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MU43 Post Processing Challenge #67 (72 hours)

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by pdk42, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Welcome to post-processing challenge number 67.

    This is a shot I took back in September on the Isle of Wight (a small island of the south coast of England). The woman in the scene decided to do a sort of 'Titanic' pose as her friend took a shot. Unfortunately, I had my fish-eye mounted at the time and had no chance to change before the moment was lost so the subjects have come out a bit smaller than I'd have liked. However, I think it has the makings of a half-decent shot, but haven't yet got round to doing much with it. So, here's your chance to build me a masterpiece (although sows' ears and silk purses spring to mind!).

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    Links to large JPEG and ORF:

    JPEG: Full-size JPEG
    RAW: Raw ORF

    The competition will close at around 5pm GMT on 24th Dec (Christmas Eve).

    Good luck and Merry Christmas to you all!!



    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.
     
  2. Ares

    Ares Mu-43 Regular

    51
    Nov 13, 2013
    edit-2.

    1st quick attempt
     
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  3. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    223
    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
    There is something wrong with the Raw file pdk42. Comes out as gibberish when I attempted to download it.

    John S.
     
  4. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    223
    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
    #1

    11484146093_93a7791d1e_b.
    PP67b by jomerads, on Flickr

    My obligatory sunset picture. :smile: From large file JPEG.

    Thanks,

    John S.
     
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  5. minibokeh

    minibokeh Guest

    My take: Photoshop CC (Camera Raw 8.3), profile "vivid", pre-sharpen in Focus Fixer v3, 5 brightness control points in Viveza 2.
    3 minutes.
    <iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/101667287@N08/11484174136/player/0bc77817d7" height="375" width="500" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  6. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran

    211
    Apr 8, 2011
    Slovenia
    Peter
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  7. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    223
    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
    11484443083_e56db4570d_b.
    PP67c by jomerads, on Flickr

    Had to do two quick ones since I will be away from my computer the next few days. I hope I did justice to your great image. Sepia B&W.

    Thanks again,

    John S.
     
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  8. Ger.mcg

    Ger.mcg Mu-43 Veteran

    216
    Nov 17, 2013
    Ireland
    Ger
    Couldn't get the RAW file, this is from the jpeg

    25a5204.
     
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  9. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Ah, ok. I'll upload it again.

    Thanks for letting me know.
     
  10. LivingLoud

    LivingLoud Mu-43 Veteran

    489
    Aug 8, 2013
    Moscow
    Maxim Guselnikov
    A few texture layers in OnOne Perfect Photo Suite 8 and here it is...
    2rm30vd.
     
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  11. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
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  12. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    My first entry done in LR 5.3, straighten horizon, 16:10 crop, adjustment brushes, etc.

     
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  13. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    I really like the texture and color Maxim.
     
  14. Ger.mcg

    Ger.mcg Mu-43 Veteran

    216
    Nov 17, 2013
    Ireland
    Ger
    Brilliant John :rofl:
     
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  15. LivingLoud

    LivingLoud Mu-43 Veteran

    489
    Aug 8, 2013
    Moscow
    Maxim Guselnikov
    THanks! I call it Instagram effect )
     
  16. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Nice image. For some reason it reminds me of the Wicker Man.

    Both in Aperture, both square crop and leveled. Both tweaked slightly.
     

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  17. Pecos

    Pecos Mu-43 Top Veteran

    776
    Jan 20, 2013
    The Natural State
    pdk42.
    Another idea.
     
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  18. chonbhoy

    chonbhoy Mu-43 Veteran

    430
    Apr 23, 2013
    Scottish Highlands
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  19. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

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  20. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    659
    Dec 13, 2013
    √Čtats-Unis
    Dave
    My first attempt: straightened image, panoramic crop, adjusted brightness and contrast, did some sharpening and desaturation for effect.
     
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