Mu-43 Post Processing Challenge #81 (72 hours)

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by Bokeaji, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    wow! it took me awhile to find something! i guess i havent been shooting much mu43 lately in my quest to figure out which leaf shuttered 35 fixed lens compact i need to hang onto, lol

    Heres a shot taken during the Austin mu43 meetup a few weeks back. he is one of the workers at a toy store we stumbled into.


    i was never totally happy with my processing on it, so curious what you guys can come up with thats brilliant!
    and, no, i didnt orange simplify him ;) lol

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    ill announce a winner sunday sometime!

    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.


    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.

    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. Just Jim

    Just Jim Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 20, 2011
    ...woah. Do not showe this to our east coast hipsters. I do not want to see bolo ties mixed with scarves.
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  3. LivingLoud

    LivingLoud Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 8, 2013
    Maxim Guselnikov
    I guess some retro treatment will do a good job for that guy. :biggrin:
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  4. D4rK89

    D4rK89 Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 25, 2013
    This is my vision :)
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  5. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 14, 2014
    Whidbey Island
    I know. Not much of a change...

    I did a lot of small changes. Rotated, cropped, reduced the reflections in the glasses, sharpened the foreground. I simplified the background (the white horizontal shelf edge was distracting) and darkened it on the right. I toyed with further blurring the background, but decided I liked the existing detail level once I had cropped it. Maybe I'll have time for something wilder this weekend.

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  6. snkenai

    snkenai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 5, 2010


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  7. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    my challenge on this one was removing the pillar in Aperture... and Aperture only... I am sure it could be done in Lightroom too


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  8. jo45800

    jo45800 Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 23, 2013
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  9. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    A studio Portrait..

    [​IMG]"600" height="800" alt="untitled-2090712"></a>[/IMG]

    Thank you
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  10. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
    Great work with the detail in the glasses there Kiko (franklim)!

    John S.
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  11. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    rob collins
    I carefully removed the reflection from the right eye and carefully removed the pillar and then I threw a filter at it!

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  12. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Lol loving these you guys, thanks for participating!!!! :D
  13. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
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  14. wanderenvy

    wanderenvy Mu-43 Regular

    May 11, 2012
    First Entry. Grainy Black & White.

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  15. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
    "Step right up, step right up". That's so great John.

    John S.
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  16. Zeke

    Zeke Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 29, 2013
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  17. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    rob collins
    Second entry

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  18. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 4, 2010
    Classic portrait. I could imagine this guy competing in the World Beard Championships.

    I used picmonkey for these - just quick 'n dirty tweaks and filters.

    Attached Files:

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  19. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    Lr adjustments to Topaz Remask for the background, Topaz Simplify for the effects

    Pencil/Charcoal Portrait
    [​IMG]"600" height="800" alt="untitled-2090712-2"></a>[/IMG]

    Thank you.
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  20. chonbhoy

    chonbhoy Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 23, 2013
    Scottish Highlands
    someone GTA this guy please
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