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Mu-43 Post Processing Challenge #78 (72 hours)

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by mnhoj, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Hello everyone.

    PPC #78 will officially start at 5 PM PST this evening February 19. Please feel free to post your entries at any time before then as well.
    The Challenge will conclude Saturday, February 22nd at 5PM PST(GMT-8).

    Best of luck and have fun!

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    mu43 ppc 78.jpg by mnhoj, on Flickr

    <a href="http://www.mediafire.com/view/q54s44rjl9rlj26/P1020421.jpg">JPEG here</a>

    <a href="http://www.mediafire.com/download/qidnlab6z008x1k/P1020421.RW2">RAW here</a>


    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. D4rK89

    D4rK89 Mu-43 Regular

    75
    Nov 25, 2013
    Poland
    Mateusz
    This is how i see this landscape
    P1020421small.
     
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  3. Nice image, lots of possibilities.
    16/9 cropping, preliminary work in Adobe Camera Raw followed by hefty dose of nik filters.

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 Top Veteran

    601
    Feb 14, 2014
    Whidbey Island
    Lyle
  5. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
    I found this image very difficult to process (not a bad thing). There is the tricky histogram and also something of mismatch in the hue and saturation. I replaced the sky and tried a split tone.

    pp78-1.
     
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  6. wanderenvy

    wanderenvy Mu-43 Regular

    153
    May 11, 2012
    Decided to focus on the pier and not be distracted by the sky. Everything in Lightroom.

    mu43_P1020421.
     
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  7. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    105
    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    Francisco
    Lr adjustments, topaz BnW effect..
    [​IMG]"800" height="602" alt="untitled-1020421-2"></a>[/IMG]

    Thank you.
     
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  8. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Nice angles :)

    Mine are both in Aperture.

    A closer rectangular crop for the first one plug AnalogueFX wet-plate for a vintage pier feel.

    Next is a square shot and a touch of velvia. Tried to bring out the sky but failed :-(
     

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  9. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    223
    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
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  10. Ger.mcg

    Ger.mcg Mu-43 Veteran

    216
    Nov 17, 2013
    Ireland
    Ger
    Tweaked a bit in Lightroom and then used Topaz Simplify

    2j66xa8.
     
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  11. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 Top Veteran

    601
    Feb 14, 2014
    Whidbey Island
    Lyle
    2nd entry. Trying a bluer palette and cropping sky

    PPC78-2A.
     
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  12. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    223
    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
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  13. orfeo

    orfeo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    673
    Sep 27, 2013
    FR
    B&w conversion is so easy compared to color on those
     
  14. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    105
    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    Francisco
    topaz for the clouds motion blur as if Long Exposure shot, B&W conversion done in Lr,

    [​IMG]"800" height="503" alt="P1020421"></a>[/IMG]

    Thank you.
     
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  15. Second entry...vintage rendering.

     
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  16. jo45800

    jo45800 Mu-43 Veteran

    265
    Aug 23, 2013
    Montreal
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  17. Conrad

    Conrad Mu-43 Veteran

    Overall change of WB, exposure, highlights, vibrance, and saturation in ACR. Dodging/burning in ACR with exposure, WB, and highlight adjustments. Smart sharpen in PS.

    Intent was to not change the basic greyish palette of the scene lighting, but bring out the colors which are there despite the flat light.

    P1020421_copy.
     
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  18. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Great images everyone. Challenge is now closed.
    Will deliberate early tomorrow morning.

    Thanks to all!
     
  19. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Good morning everyone.

    Third place. I really like the color choices.
    Runner up. Clean, clean monotone work here.
    And the winner. Phigmov's first. Love the style. Great job.
    Great job everyone!
     
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  20. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    223
    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
    Congratulations Phigmov!

    Great colors Jonathan!

    Thanks John!

    John S.
     
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