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Post Processing Challenge No. 198

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by sesser, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. sesser

    sesser Zen Master Subscribing Member

    Mar 10, 2015
    Portland, OR
    I took this photo at our yearly block party this year when the Portland Fire Dept visited. I haven't really given much thought to this particular image, so I'm open to your interpretations.

    RAW: https://www.dropbox.com/s/uc7ih4qcnj76gul/EM150010.ORF?dl=0
    JPEG: https://www.dropbox.com/s/d0q9jano0p44222/EM150010.JPG?dl=0

    Contest will end Wednesday Sept. 16th at 9PM PDT (or, 0400 hours Thurs 17th Sept UTC)

    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.



    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. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

  3. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London

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  4. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC

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  5. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Left the 4x3 crop, slight perspective correction has resulted in a little cropping though.

    E-M1    OLYMPUS M.12-40mm F2.8    35mm    f/4.5    1/200s    ISO 200
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  6. mpg01

    mpg01 Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 21, 2012
    Topaz Impressions to bring out some of the subtle colors.
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  7. sesser

    sesser Zen Master Subscribing Member

    Mar 10, 2015
    Portland, OR
    The results are in! This was tougher than I thought it would be. All were really good. But, since the point is to have a winner, here's my choice:

    Top spot goes to @mpg01@mpg01. I like the crop and the treatment. It almost has a painterly quality. The more I looked at it, the more I liked it.

    Runner's up: @bigboysdad@bigboysdad's black and white version for it's tonality and @Brian Beezley@Brian Beezley's entry for it's crop and color.

    Cheers to all! :drinks:
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  8. mpg01

    mpg01 Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 21, 2012
    Hey Thanks. I thought it was an intriguing shot to work with. I'll dig into the archives and come up with something interesting for the next challenge within the next day or two. Thanks again.
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