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Post Processing Challenge # 208

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by mnhoj, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Here's a shot from a recent camping trip.
    Kern River, CA.
    Have fun!

    22426691386_2473fcacda_b.
    mu43ppc
    by john matsu, on Flickr
    E-M10/12-32

    JPEG: http://www.mediafire.com/view/ax6yu7yp85xih45/mu43ppc.jpg

    ORF: http://www.mediafire.com/download/eey73pxvr44jbrc/PA110065.ORF

    Contest will officially open Sunday 12noon Pacific Time U.S.A. but feel free to post anytime.
    Contest will officially close Wednesday 12noon Pacific Time U.S.A.
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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. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    787
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    attempt 1, sort of blue hour......

    PA110065.
     
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  3. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

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  4. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    Uhh... stupid question but can anyone tell me why I can't open the .ORF in LR6 6.2.1 (ACR 9.2)? I downloaded the file, but when I go to import it in to LR the file does not show up.

    The new LR import tool is utter sh*t...

    BTW, I can open it on Camera Raw through PSE12, save it as a .dng, and it still doesn't show in LR as being able to import.
     
  5. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Not sure Ian.
    I just double checked the file to make sure I didn't taint it in the process. It checked out OK for LR 5.7.
    That is pretty odd about the .DNG unable to import.
     
  6. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    I just tried it on my mac (10.10.5) and LR 6.2.1 and ORF file imported OK, if that helps. Agree on the new import format, hate it. It always defaults to show all subfolders on my computer, which really slows down everything.
     
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  7. PA110065.

    9/16 Cropping. Straithening the horizon. Increasing Vibrance and Clarity in ACR. Some work using nik Color Efex pro (Indian Summer to change the color of the leafs, border, silver color in the foreground).
     
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  8. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
    ㅇtㅈyㅅr
    Color:

    22469386585_13dca6d403_b.

    Monochrome:

    21848191053_5b4ef23d33_b.
     
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  9. sesser

    sesser Zen Master

    489
    Mar 10, 2015
    Portland, OR
    randy
    Playing around with LR6 + Alien Skin Exposure (think this is the Fuji Velvia 50)
    PA110065-Edit-Exposure.

    Here's the "original" edit in just LR6
    PA110065.
     
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  10. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    Well, I've managed to get the photo go load on my MacBook Pro. So, below is my best go at it...

    I made the base "adjustments" in LR, before making more of the "artistic" edits in Exposure 7.

     
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  11. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    Entry #1: Some LR, then NIK Color Efex Rro

    C208b-1.
     
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  12. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    Entry 2: LR + a little photoshop for artistic view

    C208c-1.
     
  13. rloewy

    rloewy Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2014
    Ron
    A couple of different oil paint algorithms, increase saturation in the middle, get closer to sepia in the corners, texture and a merge to alternate between texture and smooth surface.

    mu43ppc (8).
     
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  14. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    787
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    This one I'll call,

    "Welcome to Mars" ... the hidden valley.

    PA110065v2.
     
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  15. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Great start everyone!
    Excellent work.
     
  16. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

  17. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    662
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
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  18. EdH

    EdH Mu-43 Top Veteran

    631
    Jul 14, 2014
    Devon, UK
    Ed
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  19. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Truly excellent entries everyone.
    The final stretch starts and a difficult decision ahead.
     
  20. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Thanks everyone for your participation.
    The challenge is now closed.
    Results tonight.