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Post Processing Challenge #138

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by esnift, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. esnift

    esnift Mu-43 Veteran

    247
    Mar 17, 2013
    Boston, MA
    Dan
    Okay, this is a pretty simple image and it may seem a little weird at first glance, but I feel there is a lot of creative latitude here that could go a number of different ways. I tried to give myself enough room around the frame to allow several interpretations when editing, so lets see what you guys come up with.

    Taken at the Pacific Bonsai Museum in Federal Way, WA.



    JPG: https://www.dropbox.com/s/f80eth56ipe4bm9/PB290550.jpg?dl=0

    RAW: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4vlbufiz712isqb/PB290550.ORF?dl=0


    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.

    Contest will end Dec 6, 2PM PST.


    Have fun and good luck!
     
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  2. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  3. esnift

    esnift Mu-43 Veteran

    247
    Mar 17, 2013
    Boston, MA
    Dan
    Two more days. Will no one contest dbuckle?
     
  4. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    Ok then, I'll have a go:

    PB290550-Edit.JPG

    PB290550-Edit-2.JPG
     
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  5. p1055330348-5.

    Season's Greetings :thumbup:

    My first idea was to add some Smurfs, but then I saw our X-mas tree waiting to be decorated, and I had a flash of inspiration :smile:
     
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  6. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    Used pixlr on the jpeg.
     

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  7. esnift

    esnift Mu-43 Veteran

    247
    Mar 17, 2013
    Boston, MA
    Dan
    2nd runner up: dbuckle

    1st runner up: Zeus1

    Winner: bigboysdad - it was a close call competing with Santa, but this is a very pleasing crop with enough interest to lead the eye around the frame.
     
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  8. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    Thanks esnift, I'll endeavor to get the next challenge up this evening, ie, its still morning here in Australia.

    Edit: new challenge #139 now posted.
     
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  9. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    774
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Nice job all but as I'm fully in Christmas lights mode I particularly like Zues1 Santa Image, really made me smile.
    I should kick off a Christmas lights photo's thread
     
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