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11-23-2010, 10:01 PM   #1
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PP Challenge #36 - WINNERS

This has been a 'safe' PP challenge having a basic seascape capture to play with, but some entries really gave the PP a go with some beautiful striking results.

It's been an honour to host and judge it.
So without further ado, here are the results of the mini-challenge:

In alphabetical order, the rundown of feedback for each image:

atupdate: Texture plus! Colours are a little flat and doesn't quite make the 'desaturated' look but the texture makes up for this. Honourable mention!

bbluesman: A bold effort, but overboard with colour and processing, and the foreground is dark.

casil403: A smooth rendition, Lisa - doesn't have 'wow' impact to score highly but boasts of good textures.

erkie: Another bold attempt, but too much contrast losing a lot of shadow detail

Fries: Good thinking for a landscape crop, however colours are too skewed towards the reds to look natural.

jax_zee: as with Lisa's entry this is a good rendition but lacks punch.

jmschrei: Strong contrast but looks too cool and appears shrink wrapped!

Mike S: Colourful & pleasant but the highlights in the sky are out of control!

ozlizard: Looks like the water is infested with alien cyan-blue algae!

ramsaybuckeye: Good colour in the foreground but not enough definition and contrast.

rparmar: Another likeable B&W conversion, perhaps a little heavy-handed with the HDR-like effect.

song_hm: A beautiful mono rendition with lots of texture and definition along with great tonal range. A winning entry!

Spongefingers: This entry qualifies the 'wow' factor category. The bold crimson foreground retains texture detail but contrasts boldly with the blues of the background. Another winning entry!

tackyat.2: Pleasant and colourful rendition, just a tad too cool in the foreground. Honourable mention!

Voytech: Skewed horizon is different, interesting, but not sure it works all that well. The foresground is dark and lifeless.

wllm: Strong rendition with lots of contrast but a little light on with the colour and foreground texture.

and last, but definitely not least in any way:
yeatzee: You have done this image justice. Excellent work bringing out the detail and texture of the foreground, as well as complementing this with natural colours and a beautifully manipulated sky. This is a 'wow' factor image. Winning entry!

And here is the order of the winners:

2nd runner up: song_hm


1st runner up: Spongefingers


WINNER: yeatzee


Tanner, I hereby dub thee king of PP ('pop') for the week!
Thanks for all your participation

11-23-2010, 10:36 PM   #2
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Woot!!!!

Thanks Ash, glad you liked it! I tried to keep it very natural, so i wasn't sure if it was "wow" enough

I'll go through the archives and see if I can't find something different for you guys

Maybe a macro? Has that ever been done?
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Well done to the winner and all the participants! Thanks Ash for a great challenge, and well judged.
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Well deserved Tanner. And a macro would be great fun.

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yeatzee, Spongefingers and song_hm congratulations with your results.
Ash, thanks for this challenge, it was fun, and of course thanks for your comments.
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Thanks for participating in this, your first, PP challenge Willem.
Much appreciated.
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ash, thank you for the kind words.
yeatzee, i like the light airy mood you gave it.
spongefinger, it reminds me of red sponge :=)
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Congrats to the winners ! And thanks Ash for making it possible !

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Nice job Tanner & all, thanks for hosting Ash!
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Good job with all the individual criticisms, Ash. I know how time-consuming it can be, but how appreciated it is.
Well done everyone, lots of interesting entries-
Especially to yeatzee- I'm looking forward to seeing a macro next!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Spongefingers Quote
Good job with all the individual criticisms, Ash. I know how time-consuming it can be, but how appreciated it is.
Well done everyone, lots of interesting entries-
Especially to yeatzee- I'm looking forward to seeing a macro next!
Thanks! Im still trying to figure out how im going to get this to work, as all of my macro's are taken with stacking in mind which obviously is a big no no for you guys And all of the ones that can be stack are being/have already been stacked and edited (and are most likely on here somewhere )

Im thinking after the chaos of this weekend Im going to go out and try and take a macro with a larger aperture for more DOF and probably under expose for a little challenge for you guys!
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We're looking forward to it Tanner.

And thanks again to all for your appreciation.
It's a fun challenge.
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alright, so highschool is taking up all of my free time so i havent been able to take some macros yet. I have searched just about my entire archive worth of macro's and all of them need stacking or are already edited and on my flickr.

I will *probably* be able to take some during the weekend but not any sooner. Ash I guess its up to you..... im fine if you will just have the runner up set the next challenge.
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To all who participated, Tanner is unable to host PP Challenge #37 due to family sickness, however would like to pass the baton to the runner up.

So Spongefingers, looks like its up to you to carry on the PP Challenge for this week.
Look forward to it coming through.
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