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Post-processing Challenge #184

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by Conrad, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. Conrad

    Conrad Mu-43 Veteran

    This new thread was some days delayed because of a trip to Taiwan, so that's where today's photo will come from. It was taken at Taoyuan airport. Show what you can make of it (and where the limits of the GX1 really are...)!

    P1070521.JPG

    Link to jpg.
    Link to RAW.


    Contest will close Tuesday around 8PM Central European Time, so a bit over three days.
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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. "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.


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    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 Lurch 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. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

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  3. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    1:
    P1070521-RT1300.
     
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  4. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    2:
    P1070521-photivo1300.

    I can post settings files for both entries if requested.
     
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  5. rloewy

    rloewy Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2014
    Ron
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  6. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    786
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    A couple of images for this Challenge.

    Lots of detail available in the Raw so tried to push the limits to find out what was there and hope i ended up with something decent. 16x9 crop

    P1070521.

    Thought I would Oil paint the above image and just played around in CS6

    P1070521-2.
     
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  7. EdH

    EdH Mu-43 Top Veteran

    631
    Jul 14, 2014
    Devon, UK
    Ed
    On both I've tried to make the most of the reflections in the floor and increased the motion blur on the woman (perhaps a little too much in the colour version!)


    P1070521_ed1.

    P1070521_ed2.
     
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  8. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
    ㅇtㅈyㅅr
    Color:



    Color (Muted & Skewed):

     
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  9. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
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  10. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    second version

    C184-c.
     
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  11. Egregius V

    Egregius V Mu-43 Regular

    124
    Jun 14, 2015
    Massachusetts, USA
    Rev. Gregory Vozzo
    Tonemapped in black and white (tone compression), then cropped slightly: P1070521_tonemapped_final.
     
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  12. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  13. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  14. caspert79

    caspert79 Mu-43 Regular

    34
    Sep 4, 2013
    Netherlands
    P1070521.

    Sharpening, cropping, levels, glow effect (overlay/ gaussian blur), blue filter.
     
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  15. Conrad

    Conrad Mu-43 Veteran

    This one was not easy to judge, many different interpretations.

    1. Protapic's second version. It captures the motion the best and the subtle hint by cropping to only include the words "diva" adds a touch of humor (I don't know whether it was intentionally done, but it was my intention certainly. In the short time span waiting at the gate, this was the best photo that came up for this intent).
    2. EdH's color version. The color and contrast are spot on. The motion blur is not excessive.
    3. Aussiephil for bringing out the best out of the raw. It almost looks like daylight, where it was well after sunset.

    Protapic, next one's for you.
     
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  16. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    Conrad-Thanks! I agree, many excellent entries. "DIVA" (of GODIVA) certainly caught my attention (and my sense of humor) and was intentionally emphasized. Great timing and framing on your part to capture the scene. I used LR6 to sharpen/remove some noise and NIK Color Efex Pro 4 to set the tone. Will dig through my collection tonight and get something up soon.-John