CLOSED: Secret Santa Competition: Week 100

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Kaikoura, NZ

This weeks theme as brought to you by TaSiMa:

"Get your favorite car and take a picture of it on some particular location of a city track. Only static shots allowed."

CARS: Any.
LOCATIONS: Only City tracks.
UNIQUE RESTRICTIONS: Only static shots.


Please, ensure you read and understand all requirements for this competition. Failure to follow
the rules may result in disqualification. If you have questions, ask me via a Conversation.
This Thread will answer many possible questions you may have.

  • Entries for the competition this week must be sent to the Judge TaSiMa via a
    Conversation and not posted in this thread, any pics posted in this thread will not be considered for the poll.
  • You can use the big 'Submit Entry' button below to submit your entry.
  • Your PM may consist of the image in either thumbnail/preview with a link to the full size, just the full size image or just a link to the full size.
  • Your first entry will be your last, you will not be allowed to change your entry so be happy with it.
  • One entry per user. It must be your own work, and never previously used in a competition.
  • Do not use a photo that you have already posted elsewhere in the forums or post your photo shoot in your Gallery until after the competition (and poll if you made it) has closed.
  • Absolutely no hybrid, hacked cars, or cars obtained through such means.
  • A preview image must be representative of the full-size image. Do not add effects to it.
  • Winner gets to choose the following week's theme, as well as the Top 15.
  • 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.
  • Add a signature, 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.
  • Remove or modify license plates - it must be hand-drawn, no importing real ones.
  • Remove the GT watermark.
  • Clean up or fix jaggies, texture pixelation, or colour separation.
  • Add a vignette effect.


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