Post Processing Challenge No. 204

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by protapic, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    Was in Alaska a few weeks ago, fishing on the shore along the Naknek River (near the famous Brooks Falls), when these two brown bears came along the shoreline wayyyy too close and forced us retreat back into our boat as they passed by. Had just enough time to get out GM1 and snap this quickie from the boat as they walked on by. Fortunately they were mainly interested in finding fish, as we were.

    C204.

    JPEG: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1vdt34183p8f4wy/C204.jpg?dl=0
    RAW: https://www.dropbox.com/s/p7ub8b23sz7rp78/C204.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. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
    ㅇtㅈyㅅr
     
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  3. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

  4. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular

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  5. WhidbeyLVR

    WhidbeyLVR Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Whidbey Island
    Lyle
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  6. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

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  7. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    The little one's expression does make me laugh

    C204 crop.
     
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  8. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  9. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  10. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran

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    Slovenia
    Peter
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    Conrad Mu-43 Veteran

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  12. vorlon1

    vorlon1 Mu-43 Regular

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  13. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    Some great entries already, will be another tough one to judge! Still time left for more...
     
  14. Bears. Topaz Simplify; border using nik Color Efex Pro.
     
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  15. rloewy

    rloewy Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2014
    Ron
    C204 (4).

    Oil filter using an irregular brush, bump for texture, saturation increase and a fractal width border.
     
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  16. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    Some really nice entries for a difficult photo with terrible lighting....

    1st place does to Brian Beezley who did a great job bringing out details on the curious cubs face
    runner up goes to Aussie Phil, great job with colors
    second runner up goes to Tyrphoto, realistic rendering and colors, nearly a tie with 1st runner up

    Off to Brian!
     
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  17. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

    Thanks, John. Quite unexpected. I looked at my entry yesterday and didn't think it stacked up well against many of the others. I really liked the painterly interpretations.

    Let me rummage around and see what I can come up with for the next Challenge. Lately I've taken many shots that badly need help. They would be good candidates, but I usually delete them right away. Maybe I can find one still lurking around.

    Brian
     
  18. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    Brian-your comments remind me that I meant to add that Zeus1's entry was really amazing for its rendition of foliage (it makes it look like Fall), but the conversion "consumed" baby bear a little too much.-John