Mu-43 Post Processing Challenge #56 (72 hours)

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by Zeus1, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. This time I have chosen a picture with multiple possibilities for post-processing: cropping, shadow-highlights, HDR, BW.....endless opportunities for your processing arts.
    What I present is the Calvary of one of the oldest churches in Antwerp, Belgium, the Saint Pauls Church, dating from the 16th century (more info at http://www.mkaweb.be/site/english/026.mv[/B])

    Enjoy the challenge! Let the game begin!

    RAW:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/23jksszwurwl6fs/P9041731.ORF

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

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/zebpmuykgs1ivyq/P9041731.jpg

    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.


    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. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Nice image - lots of atmosphere.

    Imported into Aperture, standard auto-enhance for both.

    First is a square crop, a spot of straightening, tweaking the shadows and black-point to bring out the figure on the right + a little green-enhancement.

    Second is a 8x10 crop, slight straightening, tweaking of the shadows and a sepia treatment.
     

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  3. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran

    211
    Apr 8, 2011
    Slovenia
    Peter
    Here's mine

    10381372073_6c02248a18_c.
     
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  4. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    105
    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    Francisco
    adjusted colors, add contrast, converted to BnW Infrared

    [​IMG]"480" height="640" alt="P8088917-4"></a>[/IMG]

    Thank you..
     
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  5. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    105
    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    Francisco
    Lr adjustments, HDR, and a preset for vintage look..

    [​IMG]"480" height="640" alt="P8088917-2"></a>[/IMG]

    thank you,,
     
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  6. SrPantuflas

    SrPantuflas Mu-43 Regular

    119
    May 26, 2013
    Chile, South America.
    crop, straightening, B&W using LR
    cMAhA1l.
     

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  7. fiki2304

    fiki2304 Mu-43 Rookie

    11
    Aug 26, 2013
    Zagreb, Croatia
    How do I upload image here?? Thank You!
     
  8. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins

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  9. KennethEU

    KennethEU Mu-43 Rookie

    11
    Sep 1, 2013
    Aarhus, Denmark
    Kenneth Madsen
    My entry
     

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  10. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
  11. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

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

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  12. whatisinthebag

    whatisinthebag Mu-43 Regular

    192
    Dec 23, 2011
    Central California
    Chris
    Entry #1, going for pinhole effect:

    PP56_1.

    Entry #2, more straightforward but much less fun.

    PP56_2.
     

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  13. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    586
    Sep 15, 2010
    Brazil
    Sidinei
    Here is mine:
    P8088917_-1.
     

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  14. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

    941
    Oct 20, 2011
    Went with B+W, after some fiddling with the original color, B+W held more punch imo. Curves for contrast, PS B+W, reds down a touch, yellows dropped a ton, greens, cyans and blues down as low as low as the slider goes. Unsharp mask. some D and B touch ups here and there with curves.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/65464494@N05/10421320914/" title="mu4356 by slimmerjim, on Flickr"> 10421320914_3e51a30ea3_c. "640" height="800" alt="mu4356"></a>
     

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  15. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

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

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  16. Several good entries, so far.

    Can I suggest
    - tonemapping
    - cropping to isolate only the central part (the cross and the 2-3 tableaus beneath it)
     
  17. Time to close this one, as no further entries are posted.

    Second runner up: franklim for his vintage interpretation
    First runner up: robbie36: I really like the sunburst in the corner and the lightening of the central part of the building
    The winner: previz. Congrats!

    TXS to all who submitted their interpretations.
     
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  18. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
    Close. Yet no cigar. One day.:wink:

    Congrats to Previz
     
  19. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran

    211
    Apr 8, 2011
    Slovenia
    Peter
    That was unexpected. Thanks, it was a lot of fun with this image.
    I will post a new challenge up tomorrow.
    Congrats to runners-up and thanks again.

    Peter
     
  20. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    105
    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    Francisco
    Congrats!!
    Thanks..