thank you everyone for your entries! I always appreciate how differently people process the same photo. Change the emphasis here. Change the crop there, process it multiple times etc. I do think the clouds and flat light makes it difficult to PP.
Anyway, in the end it comes down to personal...
there's also a shuttle bus from the town below. I did just a short 14km hike, but most of my group just caught the bus!
A little over 27 hours to go folks. Too many great entries already, but keep them coming!
Taken six years ago now (wow), using my then new E-PL5.
Link to jpeg and raw files is here: https://1drv.ms/u/s!Av3t3-eGT_5xmCeh1b3RvcIPSgJw?e=gyxGvb
Contest closes sometime after Wednesday 10pm Sydney time, Wednesday 11am in London and 6am New York.
72-Hour Post-Processing Challenge...
Thanks Greg! That was a stunning landscape to work with, and challenging due to the shadows. Lots of great entries too. I had to dig deep into my library to pick something that hopefully is a worthy successor for the next challenge which I'll be posting shortly.
I have a telstra phone (Boost) and and optus 4g data plan, and even though I was having no problems downloading on Optus nice and fast), last few pic updates during the week here stalled so I'd switched on my phone's mobile hotspot and they upload fine on the big T.
Ultimately, it's our fault as voters. Coal mining and employment was a big factor at the last elections. People want to believe in politicians, rather than educate themselves. Mind you, this is a global problem 4 to 6 decades in the making.
Your typical Sky News/Murdoch Press/Shock Jock...
3 weeks ago - Suburban Sydney, as National Parks west and North of Sydney burned.
Yesterday, here in the Illawarra (120km south of Sydney).
...and yesterday another 50km south again, courtesy of RFNSW:
Not everyone likes the results, and the AI can result in artifacts sometimes, but I always try it, and usually like the end results. I got mine during one of the sales events.
#2. B&W In Exposure then Topaz AI.