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Post Processing Challenge #199

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by mpg01, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. mpg01

    mpg01 Mu-43 Regular

    154
    Oct 21, 2012
    21562995971_d98e562cba_b. P4120246_800 by mgorman3, on Flickr

    This is from a day trip to Falmouth MA last Spring. This picture needs some love. Have at it and good luck.

    RAW (ORF): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2k5sjFhwJtfNGlqalpMMFRpUFE/view?usp=sharing
    JPG: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2k5sjFhwJtfaVdVX2tnOFZhTmM/view?usp=sharing


    Contest will end Tuesday Sept. 22nd at 9PM ET (or 0100 hours Wednesday 23rd Sept UTC)

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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.
     
  2. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

  3. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular

    183
    May 8, 2012
  4. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
  5. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    658
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
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  6. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
    ㅇtㅈyㅅr
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  7. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    774
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
  8. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
    Lorenzo
  9. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    ->PS invert colors ->LR6 adjust exposure -> NIK Silver Effx Pro ->LR6 clone and local exposure adjustments

    c199-1.
     
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  10. EdH

    EdH Mu-43 Top Veteran

    629
    Jul 14, 2014
    Devon, UK
    Ed
    Fiddling about in LR and then Tonality and finally PS:

    P4120246_Ed_BW2.
     
  11. EdH

    EdH Mu-43 Top Veteran

    629
    Jul 14, 2014
    Devon, UK
    Ed
    And a colour version, LR & PS CC, 16:9 crop and a slightly washed-out look:

    P4120246_Ed_16.9.
     
  12. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    774
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Version 2, drawing inspiration from two other posts and stepping right outside the boundaries

    P4120246-2.
     
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  13. mpg01

    mpg01 Mu-43 Regular

    154
    Oct 21, 2012
    Thanks everyone for playing along. Some intereing interpretations here.

    I have to with @AussiePhil@AussiePhil as the winner this round for his creativity
    and paying subtle homage to Led Zeplin's Houses of the Holy album cover. Intentional or not it's very fitting.

    I'll have to go with @protapic@protapic for runner up simply because I like the detail extraction
    the negative image exposes. @Scotsman@Scotsman has second runner up for getting the colors to really pop.

    Well done everyone.
     
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  14. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    774
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    thanks mpg,
    I'm a Led Zeppelin fan but got to admit it wasn't intentional however it may have been subconscious :)
    One thing I do love about the Challenges is the chance to be creative and push outside your own bounds
    I'll find something over the next 24hrs to offer up

    Cheers
     
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  15. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    Quite a high standard of entries there!