Post Processing Challenge #201

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by AussiePhil, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    In line with Scotsman's request, here is 200 Part 2 (201), a trip down memory lane of Olympus Cameras.
    This was taken with the venerable E300 and is a reminder I think of how good we have it now, however there is a lot of tonal range and fun you can have with this one.

    I have one image from a sequence of these sunrise shots that was printed at A2 size and hang on the wall at work.

    So it's sunrise on a beach in far north Queensland, north of Cairns.

    _1064212x800.

    As always for me I only keep DNG files on the NAS drive

    RAW (DNG): https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/28032744/PPC/_1064212.dng
    JPG: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/28032744/PPC/_1064212.jpg


    Contest will end Friday October 2nd at 7PM AEST, sometime just after Midnight Saturday US time.

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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. bsdubois00

    bsdubois00 Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 10, 2011
    Houston, TX
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  3. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    added some love using Color Efex Pro 4 from Nik tools after corrections in LR6

    sunrise-1.
     
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  4. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    second entry, lots of Silver Efex Pro tweaks, some LR6 + crop

    sunrise2-1.
     
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  5. kauphymug

    kauphymug Mu-43 Regular

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    May 1, 2015
    Cowford, Florida
    I liked protapic rendering and Brian's crop, I had to steal from both.
    Untitled.
     
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  6. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
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    Color:
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    Monochrome:
    21830598355_52666ba06e_b.
     
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  7. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 21, 2015
    Portsmouth, VA
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  8. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular

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  10. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    790
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Hi All,

    First to the first timer Brandon DuBois, it just grabbed my as the recollection of the morning or maybe how it could have looked

    Second to tyrphoto, first image both the crop and the foreground detail.

    Honourable mention to dbuckle for image one, probably the closest to how it was and the extra lens flare added in

    Over the Brandon, well done

    Cheers all
     
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  11. bsdubois00

    bsdubois00 Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 10, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Woohoooo!!! Now what do I do from here - I figure a copy / paste with my images will suffice?