For the fourth installment of the Nik Software Photo Contest, the theme is not just about the image but about the image processing. To thank Nik for supplying the prizes, the requirement of this contest is that your entry must have been processed using Nik Color Efex. Don't own a copy of Nik Color Efex? No problems, you can download a 15 day trial version of the software from the Nik website to experiment with this powerful piece of software.* If you have already used your free trial of Color Efex you are welcome to enter an older image that you processed during that time. We're looking for entries that showcase the variety of filters available in Color Efex. The subject matter is up to you. You must list the filter/s used to process your image as part of your entry. The contest winner will receive a full copy of the Nik Software product of his or her choice. There are six products to choose from: Nik Software, Inc. | Products Contest Rules: Participants must be registered members who have made no fewer than 3 posts here at mu-43.com. You may enter a photo now and post later, but both the contest entry and the 3 qualifying posts must be made prior to midnight (GMT) on August 25, 2011. Only one contest entry per person. You may only enter a photograph which you yourself have made. The entry photo must be taken with a Micro Four Thirds camera, and EXIF data must be intact so that this can be verified**. Maximum photo dimension should not exceed 1024 pixels. The photo may have been taken at any time, not necessarily during the month of the contest. Moderators at Mu-43.com and SeriousCompacts.com and their families are ineligible. To enter, simply post a photograph in this thread. HTML and code are enabled to make posting as easy as possible. For detailed information about how to post a photo in this or any other thread, see [URL="https://www.mu-43.com/f77/how-post-images-forum-threads-316/"]here[/URL]. [*]Each month, we will show the winning photo on the Mu-43.com home page. By entering the contest, you grant us permission to show your photo for this purpose in the event that you should win. Other than that you continue to hold all rights reserved with respect to copyright of your image. [*]The contest winner will be determined by member vote (poll). Voting will begin on August 26th, 2011 and end after 7 days. [/LIST] [I]* Nik Color Efex is a plugin designed to work within image editing software such as Adobe's Lightroom and Photoshop, and Apple's Aperture. Color Efex is a not a stand-alone software; you must have one of the aforementioned softwares installed to run it. Click on one of the links to the Nik Software website in this post to learn more about the software and hardware requirements to run Color Efex.[/I] [I]** The entry photo must be taken with a Micro Four Thirds camera, and EXIF data must be intact so that this can be verified. If you do not know what EXIF is, no need to worry. In most cases, the EXIF will be there automatically. In the event that the winning photo does not have intact EXIF data, we will ask the photographer for the original file (in-camera JPEG or RAW) so that we can verify that it was taken with a Micro 4/3 camera[/I] Reminder: Mu-43.com members are eligible for a [COLOR="Red"]15% discount[/COLOR] on all Nik Software products by using the coupon code [B]MU-43[/B] at checkout. Thanks to [URL="http://www.niksoftware.com"]Nik Software[/URL] for sponsoring this contest!