Post Processing Challenge No. 196

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by protapic, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    Was in Boston for a conference and had a little time to walk around the waterfront with the GM1. Here's a mundane tourist shot featuring the Boston Aquarium. Look forward to seeing this one come to life.

    C196.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/yxzvzo15o9aos5r/C196.jpg?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/vtzv90489jtuf9w/C196.rw2?dl=0

    Contest will close Monday 10PM Eastern Time US.

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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. sesser

    sesser Zen Master

    489
    Mar 10, 2015
    Portland, OR
    randy
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  3. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular

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    May 8, 2012
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  4. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    788
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Something basic, I could picture the sky being the bright blue you often get in the middle of the day

    C196-1.
     
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  5. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    I found the crop and resultant composition to be the hardest here, with so much going on.

    C196-2(3).
     
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  6. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
    ㅇtㅈyㅅr
    Color:

    20993474799_33378865de_b.

    Monochrome:

    20557611774_029b797cd5_b.
     
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  7. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
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  8. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    788
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Wanted to play with this a little more, felt the real image is in the tight crop
    C196-2.
     
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  9. GnedTheGnome

    GnedTheGnome Mu-43 Regular

    Just for fun:

    20996145048_dc4df1575b_b.
     
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  10. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Went Punchy:

    C196R.
     
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  11. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular

    183
    May 8, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2015
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  12. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran

    211
    Apr 8, 2011
    Slovenia
    Peter
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  13. EdH

    EdH Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jul 14, 2014
    Devon, UK
    Ed
    Went for 16:9 crop and did plenty of fiddling in LR & PS CC.

    C196_Ed1.
     
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  14. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    Wow, this was a tough one to pick out a winner. All entries appealed to me in one or more ways.

    WINNER: Vorlon1 - Version 2: You saw what I was trying to capture. The blimp was not cooperating with me, despite my attempts to walk quickly, but you found a way to make/clone it get into the framing. Nice close crop to where action (avoiding uglier side of aquarium) AND now the blimp is in the picture.

    RUNNER UP: AussiePhil - Although Version 1 made me laugh (sans blimp), Version 2 with its tight close crop just “feels right” and works, (what/how did you do to the water??-looks slick!) - Version 2 got the runner up slot.

    Second runner up: EdH - well balanced color treatment, and overall adjustments, and crop work nicely.

    On to you Vorlon1!
     
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  15. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    788
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    :) I was in the first image going to replace the blimp with a hot air balloon but couldn't find one of my own that was going to work well.

    The Water:
    in PS6, select just the water, go to the "Oil Paint" filter and apply filter setting to taste, sometimes it can create a quasi long exposure effect.

    Cheers
    Phil
     
  16. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular

    183
    May 8, 2012
    Thanks, very much. I'll post the new one very shortly.