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Post-Processing Challenge No. 163

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by Lurch, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. Lurch

    Lurch Hi, I'm a gear addict

    118
    Apr 21, 2014
    Canberra, Australia
    Jason
    Naturally I'm going to post up something motorcycle related :D
    Taken on last years Distinguished Gentlemans Ride
    (Yes, its my bike)
    As you can see, its a bit over exposed with bits and pieces going on the back ground.

    _9280020-2.

    RAW (DNG) and JPG here: http://darksideofthepants.net/misc/pp163/
    Best of luck to those entering, I'll be interested to see what you do with my baby.

    Comp will close 10pm Easter Monday (6th April) Sydney/Canberra time (locals, remember that daylight savings finishes this weekend!)

    Cheers,
    Lurch

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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.
     
  2. ddekadt

    ddekadt Mu-43 Regular

    129
    Aug 30, 2013
    Cambridge, MA
    Daniel
    My attempt:
    _9280020-1.
     

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  3. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
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  4. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
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  5. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
    ㅇtㅈyㅅr
     
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  6. m4c

    m4c Mu-43 Regular

    82
    May 15, 2014
    Czech Republic
    Ondrej
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  7. rloewy

    rloewy Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2014
    Ron
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  8. ManofKent

    ManofKent Hopefully still learning

    789
    Dec 26, 2014
    Faversham, Kent, UK
    Richard
    First attempt - temperature and exposure changes in DXO, Orton effect with contrast and saturation adjustments in PSE with cropping:

    163 CHALLENGE 1.
     
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  9. siftu

    siftu Mu-43 Top Veteran

    633
    Mar 26, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
    siftu
    OK first try at this. LR, silver efex and analog efex. Added the frame on the left as I didn't like how close it was so I think it closes that side of the picture. Added a light leak to highlight the motor and a slight blur for the background.

    full.
     
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  10. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    something different, cool ride on hot day.

    c163 (1).
     
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  11. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  12. ManofKent

    ManofKent Hopefully still learning

    789
    Dec 26, 2014
    Faversham, Kent, UK
    Richard
    Second entry - levels, contrast adjusted and a slight curve added in dxo optics pro. Ilford xp2 film simulaton and grain simulation added in dxo filmpack before sepia toned to reflect the results you'd sometimes get with c41 processing. Two screen layers added in PSE - one over sharpened and one with a slight blur to bring out detail but add a slight glow:

    challenge 163 v2.
     
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  13. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  14. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    Another B&W view...entry #2

    c163 (2b) (1).
     
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  15. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    659
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
    Here's my B&W version:
    image.
     
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  16. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    659
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
    For my second take.....a dark vintage look:
    image.
     
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  17. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    777
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
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  18. Lurch

    Lurch Hi, I'm a gear addict

    118
    Apr 21, 2014
    Canberra, Australia
    Jason
    Well done to all.
    I’m going to give this one to @m4c@m4c
    I like the balance between the old-school desaturation and strong(ish) contrast. The soft colours give a nice feel to the styles of bikes.

    Honourable mentions go to:
    siftu - I love the deteriorated film look, and the left hand additions would have worked awesomely had there been more room down that side of the photo
    ManofKent - the sepia, almost art-ish feel works really well.
    AussiePhil - the number plate. I see what you did there :D - nice.
     
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  19. m4c

    m4c Mu-43 Regular

    82
    May 15, 2014
    Czech Republic
    Ondrej
    Wow, thanks I don´t think I´ve ever won any contest, gonna post another challenge asap
     
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