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Aug-Sep 2011 Contest

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Old 08-02-2011, 07:48 PM
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Aug-Sep 2011 Contest

Time Machine

Time to test your retouching and manipulation skills and revert the attached photo by taking it back to 1901.

The goal it to create a final photo that is as authentic to 1901 as possible (including the look of the finished photo).

Source Image from Library of Congress. Town (Click to Download File)

If you are having trouble downloading the TIF file, try right-clicking on the link and selecting “SAVE LINK AS”.

New to the contests? Please review the FAQs


Prize: Prize will be "Winner's Choice" of any one plugin: Dfine 2, Viveza 2, HDR Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro 2, Color Efex Pro 3, or Sharpener Pro 3, donated by Nik Software http://www.niksoftware.com

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Dfine 2.0
Best-in-class noise reduction to improve the quality of virtually every photo.

VIVEZA 2
The most powerful tool available to selectively control light and color in photographs.

HDR EFEX PRO
The new professional standard for powerful realistic and artistic HDR imaging.

SILVER EFEX PRO 2
The world's leading black and white imaging software.

Color Efex Pro 3.0
52 photographic filters with over 250 effects for professional quality images.

Sharpener Pro 3.0
The most advanced, powerful, and complete sharpening solution for photographers.

THE RULES:

1. Contest will run from 2 Aug to 23 Sep 2011. Deadline for entries is 7pm (Central Time).

2. I will not answer questions concerning the rules. Interpretation of the rules is as important as execution.

3. Tasks:
  • Make the attached photo as authentic to 1901 as possible (including the look of the finished photo).
  • Final image must be exactly 800 pixels wide by 357 pixels high (landscape format).

4. When you submit your entry put your username in the filename (ie: tpaul.jpg). This is so users can save the images to a local directory and remember who did what--important when it comes time to vote.

5. Post your entries to this thread. Links will not be accepted. Please restrict your comments, questions or discussion to the Contest Discussion thread. Inappropriately placed posts will be deleted.

6. Only one entry per person. You can change your entry up to the deadline.

7. Voting will run from 24 to 30 Sep. Only those with entries may vote.

8. Voting:
  • Submit the 5 best entries (by artist name) in order, starting with your favorite.
  • You cannot vote for your own image.
  • Once you have voted, do not change your votes. The votes are tallied as them come in so any changes in the votes may not be reflected in the final results.

Finally, please remember that this is a friendly contest and suppose to be a learning experience. Tips and suggestions to help others are highly encouraged. Also please don’t limit your comments to just the top 5 when you vote. Most members are eager for feedback about their images, so remember to help each other out.
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:58 AM
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Re: Aug-Sep 2011 Contest

This looks like fun!
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:12 AM
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Re: Aug-Sep 2011 Contest

I'll throw my hat in the ring!
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:21 PM
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Re: Aug-Sep 2011 Contest

Ok. i think i'm happy with this.

might change it a bit.... not sure yet.

[edit]. The more I looked at it, the more something was missing.
added Fire Hydrant and guy on ladder painting the store.
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Old 08-20-2011, 06:17 PM
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Re: Aug-Sep 2011 Contest

I´m sorry if i screw this up but i find the interface very confusing. This post was at least meant to contain a contribution for the contest
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:30 AM
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Re: Aug-Sep 2011 Contest

So, well here is mine, I wish I could've spent some more time on this one....
I enjoyed it so far!
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:06 PM
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Re: Aug-Sep 2011 Contest

If I were getting paid by the hour for this I could retire.
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:52 AM
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Re: Aug-Sep 2011 Contest

Kudos to the mighty five that took on this contest! WELL DONE! I especially enjoyed viewing who decided to add what to the photograph.

The voting was close and the winner is….Fenix


The results:
Fenix - 15
4personnen - 13
Dkcoats - 11
CaptainObvious - 11
Veralisa - 6

All are winners in my book for taking the time to transport the photo back in time.

Spoiler alert…Nov will be something similar but in reverse.
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