MU43 Post Processing Challenge #66 (72 hours)

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by twokatmew, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Hello all, welcome to post-processing challenge #66! This is a shot I took on a recent outing to Lowell, Michigan and never did anything with. Not a great shot by any means, but I'm eager to see what you all come up with to make it more compelling. :smile: My apologies to those of you who require the actual RAW file for use in Aperture; I convert to DNG and discard the RAW files, so I have no RAW to post. :dash2: The challenge will end at 7:00pm EST on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013.

    Shot with the E-PL5 and 45/1.8 late in the afternoon



    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.
  2. David A

    David A Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 30, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Processed in LR 5.3:


    Started by adjusting white balance based on the grey of the back of the signs either side of the vehicle and using LR's new camera natural profile, then auto adjustments in the basic panel and tweak, especially reducing the auto exposure adjustment. A bit of clarity and vibrance and an S shaped curves adjustment, plus a bit of a gradient in the sky area to bring out the clouds slightly and a crop.
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  3. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    OK - here's my entry.

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  4. aKilter

    aKilter Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 13, 2013
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  5. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    rob collins
  6. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
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  7. Ger.mcg

    Ger.mcg Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 17, 2013
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  8. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 4, 2010
    Colour one is a 16x9 crop emphasising the road and field, some work with tweaking the exposure and colour curves.

    Black and white on went through the DxO Film Pack with an Ilford 400 look + a little bit of added grain. Took a slightly different crop approach to emphasis the car on the road - makes it look solitary in a rural idyll.

    Attached Files:

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  9. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    rob collins
  10. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 4, 2010
    ^^^ Nice one !
  11. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Good to see the cars in this version driving on the CORRECT side of the road!!!
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  12. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

  13. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    Adjusted in LR5
    [​IMG]"640" height="483" alt="Challenge_66-1"></a>[/IMG]

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  14. greenarcher02

    greenarcher02 Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 13, 2012
    Manila, Philippines
  15. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 15, 2010
  16. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
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  17. LivingLoud

    LivingLoud Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 8, 2013
    Maxim Guselnikov
    Here`s my take on that pic. OnOne Perfect Photo Suite 8 only.
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  18. Pecos

    Pecos Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 20, 2013
    The Natural State
    Cropped, Colored, And Cloned

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  19. CarlB

    CarlB Mu-43 Veteran

    Went for a late afternoon feel. Removed distractions, contrast to the sky, created a bit of light and shadow:

    url=] Challenge_66_small-1.jpg [/url]
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  20. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
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