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Mu-43 Post Processing Challenge #74 (72 hours)

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by Zeus1, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. This is picture of a statue called "Goddess of the Wind" by the artist Antoon Luyckx (His website http://www.antoonluyckx.be/Antoon_Luyckx/Welkom.html). It stands near the breakwater where the river Ijzer ("ijzer" means "iron") enters the North Sea in Nieuwpoort, Belgium.

    Enjoy the challenge! Let the game begin!

    RAW:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/nd3trdlgkn6qd6q/P1042808.ORF

    JPG:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/xz47ajbvts0lqrk/P1042808.jpg


    Legal mumbo-jumbo:

    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. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    658
    Dec 13, 2013
    √Čtats-Unis
    Dave
    Here's a quick effort to get this challenge started:
    [​IMG]
     
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  3. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

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

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    658
    Dec 13, 2013
    √Čtats-Unis
    Dave
    I so don't like the crop on my first image, that I'm going to go ahead with my second now:
    image155.
     
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  5. sge998

    sge998 Mu-43 Regular

    37
    Jan 14, 2013
    San Francisco, CA
    Here's my take :thumbup:
     

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  6. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    105
    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    Francisco
    added clouds in topaz remask and Topaz restyle for moody effect
    [​IMG]"482" height="640" alt="P1042808"></a>[/IMG]

    topaz b&w
    [​IMG]"482" height="640" alt="P1042808-1"></a>[/IMG]

    Thank you
     
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  7. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Nice pic.

    Processed in Aperture, slight straightening. First is Niks Analog FX with a Classic Film Camera filter - a slight 'cool' film processing and a vignette. Second is a square crop and a simple black & white conversion - almost trying for a mist affect.
     

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  8. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
    Goddess of Wind - added some wind and rain.
    pp74-1.
     
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  9. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

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

    If you can't beat them join them.


    12292702795_430bb9ab90_b.
    A-3 by jomerads, on Flickr

    Thanks again,

    John S.
     
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  10. nsd20463

    nsd20463 Mu-43 Regular

    116
    Apr 30, 2011
    Santa Cruz, CA
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  11. Zeke

    Zeke Mu-43 Regular

    46
    Jul 29, 2013
  12. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
    From day into night

    pp742-1.
     
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  13. There remain just a few hours to send in Your interpretations. Some fantastic results so far. TXS to You all.
     
  14. letsgofishing

    letsgofishing Mu-43 Veteran

    352
    Nov 21, 2012
    South Africa
    Mike Kaplan
    just beat me.... :)

    P1042808.

    nsd20463!

    Viveza, tonal contrast in Nik
     
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  15. Time to close this 74th contest.
    I am impressed with the quality of some of these interpretations of my pictures and I would like to thank You all!

    Special thanks, of course, to the winner!

    Please keep in mind that the results of this competition are 100% subjective, i.e. my choice; perhaps another "judge" would prefer some other pictures.

    Third and second place (a draw):
    - franklim with Your bluish interpretation
    - jomerads with Your reddish-brown interpretation

    And for me, the winner with a large margin, robbie36! I have a hard time deciding which of Your 2 interpretations I prrefer, both are exceptional IMHO. In the end, I would like to hang a print of the night version on my wall, so this is for me the best. Great work, robbie36!!!!!

    pp742-1.
     
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  16. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
    Wow. Thanks Zeus. It has been a long, long time since I won one of these! (I hosted a challenge quite recently after coming in as runner up.) Also congrats to the runners up.

    I have a lot of photos to choose from. Will post a new challenge tomorrow morning.