other pressing obligations. His suggestion was to pass the task on to the firsts runner up, whatsinthebag.
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