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Mu-43 Post Processing Challenge #76 (72 hours)

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by szanda, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. szanda

    szanda Mu-43 Regular

    Hello everyone, welcome to PCC#76

    Official start is at Monday 9:00 am GMT+1, please feel free to post your entries at any time before then too, challenge will end on Thursday at 9:00 am GMT+1.

    There is photo I've taken few days ago, on a morning walk with my gf and dog :smile: , it was snowing and colours are nice to work with as well and that dog leash is annoying :biggrin:

    Image is taken with original omd and 45mm 1.8 lens @ f/1.8

    rsz0LJQ.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1vlEdhxkXavQ0U0Wmx4R2J6QUU/edit?usp=sharing JPEG File
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1vlEdhxkXavX25RS3ZpV3pTbW8/edit?usp=sharing RAW file



    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. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    223
    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
    #1 Simply Sepia

    12429336604_ef28da788b_b.
    A-8 by jomerads, on Flickr

    Hi Szanda,

    Just like old times. You've gone missing for awhile. I did like your rendition of Robbie's image. Congrats and welcome back!


    Thanks,

    John S.
     
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  3. szanda

    szanda Mu-43 Regular

    "too much work and no fun makes Stanley a dull boy"

    Thank you John :smile:
     
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  4. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

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

    12429082313_7d2c12b9b0_b.
    A-6 by jomerads, on Flickr

    Sorry, I posted this rendition on the wrong thread. I need to get some sleep.:smile:

    Thanks again,

    John S.
     
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  5. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
    Very nice pic.

    pp76-1.
     
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  6. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
    And a second

    pp76-1-2.
     
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  7. chipbutty

    chipbutty Mu-43 Veteran

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  8. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    105
    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    Francisco
    [​IMG]"800" height="602" alt="untitled-1260088"></a>[/IMG]
     
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  9. perpetualjon

    perpetualjon Mu-43 Veteran

    226
    Oct 30, 2013
    Southern California
    My first challenge entry:
    mu43-post-processing%20challenge-76-entry-resized.
    (Full-Size Image Link)

    Lightroom work:
    - Re-framed the shot to offset the model and take attention away from the hands and rope.
    - Evened-out the background to a more consistent white texture.
    - Misc. color, exposure, clarity, sharpness adjustments.

    Photoshop work:
    - Added a bit of blue to the eyes
    - Removed red zit from the nose

    With more time, I may have added some freckles to the face from a custom brush as well as some final noise reduction around the face...
     
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  10. graben

    graben Mu-43 Regular

    88
    May 2, 2013
    Chicago, Illinois
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  11. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran

    207
    Apr 8, 2011
    Slovenia
    Peter
    What a sensational photo, I felt guilty on every change I made.
    So removed the leash, adjusted a little contrast and brightness with just a touch of cross-precess.


    12436544743_e1bfb69cf7_c.
     
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  12. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Lovely image.

    I kept it pretty simple. Primarily messing with alternate crops. A little tweaking and borders added online via http://pixlr.com/
     

    Attached Files:

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  13. seonsalaisuus

    seonsalaisuus Mu-43 Regular

    87
    Nov 19, 2013
    5 minutes perfect pixel (thanks for the tip for free dl) and 2 minutes in lightroom


    P1260088-2 by seonsalaisuus, on Flickr


    tryed to make it somehow spookier medevil feeling (inspired with that jacket with hood and bearnail buttons, and that the fact thats she is in woods). My wife just sayed: "you made her look like a witch" , hope not :)
     
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  14. szanda

    szanda Mu-43 Regular

    Yes you did, my gf will be so happy, when she see that :biggrin:
     
  15. perpetualjon

    perpetualjon Mu-43 Veteran

    226
    Oct 30, 2013
    Southern California
    Just couldn't leave this image alone!! Had to make one more pass at processing it:
    mu43-post-processing%20challenge-76-entry2-resized.
    (Full-Size Image Link)

    This time I started in Photoshop:
    - Manipulated the eyes to stand out
    - Added sunbeams

    On to Lightroom:
    - Developed the background in the trees to lean more on the green colors
    - Highlighted the face and hair
    - Darkened the jacket
    - Increased clarity in the scarf

    Finally, I cropped the image to frame the face and get rid of any distractions.
     
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  16. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    658
    Dec 13, 2013
    √Čtats-Unis
    Dave
    Portrait crop, adjusted color, vignette and emphasis on face & scarf:
    image185.
     
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  17. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    658
    Dec 13, 2013
    √Čtats-Unis
    Dave
    Square crop w/contrast, sharpness & saturation adjustments:
    [​IMG]
     
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  18. This time, keeping it simple...

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  19. Ger.mcg

    Ger.mcg Mu-43 Veteran

    216
    Nov 17, 2013
    Ireland
    Ger
    Here's my effort, 16:9 crop took care of the dog leash, otherwise just some fairly gentle adjustments in Lightroom

    6ss68m.
     
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