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Mu-43 Post Processing Challenge #55 (72 hours)

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by KennethEU, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. KennethEU

    KennethEU Mu-43 Rookie

    11
    Sep 1, 2013
    Aarhus, Denmark
    Kenneth Madsen
    As the humble winner of the previous challenge and a new member of this forum, it is with a bit of "nervousness" I'm posting the photo for the next challenge. The photo is taken at The European Medieval Festival in Horsens, Denmark.

    Hopefully we will see a lot of different takes on this photo.
    Enjoy.

    Photo taken with:
    Camera: Olympus E-PL5
    Lens: Minolta Rokkor MD 50mm 1.4 - ISO 200, F5.6, 1/1000.

    You can download the RAW from this link:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/zv2mfnqfeqnwvy1/P8310209.orf

    And the JPEG version (converted with Lightroom) from this link:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/bxipwjguljw8u0a/P8310209.jpg

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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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  3. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

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

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
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  5. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

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

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    105
    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    Francisco
    well, all best PP was presented, so just playing with effects..
    i tried the out of bounds photo effect,
    It's not perfectly done. but i've just enjoyed doing it..
    done in Photoshop elements, OnOne photo suite,

    thank you..
     
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  7. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
    Entry 2.... took the first photo and tried to give it a film look....

    pp551_1_of_1_.
     

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  8. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Went a little bit off the wall this time.

    First was a tiny crop of the kids in the background and a bit of grainy black/white film and sharpening applied.

    Second is very similar to other peoples, rectangular crop on the jouster. Gave it a real 60's vintage film vibe ('El Cid' anyone?).
     

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  9. alfogator

    alfogator Mu-43 Regular

    45
    Apr 24, 2010
    Firenze, Italy
    Alfonso Caschili

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  10. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    586
    Sep 15, 2010
    Brazil
    Sidinei
    Here is my attempt:
    P8310209_-1.
     
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  11. KennethEU

    KennethEU Mu-43 Rookie

    11
    Sep 1, 2013
    Aarhus, Denmark
    Kenneth Madsen
    Thanks for the entries!

    Runner-up alfogator for a great crop that shows the eyes clearly
    Second jomerads for the dark dramatic colours
    Winner Zeus1 for the blurring and isolation of the horseman
     
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  12. alfogator

    alfogator Mu-43 Regular

    45
    Apr 24, 2010
    Firenze, Italy
    Alfonso Caschili
    Thanks KennethEU, great subject to work with. And congratulations to the winners!
     
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