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New 72 hour challenge (11-14 Jan '13) - Manipulation

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by elavon, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Ehud
    New 72 hour challenge (11-14 Jan '13) - Manipulation
    Glad to post up a challenge this time round. I wish I could participate :mad:

    The theme shall be Manipulation - Photo manipulation is the application of image editing techniques to photographs in order to create an illusion ... - Photo manipulation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Here's one example of Manipulation, fill free to take your own understating of the topic.

    Before

    P1040880.

    After


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/73403162@N00/8357992475/" title="P1040880-Edit.jpg by Ehud Lavon, on Flickr"> 8357992475_5305ea488a_b. "1024" height="768" alt="P1040880-Edit.jpg"></a>

    Sorry but i had to use it. :smile:

    Please refer to the comprehensive list of previous topics and winners via the link below:

    72-Hour Challenge Hall of Fame (2012)

    Have fun! Winner shall be announced on after 14th Jan noon Europe time.

    72 Hour Challenge Rules

    As the title suggests, each challenge lasts for 72 hours. Everyone gets to submit 2 photos in line with the chosen theme. The winner of the previous challenge gets to choose the new theme (topics can be anything under the sun) and serves as the judge for his/her 72-hour challenge.

    For obvious purposes, the judge is disqualified from participating in his/her own 72-hour challenge. Instead, he/she should post up to 2 photos as examples to start out the challenge. Should the winner not be able to commit to being the next judge, the responsibility is passed on 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 blue ribbon winner, a runner-up, and 1 honorable mention. As we all know, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. We may not all agree with the chosen winners; 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 Mu43 rules/regulations, by participating in this thread you are allowing the judge to repost your image for the sole purpose of announcing the winners for the 72-hr Blue Ribbon Challenge.
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  2. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Ehud
    Please post your entries.
     
  3. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Mikey
    Hey elavon! Wish I had a photo where I used manipulation but I don't. :( I don't even use photoshop CS. i wonder if people should post a before and after pic to show what they did to alter the photo for the better.
     
  4. red

    red Mu-43 Veteran

    455
    Sep 21, 2010
    munich isar river

    munich isar river




    [​IMG]
    [ original - GF1 with Lumix 14/45 ]



    [​IMG]
    [ photoshop - enhanced to a vintage looking picture ]
     
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  5. zpierce

    zpierce Super Moderator

    661
    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    Zach
    Just exaggerated the epic sky that was actually there...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachpierce/7688791274/" title="Cass Lake Nuke.jpg by zach.pierce, on Flickr">"800" height="451" alt="Cass Lake Nuke.jpg"></a>
     
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  6. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Does the photo have to be taken during this time frame, too?
    answered: no


    edit to include pics:

    Mine ep3 i think back then
    orig then manip'd

    8374261368_478aa6f1ab_b.
    P4213928 by Gubrz, on Flickr

    8374261508_11028d46f4_b.
    P4213928 (1) by Gubrz, on Flickr

    and my niece is hogging my 2nd (and ill let her pick topic if hers gets it)
    hers was shot on my oly e30 for full disclosure

    orig then manip'd

    8373188473_920bb3fa6a_b.
    PA150844 (1) by Gubrz, on Flickr

    8373189273_3fd44e39a2_b.
    PA150844 by Gubrz, on Flickr
     
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  7. yekimrd

    yekimrd Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 14, 2012
    Cincinnati, OH
    Mikey
    Nice contenders thus far.

    No. It can come from your photo archive. My initial intent when I started this challenge was micro four thirds cameras only but I've since left that ruling to the Judie's discretion. :smile:
     
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  8. chipshot713

    chipshot713 Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 24, 2012
    Pearland, Texas
    Kelly
    Using Snapseed, Drama, dark1.


    Flock of Roseate Spoonbills
     
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  9. macalterego

    macalterego Mu-43 Veteran

    228
    Jul 10, 2012
    Lawrence, KS
    Jeffrey McPheeters
    This week I needed a few "accessories" for some sunset photos over our nearby lake. I had the moon and boat in other shots at this same lake. Shot with OM-D. Processed in Aperture and PhotoFXlabs with Topaz Labs Remask.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/88068576@N08/8373844801/" title="manhole by omdandom2n, on Flickr"> 8373844801_cce4152d1a_b. "922" height="1024" alt="manhole"></a>
     
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  11. nsd20463

    nsd20463 Mu-43 Regular

    116
    Apr 30, 2011
    Santa Cruz, CA
    You're making every astronomy-aware viewer cringe with these unnatural juxtapositions. :smile:

    -Nicolas
     
  12. BAXTING

    BAXTING Mu-43 Top Veteran

    806
    Aug 5, 2012
    Los Angeles SFV, CA
    Bradley
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  13. macalterego

    macalterego Mu-43 Veteran

    228
    Jul 10, 2012
    Lawrence, KS
    Jeffrey McPheeters
    yeah, and as a one time high school physics teacher and long time stargazer, I, too, cringe whenever those sci-fi shows put several giant satellites/moons in an alien sky for visual effect, as if the tidal strength wouldn't rip the crust of the planet in two. But it was a fun project for masking practice. :smile:
     
  14. David A

    David A Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 30, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    I'm glad you realise that you can't do what you did https://www.mu-43.com/images/smilies/Generic/smile.gif
     
  15. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Ehud
    There are 24 hours to my final decision. :drama:
    Please post your entries.
     
  16. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Ehud
    I will post the results in the Central European evening time.
    You may still post pictures.
     
  17. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
    Ehud
    Thanks to all the participants in this challenge.
    One of the reason I have chosen to make this challenge topic was because I wanted to check the acceptance of photo manipulation in the :43: community.
    My thinking is that part of being better photo creator is to have the ability to alter and make your photo interesting.

    And now for the results

    In the 3rd place I have selected digitallandfilm abstract work. I liked the color and i think that subject and treatment are great.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/88068576@N08/8373844801/" title="manhole by omdandom2n, on Flickr"> 8373844801_cce4152d1a_b. "922" height="1024" alt="manhole"></a>

    For the 2nd place I have chosen Red (Julius Meinl) :smile: winter scene. this is a cold looking photo and Red has reflected the chill in his treatment.


    The first place goes to macalterego. This picture take our world and transfom it to another place. The color and the illusion are superb. Well done Jeffrey.:2thumbs:

     
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  18. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    grats to the winners!!!
    love that wacky sun!!!

    whats next?! :D
     
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  19. macalterego

    macalterego Mu-43 Veteran

    228
    Jul 10, 2012
    Lawrence, KS
    Jeffrey McPheeters
    Oh boy! I'm thinkin', I'm thinkin'...

    I'm honored my photo was selected for first place. Since joining this forum and moving into m43 equipment, I've never been more excited to expand my capture and composition skills, nor more optimistic about my long term enjoyment in the pursuit of photographic excellence.

    The next 72 hour challenge and rules will be posted is a few hours. I'm in -0600GMT in case it's already late for some of you and you want to catch the 'theme' tomorrow.
     
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