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Post Processing Challenge #217

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by Zeus1, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. For the next competition, I would like to host a tree photo. Just an old beech tree in the mist. Enjoy.

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    Raw: Dropbox - PB021432.ORF
    JPG: Dropbox - PB021432.jpg

    Contest will close Tuesday 8th December, somewhere around Noon GMT.

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    The Rules (copied from competition 216):

    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.

    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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    Last edited: Dec 5, 2015
  2. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
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  3. sesser

    sesser Zen Master

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    Mar 10, 2015
    Portland, OR
    randy
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  4. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2013
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    Dave
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    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dave
  6. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    First attempt

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  7. Nathanael

    Nathanael Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 12, 2015
    23136270469_d6cf18498a_b.jpgPhoto by Zues1 by n8myton, on Flickr
    Your photo is fantastic, the detail is just captivating. Scaled on my laptop or on a phone it's boring and forgettable, but I would stare for a long time at a 36"+ print.
     
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  8. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    Nathanael-for some reason you entry does not display on the site (OK on host site)
     
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    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  11. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    Wendy
    Gosh, this image is great - pretty much everything I try looks good. The first one was done with using a free trial of Topaz Texture Effects and the second with Topaz Impression - one of the oil painting filters.

    first entry:
    burningdust-1.jpg
    second entry:
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  12. Sory! I wrote "oak tree", while it is in fact a beech tree. :doh:

    Beautiful work, so far. Keep 'em coming!!!
     
  13. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    second entry

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  14. Twenty four hours left to receive Your entries....
     
  15. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
  16. Judgment time!
    A big THANK YOU ALL for Your efforts!

    My highly subjective choice:
    - Sorry to You all with black/white renderings: I feel that this picture needs color.
    - Third place: Nathanael
    - Second place: Protapic with his first entry
    - First place: WendyK with her second entry (the oil painting). I even printed this picture to study it. Some of these Topaz filters are really outstanding.

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  17. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    Wendy
    Thanks, Zeus! I agree that Topaz has some interesting filters, I've been having fun with them. I am hoping they put Impression on sale for the holidays, because I'm really liking the free trial but unwilling to pay full price. I think your picture would make a gorgeous canvas.

    I will try to get a new contest up later today.