The art of real photography

Challenge series hosted by Paul Kowalow. Challenges start on Fridays.
The emphasis is on the "art" and "real" in the photography.
Finished (7 challenges)
Entries: 177
Winners announced: 19th February, 2010 GMT
Winner: To Infinite And Beyond...
*VOTING NOTE*: do not give less then 3 stars (negative vote) unless the entry is poor or does not fit the theme. Otherwise give 3 or more stars (positive vote). Read the voting tips for details! *DESCRIPTION*: Submit a picture of a tropical landscape: let it be your favorite beach, forest, jungle, or human settlement. No animals as a primary subject! As always, make sure to PP to make the...
Entries: 380
Winners announced: 12th February, 2010 GMT
Winner: Sticky Notes
*VOTING NOTE*: do not give less then 3 stars (negative vote) unless the entry is poor or does not fit the theme. Otherwise give 3 or more stars (positive vote). Read voting tips for details! *DESCRIPTION*: Abstract photography refers to pictures that fulfill the creative vision of the photographer. The artist attempts to convey a personal impression of the subject rather then to capture a...
Entries: 81
Winners announced: 5th February, 2010 GMT
Winner: Wedding in Tokyo
The winning picture must capture the uniqueness of the Japanese culture, architecture, technology, or everyday life in Tokyo-to area. ** Submit only well composed pictures. No snapshots! **
Entries: 222
Winners announced: 29th January, 2010 GMT
Winner: Whoville
Submit a picture that captures an industrial scene in urban or rural setting. As always in this series, use your favorite post processing (PP) to enliven it or to emphasize an interesting element of the composition. ** Submit only well composed pictures. No snapshots! **
Entries: 172
Winners announced: 22nd January, 2010 GMT
Winner: Magic night in Valencia
Submit an image of a physical aspect of a city or highly developed urban area and emphasize the atmosphere and dynamics of everyday life. Set the mood and tone of the composition by applying your favorite post processing (PP). The goal of the PP is to enhance the picture so it tells the story in a more dramatic and interesting way but without altering the subject or scene.
Entries: 149
Winners announced: 15th January, 2010 GMT
Winner: San Telmo, Buenos Aires
Digital post-processing enhances photography in so many ways that the process has become de-facto an art in itself. In this challenge, select a "street" photo and use your favorite Lightroom or Aperture adjustments to set the mood and tone of the picture. The goal is to enhance the picture so it tells the story in a more dramatic and interesting way.
Entries: 149
Winners announced: 8th January, 2010 GMT
Winner: Polar Express
Let's jump back a few decades and recreate the feel of the old steam era. We'd like to see close-ups of train engines (steam or otherwise), cars, tracks, and other rail-related machinery, in B&W, monochrome, or duotone. The emphasis is on the CLOSE-UPS, so no landscape views of a 1 mile-long train, large stations, etc. will be accepted.