MU43 Post Processing Challenge #103

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by ex machina, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran

    806
    Jan 3, 2014
    Northern Virgnia
    Thanks again to jwmesgehrt for the honor of hosting PPC #103!

    ppc103.

    The challenge starts now and will end at around 12AM June 15, 2014 Monday, with judging by Monday afternoon EST.

    RAW: http://www.mediafire.com/download/l9hjj53z978ixaa/P1030528.RW2

    JPEG: http://www.mediafire.com/view/d78qddaxtdlh1fd/P1030528.jpg

    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

    Good Luck to Everyone. ENJOY POST PROCESSING!!!
     
  2. m4c

    m4c Mu-43 Regular

    82
    May 15, 2014
    Czech Republic
    Ondrej
    So I´ll start with
    P1030528.
     
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  3. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    105
    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    Francisco
    [​IMG]"1024" height="792" alt="untitled-1030528"></a>[/IMG]

    thank you
     
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  4. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Whoa!
    Excellent work guys.
     
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  5. torsteinh

    torsteinh Mu-43 Regular

    105
    Mar 30, 2014
    Norway
    P10305281.

    Just a glamour model shot;) (Sorry for really ruining the original image)
     
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  6. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran

    806
    Jan 3, 2014
    Northern Virgnia
    After the fall of man, the Bovine were ascendant.

     
  7. dancebert

    dancebert Mu-43 Veteran

    259
    Jan 18, 2014
    Hua Hin, Thailand
    Was the photo taken in the former Yugoslavia? I saw many buildings of similar construction which were also artillery damaged.
     
  8. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran

    806
    Jan 3, 2014
    Northern Virgnia
    No, the competition shot was from inside an old brewery building that had been partially deconstructed in a small Pennsylvania town, presumably to scrap the metal of the tanks. Here's what it looks like from the outside:

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    Brewery Cutaway by lewisfrancis, on Flickr

    I haven't been able to find out how long it's been standing this way, but suspect it's been a very long time, possibly as far back as the mid '60's when the brewery closed down. Sad, but perhaps not as sad as the buildings you've seen suffering artillery damage.
     
  9. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran

    806
    Jan 3, 2014
    Northern Virgnia
    Thanks folks, I really enjoy seeing my photos through other photographer's eyes and feel I learn a lot with every competition. Cheers to all who submitted and can't wait to see what comes next!

    Third Place: Zeus1's second entry's crop brings attention to the lines of railing and stairs, and makes the blackboard where the brewery employees tracked their schedules a bit more recognizable.
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    Second Place: m4c's entry provides for a mysterious atmosphere but brings out a lot of detail in the formerly shadowy sections of the shot.
    attachment.php?attachmentid=33787&d=1402652447&thumb=1.

    First Place: torsteinh's post-apocalytpic glamor shot of our bovine successors!
    I actually hoped that someone would go this route and so was happy to see it in execution -- congrats torsteinh!
    P10305281.
     
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  10. torsteinh

    torsteinh Mu-43 Regular

    105
    Mar 30, 2014
    Norway
    To be honest I didn´t even consider myself part of the real competition. But still - good fun. Thank you for the honor!
     
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