MU-43 Post Processing Challenge #96

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by csnite, May 8, 2014.

  1. csnite

    csnite Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 21, 2012
    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

    Contest will end Sunday May 11th at 10AM EDT

    This is a picture I took that I thought had potential but never got around to doing anything with. I'm excited to see what you guys can do. I hope there's something there to work with.

    Here is a link to the RAW file if you would like it.
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  2. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
  3. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 3, 2014
    Northern Virgnia
  4. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Real Name:
    John M
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  5. Toddster

    Toddster Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 7, 2013
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    Todd Cleaver
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  6. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    zeuss i love how silvery yers looks!
  7. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  8. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  9. dnightingale

    dnightingale Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 12, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
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  10. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
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    [​IMG]"800" height="464" alt="P2230216"></a>[/IMG]

    Thank you
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  11. Ger.mcg

    Ger.mcg Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 17, 2013
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    Colour Efex and Lightroom

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  12. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Both of these are in Aperture.

    Both with different crops and tweaks to bring out the clouds - I thought the sky was gorgeous and the wall in the foreground was a distraction.

    Attached Files:

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  13. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    Real Name:
    John S.

    [​IMG]Beach-1 by jomerads, on Flickr

    Just had time for one rendition.


    John S.
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  14. csnite

    csnite Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 21, 2012
    Ok, this was a tough decision. Many of these were very good. In the end, I decided on picking those that went in a direction I would not have expected and pulled out really nice images.

    Third was mnhoj. I enjoyed the treatment quite a bit and you used a palette I would not have thought of.
    Second was bokeaji's 1st entry. This was something I would have never done, but it was really dramatic and dark, from a fairly benign image.
    First was Zeus1. I really loved the color treatment. It was just surreal enough to make the image kind of dreamlike, but still maintained the integrity of the source. Thanks a lot for this one. It was really nice.

    Thanks everyone for giving it a shot. I really enjoyed seeing how different people handled my image. It was inspiring.
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  15. Thank You,"csite", for choosing my rendering of Your picture. It was a joy working with it, and rather a simple re-interpretation.