MU-43 Post Processing Challenge #98

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by franklim, May 17, 2014.

  1. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    105
    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    Francisco
    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

    Contest will end Tuesday May 19th at 12AM GMT

    The picture represents our Own "Daragang Magayon" or Mount Mayon , Daraga, Albay, Philippines.. which means Beautiful lady also called as "Perfect Cone" a lot of Legendary stories, but its up to you to research.. Make her more Majestic..

    RAW :http://www.mediafire.com/download/x09b0wgme3majua/P5090358.ORF

    Jpeg : http://www.mediafire.com/download/08su3ol2sdgygav/P5090358.jpg



    Thank you.
     
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  2. Recropping to remove as much as possible of the foreground and the house on the left side> Luminosity masking to bring out the details in the sky. Using the clone tool, removing unnecessary details, like the people under the trees on the right side, the pole in the middle of the picture.

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Ger.mcg

    Ger.mcg Mu-43 Veteran

    216
    Nov 17, 2013
    Ireland
    Ger
    A great photo


    Here's mine
    1 Color Efex

    sx136b.

    2 Black and white using Silver Efex

    auur9.
     
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  4. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 Top Veteran

    612
    Feb 14, 2014
    Whidbey Island
    Lyle
    Spent most of the time working the sky and the billows from the mountain

    color
    P5090358x.

    b/w
    P5090358x_BW1.
     
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  5. hobbes266

    hobbes266 Mu-43 Regular

    46
    May 19, 2014
    Gold Coast, Australia
    First time

    Hello from Australia, new member and first time poster on this site, thought I'd have a go at this challenge. I've embedded a smaller size image, but I'm not sure how to make the click through, so here's a link to the full size: http://i.imgur.com/Ny7g7l4.jpg
    If you can tell me the best site to host my image on, that would be good. I used imgur, but have the feeling that it has increased noise even on the original, so it may be resaving the image, not hosting it unchanged.

    Adjustments: Cropped to a tighter emphasis on the key details, using 3:2 ratio for a landscape look. Cloned a few distracting elements out of the picture. Small adjustments to exposure, contrast, shadows, whites, blacks, clarity & vibrance, to get the balance looking right, I always try to keep landscapes looking true to life. Slight boost to greens. Extra clarity brushed on the clouds. Some sharpening and corresponding noise reduction. Very slight vignette to focus attention on the mountain. It sounds like a lot but it was small careful adjustments, nothing dramatic.

    Ny7g7l4l.
     
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  6. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
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  7. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
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  8. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    105
    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    Francisco
    I'm on my way home, will post the placers, got poor connection on the field.
    Thank you.
     
  9. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    223
    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
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  10. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    223
    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
  11. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran

    211
    Apr 8, 2011
    Slovenia
    Peter
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  12. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    105
    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    Francisco
    well, i guess the picture is not as hard as i thought, i also tried PP and my version is like this.

    [​IMG]"1024" height="774" alt="untitled-5090357-3"></a>[/IMG]
    Done in Lr and Topaz labs Restyle.

    anyway, to Sirs Zeus1, Ger.mcg, WhidbeyLVR, mnhoj, jomerads, Previz, and to our new comer hobbes266.. THANK YOU!!

    3rd Place - Sir Previz

    2nd Place - Sir WhidbeyLVR

    1st Place - sir mnhoj

    Dios mabalos..
     
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  13. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Thank you Francisco.
    Congratulations to all.

    Next challenge shortly.
     
  14. Dusky

    Dusky Mu-43 Regular

    48
    Apr 17, 2014
    Toronto
    Mark
    lol...

    I did not realize that the contest was over... I used to live here :)

    Simple curve processing and I remove the ugly graffiti/ vandals on the rock.

    14239932582_76ebaf7d33_b. mu43 challenge by , on Flickr