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Dramatic Light: Soft Focus Challenge finished on Saturday, 13 Feb 2010 For years, photographers demanded - and received - sharper and sharper lenses. Some photographers bucked that trend, realizing that a slightly obscured lens could create dream-like photos. They tried to increase this "soft focus" effect using a special lens, petroleum jelly applied to a clear filter, shooting through gauze or special filters with diffused coatings (e.g. Cokin). Most filters blended light colors into dark, but some blend dark areas into light. Digital images create new opportunities and there are hundreds of ways to achieve a soft focus effect. This challenge demands that you demonstrate one of those techniques withOUT relying on specialized software or plug-ins. In other words, you have to create the effect from scratch (and that will required a bit of research).
Winner: Medicine Lake, Jasper National Park
Oh Canada! Challenge finished on Saturday, 13 Feb 2010 Show your best photograph of what Canada means to you. It can be anything from a landscape photo to people skiing in Whistler... The photo must be taken in Canada!
Winner: Autumn Into Winter
Bare Trees Challenge finished on Friday, 12 Feb 2010 After the colors of fall fade away, we are left with what appears to be the skeleton of the tree...not very becoming...or is it? With the bare tree as the subject (no people or animals) look for the beauty of textured bark, gracefully twisting limbs or gnarly knots. Close ups are fine!
Winner: Sticky Notes
Art: Abstract Photography Challenge finished on Friday, 12 Feb 2010 *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 realistic rendering of it. Submit an abstract picture that is more art then merely a reality. **See additional rules.**
Winner: Anto Jadoel
Gear Challenge finished on Friday, 12 Feb 2010 Let the gear itself be the subject for aesthetic captures. Any kind of gear as long as it is photographic gear. Challenge those product images from the known manufacturers and produce some truly artful captures letting the gear itself be the subject. Could be product shots or products in action or ...
Winner: Bedouin camels
Better Off Without It Challenge finished on Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 This is a challenge for inpainted images. When something bad -- dust shadows, red eyes, ugly obstructions, etc. -- appears in one of your photos, you can remove that bad thing and replace it with a credible thing that doesn't distract attention from the subject of your photo. General inpainting used to be very difficult, but digital post-processing tools like GREYCstoration and GIMP's "smart-remove-selection" plug-in (both freely available) automate the process, and manual inpainting using "healing" tools and custom brushes is fairly easy.
Winner: Duty of Care
Kindness in the City Challenge finished on Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 Can you photograph an act of kindness? It must be taking place in the city in which you live. Possible examples could be a picture of someone giving charity or helping the homeless.
Winner: Twilight at the jetty
"Q..." Like Quietness Challenge finished on Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 Let's see pictures evocating quietness
Winner: Rebellion Of Nature
Beauty in the ugly Challenge finished on Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 Enter something (usually considered) ”ugly” photographed in an interesting way, so that the result is beautiful. I am highly aware these terms have different meanings to different people – do your best and let the voters decide (and don’t take the votes too personally). Still, I’ll surely disqualify photos of pretty young ladies, blooming roses etc. Creativity encouraged - if you can surprise me and the voters with your interpretation, please do. Questions and conversations addressed to the Challenges and galleries -forum, please.
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