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Mu-43 Post Processing challenge #89

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by robbie36, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
    A bit of an 'almost shot' this one in that it was almost a good shot. Maybe someone can do something with it.

    pp892-1.

    There is only one download link which contains both 'jpeg' and 'raw'

    http://www.hightail.com/download/elNJblFEMGNqV0R2bk1UQw

    Competition ends midnight (mu-43 internet time) this Thursday.

    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

    659
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
    This is a nice shot to work on, Rob. Here's my first try:
    image219.
     
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  3. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    659
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
    Deleted
     
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  4. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    Playing around with multiple masked curves in Aperture - boy, door, and walls

    1075478.

    not a lot else done apart from the crop and a little dodging on the boy

    maybe the horizontal shadow line is a bit pronounced... doesn't look quite as bad when viewed larger on my mac

    K
     
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  5. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/davebuckle/13726270614" title="Boy Crying by Dave Buckle, on Flickr">"1024" height="737" alt="Boy Crying"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/davebuckle/13726014183" title="Little Boy by Dave Buckle, on Flickr">"1024" height="698" alt="Little Boy"></a>
     
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  6. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    105
    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    Francisco
    Thank you for the #89 PP Challenge sir Robbie,

    [​IMG]"1024" height="768" alt="_1075478-2"></a>[/IMG]

    kinda street photography effect..
    [​IMG]"1024" height="683" alt="_1075478"></a>[/IMG]

    Thank you.
     
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  7. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

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

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/99021065@N04/13729421233" title="Crying Boy-1 by John Saludades, on Flickr"> 13729421233_f8096c10db_b. "1024" height="636" alt="Crying Boy-1"></a>

    Thanks,

    John S.
     
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  8. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

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

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/99021065@N04/13740156135" title="Boy-2 by John Saludades, on Flickr"> 13740156135_74d312ed86_b. "1024" height="873" alt="Boy-2"></a>

    Thanks again,

    John S.
     
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  9. D4rK89

    D4rK89 Mu-43 Regular

    75
    Nov 25, 2013
    Poland
    Mateusz
    [1]
    _1075478.

    [2]
    _1075478-2.
     
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  10. lubov

    lubov Mu-43 Veteran

    417
    Apr 4, 2011
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/robertmackenzieretouch/13746930025" title="_1075478RTmu43 by Lubov Photos, on Flickr">"1200" height="898" alt="_1075478RTmu43"></a>
     
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  11. jo45800

    jo45800 Mu-43 Veteran

    265
    Aug 23, 2013
    Montreal
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  12. jo45800

    jo45800 Mu-43 Veteran

    265
    Aug 23, 2013
    Montreal
    V2:
    photo-taken-by-robbie36-over-at-mu-43-comv2.
     
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  13. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    659
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
    Updated 2nd attempt-I like this square crop better than my earlier vertical crop(deleted earlier attempt):
    [​IMG]
     
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  14. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
    Less than 24 hours to go.....
     
  15. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran

    805
    Jan 3, 2014
    Northern Virgnia
    I've been super-busy this week with no free time -- enjoying all the entries, though. What's the story behind this photo, know why the poor kid was unhappy?
     
  16. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
    ok now closed. Will post the results shortly.
     
  17. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
    So results....

    In 3rd place 'joe45800' .... I thought this rendition did the best job of bringing out the details

    photo-taken-by-robbie36-over-at-mu-43-comv2. [/QUOTE]

    Runner-up 'Dbuckle' - this was almost the opposite - a good job with a painterly effect...

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/davebuckle/13726270614" title="Boy Crying by Dave Buckle, on Flickr">"1024" height="737" alt="Boy Crying"></a>

    And the winner and a really well done processing is 'kevinparis'. What I liked about this especially was the way the colors were changed to fit in with the boy...

    1075478.

    Many thanks everyone. Look forward to the next challenge.
     
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  18. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    Thanks Rob

    not sure my matching of colours was a conscious act :).

    anyway well done to everyone... and the next challenge will be up shortly

    K
     
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  19. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    659
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
    Thanks for stepping in so ably on short notice, Rob. Well done, and much appreciated!

    Congratulations to the winners and especially, Kevin! I agree about the quality of Kevin's processing. It's extremely good.
     
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  20. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    As I had some time this afternoon, I sat down and did a little video showing the steps I went through, and thought it might be of some use

    All acknowledgements to Robbie36 for the image, and to ScreenFlow for the screen capture. I didn't record a voice over, just subtitles so it is silent !!

    <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/91727354" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/91727354">Editing in Aperture</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user2196855">kevin miller</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>



    K
     
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