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10-02-2013, 11:17 PM   #1
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Pentax Compact Camera Post Processing Contest #16

Welcome, to the Old West (sort of)
The photo I selected for you to work your PP magic on this month was taken through the window of the Smoky Valley tour train as it pulled out of the station. The Sheriff (who was posing for the passengers), portrays Wyatt Earp at the jailbreak and shootout scheduled later that day in Old Abilene Town.

Since this contest runs for an entire month, if this image was a poor choice on my part, I would be willing to upload an alternate.

The Rules
1. Have Fun!
2. Use any Post Processing Software and techniques.
3. Entries will close on October 31, 2013.
4. Maximum image dimensions for entries are 1024x768 pixels
5. Max of 3 image entries per person. Entries may be withdrawn or changed
6. List software used, as well as your method, with your entry so we can all learn.
7. There are no limits or restrictions - make the subject image into whatever you want!
But please do not copy or alter other entries....
8. Contest winner determines the rules, selects theme, sets closing date, and judge’s the next competition.

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The MediaFire website is: mediafire.com
The log in name is: pentaxchallenge @ yahoo.com
The password is ostprocessing

Full size image link: : P1040062

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10-05-2013, 08:28 AM   #2
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Now there's a challenge!

I would want to get rid of the bin and of the contemporary person but that is way out of my capabilities and of the software I know

So, I settled for a simple crop and then did a slight highlight recovery in LR.
Given the scene, I decided to process towards an 'old' look.

1st version in Color Efex 4. Old photo, vignette and some contrast.



The vignette helps getting rid of the reflections as well. Well, at least camouflage them

2nd version in DxO Filmpack 4 that now lets you add vignette, structure and borders.




3rd version in Silver Efex 2, my current "weapon of choice" for anything b&w.

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You got us off to a brilliant start, Bart!
That Silver Efex 2 looks like it is a great "weapon"
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Thanks, Edith!

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Any other volunteers?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bart Quote
Any other volunteers?
Wow, can't believe that Halloween is next week! There's still plenty of time to get your entries in.
Maybe, someone has a way to decorate the sheriff for the upcoming holiday?
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I wanna play too! Here goes my entry:


There we go, a 20-minute manip, simple montage, fixed a bit of the background, fixed colours, compressed the dynamic range to simulate older film, added some white spots here and there, lots of noise and colourization to resemble an old photo. I'm still missing some local contrast fixes and other details, but I have work tomorrow and this will have to do. It's been quite fun! Very nice picture and cool historic show =]
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Okay...I'll play..

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QuoteOriginally posted by Fastback67 Quote
Okay...I'll play..
Hahaha good stuff
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Great work, FoTom!

Now, that's an original approach, Mike!
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Hi Bart

Sorry I haven't been around much lately, but my other projects have been keeping me to busy to participate.

Mike
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This contest is now officially closed. Sorry, for the delay. Too much Halloween chocolate and little visitors. --- Winners announced soon!
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Thank you all for playing! I really liked what you all did this photo.

Bart, I loved the feel of the old fashioned treatments you gave the image. The third using Silver Efex2 is especially nice.
FoTom, your montage is inspired. It seems the lady with basket just popped in for a visit and the sheriff is wondering where she came from. A ghost from the past perhaps?
Mike, your body double switch made me smile and laugh out loud. Then I looked at the legs and really appreciated the skill that was involved in this edit. The sheriff is puzzled for sure in just how that magic happened!

You all deserved to win, but, I have to choose just one, so here it goes......

The winner of this contest is: Fastback67 for your idea to change positions and torsos. It was funny and well executed. You were also able to bring increased, clarity, color and detail to this image.

Tied for second place - Bart and FoTom, both of you submitted very worthy edits.

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Thank you, Edith!
It was a fun and yet challenging image.

Congratulations to FoTom and especially to Mike!
Great work!
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Way to go, Mike! Congratulations =D
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