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Post Processing Challenge #202

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by bsdubois00, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. bsdubois00

    bsdubois00 Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 10, 2011
    Houston, TX
    In keeping with an Australian theme - here is a photo that I took in 2010 when I spent 2 weeks in Australia. I was very into HDR at the time and took this with the intention of creating a 5 frame bracketed set (I did that and printed it out). I have since changed my ways a little and have since reprocessed the photo:


    Eden NSW - Australia 2010
    by Brandon DuBois, on Flickr


    This was created with my old Nikon before I fell in love with the m4/3 system.

    Raw: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6g17nm5p94a7jmn/Australia_11_2010_0217.NEF?dl=0
    JPG: https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5624/21707161259_903da59fb6_o.jpg


    Contest will end Monday October 5th around 5:00pm CST

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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. siftu

    siftu Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 26, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
    siftu
    What a nice image. The warm and the cool. I tried to make the boats stand out a bit. Keep the shadows (I love shadow) and adjust the water color to my liking. Used LR CC and Perfect Effects 9.5. I took the logical crop but I'm sure there are more creative ones.

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
  4. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular

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    May 8, 2012
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  5. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
    ㅇtㅈyㅅr
     
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  6. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
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  7. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
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  8. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
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  9. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    Gotta love those clouds!
     
  10. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular

    183
    May 8, 2012
    A little graduated filter action.
     
  11. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London

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  12. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

  13. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    774
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    21x9 Panorama crop, various grad filters in ACR

    I left the couple boats to the left to pull the eye from right top down to bottom left.

    Australia_11_2010_0217 copy.

    Second Version
    Played some more with the look of the water and a different crop
    Australia_11_2010_0217v2.
     
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  14. EdH

    EdH Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jul 14, 2014
    Devon, UK
    Ed
    Tried a few crops and settled on square:

    Australia_11_2010_0217-2_Ed_sq.

    Australia_11_2010_0217-2_Ed_sq_bw.
     
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  15. bsdubois00

    bsdubois00 Mu-43 Regular

    48
    Nov 10, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Well this was fun - I look forward to competing in more challenges.

    First goes to Vorlon1 - love the colors and the cropping

    Second to AussiePhil - 1st version - love the cropping

    Honorable Mention goes to Brian Beezely
     
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  16. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil

    Thanks Brandon, glad you have enjoyed it, I find the challenges to be great at improving my general photoshop skills and in seeing others interpretations.

    Cheers
     
  17. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular

    183
    May 8, 2012
    Thank you very much, I will post the new one shortly.