The art of images

Challenge series hosted by Mike Ronesia. Challenges start on Saturdays.
The theme of this series is using all the tools at your disposal to create artistic images. Post processing is required for the boarder and title, but you are free to use it in any way you see fit to create something you find appealing as PP has become a big part of modern photography. Show us how you can transform a scene into something even more special using all of your skills.
Finished (31 challenges)
Entries: 38
Winners announced: 28th September, 2013 GMT
Winner: Sufi Whirling
Lights moving.
Entries: 22
Winners announced: 14th September, 2013 GMT
Winner: Close Call
Close call
Entries: 47
Winners announced: 31st August, 2013 GMT
Winner: Wind Caress
Show us your best portrait shot taken with a NEX camera. Any lens will do. Just make sure it's a NEX body. I'm not looking for snapshots. I'd prefer to see the good stuff that was planed, executed and PP'd to perfection. You can enter 2, but they must be of different people or animals. No water marks.
Entries: 65
Winners announced: 24th August, 2013 GMT
Winner: 25/1.4 Studio Portrait (stopped down)
Show us your best portrait shot taken with a M4/3's camera. Because you can use just about every lens out there on these cameras with an adapter, any lens will do. Just make sure it's a M4/3's body. I'm not looking for snapshots. I'd prefer to see the good stuff that was planed, executed and PP'd to perfection. You can enter 2, but they must be of different people or animals. No water marks.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 23rd February, 2013 GMT
Winner: Green Morning
Green. I want to see some wonderful shades of green, light green, dark green be it grass or glass it doesn't matter, just make sure it's NOT, I repeat, NOT blue and yellow or face the wrath of the DPR DQ Gods.
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 2nd February, 2013 GMT
Winner: To sore eyes
Something orange, and something else that rhymes with orange, or just show us two things that are orange in color and make sure they pop! Orange must be the main color and there must be 2 orange items. Hint - Blue really makes orange pop. ;-)
25. Smile
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 8th December, 2012 GMT
Winner: Happy little prisoners
LOTS OF TEETH!
24. Ichi
Entries: 46
Winners announced: 1st December, 2012 GMT
Winner: Once More to the Lake
Only Ichi
23. Desire
Entries: 69
Winners announced: 17th November, 2012 GMT
Winner: objet de desire
Something desirable.
Entries: 163
Winners announced: 22nd September, 2012 GMT
Winner: Wiltshire Landscape
Over saturated
Entries: 40
Winners announced: 28th July, 2012 GMT
Winner: Convergence
Vignetting
Entries: 38
Winners announced: 21st July, 2012 GMT
Winner: Which way is up?
Reflections
Entries: 40
Winners announced: 14th July, 2012 GMT
Winner: Keith Urban Under the Spotlight
Under the spotlight
18. High Key
Entries: 40
Winners announced: 7th July, 2012 GMT
Winner: (Q) - Qopyright
High Key
17. HDR
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 23rd June, 2012 GMT
Winner: Loch Tummel sunset
Give it your best shot at HDR and show the world what you got.
Entries: 53
Winners announced: 12th May, 2012 GMT
Winner: P9170300
I don't mean the kind in a bag that you use to make bread. I'm talking about doing something fun and crazy with a flower or a bunch of flowers and photoshop or your favorite PP tool!!! This series is about creativity with both the camera and computer so anything goes. ADDITIONAL RULES APPLY, PLEASE READ COMPLETELY! Voters, please look at post process creativity when voting.
Entries: 53
Winners announced: 5th May, 2012 GMT
Winner: Born Free
Show us a great photo of a pet or pets that has been modified in post. This series is about creativity with both the camera and computer so anything goes. ADDITIONAL RULES APPLY, PLEASE READ COMPLETELY!
Entries: 59
Winners announced: 28th April, 2012 GMT
Winner: red sea
They say the bluest skies are in Seattle, but I think there in Lightroom... Looking for some crazy blue skies so find a good one in your archives and kick it up a notch. Not enough to make it look fake but just enough so people believe it's real. Don't forget the other 2 rules below. Only 60 slots but with size and title rule there will be some DQ's but act fast if you want to play.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 21st April, 2012 GMT
Winner: Castelejo
Doesn't matter what it is as long as it flows and you capture that. If you choose to capture a toilet bowl flushing please have the decency to start with a clean bowl.
Entries: 13
Winners announced: 14th April, 2012 GMT
Winner: Fire and Ice
Combine these two elements in any way you see fit.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 7th April, 2012 GMT
Winner: YellowDaylily
Wow, nice yellow, should be the first thing that comes to mind when someone see's it. After that anything goes, PP to your hearts content or keep it simple.
Entries: 19
Winners announced: 31st March, 2012 GMT
Winner: fly high!
The goal of this challenge is to repeat something in the image at least 2 times (more OK) for a total of 3 or more.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 24th March, 2012 GMT
Winner: Egg
A B&W photo with one color added for effect.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 17th March, 2012 GMT
Winner: Waiting for refill
Wow, nice green, should be the first thing that comes to mind when someone see's it. After that anything goes, PP to your hearts content or keep it simple.
Entries: 60
Winners announced: 10th March, 2012 GMT
Winner: Vision of the future
Eye's need to be the main focus of the photo, feel free to make that happen any way you see fit!
Entries: 59
Winners announced: 3rd March, 2012 GMT
Winner: Gull's Dance
Wow, nice blue, should be the first thing that comes to mind when someone see's it. After that anything goes, PP to your hearts content or keep it simple. ADDITIONAL RULES APPLY, PLEASE READ COMPLETELY!
Entries: 9
Winners announced: 25th February, 2012 GMT
Winner: It Is Very Delicious
That is, meals ready to eat. Any food that has been moved from the prep area to the serving vessel. It can be a burger in a wrapper or sushi on a plate. Just make sure the next stop is someones mouth... 8^)
Entries: 13
Winners announced: 18th February, 2012 GMT
Winner: no winner
It can be a Gecko or a Beagle but either the photo, pet or both should be out of the ordinary. Be creative, just don't hurt the critters. ADDITIONAL RULES APPLY, PLEASE READ COMPLETELY!
Entries: 15
Winners announced: 11th February, 2012 GMT
Winner: stone of liberty
I have uploaded a image for you to play with. The challenge is to download it and do anything you want to it. The more creative the better. ADDITIONAL RULES APPLY, PLEASE READ COMPLETELY! This idea was given to me by another host who thought it would fit the theme of this series. He also suggested putting them together as a slide show after the challenge is over. Something to think about...
Entries: 70
Winners announced: 4th February, 2012 GMT
Winner: Crimson Forest
Wow, nice red, should be the first thing that comes to mind when someone see's it. After that anything goes, PP to your hearts content or keep it simple. ADDITIONAL RULES APPLY, PLEASE READ COMPLETELY!
Entries: 42
Winners announced: 28th January, 2012 GMT
Winner: Granny_Smith
I don't mean the kind in a can, I'm talking about doing something fun and crazy with photoshop!!! This series is about creativity with both the camera and computer. ADDITIONAL RULES APPLY, PLEASE READ COMPLETELY!