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Post-Processing Challenge #263

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by protapic, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    While we are not fans of a certain candidate visiting Cleveland last week, my wife and I nevertheless rode our bikes downtown on the Sunday before the Republican National Convention started to see the growing craziness and excitement. Here is a view of the security perimeter around the convention center. Captured this very quickly (i.e., need your PP help...), as I did not know how secret service and state troopers would respond to me and my GX85.


    C263.
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    All of the files can be found here:
    JPG: Dropbox - C263.jpg
    Raw: Dropbox - C263.RW2


    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 XXXXX 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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    Contest will close on Thursday July 18th, at 8PM EST.
     
  2. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

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  3. ionian

    ionian Mu-43 Veteran

    389
    May 20, 2016
    Kent, UK
    Simon
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  4. I really wanted to include the "prisoner" on the right side :)

    C263.
     
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  5. rloewy

    rloewy Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2014
    Ron
    C263 (5).

    Simple cubist version
     
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  6. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  8. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

    C263a.

    "Comrade, a quick photo from my Minox before I slipped back into the crowd."
     
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  9. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
    The above image could be captioned, "When I say 'Secret', what I mean is...."
     
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  10. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    775
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Well that's the first raw file i couldn't open in PS6 directly... had to run it via DNG first.... :)

    I wanted to focus on the security checking to the right of the gate, a bit of perspective correction to ensure the girls in the gate were not in the final crop.
    The NO food or drinks sign jumped out due to it's positioning as well.
    The lens flare is added as it sort of looks a bit sunny based on the shadows

    C263.
     
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  11. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular

    183
    May 8, 2012

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  12. ionian

    ionian Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 20, 2016
    Kent, UK
    Simon
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  13. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    very interesting look!
    But I wonder if this should count as nine entries....

    ;)
     
  14. ionian

    ionian Mu-43 Veteran

    389
    May 20, 2016
    Kent, UK
    Simon
    You are the boss @protapic@protapic - you can decide if this should be allowed (although I would argue that it is the fracturing of a single image, not separate pictures). I have other ideas, I am feeling g creative this week, so let me know if you'd like me to try again ;)
     
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  15. dlpruk

    dlpruk Mu-43 Regular

    I tried o simplify this scene by concentrating on the group being checked under the eye of the watchful lady and the guy reporting something to someone. All in LRCC: spotting to remove the gum stains, levelling, taking the backgrounds down to emphasise the foreground activity and some general and local brushwork to adjust lighting and colors.

    Security Gate 1.
    Original at Flickr

    Security Gate 2.
    Original at Flickr
     
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  16. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John

    of course it is allowed!

    :2thumbs::laugh1:
     
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  17. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    658
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
    Since we're being creative.....
    image.
     
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  18. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    775
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    I called this divided.....
    divided.
     
  19. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    Really interesting efforts so far!

    Still time to make my job harder by adding more entries......

    ;)
     
  20. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    Thanks you everyone!

    My favorites include:

    Ionian’s patriotic entry with selective Red White & Blue
    Zeus1’s showcased “prisoner”
    both of Brian Beezley’s closeups of the state trooper or secret service and the exiting people
    Vorlon1’s impressive hdr style
    Aussie Phil’s very clever “divided” interpretation

    As always, tough to choose…..
    runner up: Ionian’s first entry
    winner: Brian’s first entry.

    @Brian Beezley@Brian Beezley off to you!
     
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