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Post Processing Challenge No. 154

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by TNcasual, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    Okay, I was not expecting to do another one of these so soon. I dug up this image from a series that I had trashed. I just did not have good lighting, right lens, or tripod to get a decent image. I was pretty disappointed.

    Let's see what you all can do with it.

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    Mead's Quarry

    Of course, I only shoot jpg. Here is the link to the full size image.

    Have fun, and good luck!

    Closes sometime Saturday evening or Sunday morning. (EST)


    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.



    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.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2015
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  2. aKilter

    aKilter Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 13, 2013
    Well, for me, this just begged to be turned into an abstract. Initially, I cropped out everything but the rocks and their reflection(16x9), keeping the symmetry. Then I did some brightness, contrast and enhanced structure adjustments. The first photo shows these preliminary changes.

    To really emphasize the abstract nature of the image, I did final adjustments in a painting program. The second image shows these final adjustments.....and is the image I'm submitting.

    #1(after preliminary adjustments)
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    #2 (final submission)
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  3. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
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  4. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
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  5. m4c

    m4c Mu-43 Regular

    May 15, 2014
    Czech Republic
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    Really hard picture to PP, so here´s my try in BW
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  6. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    It was a difficult image to deal with. Thanks for trying. I like all of the attempts. Embracing the abstract of it all was really the way to go.

    I will have to give it to protapic. I really like the split filter. It gives the image an otherworldly feel. Honorable mention to Scotsman for taking the abstraction further.

    The next one is yours, Protapic!
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