Mu-43 Post Processing Challenge #71 (72 hours)

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by robbie36, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
    Ok a new day and a new challenge. Well this one is a bit different and quite fun I think.

    mu-71-1-2.

    My view is anything goes (which I like!) when it comes to post processing - so feel free to go wild.

    The challenge will end at midnight - Mu-43 internet time - on Monday 20th January

    Both the RAW and JPEG files should be in this link.

    http://www.hightail.com/download/elNMNnFNNDJxRTFqQTlVag

    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.
     
  2. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    OMG YES! This is going to be SO cool!

    ok, i couldnt wait! this was too fun!

    went with a lil noir and a lil bloody noir!


    rpwc_20130915_P9150177 - Version 3.






    rpwc_20130915_P9150177.
     
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  3. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Nice one. My manipulation skills aren't up to my imagination I'm afraid.

    Going for a gritty crime-noir feel - kinda Weegee-esque. Both of these are edited in Aperture - fiddling exposure, contrast and film-filters for increased grit.
    If I had the chops I'd try for a b&w, selective red a la Frank Millers Sin City.
     

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  4. Ger.mcg

    Ger.mcg Mu-43 Veteran

    216
    Nov 17, 2013
    Ireland
    Ger
    Converted to B&W in Silver Efex and did selective colourisation, then applied cross process yellow preset in Lightroom

    157gndx.
     
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  5. Ares

    Ares Mu-43 Regular

    51
    Nov 13, 2013
    great picture, heres my attempt using lightroom and analogue efex pro

    pp-71.
     
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  6. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
  7. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    673
    Dec 13, 2013
    √Čtats-Unis
    Dave
    Ok, I'll play:
     
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  8. Gary Ramey

    Gary Ramey Mu-43 Veteran

    240
    Dec 27, 2012
    Aurora Colorado
    I thought a little vignetting to show where my eye kept going....the stylish shoes...lol.
     

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  9. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    223
    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
    #1 Black and White

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    A-2 by jomerads, on Flickr

    Thanks,

    John S.
     
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  10. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    105
    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    Francisco
    just arrived today, hope its not late, thank you sir Robbie for 71st PP Challenge.

    [​IMG]"684" height="1024" alt="rpwc_20130915_P9150177-4"></a>[/IMG]

    Thank you.
     
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  11. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    105
    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    Francisco
    #2..
    " the GLOCK"

    [​IMG]"949" height="1024" alt="rpwc_20130915_P9150177-4-2"></a>[/IMG]

    Thank you..
     
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  12. Toddster

    Toddster Mu-43 Veteran

    205
    Aug 7, 2013
    Florida
    Todd Cleaver
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  13. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    223
    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
    #2 More Conventional

    12048428696_a5111531dd_b.
    A-3 by jomerads, on Flickr

    John S.
     
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  14. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    673
    Dec 13, 2013
    √Čtats-Unis
    Dave
    Second attempt:
     
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  15. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  16. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

    941
    Oct 20, 2011
    a more traditional noir approach. about 7 curve layers to adjust exposures, high pass filter with vivid mode and low flow around shoes, and victim. BW adj layer, color sliders to taste. Silver efex 2 with full dynamic set in overlay mode.

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  18. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran

    211
    Apr 8, 2011
    Slovenia
    Peter
    love: denied
    12056103775_6770e6ae9e_z.
     
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  19. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
    Some great processing here. Only 2 and a half hours left until the end of the challenge but still time left for a last minute entry.
     
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  20. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
    Ok. Challenge over. Results.

    Special mentions...

    Well Bokeiji certainly gets a mention for the fastest ever entry to a challenge - the entries x2 were entered barely after I posted them

    I really liked Phigmov's idea of somthing Sin City. I hadnt got around to PPing this photo before due to a lack of inspiration - still I had a go at this.

    she-1.

    Ger.mcg's cross processing with a bit of red worked very well.

    Scotman's analogue efex type conversion was my GF's favorite.

    Buckle's black and white (with Topaz clarity?) was very well done too.

    3rd place though goes to Franklim's secon effort....

    [​IMG]"949" height="1024" alt="rpwc_20130915_P9150177-4-2"></a>[/IMG]

    The 'crack in the door' concept I really liked as well as the overall tone of the image - I am not totally convinced you got the shoe and the leg right.

    The 'runner up' goes to Toddster....

    12042657183_54216ed87e_b.

    This was the best normal processing of the image. Still with a rather 'unreal' image I thought
    I should go with a bit f 'unreal' processing...

    So the winner is ...Jomerads with his painterly conversion. I also liked the red tinge that was used in this and other conversions.

    12048428696_a5111531dd_b.
     
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