Mu-43 Post Processing Challenge #62 (72 hours)

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by Ger.mcg, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. Ger.mcg

    Ger.mcg Mu-43 Veteran

    216
    Nov 17, 2013
    Ireland
    Ger
    As the rather surprised winner of contest #61, I welcome you to contest #62

    This is a photo of an unused house at Lough Dan in County Wicklow, Ireland. Although it's a simple enough image I hope it provides opportunities for creative processing and will make an interesting and worthwhile challenge. I hope you enjoy it and I very much look forward to seeing the entries.The jpeg was developed in SilkyPix using the default settings. The contest will officially run from November 27th to November 30th but feel free to post an entry earlier if you wish.

    11070912704_0bf9d17bf5_b.
    P1030183 by ger.mcg, on Flickr

    Link for jpeg https://www.dropbox.com/s/r2lm9i6ume0hflr/P1030183.jpg

    Link for RAW https://www.dropbox.com/s/oovyuqdnoh0i6n3/P1030183.RW2

    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.
     
  2. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    What a lovely photo to work with!! Here's my attempt:

     
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  3. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    My second attempt, a black & white stormy look:

     
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  4. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran

    211
    Apr 8, 2011
    Slovenia
    Peter
    Here's my interpretation

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/draganpeter/11072225026" title="Mu-43 Post Processing Challenge #62 by Peter Dragan, on Flickr"> 11072225026_2449d8aed1_c. "800" height="600" alt="Mu-43 Post Processing Challenge #62"></a>
     
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  5. stargate

    stargate Mu-43 Regular

    131
    Aug 14, 2013
    Greece
    P1030183.

    Old abandoned house. This tells me: Dramatic B&W

    Ok.
    Photoshop. One layer with original converted to B&W with default settings. Copy as second layer. On top layer -> Topaz Adjust -> Sketch Dark Charcoal.
    This is too dark, so 60% transparency. Flatten layers and then add Vignete. Ready!
     
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  6. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
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  7. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    105
    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    Francisco
    As if it was a long Exposure shot: In Color FX pro..

    [​IMG]"640" height="440" alt="untitled-1030183-2"></a>[/IMG]

    Thank you.
     
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  8. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

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

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    105
    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    Francisco
    As if Long Exposure Shot, but a little touch of HDR to enhance the details of the wall. croped a bit to give more details of the moving clouds.


    [​IMG]"640" height="407" alt="untitled-1030183-3"></a>[/IMG]

    Thank you
     
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  10. greenarcher02

    greenarcher02 Mu-43 Veteran

    330
    Feb 13, 2012
    Manila, Philippines
  11. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    586
    Sep 15, 2010
    Brazil
    Sidinei
    Here's mine:
    P10301831.
     
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  12. wanderenvy

    wanderenvy Mu-43 Regular

    153
    May 11, 2012
    All edits in Lightroom only, no plugins.

    P10301832.
     
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  13. wanderenvy

    wanderenvy Mu-43 Regular

    153
    May 11, 2012
    I had a hard time deciding between this one and the one above. So entry #2. All changes in Lightroom, no other magic tools.

    P1030183-2.
     
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  14. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD Mu-43 Top Veteran

    967
    Feb 24, 2011
    Viera, Florida USA
    Steve
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  15. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    OK - I'll have a go...

    [​IMG]

    PS - very impressed with this file from the G5 (and the 14-42). It's the first time I've played with any Pany raws.
     
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  16. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

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

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Great pic and nice renditions from people. For some reason this image reminds me of a Black Sabbath cover.

    Trying more online editing. This time, messing around in picmonkey.

    Going for a simple colour-boost on image one and a sepia tone on image two.
     

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  18. Ger.mcg

    Ger.mcg Mu-43 Veteran

    216
    Nov 17, 2013
    Ireland
    Ger
    Thanks to everyone for entering.:2thumbs: It's been a pleasure looking at all the interpretations and very difficult to make a choice between them all. There are none that I dislike and any would be worthy winners and I've changed my mind back and forth quite a few times before deciding.

    Second runner up is jomerads #1, I really like the colour and look of this one, it puts me somewhat in mind of an old colour transparency.

    Runner up is Zeus1, I like the crop in this one, it's something I wouldn't have thought of myself and I like the way it brings more focus onto the trail leading away from the house.

    Winner is mnhoj for the black and white interpretation which adding drama still has a feel of reality.:thumbup:

     
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  19. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Thank you Ger.
    Congratulations to everyone.
    A beautiful image to start with and all the renditions were very well done.

    Look for the next challenge tomorrow.
     
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