Mu-43 Post Processing challenge #92

dbuckle

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Contest will end at 10am April 21st EST

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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aKilter

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Where is everyone? I can't believe I'm the first to submit an entry!

This was a good image to work on because it presented so many options. I felt the Skylon Tower? should be the focus, but didn't like it in the middle of the frame. In my crop, I eliminated the building on the left in order that the Skylon Tower would create maximum impact. My crop also lent itself to the "rule of thirds" with the aforementioned tower and the tree line. I left the corner of the parking/observation? deck in the lower right corner, as I felt it nicely balanced the towers in the upper left.

I went a little crazy with my processing. You probably either like it, or not.....but, again, I wanted the image to have some impact and the original colors did not provide what I was looking for.
 

aKilter

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Well, I guess I'll go ahead with a second submission. It's a vertical crop this time, with the same idea in mind as my first submission, with the additional emphasis on the height of the tower the vertical crop provides.

The processing is trying to emulate a faded photo you might find in an attic, or wherever, after years of neglect.

C'mon folks - let's see some more submissions!
 

WhidbeyLVR

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I didn't see any high-rez jpg or raw in my browser, so I worked with what I had. Threw some painting filters at it; cropped it; decided I wanted the structure in the lower right a little higher up, so I fiddled with that. Probably made it harder than I really needed to.

Anyway, here is my colorful take:

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#1

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/99021065@N04/13940060512" title="Needle-3 by John Saludades, on Flickr">
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"1024" height="653" alt="Needle-3"></a>

Thanks,

John S.
 

jomerads

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#2 Just a bit on the deeper end

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/99021065@N04/13940578142" title="Needle-4 by John Saludades, on Flickr">
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"1024" height="773" alt="Needle-4"></a>

Thanks again,

John S.
 

phigmov

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Interesting image. A lot to work with.

Two different square crops. First is through AnalogFX and the second through ColorFX - trying different approaches to enhancing the sky and clouds.
 

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dbuckle

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Thanks to all that posted. The results were all great. Here are my judgements.

3rd Scotman 's #2
2nd jomerads's #1
Winner is phigmov's #1

Thanks Again Dave
 

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