Mu-43 Post Processing Challenge #60 (72 hours)

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by szanda, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. szanda

    szanda Mu-43 Regular

    Hello everyone, welcome PCC, sixtieth anniversary edition :biggrin:

    Official start is at Sunday 8:00 am GMT+1, please feel free to post your entries at any time before then too, challenge will end on wednesday at 8:00 am GMT+1.

    This is photo I've taken few days ago, here at local graveyard during our version of halloween, families visit their family graves to fire candles and place some flowers here.

    Image is taken with original omd and 45mm 1.8 lens @ ISO200, f/1.8, 8 sec. exposure.

    OhfhFLZ.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/9rv1jn3m5ihfo5i/PB020231.jpg JPEG File
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/n8l8qj3c8dszree/PB020231.ORF?m RAW file



    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. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

    967
    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
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  3. wanderenvy

    wanderenvy Mu-43 Regular

    153
    May 11, 2012
    PB020231-6.

    Fairy Tale Filter.

    ( All changes in Lightroom. Except for one little addition. :) )
     

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  4. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Very clever Steve.

    Wonderful rendition wanderenvy.
     
  5. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    This is really a great image to work with szanda. Really like the tonal changes and all the detail.

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  6. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Going for a Josef Sudek look with Tri-X filter - didn't really get what I was after -

    PB020231%2520%25281%2529.

    Square crop, some tweakage of the colours, exposure and boosting blue -

    PB020231.
     

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  7. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins

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  8. darosk

    darosk Mu-43 Top Veteran

    705
    Apr 17, 2013
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
    Daros

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  9. greenarcher02

    greenarcher02 Mu-43 Veteran

    330
    Feb 13, 2012
    Manila, Philippines
    PB0202311.

    Applied my recent flavor of choice in post-processing: tweaking the tone curve to achieve that faded, low contrast look, playing around with HSL, and finally split toning to achieve the color that I like, and then adding some grain.
     

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  10. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    105
    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    Francisco
    [​IMG]"640" height="484" alt="#60"></a>[/IMG]
     
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  11. Beautiful, moody image.
    This one needed lots of work to achieve what I wanted to convey
    - recropping
    - removing the central sign and the overflowing dust bin
    - removing the purple cast on the left side of the picture
    - lots of work in nik Viveza to change the lighting (darkened sky, more color in the foliage on the right side, darkening of the central walkway)
    - noise reduction using nik DFine
    - and as finishing touch a bit of fog (nik Color Efex)

     
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  12. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    223
    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
    #1 Touche

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    PP60-4 by jomerads, on Flickr

    My turn with a greenish sky Szanda! :biggrin:

    Thanks,

    John S.
     

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  13. graben

    graben Mu-43 Regular

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    May 2, 2013
    Chicago, Illinois

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  14. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

    941
    Oct 20, 2011
    Most of the work and coloring done in PS with a creation of a canvased look, moved it to painter X2 for some extra brush work... not my best program, just not as used to it. I'm sure I could have done this better in total in painter, but... well I need some learnin' there.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/65464494@N05/10821964165/" title="mu4360 by slimmerjim, on Flickr"> 10821964165_6a55bdb838_c. "800" height="534" alt="mu4360"></a>
     

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  15. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

    941
    Oct 20, 2011
    -.-; not sure why I got cyanish paint on the middle of the tree on the left... I only wanted to paint that color on the rims where the light should poke through. *sigh* too late now. Image flattened into a jpeg... grrr.
     
  16. Scarf Face

    Scarf Face New to Mu-43

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  17. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
    Larry
    Mine -

    Not Exactly B&W:
     

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  18. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

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

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

    967
    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
    Well? What's the verdict?
     
  20. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Bumpity bump :smile: