Post Processing Challenge #142

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by minibokeh, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. minibokeh

    minibokeh Guest

    OK, assuming everybody has more time to spend on this over the holidays, here's an image that should allow for a very broad range of interpretations:

    <a href="[email protected]/15885521660" title="14036-144331_DxO by Moritz Berger, on Flickr"> View attachment 399420 "1024" height="768" alt="14036-144331_DxO"></a>

    Yes, I know that the camera settings don't make much sense, blame it on the diminutive feature layout of the GM1 + user error (lack of familiarity).

    To get you all started, here's on (abandoned, for now) path to go for an abstract treatment via FilterForge:
    <a href="[email protected]/16072099202" title="14036-144331-Edit by Moritz Berger, on Flickr"> View attachment 399421 "1024" height="768" alt="14036-144331-Edit"></a>

    Don't let this limit your creativity, I don't have any prejudice regarding the style of your submission (you shouldn't have to buy new software to realize your vision).
    Thanks for giving this a try - and season's greetings to y'all!


    Submission deadline shall be December 25th, 3pm PST (GMT-8)

    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. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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  3. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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  4. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    Very American isn’t it. Rather than focus on any aspect of the picture, I thought I’d include everything, the statue, the Macdonalds, bit of the golden arch, table & chairs outside, reflection in the mirror behind the statue and reflect that it was, well, a hot day. Attempted to even up the light all over the image. in LR via graduated filters & WB. Applied Kodak ISO 32 Panatomic X film to the image and toned in SEP2. Will try a colour version if I’ve got time during this busy period.

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  5. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    With this one, brightened the left side of the image and the reflection the the galss in the window behind the statue, boldened up the reds, yellows and greens and blues. Slight sharpening and noise reduction. All bright, all sunny, all bold basically. And slight vignette applied.

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  6. Matero

    Matero Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 22, 2013
    Anti-Mac Anti-Fish

    This turned out a little bit propagandist version for Mac and Fish burgers :smile:
    Disclaimer: I enjoy sometimes visiting burger places, Mac included. But I'm strongly against Fish-file in burger, because can't eat fish :smile:

    Anti-Mac Anti-Fish
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  7. minibokeh

    minibokeh Guest

    The winner is -- bigboysdad (toned). Thanks dbuckle and Matero for participating.
  8. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    Thanks, I think it was impressive that all 4 of us gave this a go during this busy period. Next challenge coming up shortly.
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