Mu-43 Post Processing Challenge #75 (72 hours)

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by robbie36, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    rob collins
    Ok new day, new challenge. Looking at my unedited RAWs, I was lining up something fiendishly difficult when I came across this photo. It is pretty easy to process but what I like about it is the amount of room you have to move all the sliders in both directions in LR.

    I agree it doesnt look great at the moment but lets see what you can do.

    Challenge will end at midnight on the 8th - Mu-43 internet time.

    Here are the jpg and ORF files....


    Usual blurb that noone reads or pays attention to....
    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.

    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" 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.

    (I bet noone actually gets to reading this far.)

    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.[/QUOTE]
  2. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    thanks sir robbie for the photo, frankly, i loved as it is, the drama..
    trying not to change the drama, by adding colors,.and tried monochrome.

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    thank you.
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  3. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.

    This technique of texture application is addicting.

    A-1 by jomerads, on Flickr


    John S.
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  4. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    rob collins
    Now if you like textures and have Photoshop there is a great little texture plugin from Totally Rad called 'Dirty Pictures'.

    Here is a before....


    And after.... (graffitti added in PS)


    This using one of the stock textures that comes with the plugin. But the real value of this program is that you can maintain a 'textures folder' with any texture you desire and use it with the plugin.
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  5. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 4, 2010
    Enjoyed this image a lot.

    Kept it simple, both in Aperture, both cropped tighter into the figure. Theres a surprising amount of detail on those rice sacks !

    First was given a warm Nat Geo look, second was given a similar vibe in Nik AnalogFX. One makes me think dawn, the other dusk.

    Attached Files:

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  6. szanda

    szanda Mu-43 Regular

    Curves, little vignette, contrast, sharpen some areas.

    . ................................ . lsNPWUX.
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  7. LivingLoud

    LivingLoud Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 8, 2013
    Maxim Guselnikov
    OnOne PE8
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  8. Zeke

    Zeke Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 29, 2013
    Lightroom > SEP2 > Simplify > Lightoom

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  9. wanderenvy

    wanderenvy Mu-43 Regular

    May 11, 2012

    Wonderful picture with so many possibilities.. but if only LR4 could read E-M1 RAW files. So here's something with Pixelmator instead. Accentuated the disappear into the fog feel, added a rainy effect and a damp look.


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  10. seonsalaisuus

    seonsalaisuus Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 19, 2013
  11. aKilter

    aKilter Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 13, 2013
    This is a very nice image to work on, Rob. Here's my first attempt:
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  12. lubov

    lubov Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 4, 2011
  13. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
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  14. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
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  15. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Apr 8, 2011
    Played with contrast, saturation, cross-processing ... The usual staff

    Great picture for paint art plugin:
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  16. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    rob collins
    Ok. Great stuff.

    Keep them coming. 24 hours left.
  17. aKilter

    aKilter Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 13, 2013
    Since all "the usual" stuff has been pretty much covered, I didn't know what to do for a second submission. However, I like previz's image using a "painting" plug-in and it has inspired me! Great idea, previz!

    So, with homage to previz, here's my take:
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  18. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    rob collins
    A couple of hours to go. Still time for a last minute entry.
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