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Post Processing Challenge #220

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by WendyK, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    Wendy
    Let's call this one "The Extreme Bokeh Ball Challenge" - last month I looked out my window at the garden near sunset. After a day of rain the sun had come out, backlighting several stands of switchgrass laden with water drops, so I grabbed the camera. Using a wide aperture resulted in some interesting abstracts. This is one of the photos I hadn't processed. I had fun working with this group of photos and I know you all will come up with some interesting ideas on how to process this one. Good luck!

    PB190108.

    RAW: PB190108.ORF
    full size JPG: PB190108.jpg

    Contest will close Sunday, December 20th, somewhere around 6PM EST.

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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.

    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. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

  4. EdH

    EdH Mu-43 Top Veteran

    629
    Jul 14, 2014
    Devon, UK
    Ed
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  5. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    first attempt

    C220-entry1.
     
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  6. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    774
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    This was a chance to try out Pixelmator on the iPad pro.
    image.
     
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  7. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    658
    Dec 13, 2013
    √Čtats-Unis
    Dave
    • Winner Winner x 1
  8. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    774
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    And following on from Scotsman here's another from the Pixelmator software image.
     
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  9. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

  11. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    Wendy
    I was traveling yesterday and had some connectivity issues, so I apologize for the delay. Thanks to all who participated, I liked them all!

    First place: Scotsman's kaleidoscopic entry - I wished I could "turn" the kaleidoscope to watch the balls of light dance.
    Second: AussiePhil's entry - another take on the kaleidoscope idea. Cool pattern! I think I got Pixelmator for the iPad when it was on sale but haven't really experimented with it.
    Third: dbuckles first entry - I liked the sense of movement conveyed, as if it had been a windy day.
    Honorable mention to protapic- I liked the colors a lot.

    Scotsman, it's your turn.
     
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  12. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    658
    Dec 13, 2013
    √Čtats-Unis
    Dave
    Thank you, Wendy. I'm glad you liked it.

    I will post a new challenge soon.