Contest #46: Win PhotoKey 6 Green Screen Software (a $300 Value)

FX Home PhotoKey 6 - from Westcott IllusionsThe Challenge

Do you like photo manipulation? If so, High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography is something you may really be interested in!  We want to see your best HDR photo on this week’s Illusions contest.
The Prize
Our Prize will be a $300 copy of FX Home’s PhotoKey 6 software   Along with this software, you will earn a Lightapalooza Golden Ticket, which enters you into the year end raffle and a 1 in 200 shot to win $15,000 in Westcott gear!

The Inspiration

Watch some of the new features in Photo Key 6 Pro, which include an HDR setting for the foreground of your HDR backgrounds.

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28 Responses to Contest #46: Win PhotoKey 6 Green Screen Software (a $300 Value)

  1. Amy Sammons White September 12, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

    My best friend’s daughter was in the Miss Rod Run Competition at a car show a few weeks back and I tagged along. Over 1000 cars were at this show. I just love the way this one turned out with the deep blue sky and the twinkle of the chrome!!

  2. J Speaks September 12, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

    I liked the lighting behind the bottles in a local pub last Christmas. I took multiple exposures (mainly because the ambient lighting was so terrible). I ended up using the HDR tool in CS6 to create this image. It was shot at 1/40 using a 50mm at 5.6.

  3. Johnna "Speaks" Photography September 12, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    I don’t normally like any kind of HDR + people. I took multiple shots of this scene while shooting at a car show so I could edit any tourists out of the background. I played around and merged them in photoshop and ended up liking the results.

  4. Donald September 12, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    I have not done much HDR photography but this image was taken with a total of nine shots. I was trying out Magic Lantern of my Canon 5D Mark II. The image was a surprise as I did not know the American Queen would be in La Crosse, WI when we arrived. Heard it was docked at Riverside Park so we took the drive downtown to see it. Growing up in La Crosse as a child I always would go to see the large paddle wheelers that were such a part of the history of the Mississippi River. I was also able to get some other great shots that day of the historical societies members who were wearing period costuming.

  5. Jeannette September 12, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

    Bass Harbor Light, Maine

  6. Kim Scot September 12, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    “Along the Cobbled Path”
    I took this photo when I lived in Germany about 5 years or so ago.
    It was on one my first “official” camera ventures to go out and document what living in Europe was like for me.
    I have come a long way since then but this has remained one of my favorite images because of the way it captures the cobbled path and traditional German Village Architecture.

  7. Kim Scot September 12, 2013 at 11:32 am #

    “Along the Cobbled Path”
    I took this photo when I lived in Germany about 5 years or so ago.
    It was on one my first “official” camera ventures to go out and document what living in Europe was like for me.
    I have come a long way since then but this has remained one of my favorite images because f the way it captures the cobbled path and traditional German Village Architecture.

  8. Eric Scott Miller September 12, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    As soon as I saw the clouds; I knew how I wanted to shoot the image. I merged nine exposures to create this HDR image before having it printed onto metallic paper at 20×30 size. It hung over the couch at my old apartment; now it resides in the dining room

  9. Mary Jane Cannon September 12, 2013 at 2:28 am #

    Entrance to the Lions Den in the Old LA Zoo.
    The rocks and decay I felt would make a great HDR image.

  10. Anna Esposito September 11, 2013 at 3:03 am #

    This is a composite and a cut out image and by adding background scene with HDR. Its two different images put together to create a unique black and white concept. I haven’t done HDR before but i wanted to learn and to create something unique image and i have to give a try.

  11. MiriamG99 September 10, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    I am absolutely obsessed with the Michigan Central Station in Detroit, MI. The building has been abandoned for over 20 years now. To stand in front of it and look up one is in awe of its majestic presence. There is no glass in any of the windows now which adds to its eerie presence especially when its snowing. I can go back to this building and photograph it over and over again. Photo taken with a Nikon D300.

  12. angel September 10, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    I love roses and I was messing around with this picture in photoshop and i loved the way it turned out. I prefer to make pictures look more abstract with filters.

  13. HHH September 9, 2013 at 11:05 pm #

    I found this one morning on my way home.

