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Post Processing Challenge No. 207

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by protapic, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    Captured this scene of abandoned railway bridge over a tiny stream that feeds into the Neshannock Creek in western Pennsylvania while fishing yesterday. GM1 +20mm. Picture does not look as neat at the reality, so it needs some PP.

    Neshannock-35.

    JPEG: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ox4uvhwpke7ufmt/Neshannock-35.jpg?dl=0
    RAW: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nt21gyucmh35m0g/Neshannock-36.rw2?dl=0

    Contest will close Friday 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

    488
    Mar 10, 2015
    Portland, OR
    randy
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  3. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

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  4. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  5. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  6. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
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  7. EdH

    EdH Mu-43 Top Veteran

    631
    Jul 14, 2014
    Devon, UK
    Ed
    First one cropped to 16:9 messed about with in LR & PS

    Neshannock-16.9_ed.


    Second one with a square crop and more realistic colours

    Neshannock-sq_ed.
     
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  8. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
    ㅇtㅈyㅅr
    Color:

    21767891623_fc8a0422ef_b.

    Monochrome:

    22202232869_022ac209c1_b.
     
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  9. previz

    previz Mu-43 Veteran

    210
    Apr 8, 2011
    Slovenia
    Peter
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  10. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    785
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    Hard to know what it really looked like so i went for what seemed the most natural except for a slight boost to the autumn leaves on the ground and a simple 8*10 crop that left most of the image intact.

    Neshannock-36.
     
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  11. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    785
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    and something arty to print on canvas and hang on the wall

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    Thought I'd focus a little bit more on the bridge.

    Neshannock-36 copy copy.
     
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  13. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    Some great entries thus far. In fact, I find the "challenge" to rank the entries in these competitions as difficult as it can be to create compelling entries......
     
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  14. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
    ㅇtㅈyㅅr
    Really cool effect.

     
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  15. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    317
    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    John
    Really close entries:

    dbuckle-gives picture sense of another time

    zeus1-soft b&w nicely brings out texture

    mnhoj-color treatment highlights Fall character, crop highlights secret place feeling

    EdH-second entry square crop AND tyrphoto-cofirst color entry-
    both of these are very close to how it looked in person to my eyes-the range of greens is very well done, as is the range of colors for leaves

    previz-cooler feeling, Fall is giving way to Winter soon feeling

    AussiePhil-color version #1-impressive treatment on the foreground leaves to showcase range of colors in leaves, like EdH and tyrphoto-close to what I saw

    AussiePhil-entry 2, is just pretty awesome and different

    bigboysdad-another great treatment

    as I mentioned earlier, it's a “challenge” to rank these. I would be happy to call EdH/tyrphoto/mnhoj/AussiePhil/sesser/bigboysdad all winners, these entries all appeal to me, like kid in candy shop, so close and are all fantastic. But I guess I must pick one.

    mnhoj-you took a bit of a different take that showed me a new view, so you are winner!
    AussiePhil-second place
    bigboysdad-third place


    off to mnhoj!
     
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  16. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    785
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    I'm with John, an impressive collection of entries and the bar keeps getting higher to both interpret the photo and create a winning entry.

    Keep them coming :)
     
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  17. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Thanks John.
    A very nice image and great job hosting.
    Excellent entries everyone.