CLOSED: 2.0 Advanced Competition 150

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Moderately Super
New Zealand
Kaikoura, NZ

This weeks theme in detail as presented by last weeks winner; Simone

"Take one or two of your favorite cars, choose one of the Phototravel locations and let me see your best shot in B & W. But remember it is a 2.0 comp, so you can crop, add a vignette, use every tool at your disposal to improve the photo.
Take one car to any of the tracks and take a picture in COLOURS of it in motion."

LOCATIONS: Any track for COLOUR shots
PHOTOTRAVEL: Yes - only for B&W pics
UNIQUE RESTRICTIONS: As Above - B&W Phototravel only, Colour tracks only


Please, ensure you read and understand all requirements for this competition. Failure to follow the rules may result in disqualification. If you have questions, start a convo with me.
This Thread will answer many possible questions you may have.
  • It is recommended you host your image on ImageShack, Photobucket, or Flickr.
  • Not sure how to post a thumbnail or preview image? Read this sticky!
  • Please use a clickable-preview to full-size, not a separate text link for it;
    it makes poll creation much easier!
  • One entry per user. It must be your own work, and never previously used in a comp.
  • Do not ask other users to choose your entry.
  • Absolutely no hybrid, hacked cars, or cars obtained through such means.
  • Mark your FINAL ENTRY clearly, with red text. On H2H weeks, which side, as well.
    Unsure how to? Copy and paste the following:
  • You may change your entry once. Do it clearly; edit out your previous entry, and
    either post the new one in a new reply, or in place of the original.
  • When submitting, use either a thumbnail or a preview image, linked to the full-sizer.
  • Preview images can not exceed 500 pixels in either direction.
  • A preview image must be representative of the full-size image. Do not add effects to it.
  • Do not post "Honourable Mentions" or outtakes - just your Final Entry, that's all.
  • Winner gets to choose the following week's theme, as well as the Top 20. Every fourth
    week, the poll will be H2H style: entries must choose a "team", leading to two 10-picture,
    4-day polls. The winners from each faces off in a final 48 hour poll.
  • Winners cannot enter in their own theme!
  • The Host may ask for the original image and it must be submitted if so.
    It's recommended to save the original image (preferably in-game) until week's ends.

Failure to follow these rules will result in ignored entries and/or disqualification!


What you may not do to a photo:
  • Alter the geometry of the car. No stickers, or body modifications not available in game.
  • Add shapes or objects from outside of GT6, signatures excepted.
  • Tying into the above: signatures only, no image titles or other typographic elements.
  • Add lens flares or "artistic" filters to image.
  • Remove items from shot (scenery, other cars).
  • Use more than 1 image (HDR, photo-stitching, multi-exposure).
  • "Creative cropping". The main "image" must be four-sided, with 90-degree, upright corners.
  • Selective car colour changing: masking different parts to create racing stripes or similar.
What you may do to a photo:
  • Crop and/or resize an image.
  • Adjust the level or curve values.
  • Alter the colour tone of the image (gradient maps, photo filters, colour balance, etc).
  • Car body colour change (all stickers/design features must remain, see "Remove Items" rule).
  • Adjust brightness, contrast, exposure, shadow/highlights.
  • Enhance shadows or highlights (dodge and burn tools in Photoshop, for example).
  • Add noise and/or diffuse glow.
  • Add a post-game tilt-shift blur, or apply a motion blur to a stationary Photomode shot.
  • Make use of Layer Blend Modes.
  • Use a Sharpening filter and/or tool.
  • Scale or enlarge rims.
  • Remove or modify license plates - it must be hand-drawn, no importing real ones.
  • Remove the GT watermark.
  • Add a personal signature/watermark (not an image title).
  • Clean up or fix jaggies, texture pixelation, or colour separation.
  • Add a vignette effect.

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Toronto GT-eh

The mere fact that you’ve returned to competition is reassurance that the 7.8 episode you endured from Mother Nature moves you one step closer to it being just a good story for the grand-kids! 👍

It is indeed good to have you back buddy. :cheers:


Moderately Super
New Zealand
Kaikoura, NZ
Thanks Dave. :)

Managed to get out of town in the weekend and got myself a new hdmi cable for the PS3 while I was in Christchurch.

Things have improved here quite a bit, most services are back up and running. I was just saying to Safoo in our 2.0 comp win messages that we have road access south now although only during the day with an alternative route available that goes inland to the west from which you can then get south or north but it's the long way round (especially to the north - a 7hr trip to my parents which used to be a 2hr trip). As the main road north is so badly damaged it will likely remain closed until the end of the year - they hope to have it open before Christmas!
We are still getting daily aftershocks - we're up to over 12,000 aftershocks since the big one - that's an average of 150 per day, most are fairly small now and barely noticeable since we're so used to them and they are spread over a wide distance so they aren't all centered in Kaikoura. Still get the odd decent shake though just to keep us on our toes - had a fairly good one this morning. ;)
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