    Date Taken 2013-08-21 06:33:29
    Camera Canon EOS 7D
    Exposure Time 0.05s (1/20)
    Aperture f/2.8
    ISO 100
    Focal Length 55mm (88mm in 35mm)
    Photo Dimensions 5813 x 3747
    File Name Jim Beam Sunrise_HDR2.jpg
    File Size 4.06 MB
    Flash flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
    Metering spot
    Exposure Program manual
    Exposure Bias 0 EV
    Exposure Mode manual
    White Balance manual
    Subject Distance 73/1
    Color Space sRGB

  14. metrowhisper September 9, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    This picture was taken during my trip to Bali island, Indonesia. When I saw it, I decided stop the car and took couple shots. I am glad I did it.

  15. metrowhisper September 9, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

    This picture was taken during my trip to Bali island, Indonesia. When I saw it, I decided stop the car and took couple shots. I am glad I did it.

  16. kelliebellie September 9, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    Church between the Trees. Taken in downtown Lexington Ky.

  17. Kevin September 9, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    This shoot was taken in South Utah, pulled along the side of the road for lunch and had to get the shot. Its a 5 image HDR, but not over processed. I wanted to keep a “Real” look to it, but at the same time bring out all the detail in the shadows.

  18. Slava Ivanov September 8, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    Slight HDR added to punch colors and highlight the details of the Cathedral. Unfortunately JPEG compression doesn’t allow to display all the beauty of the dramatic sky.

    The Cathedral of the Transfiguration is a Slovak Byzantine Rite Roman Catholic former cathedral located in a lot that used to be part of the Victoria Square community in Markham, Ontario, Canada.

    Among its features is the world’s largest three bell carillon, with the French made bells by the Fonderie Paccard, weighing 32,000 pounds, and 300 cm diameter. The mosaics are reputed to contain about 5 million pieces. The cathedral was built to hold 1000 worshipers serving a community of about 5000 Byzantine Rite Catholics in the GTA and 35,000 across Canada. The central tower rises 63 metres (about 20 storeys) and is topped by a gold onion dome. The church was designed by Donald Buttress, a renowned architect whose claim to fame is overhauling Westminster Abbey. It is a significant landmark east of the 404 highway.

  19. christian0530 September 6, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

    This photo was taken at the Kentucky Renaissance Fair. Canon rebel 2Ti with a 55-250 lens. Used some HDR techniques to make it pop and a little vignette.

  20. Karen Vaisman September 4, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    This image is a composite. The background shot in a museum and the model cut out and placed in the scene. The entire image used the HDR effect using Nik HDR Pro.

    Enjoy!

    Karen Vaisman

    http://www.karenvaismanphotography.com
    http://www.facebook.com/KarenVaismanPhotography

  21. Sandra Burchett September 4, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    This was one of my favorite shots from a trip to Scottsdale. Natural light with my fisheye lens. I haven’t tried HDR too much, and I very much enjoyed having a reason to try it out. Thanks for the contest, Westcott! These really help me to learn new things.

  22. IAFF September 2, 2013 at 6:19 pm #

    I love taking shots of mechanical or industrial settings. Perfect for HDR processing to bring out the entire range and detail.

  23. KTB September 2, 2013 at 10:35 am #

    My nephew and great niece took me to Cincinnati Ohio for a day out. While eating at an outside patio are I kept noticing the view of Cincinnati from our location in Newport Kentucky.
    Having just purchased NIK Collection this week, this is a new process for me but really liked this photo and hope you do also.

  24. atsu August 31, 2013 at 11:08 pm #

    This shot was originally taken at “Jodo Garden” (roughly translated as “paradise garden”) in Motsuji Temple, located on Hiraizumi, Japan. I visited here on January, so the scenery is covered with snow and dull grayish sky.

    I used HDR technique to overly enhance color saturation, as well as gaining back shadow detail. My aim is to convert grayish dull image into more colorful image, which will represent the idea of “Jodo” or paradise.

  25. wandachiles August 31, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

    This was taken Downtown Lexington Ky. Mr. RJ Corman started this company has a young man and now has his company in 21 states. His signature color is red. Immediately after I took this photograph Mr. Corman died of cancer.

  26. Trystan930 August 31, 2013 at 5:15 pm #

    Photo was taken using 5 bracketed images then merging in Photomatix.

  27. jaimietull August 31, 2013 at 12:39 am #

    This Photo was taken at the local Arboretum in the bamboo field. Model and I were testing out locations this day and decided to try the Arboretum. Black and White with HDR made this pop and stand out.

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