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Mu-43 Post Processing Challenge #57 (72 hours)

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by previz, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran

    209
    Apr 8, 2011
    Slovenia
    Peter
    My turn to host #57 PP Challenge.
    Because I usually shoot in JPEG, I dont have many raw files in my library.
    Here is one I think is interesting enough for you to enjoy, so let's see your magic.

    Good luck

    julfvvgy9sg0d3mfg.

    RAW and JPEG

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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.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. First in Camera Raw optimizing exposure, shadows and clarity.
    Afterwards using nik Viveza, improving the sky, the far-off mountains and the grass. Cloning out the electrical wires. A touch of brightening the tree to draw attention to it. And presto!

     
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  3. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    223
    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
    #1 Gray and Green Combination

    10485704335_c25d641b7d_b.
    PP#57-1 by jomerads, on Flickr

    Thanks,

    John S.
     
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  4. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
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  5. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Aperture, auto-enhance.

    Square crop around the tree, some filters to bring out the greens, enhance the sky and the wild-flowers in the foreground.

    Next is a tighter 16x9 crop and a velvia film effect - dialled back slightly so its not to OTT.
     

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  6. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    105
    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    Francisco
    [​IMG]"640" height="431" alt="#54"></a>[/IMG]
     
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  7. dweller

    dweller Mu-43 Veteran

    378
    Sep 14, 2012
    London, UK
    10491146064_830ae22372_c.
    pp challenge #57 by dweller88, on Flickr

    crop to 16:9 convert to BW, change W/B
    tone curve, clarity up, up whites a bit
    split tone

    I did it in a bit of a rush :smile:
     
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  8. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

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

    Attached Files:

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  9. Mr.Kilawin

    Mr.Kilawin Mu-43 Regular

    65
    Sep 23, 2012
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  10. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran

    209
    Apr 8, 2011
    Slovenia
    Peter
    Thanks to all participants, some interesting entries.
    Less than a day till the end of this challenge, so rest of you give it a go.
     
  11. Conrad

    Conrad Mu-43 Veteran

    P1110747_copy.

    I wanted to single out the tree, while keeping a natural look.

    Some basic colortemp (5500 K) and vibrance (+10) in ACR. After that, +18 saturation layer for the whole image, subsequently -40 saturation layer with mask for the background trees only (not the main tree and sky). Finally a conversion to Kodachrome 64 in DXO filmpack.
     

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  12. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran

    209
    Apr 8, 2011
    Slovenia
    Peter
    Challenge closed.
    Results will follow shortly.

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk 4
     
  13. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran

    209
    Apr 8, 2011
    Slovenia
    Peter
    Next challenge goes to ........ mnhoj (John). Congarts!
    You gave to this picture that 3D pop out I was after, but couldn't capture. Great skills man.

    Runner-up: franklim - I liked where you were going, but you went there too quickly

    Honorable mention: Zeus1 - a bit too bright for my taste, but great Autumn interpretation.

    Thanks for playing everyone.
     
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  14. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Thank you very much Peter.

    Congrats Frank and Zeus.