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Mu-43 Post Processing challenge #90

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by kevinparis, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    OK.... this was shot on the E-M5, 75mm at 800 ISO

    Its from my trip to Tokyo last year, and is a shot I never got round to working with - hopefully it will offer some opportunities for you to hone your PP skills

    I am looking forward to see what you can come up with

    K


    P4160160.

    JPG
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8223192/P4160160.jpg

    RAW
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8223192/P4160160.ORF

    Competition ends at 15.00 Central European Time on Monday

    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. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Really a nice image Kevin.
    13780355724_963180609e_b.

    13780576814_68fb97579d_b.
     
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  3. Ares

    Ares Mu-43 Regular

    51
    Nov 13, 2013
    cool picture! heres my attempt from lightroom.
    20130416-P4160160.
     
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  4. David A

    David A Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 30, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Kevin,

    This was a great photo to work on and since it was Tokyo and reportage style the 2 names who came to mind for me were Cartier-Bresson and Moriyama so I went for something their illegitimate artistic love child might have produced. I can name the ways I think that this effort repudiates both (I did retain HCB's preference for the uncropped full frame) but black and white with heightened contrast seemed the way to go. All I really wanted to do was to intensify things.
     

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  5. barbosas

    barbosas Mu-43 Veteran

    283
    May 7, 2013
    Lisbon
    My first try at the mu43 contests :)



    (click for original size, posted on flickr but hidden from chronology)
     
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  6. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    658
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
    Welcome, barbosas! Very nice first submission.
     
  7. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    105
    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    Francisco
    congrats sir Kevinparis.

    [​IMG]"1024" height="768" alt="P4160160"></a>[/IMG]

    [​IMG]"1024" height="768" alt="P4160160-3"></a>[/IMG]

    thank you
     
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  8. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    nice work so far from everyone

    cheers

    K
     
  9. chipbutty

    chipbutty Mu-43 Veteran

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  10. jo45800

    jo45800 Mu-43 Veteran

    265
    Aug 23, 2013
    Montreal
    color:
    Photo_taken_by_kevinparis_over_at_Mu-43_com.

    Bw:
    Photo_taken_by_kevinparis_over_at_Mu-43_comBW.
     
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  11. nsd20463

    nsd20463 Mu-43 Regular

    116
    Apr 30, 2011
    Santa Cruz, CA
    The challenging white balance and making the two firemen pop was fun.

    P4160160_ORF_darktable_01.
     
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  12. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    Just a reminder that this challenge closes in 24 hours

    great work so far

    K
     
  13. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/davebuckle/13822554143" title="Fire Fighters by Dave Buckle, on Flickr"> 13822554143_c5d7b5d071_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Fire Fighters"></a>
     
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  14. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Used Studio Artist 4 to do this one.
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/davebuckle/13823128564" title="Fire Fighters 2 by Dave Buckle, on Flickr">"1024" height="768" alt="Fire Fighters 2"></a>
     
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  15. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    658
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
    [​IMG]
     
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  16. KennethEU

    KennethEU Mu-43 Rookie

    11
    Sep 1, 2013
    Aarhus, Denmark
    Kenneth Madsen
    My entry

    Great photo
    P4160160.
     
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  17. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    658
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
    [​IMG]
     
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  18. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    OK

    Challenge now closed.... will post results shortly

    thanks to everyone who took part

    K
     
  19. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    HI

    After some thought , here are the results

    in 3rd place is Dbuckle with his heavily filtered version - not normally a fan of this kind of treatment - but seemed to work well for this image

    in 2nd is Ares - i liked the grittiness he got into the image

    and the winner is jo45800 for his monochrome entry - of all the b/w conversions, this one stood out


    so congratulations to jo45800 and a big thanks for everyone who took part


    onward to the next challenge


    K
     
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  20. jo45800

    jo45800 Mu-43 Veteran

    265
    Aug 23, 2013
    Montreal
    thanks Kevin! and congrats for the other well made entries. I will post the challenge number 91 shortly
     
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