Mu-43 Post Processing challenge #93

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by phigmov, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Contest will end at 8pm April 25th (kind of Friday night/Sat morning depending on time-zone; you know what I mean)

    Taking a leaf out of the previous contest and keeping it simple. Just a JPEG from a 2MP 2004 camera - pretty good in its day. Have at it :)

    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

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  2. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  3. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  4. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 8, 2011
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  5. sun12321

    sun12321 Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 1, 2010
    Snow 029 copy.jpg
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  6. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 14, 2014
    Whidbey Island

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  7. janneman

    janneman Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 6, 2012
    Jan (John) Kusters

    Black and white conversion in Photoshop, with some cropping and cloning to erase twigs at the top, a second layer with a Gausian blur mixed with a third sharp layer, and some dodging and burning...
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  8. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    [​IMG]"1009" height="768" alt="untitled-029-3-2"></a>[/IMG]

    [​IMG]"1024" height="790" alt="untitled-029-2"></a>[/IMG]

    Thank you
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  9. csnite

    csnite Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 21, 2012
    This is my first time doing the contests. It is nice to work on other people's pictures for a change. Snow_029-Edit-Edit.jpg
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  10. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Bump !

    Come on first-timers and new members - give it a crack :)
  11. Ger.mcg

    Ger.mcg Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 17, 2013
    A few tweaks in Lightroom

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  12. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Thanks to all the participants, competition is closed. I'll get the top three up later today.
  13. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    OK, I know I didn't give you guys much to go with in such an old image. I appreciate the results though.

    In third place, equal - dbuckle #2 & franklim #1 - nice simple lo-fi rendition - almost like a pencil sketch post-card I could buy in the Cambridge (where it was shot) Market
    In second place, sun12321 #1 - love the soft focus, warm look
    First place, janneman #1 - really warming to this look - gave it a night-time, almost IR feel

    Congrats to all who entered, looking forward to #94!
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  14. janneman

    janneman Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 6, 2012
    Jan (John) Kusters
    Thank you all! I need to figure out how this works, and than I'll put up a picture for the next round!