Post processing challenge No. 149

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by Conrad, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. Conrad

    Conrad Mu-43 Veteran

    It's time for Gangnam Style! No, seriously, this picture was taken in the Gangnam district, Seoul, South Korea, aready a few years ago (2011) when I was in Seoul for business reasons and had a short time free to wander around my hotel. Of course it is not a perfect photo, so I'm curious what you can make of it.

    The challenge closes Wednesday 4 Feb 23:00 CET / 17:00 EST / Thursday 5 Feb 6:00 CST.

    P1050417_copy.

    JPG: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hdwr4xzl2nzgf7n/P1050417.JPG?dl=0
    RAW: https://www.dropbox.com/s/t288genl1d0whu4/P1050417.RW2?dl=0
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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, and taken with m4/3 equipment. "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 xxxxxx 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. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  3. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

  4. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Phil
    thought I would go for something really different, the two people just grabbed me as being the focus for the picture

    P1050417-2.
     
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  5. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN


    I struggled with making the couple interesting.
     
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  6. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dave
    Well done, TN!!! Psy it is!
     
  7. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    Dang, I was hoping it would take longer for someone to notice.
     
  8. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dave
    On first glance, I thought it was a reflection of the man walking in the photo. However, upon closer inspection, I realized who it was. Nevertheless, that is extremely clever of you, and something I would not have thought doing.
     
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  9. ManofKent

    ManofKent Hopefully still learning

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    Dec 26, 2014
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    Richard
    Attempting a filmic look - processing in DXO:

    post_process_contest.
     
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  10. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
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  11. nardoleo

    nardoleo Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 2, 2013
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    Leo
    I will give it a shot.

    2015-02-04 05.34.45 1.

    Look at this photo taken with Color Splash FX.
     
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  12. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Phil
    Another variation focusing on the couple
    P1050417-3.
     
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  13. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dave
    It looks like we're going for "different" in this challenge. Here's my version.
    [​IMG]
     
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  14. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2011
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    John
    Different and most probably odd.....some NIK PP, Aperture cropping/cloning, and photoshop.

    Challenge-abstract_1_.
     
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  15. esnift

    esnift Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 17, 2013
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    Dan
    Probably a bit too abstract for most people, but this is what I got from it:


    Red Shoes
     
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  16. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dave
    Ok, I was bored today and did some more "playing" with this image. I was getting really carried away and had no intention of displaying any of these edits. However, since we've had some pretty wild stuff submitted already in this challenge(mine included), I thought perhaps it would be ok.....at least this once.
    [​IMG]
     
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  17. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Phil
    Scotsman...... could you please confirm that you are still in possession of both ears?
     
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  18. Too much Scotch, Scotsman?
     
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  19. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dave
    Thanks for the laugh, guys.

    Phil, I just checked this morning and my ears seem intact. My wife would beg to differ, however.

    No scotch for this Scot. Sacrilege, I know. However, come to think of it......I did have some vino yesterday. Maybe you're on to something, Zeus.
     
  20. Conrad

    Conrad Mu-43 Veteran

    Just came back from work, and I love the entries! Will post a ranking in a few hours.