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Post Processing Challenge #229

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by protapic, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    Photo captured during a walk about Honolulu, Hawaii in December (nice break from gloomy cold Cleveland weather). GM1 + Panny 35-100mm (f4.0-5.6). Sorta staying on Brian's boats heading out theme....

    C229B.

    JPEG: Dropbox - C229B.jpg
    RAW: Dropbox - C229B.rw2


    Contest will close Friday 8AM Eastern Time US.

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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. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular

    183
    May 8, 2012
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  3. dlpruk

    dlpruk Mu-43 Regular

    I found the shoreline difficult, so I cropped it out! Levelled, spotted and general/local lighting and exposure adjustments in Lightroom.

    24155493134_3207a1acf9_b.
    Original at Flickr

    24488131190_f35112179f_b.
    Original at Flickr
     
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  4. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    659
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
    Color(decided to delete my original, more realistic rendering, for something more artistic):
    image.
     
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  5. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    659
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
    B&W:
    image.
     
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  6. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    B&W: C229B BW v.
     
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  7. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Split toning: C229B BW split.
     
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  8. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

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  9. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

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  10. Tenpenny

    Tenpenny Mu-43 Regular

    172
    Mar 16, 2015
    Nampa, Idaho
    Brent Watkins


    I enjoy seeing the couple tying the knot. Couldn't bring myself to crop them out.
     
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  11. m4c

    m4c Mu-43 Regular

    82
    May 15, 2014
    Czech Republic
    Ondrej
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  12. MarkRyan

    MarkRyan Instagram: @MRSallee

    772
    May 3, 2013
    California
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  13. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    wow, some great contributions so far.
    still time (24 hours) for more entries to make my judging job even harder......
    ;)
     
  14. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    I think many of you figured out what caught my eye on this scene: the sailors and young couple are beginning their respective journeys. The lighting and various secondary objects made it challenging to get a great composition. I was impressed by everyone’s efforts.

    Winner:
    Tenpenny-really put some effort into this one. lovely colors (not only left couple in picture but found a way to highlight them), also did something that is interesting, to apply artistic treatment to only part of the picture, and got rid of ugly motor boat near couple (and the barge and other ship in background)

    First runner up:
    Scotsman-love the artsy mystical nature of the rendering on #1

    Second runner up:
    Zeus1-first entry brought out nice details to make for very interesting sky that works well with boats
     
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  15. Tenpenny

    Tenpenny Mu-43 Regular

    172
    Mar 16, 2015
    Nampa, Idaho
    Brent Watkins
    Thanks protapic! I'm an old former sailor living inland, so I enjoy any opportunity to spend time looking at nautical images ;) I won't waste any time and keep the party rollin'