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Mu-43com Post Processing Challenge #116 [winner announced]

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by Livnius, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Hi all.

    Firstly, thanks to Rob for hosting challenge #115 and to Dave (Scotsman) the winner who is out there somewhere on a motorbike taking in the scenery and undoubtably enjoying far finer weather than us folks here in the southern parts of Australia. Dave asked me as runner-up to fill in for him because he's just simply too busy enjoying life sitting atop a Ducati or Harley Davidson riding through Tennessee or somewhere else really cool that I haven't been too yet ;) 

    I've chosen the image below which is the view of my hometown of Melbourne the moment one steps out of the iconic Flinders St Train Station. I like the image for a number of reasons and hope it gives all participants something interesting to work with. FYI the image was taken with the EM% and Pana 12-35mm/f2.8

    View attachment 380026 72hrjpg by Livnius, on Flickr

    Dopbox links;

    RAW.... https://www.dropbox.com/s/fjn6zyo5jowbfj4/P5110187.ORF

    JPG..... https://www.dropbox.com/s/48852o8nm1gthbi/72hrjpg.jpg

    The competition will end midnight (mu-43.com time) on Friday night.

    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 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. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Aug 31, 2010
    Smithville Ontario Canada
    David Buckle
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  3. specialagenttuna

    specialagenttuna Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 19, 2013
    <a href="http://imgur.com/mrBSOvu" title="Not my photo">
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    "Not my photo" title="Hosted by imgur.com" /></a>

    I used Nik Software (specifically Color Efex Pro 4) Used pro contrast, detail extractor and one other filter but I forget the last one.
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  4. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Aug 31, 2010
    Smithville Ontario Canada
    David Buckle
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  5. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    bump for some more entries
  6. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 4, 2010
    Nice image !

    Went lo-fi double-exposure, half-wind on the first and I love the sci-fi look of the top half of the image (the old with the ghostly sky-scrapers in the background) so I went for a sci-fi book cover on the second.

    Both edited via the online Pixlr tool.

    Attached Files:

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  7. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    A day left so plenty of time for people to have a shot.
  8. aKilter

    aKilter Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 13, 2013
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  9. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Thanks for the entries folks.
    Firstly, the honorable mentions.

    I've admittedly never been much of a fan of paint effect overlays, too often I've thought it has been carelessly applied to images for which the effect simply doesn't work....in this example however, I think it does and I quite like it, I liked it enough that my pre existing prejudices against this type of effect were overcome and I was able to simply enjoy the image for what it is. Really worked well here Dave. Thanks for participating.

    I really like the subtle texture layer, the gritty high contrast B&W and the vertical crop too....all combining to make an image that pops! Good work mate. Hope you're enjoying the road-trip mate.

    ...but it's Phigmov for the win ! ....I NEVER would have considered doing something like this. It's different and it's bold and is just crazy enough that for me it works rather well. I think it's pretty obvious from my selection that I've heavily favored work that was a little out there in some way and this was for mine perhaps the best example of that. You took a fairly standard looking photo and whacked it with the crazy stick, and it worked. I liked the double exposure Lo-Fi image as well but this one just stood out that bit more. Nice one.
    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

    Again, thanks to all participants and thanks to Dave (Scotsman) for letting me run this challenge in his place.

    Looking forward to challenge #117 !
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  10. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    Fantastic challenge and replies! There were some stunners in there!
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