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MU43 Post Processing Challenge #99

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by mnhoj, May 22, 2014.

  1. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Hello everyone.

    PPC #99 will officially start at 5 PM PST this evening May 22nd. Please feel free to post your entries at any time before then as well.
    The Challenge will conclude Sunday, May 25th at 5PM PST(GMT-8).

    Best of luck and have fun!

    <a href="http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/3803/j036qejnqozx5fkfg.jpg">JPEG here</a>

    <a href="http://www.mediafire.com/download/bnclfu2y897qibv/P1010578.RW2">RAW here</a>

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    mu43 ppc 99
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    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
     
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  2. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
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    ran thru topaz simplify to blocky it up a bit
    then nik analogue fx2 to split the image up into 4 square
     
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  3. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Love it.
     
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  4. aKilter

    aKilter Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 13, 2013
    #1
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  5. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 14, 2014
    Whidbey Island
    Lyle
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  6. aKilter

    aKilter Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 13, 2013
    Sorry, Zeus....:wink:
     
  7. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 3, 2014
    Baltimore, MD
    Defished, cropped, saturated/desaturated and center-fold texturized.

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  8. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    223
    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
  9. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
    John S. - how did you do it? Looks awesome.
     
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  10. franklim

    franklim Mu-43 Regular

    105
    May 11, 2012
    Naga City, PHILIPPINES
    Francisco
    Lr to Google's Analog fx 2, wet plate camera,

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    Old Plastic Camera, Lomographic effect, also from Google's Nik Collection

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    Thank you
     
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  11. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    223
    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
    Thanks 50orsohours. This is the order as I remember it. Tried to defish a little bit using Nikon FE profile in Lightroom. Topaz Clarity Architecture. Topaz Clean Degrunged. Topaz Restyle and chose the right tones/colors. Perfect Effex 8 Sun effect that brought out more sun. Minor changes in Lightroom.

    John S.
     
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  12. jamesgehrt

    jamesgehrt Mu-43 Regular

    165
    May 20, 2014
    Easthampton, Massachusetts
    James Gehrt
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  13. jomerads

    jomerads Mu-43 Veteran

    223
    Mar 27, 2013
    Moorestown, New Jersey
    John S.
  14. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
    This picture seems to bring that best out of everyone! Good job mnhoj!
     
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  15. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Are we about to party like its PP 99? :D 
    OooOOOOOooooooEeeeeeeeEEEEEEeeee - Prince


    Sent from my iPad using Mu-43 mobile app
     
  16. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Sorry for the late response.
    PPC is now officially closed.
    A decision tomorrow morning.

    Thank you all for the wonderful work.
     
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  17. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Truly excellent work everyone.
    Texture blending. Selective color. Multi image. Traditional.
    All very well executed and highly enjoyable. Could have been anyone in the finals this challenge.

    Franklim - third place. I really like both entries. Great work Francisco.

    To Gonzo's dad - second place. Very fun and creative. I like your selections for each piece of the puzzle. Works very well imo.

    The winner is - jomerads. John's first entry with the purple sky. That Sci-fi feel and a very well balanced, well executed rendition. Well done!
     
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