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Post Processing Challenge #231

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by dlpruk, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. dlpruk

    dlpruk Mu-43 Regular

    This was my first attempt at using a grad filter but, as you'll see, I messed-up with my EV setting. Nonetheless I think there are several shots hidden in this murk so see what you can find.

    Mansfield.
    JPG: Dropbox
    RAW: Dropbox
    Contest will close Thursday 11th February at 10:00PM GMT
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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 dlpruk 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. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    first try, LR and the some silver Efx Pro

    C231a-BW.
     
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  3. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    658
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
  4. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    776
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Played around in Pixelmator on the iPad pro again
    image.
     
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  5. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    776
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Mars or Earth
    mars%20or%20earth.
     
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  6. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
  7. dlpruk

    dlpruk Mu-43 Regular

    Contest will close Thursday 11th February at 10:00PM GMT
     
  8. leendertv

    leendertv Mu-43 Regular

    167
    Nov 22, 2011
    Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Leendert
    I only editted the JPG in GIMP

    before:
    56bcee07ddb43-P1000303before.JPG

    after:
    56bcee4fa8b1d-P1000303.JPG
     
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  9. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    658
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
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  10. dlpruk

    dlpruk Mu-43 Regular

    Thanks everyone. I thought judging was going to be simple as I was looking for creativity - as I hoped 'several shots hidden in this murk' would suggest.

    But then Scotsman comes back with a much stronger effort and blows me away. (Very clever so do please explain!)

    My runner-up is AussiePhil for his creative work isolating the mirror from the rather boring scene.

    I thought bigboysdad's work on the mirror came close so he's my second runner-up.

    And I'm going one further in commending leendertv for demonstrating his mastery of GIMP as I have never got to grips with it.

    So, Scotsman, over to you please!
     
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  11. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2013
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    Dave
    Well, that's a shocker! Thank you, dlpruk! I'm very pleased you liked my effort. I thought I'd make one last attempt, before leaving for my trip home.....as I wasn't real pleased with my first one.

    I am on my phone right now, but all processing was done using your JPEG image on my iPad Mini, since that's all I take when traveling. I don't remember all the steps, but I used a combination of photo processing and painting apps to achieve my final result.

    I will not be home till tomorrow morning and will probably not be able to post a new image until sometime tomorrow evening. It's fine with me if AussiPhil, as runner-up, wants to post something sooner....to keep things moving along.
     
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  12. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    776
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Dave, well deserved it was a great image, I wanted to do more with the image in the mirror itself.....

    Dave, i'll have a look tonight but I think I'm out of images, if I am i'll leave it hang till your home

    Cheers
    Phil