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Mu-43 Post Processing Challenge #85 (72 hours)

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by WhidbeyLVR, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 14, 2014
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    Lyle
    PPC #85 will officially start at 23:00 PDT (-07:00 UTC) on Thurs, 20-MAR-2014. Please feel free to post your entries at any time before then as well.

    The Challenge will conclude at 23:00 PDT on Sunday, 23-MAR-2014.

    Here is a night-time photo of the Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square of Prague. I think it has lots of interesting details and plenty of leeway for various treatments. I hope you have fun with it.

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    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
     
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  2. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dave
    I deleted my B&W entry and replaced it with one below. If this is not ok, just let me know.

    I've been having fun with this image, as well.
     
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  3. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dave
    I've been having way too much fun. I've deleted this entry, as well, and replaced it below.
     
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  4. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 3, 2014
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    Wow, what a neat clock!

    One. Wanted to bleach it out a bit, straighten slightly (still not 100% happy) and see more of the crowd; sharpened up the top of clock a tad to, um, top it off.

    ppc85_1.

    Two: Tweaked white balance, dropped color, straightened a slightly different amount than #1, brought the crowd out of the shadows a lot more. Tried a little tilt-shift-like blurring but decided I liked the current focus better. Fun!

    ppc85_2.
     
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  5. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

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    John S.
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  6. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Lyle
    No need to apologize. It's OK to have fun! :biggrin:
     
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  7. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dave
    This is now my first entry:
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  8. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dave
    Deleted
     
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  9. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

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    Francisco
    [​IMG]"600" height="800" alt="untitled-9060505-2"></a>[/IMG]

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kikoy_lim/13302503434/" title="untitled-9060505-3 by kikoylim, on Flickr"> 13302503434_67e5b6cc18_c. "450" height="800" alt="untitled-9060505-3"></a>
     
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  10. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  11. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Peter
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  12. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Lyle
    Still 60 hours to go. Flex your virtual darkroom skills. If you haven't joined a challenge before, now might be a good time.

    Great entries already, but the more, the merrier.
     
  13. Zeke

    Zeke Mu-43 Regular

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  14. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    Great image. I love Prague.

    Kept it pretty simple - autoenhance and re-level in Aperture.

    Then, the first is a square crop with ColorFX Detail Filter applied. Second is a Velvia affect applied from DxO Film Pack. Both are different attempts to make the gold pop out.

    I have to say, I really like DBuckles second one - its got a Klimt-vibe that really suits the original !
     

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  15. CiaranCReilly

    CiaranCReilly Mu-43 Veteran

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    Ciaran Reilly
    Cool scene! B&W and definition from Aperture, had a go at straightening in Photoshop.
    iLjLLXS.
     
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  17. szanda

    szanda Mu-43 Regular

    hello :smile:

    GFfnImT.
     
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  18. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Peter
    #2
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  19. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  20. Ger.mcg

    Ger.mcg Mu-43 Veteran

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    Ger
    Went tall and thin

    18dptw.
     
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