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      11-22-2008, 01:41 PM   #1
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Thumbs up --E90Post Photo Contest #4--

CONTEST #4
THEME: "Wildlife"




RULES
-Any interpretation of the theme that falls within Bimmerpost.com rules is welcome.
-You must be the person that took the photo. Previous photos are acceptable as long as you are the one that captured the image.
-One submission per contest.
-Images must be no larger than 800px in any direction. Links to larger images are allowed but you must have one that is under 800px for the poll.
-All contestants must host their own pictures.
-All pictures must have a title.
-While post processing in Photoshop is allowed, adding or removing parts of the picture is not. In the event a photo is suspected to be "photochopped," the contestant will be asked to provide the original picture.


Important dates and poll info:
Entries must be submitted to this thread no later than Sat. December 6th

The poll will start the following day, Sunday, Dec 7th at 10pm EST.
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      11-22-2008, 01:58 PM   #2
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Damn this is going to be hard to choose from
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I don't use Photoshop much anymore since I no longer run Windows. I'll have to see if The GIMP has those features. Otherwise, I may be able to do this manually as I have done on a few photos before, though I don't think I can find those files.

I didn't know what HDR meant. Here is an explanation from one perspective. Examples can be seen at the link.
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- HDR: HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE PHOTOGRAPHY -

High dynamic range (HDR) images enable photographers to record a greater range of tonal detail than a given camera could capture in a single photo. This opens up a whole new set of lighting possibilities which one might have previously avoided—for purely technical reasons. The new "merge to HDR" feature of Photoshop CS2 allows the photographer to combine a series of bracketed exposures into a single image which encompasses the tonal detail of the entire series. There is no free lunch however; trying to broaden the tonal range will inevitably come at the expense of decreased contrast in some tones. Learning to use the merge to HDR feature in Photoshop CS2 can help you make the most of your dynamic range under tricky lighting—while still balancing this trade-off with contrast.
A few sample images can be seen here.
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Man I'm usually not a fan of HDR images and I think the topic is too broad. HDR is not really a theme and more of a image type and not to mention a lot of people don't do HDR. My $.02.
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Man I'm usually not a fan of HDR images and I think the topic is too broad. HDR is not really a theme and more of a image type and not to mention a lot of people don't do HDR. My $.02.
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Yeah, not my thing. But I'll find something to participate with.
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If people want it changed we can do something else.
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      11-22-2008, 03:28 PM   #8
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Problem with this is that there's a heavy focus on photo editing.
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OMG....i was thinking about doing this theme too...
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but yeh, if its a tough topic, its up to the OP to change it or not.
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bump not my thing to do. up to op but should change theme
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How does wildlife sound?
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Wildlife is cool, but I'm alright with keeping HDR as well. Up to you!
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Due to some not able to do hdr it has changed to wildlife.
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wildlife is good...

but now why were people bitching about not being able to do HDR???

Its a pretty easy process and the software is free
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Man I'm usually not a fan of HDR images and I think the topic is too broad. HDR is not really a theme and more of a image type and not to mention a lot of people don't do HDR. My $.02.
its a technique which can make for some great themes...

take a look at this thread from over on Acurazine.

http://acurazine.com/forums/showthre...ht=contest+hdr

(1st page after the OP is mostly chit chat FYI)
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Bird's Nest

I think they're hungry.



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So are trips to the zoo acceptable for this? Unfortunately those of us who live in metro/suburbia probably won't find any rhinos in our back yards.
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So are trips to the zoo acceptable for this? Unfortunately those of us who live in metro/suburbia probably won't find any rhinos in our back yards.
it still falls into the guidelines of wild animals right? of course zoo's are acceptable
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just wanted to make sure "wild" didn't mean not in captivity is all... obviously pics of your grandmas 8 cats in a rocking chair wouldn't be wild, but just wanted some clarification on the rules of whats acceptable/not.
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Nice shot, but from a critical viewpoint the bright green leaves draw too much attention to the eye and hurt the overall image as a result. It's a little too busy. Good detail though.
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