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Post Processing Challenge No. 169

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by tyrphoto, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
    ㅇtㅈyㅅr
    This was from a street shoot around a year ago in a young, hip, college area called Hongdae here in Seoul, Korea. On the weekends, there's a bunch of various street musicians and performers that come out and start playing in the late afternoon going on until past midnight. These guys had just started to play and were only a couple songs into their set when this grumpy looking man with a mop came out and told them they had to go elsewhere because they were disturbing the customers inside his restaurant.

    Anyways, that's the back story behind the photo. The files are fairly clean so there's a lot of latitude with post. Good luck and have fun with it!

    17310095392_89c04a0bd1_b.
    OM-D E-M1, O25/1.8
    f1.8, 1/640, ISO 200

    RAW: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11680397/P5230012.ORF
    JPEG: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11680397/P5230012.JPG

    Contest will close Sunday evening South Korea time which is roughly early Sunday morning EST (USA).
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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.
     
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  2. siftu

    siftu Mu-43 Top Veteran

    633
    Mar 26, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
    siftu
    I had to do B&W.. I didnt want to, but I had too :)

    Slight adjustments in LR5, mainly the crop. Imported into PSE and added the fake bokeh, I may have gone a little far here. Imported in nik silver efex for the B&W conversion also adding grain and edge burns.

    AQPnYvu.
     
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  3. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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

    thenextpage Mu-43 Regular

    89
    Oct 13, 2014
    MU-43 Challenge 169-2.

    "Villain with kryptonite broom" processed to b&w in lightroom.
     
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  5. Conrad

    Conrad Mu-43 Veteran

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  6. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  7. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  8. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    Wow, high standards being set already.
     
  9. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    First entry: Adjustments made in LR6 (using trial version, looking at possible Aperture replacement now), chromatic aberration correction, then some noise and sharpening, and finally "fished" using distortion transformation to emphasize the three main characters.

    C169No1 (1 of 1).
     
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  10. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran

    207
    Apr 8, 2011
    Slovenia
    Peter
    I'm a sucker for fujichrome

    #169.
     
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  11. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
  12. Scotsman

    Scotsman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    658
    Dec 13, 2013
    États-Unis
    Dave
    I prefer to think of the old man, along with the others, as characters in a street play. The heavy face makeup indicates they're probably mimes, as well. :rolleyes:
    image.
     
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  13. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 Top Veteran

    601
    Feb 14, 2014
    Whidbey Island
    Lyle
  14. sokar

    sokar Mu-43 Veteran

    392
    Nov 30, 2011
    PP 169.

    Slight crop to 10 x 8 and then PP is Nik Silver Effects. Slight edge burn added in LR afterwards
     
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  15. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    774
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    A quick 16x9 crop, i deliberately blew out the highlights in ACR to give some more focus to the main characters

    P5230012.
     
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  16. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    774
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    And in keeping with the hip/arty area something a bit surreal
    P5230012v2.
     
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  17. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
    ㅇtㅈyㅅr
    Lot of good entries here as usual, but there can only be one winner.

    Runner Up: dbuckle (2nd entry). Love the B&W conversion. I like the contrasty, tonality of it along with the vignetting. Gives the image a lot of pop.

    17315872035_76b8f90388_b.

    Winner: WhidbeyLVR. Like the crop because it draws the viewer into the photo forcing the questions of what he's pointing at, why he has a mop, why are the people being him staring at the man as well as what he is pointing to. Very nice B&W tonality. Overall the image works very well with what you've done. Congrats!

    89242.
     
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  18. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 Top Veteran

    601
    Feb 14, 2014
    Whidbey Island
    Lyle
    Thanks, tyrphoto!

    When I first looked at the image, I was imagining that this was some Korean stickball master who preferred a mop handle and was channeling Babe Ruth... but that narrative was too complicated to convey, so I stuck with "agitated mop guy pointing at unknown object."

    Anyway, I will try to get the next challenge posted within 24 hours.