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Photography Competition - Jan. 2008

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Old 01-01-2008, 10:27 PM
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Photography Competition - Jan. 2008

Entries are now being accepted for this month's competition -- make a post in this thread and attach your entry.

The theme for this month's competition has been chosen by the 1st Place WINNER of our November 2007 competition -- JANET PETTY.

Janet Petty chose the theme "Blue". This can refer to color, mood, or any concept that occurs to you.

Each member may submit only one entry for this competition.

Deadline for submitting your image: Sunday January 27th, 2008 at 12 pm EDT.

The goal of these friendly competitions is to inspire members to grab our camera and actually use it. New photos are our goal, but we also accept recently photographed/recently processed images that fit the topic also.

We'd love to hear any shooting info you have (shutter speed, ISO, f-stop) as well as any regular photographic post-processing -- cropping, levels, saturation, dodge/burn, etc. This isn't the place for Photoshop art filters -- we have other forums for that.

Feel free to add info about what/where you shot, and why you chose your subject/composition, etc. when you post your image in this thread.

What does the winner get? The winner gets to choose the next assignment (this time PLUS gets all the nice accolades that come from being chosen "Winner".

Post your photo submissions in this thread, and we'll have the separate thread for discussion of this assignment and your comments regarding any of the entries that strike your fancy.

All RetouchPro members may take part in the competition and all members may vote, whether they have submitted an entry or not.
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:03 AM
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This is my first ever post in RetouchPRO so I am just guessing on how to put my photo in here. I tried to ready the instructions but if I did something wrong please help me. Thank! I look forward to getting to know some of you.

Roxanneed

Here is my try for this contest!
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:33 AM
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Re: Photography Competition - Jan. 2008

Hi all and Happy New Year.

My first entry for 2008.

This is Lake Plimsoll, with my favourite hill in the middle. I love the different shades of blue in the sky and water.
I just did a levels adjustment and noise reduction.

Taken with a Panasonic FZ-20
F8
1/320 sec
ISO 100
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:08 AM
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Re: Photography Competition - Jan. 2008

I originally thought I'd go for a sad little two-year old; but this picture happened while I was driving my mother to the doctor. It's definitely blue.

Janet
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:09 AM
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While looking for a blue shot I tried an automatic exposure bracketing series, -0.7, -0.3, 0, +.03, +0.7. This one is the +.03 and appeared to be the bluest. My Camera is a Toshiba PDR-M500, I resized to 800x600 for the forum post.
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Old 01-07-2008, 08:54 AM
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Re: Photography Competition - Jan. 2008

It is my first image for the competition , Blue!

http://www.retouchpro.com/gallery/sh...php/photo/5140
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:40 PM
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Re: Photography Competition - Jan. 2008

Kombizz, you don't post a PM (personal message) link or email, so when you read this or the discussion thread, please give us info on how you created your image -- if it's photographic, please give us an idea of how you gave it more of a "graphic" look.
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Old 01-13-2008, 02:07 PM
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Re: Photography Competition - Jan. 2008

I took this of one of my grandaughters sat on my tumble drier in the back porch, due to the subject matter no flash was used ( hence the location for a bit of natural light on a grey day ) I then took it into photoshop just to crop
oh and i used the automatic setting on the camera ( i know very technical )

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AllieOKButterfly.jpg

The colors were changed in Photoshop and the focus of the flowers in the foreground was also sharpened.
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:50 PM
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Hope this finds everyone well. Sorry about not being around, just running busy and crazy. Hope you like this one. Let me know about how the res. looks please, when optimizing there was a huge gap between 50-51 on the scale. 50 gave me 88k and 51 gave me 103. I'll rework if needed.

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