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

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by jomerads, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    223
    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
    Hi all!


    It is hard to find a suitable image after that great mystery scene by Robbie. Here is PP#72. Taken with the Rok 7.5. The challenge will end Saturday January 25th, 2014 at around 5 pm EST (New York time). Have fun!

    12090381154_a95e167236_b.
    untitled-209 by jomerads, on Flickr


    Here are the files:

    JPEG: http://www.mediafire.com/view/ldkbvxkvgf2apim/untitled-209.JPG

    RAW: http://www.mediafire.com/download/80vzoklmoczdhno/untitled-209.ORF


    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.

    Good Luck to All!

    John S.
     
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  2. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    223
    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
    Looking forward to your entries.

    John S.
     
  3. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    659
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
    I'm enjoying working on this photo. I can see the problem is going to be deciding what two versions to enter(among no fewer than 5 thus far......and it's still early).

    Btw, I just recently ordered the Bower version of the 7.5 that B&H had on sale. Haven't yet used it, as I've had the flu and the weather has been miserable. Really looking forward to getting familiar with it, however. It's my first fishy.
     
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  4. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
    Partially defished. A bit of Viveza and Color Efex.

    pp72-1.
     
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  5. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
    pp721-1.

    No.2. Much the same as the first but with a different crop and slightly different coloring.
     
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  6. Ger.mcg

    Ger.mcg Mu-43 Veteran

    216
    Nov 17, 2013
    Ireland
    Ger
    I went with a high contrast look

    33e7l11.
     
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  7. Defished using DXO OptcsPro. Post-processing in Photoshop: lightening, denoising, reducing red face color.

     
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  8. And another: this time more simple defishing using a combination of Fisheye-Hemi filters and then some hocus pocus with Silver Efex Pro.

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. LivingLoud

    LivingLoud Mu-43 Veteran

    489
    Aug 8, 2013
    Moscow
    Maxim Guselnikov
  10. Ger.mcg

    Ger.mcg Mu-43 Veteran

    216
    Nov 17, 2013
    Ireland
    Ger
    #2 Tried a bit of defishing using GIMP and a few tweaks in Lightroom

    rbcswx.
     
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  11. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    659
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
    Number1:
    image148.
     
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  12. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    659
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
    Number 2:
    image149.
     
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  13. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Nice pic. Some nice treatments too - some of the gothic renditions are awesome.

    Mine are a little more traditional. Both processed in Aperture -

    The first is a rectangular close crop, was looking for something creative and spotted a Sin City filter, bleached out some colours and boosted the others.

    Square crop in the second one, just trying to boost whats already there.
     

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  14. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    well i soent about 45 minutes in 5 different programs getting something i liked... got a defisheye program that stamped TRIAL or some nonsense all over the output and ruined it, it didnt make a copy to do the changes to... so heres my very poor redo of it that isnt nearly as cool,... im pouting and fuming. lol. its just not nearly as haunting, and i cant get the subtle tone worked out right again. ugh.

    but tip.. nik analogue fx twice for toy camera, pincushion works better than the defisheye for mac i found
    untitled-209 (2).

    flipping back thru posts, ooooooh i didnt know gimp had defisheye.. i dont think ive used it for more than 45 seconds when i first DLd it.. ill have to look again

    and here is a scotsman inspired entry, i love both of his

    untitled-209.
     
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  15. Ger.mcg

    Ger.mcg Mu-43 Veteran

    216
    Nov 17, 2013
    Ireland
    Ger
    To use GIMP to defish it's in Filters ==> Distorts ==> Lens Distortion. 'Twas the first time I tried it so I'm not too sure I got it quite right.
     
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  16. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    oh cool
    thanks!

    i just did pincushion in analogue fx until those tiles at the very bottom of the photo were as straight as i could get them, lol


     
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  17. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 8, 2011
    Slovenia
    Peter
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  18. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
    Wow! All of your renditions are great! It's going to be hard choosing winners. I will actually announce the winners tomorrow morning. I have an important errand to do the next few hours. Feel free to submit more entries in the mean time.

    John S.
     
  19. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

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

    My wife loves all of your entries. She chose this particular image to post process. She said, "oh this one is great, (then to the next) oh no this one (then to the next)….and so on". Laughing and smiling while looking at the renditions, she also suggested that I should just pick the highly thanked entry (not!). :eek: I do not know which is harder though, choosing the winners or choosing between their entries. Well, on to the task at hand.

    2nd runner up: Zeus1

    [/QUOTE]

    I like both of your entries. I like your black and white as well. The colored version has a bit more pin cushioning than I would like. Combining your versions, with just the simple Fisheye Hemi like you did your black and white with your gorgeous treatment of the background and the great color of the above version would have been the best.

    1st runner up: Phigmov

    I also like both of your entries. I am sorry I could not attach the rendition you made. I am missing the link. I would have attached the second rendition. What I liked: Minimal tweaks and boosts at the right places where all the elements are there. Although, I would have preferred more detail on the altar area like you did on the first rendition.

    Winner: Scotsman

    url='https://www.mu-43.com/gallery/data/2559/image148.jpg'] image148. [/url][/QUOTE]

    image149. [/QUOTE]


    Dave, it was hard to choose between the two images you submitted because both are excellent. I would have liked the paintings above the altar in your first entry enhanced though. But besides that the image is great. Call it dream or fantasy, it's great. The second image is like it was embossed on a brass coin; an etching. Very creative. (Again I would have preferred enhancement of the paintings above the altar.) I chose the second image the first time I looked at these but wavered between the two. My wife said to sleep on the decision maybe I'll dream up the winning image (did not work. I must have dreamt both of these images :smile:). So here they are, they both win first place.

    Peace to all and thank you for submitting entries. I was so anxious that only a handful would submit this time around. Your participation helped immensely. Everybody had great quality original ideas.

    John S.
     
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  20. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    GRATS ALL!!!!!!!!!!!