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08-23-2010, 07:28 PM   #1
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PP Challenge #31 Winners

Jmshrei – sepia interpretation. Very nice balancing act of reduced tones and increase contrast.

EricT – another sepia tone. Less is more. The silhouettes of the of the midrange trees and more distant bridge along with vertical crop add interest.

Graham V - extreme crop. Concentration on one element, the swirling river and accenting it with the blue duotone is a study in texture.

Ramseybuckeye – darker side. Moody textures and shift of color palette evokes a mood of imminent danger.

Dandog – layers. Use of dodging and burning along with selective color changes changes a somber mood to a feeling of hopeful anticipation.

Ozlizard – addition and rule of thirds. Submerging the trees and skies in shadow and adding a bright focal point at just the right place adds a whole new perspective.

Atupdate – walking on water. The mirror image merge creates a pleasing image for all but the motorists on the bridge. They just keep ending up on the same shore they left from.

Tamia – hand. Negative treatment with monotone base gives a feeling reminiscent of the old velvet paintings of the 70's. Did I really miss the drowning person clutching for help?

Now for the subjective part of this exercise.

3rd place – Dandog. I really like the feeling of a very old pen and ink drawing.
http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae332/bootscrub/ppchallenge-1.jpg

2nd place – Tamia. You kept the elements and created a whole new world.
http://www.tamiasoutside.com/wp-content/themes/paalam/img/mithrander_hand.jpg

1st place – Graham V. Concentration on just one element and yet it draws you into the picture.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/attachments/mini-challenges-games-photo-s...gp4115-web-jpg

Well Graham, you've got the next one. To make things easier I include the posting information below:

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It is encouraged to upload both a Raw and a full size Jpeg (With corrected white balance and exposure compensation if needed) if possible. If the host for the challenge doesn't shoot Raw, then the full size original Jpeg will be sufficient.

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Congratulations Graham. I am looking forward to working on your image next.

QuoteOriginally posted by mithrandir Quote
Atupdate – walking on water. The mirror image merge creates a pleasing image for all but the motorists on the bridge. They just keep ending up on the same shore they left from.
But at least they never have to look back.

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Congratulations Graham and Dandog, and thanks for 2nd, Rob. Thanks as well for a fun PP project!
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Thanks for the challenge Rob and well done to the winners especially Graham!

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Well done Graham.
A fine entry on a tough image.
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Thanks everyone.
Apologies for the delay in replying, I've just got back from holiday.

Will post a new challenge ASAP, possibly one from the holiday in Scotland.
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