This was the most difficult month to judge so far.  So much so that I was looking at them last night and had to sleep on the decision.

The winner of this month’s project and the Black, White and Beyond:The Digital Zone System training package is KFRANWMC!  This photograph was fantastically accomplished.  I was on the scene that day and know what I saw, but that sky was fantastically composited into the scene.  The textures are present but so subtle they add color and texture without overpowering the photo.   Very well done, from the color temperature to the sky and back around to the texture, well done!

I processed the HDR in Photomatix
Adjusted in Lightroom
Added sky and textures in Photoshop

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And the Runner’s Up

Newcomer to the Insider’s ChestnutPhotography!


and as usual… Johnny!  Always setting the precedent.  Great Work.


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Blake Rudis
f.64 Academy and f.64 Elite are the brainchildren of Blake Rudis. While he is a landscape photographer he is most passionate about post-processing images in Photoshop and mentoring others.

For Blake, it is less about the art and more about the process. He dives deep into difficult topics and makes them easy to understand through his outside the box thinking.
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