Creative Filters

Challenge series hosted by NZ Scott. Challenges start on Fridays.
This is an opportunity to display your best efforts with various types of creative filters. These may include filters used in genres such as macro or infrared photography, or filters that add effects such as starbusts or diffusion. To be eligible all entries must have been taken with the use of a filter that has been added to a primary lens (ie, screwed on the end of a primary lens or slotted into a holder). Each week the challenge will focus (groan..) on a different kind of filter.
Finished (6 challenges)
Entries: 15
Winners announced: 27th April, 2012 GMT
Winner: Starlight
This is the last challenge in the Creative Filters series. Please read the rules carefully: You are required to give details of the filter you used (eg: Tiffen 6-point, 46mm ) Cross screen / Star filters "A cross screen filter, also known as a star filter, creates a star pattern, in which lines radiate outward from bright objects. The star pattern is generated by a very fine...
Entries: 49
Winners announced: 13th April, 2012 GMT
Winner: DSC_0502
Achieving creative effects using polarising filters. These devices filter out light that is polarized in a specific direction. They are used to reduce reflections from surfaces and to darken the sky. They can be used to photograph objects through glass and water. Please read all of the additional rules carefully - during the first challenge I disqualified nearly half of the entries because...
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 9th March, 2012 GMT
Winner: Nugla
Photographs of any kind of subject taken with the aid of an infrared filter. You MUST have used an infrared filter to achieve your result, and you MUST give details of the filter in the notes to your entry (eg: Hoya R72, B+W 093, Link Delight IR720). An infrared filter typically screws or slots onto the end of a primary lens. It aims to filter out most or all of the visible light...
Entries: 41
Winners announced: 24th February, 2012 GMT
Winner: Let There be Light
Achieving creative effects using graduated neutral density (ND grad) filters. Solid ND filters are not eligible, as they were the subject of a previous challenge. Please read all of the additional rules carefully - during the first challenge I disqualified nearly half of the entries because they did not include details of the type of filter used to achieve the shot. Definition: An ND...
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 10th February, 2012 GMT
Winner: The Way
Photographs taken with the use of solid neutral density (ND) filters. ND grad filters are not eligible, as they will be the subject of a future challenge. Please read all of the additional rules carefully - last week I disqualified nearly half of the entries because they did not include details of the type of filter used to achieve the shot. Definition: An ND filter typically screws or...
Entries: 50
Winners announced: 27th January, 2012 GMT
Winner: pusteblume
Close-up shots taken with the aid of a macro filter or diopter. You are free to enter shots of any kind of subject. You MUST have used a macro filter or diopter to achieve your result. These are special kinds of filters that typically screw onto the end of a primary lens. They are often described as being +3, +5, +10, etc, as a measure of their strength. Photographs taken with...