GTP Photomode Competitions: Happy Ho-Ho Edition!

December 22nd, 2011 by Kyle Patrick

We’re less than 100 hours away from Christmas, and while Santa Kaz has already dropped off a few presents (and yet more if you’ve got a few dollars for him), there’s even more fun to be had in our Photomode section this week. For our digital photogs, this update was welcome as it returned a few features that were mysteriously removed from Photomode during 2.01. Lens flare and bloom have returned, so before you’re stuffed to the gills with shortbreads and other festive treats, take a look at our competitions this week!

Looking to enter? Click the links for each week’s theme and read the first post in the thread; make sure to follow the rules on submitting an image, and do so in that thread before the weekly deadline! Each competition has unique rules, so keep them in mind when submitting! Now, on to each competition’s weekly info!

Last Week’s Theme: Track Art
Last Week’s Winner: reverand33

This Week’s Theme: Considering the Car Pack 2 DLC, Honda vs Volkswagen is a timely theme choice by the reverand! It’s a Head2Head theme, so hop into your favourite front-engined VTEC-mobile or Das Auto and help decide the winner!

This Week’s Polls: …or, if you’d prefer to help choose a winner without all that pesky photo shooting, Classic Muscle wrapped up last week and is still looking to crown a winner, with the poll closing tomorrow evening. Hop to it!

As a bonus, being the end of the year and all, we have two Best Of The Best polls currently open for two weeks for the regular PMC. We’ve collected the first 50 winners together into two multiple choice polls, and we need your help to crown winners! Pop over to the Weeks 1-25 poll and pick all the images you like, then do the same for Weeks 26-50.


Last Week’s Theme: Uphill vs Downhill
Last Week’s Winner: Grand Prix

This Week’s Theme: Grand Prix pulled off a definitive victory last week with his excellent Evora shot, and this week he’s asking you to look at things a bit differently with Roads As Art. Cars aren’t strictly necessary this week, as the focus is about the road, and using things like balance and harmony to really capture incredible images within GT5. You heard the man!

This Week’s Poll: While this theme may have been better suited until after the 2.02 update, Is That A Standard certainly is still impressive, as these 15 images prove.  Our members took fantastic shots, and with a bit of post-game editing, have provided some of the best Standard car models you’re ever likely to see. But which one is best? You know how this goes, head to the thread and cast that vote!

Like the PMC, 2.0 also has a Best Of The Best 2-week poll going on right now. Part 1 was finished months ago, but the winners of Weeks 21-40 are now in a poll for your viewing pleasure. Vote for as many images as you like, and submit your votes to help decide the winner!


Last Week’s Theme: The Beauty Of The Beast
Last Week’s Winner: Beccosinho

This Week’s Theme: The Bugatti Veyron has come (and, nearing the end of its production run, gone), but for some, the McLaren F1 remains as the greatest modern example of the ultimate road car. Beccosinho certainly seems to think so with Finest Driving Machine. Take your F1 to La Sarthe and try not to pull an Atkinson!

This Week’s Poll: The F1 may be a fine driving tool, but the Alfa Romeo 8C is right up there with Aston Martin’s lineup as one of the most beautiful cars. Last week saw Alfa Passion focus on just that car, and as expected, our community didn’t disappoint, providing a full corral of stunning images. Now, cast your vote for the winner!

Last Week’s Theme: Christmas Cards
Last Week’s Winner: Miklad

This Week’s Theme: Well now, hope you’re fast – Classic BMW Love closes today! Photoshop one of your favourite old Bimmers into a GT5 image, and send PD a message. Just saying, when we had a Spa theme in the Photoshop competition, it did end up in the game *wink wink*.

This Week’s Poll: It was actually already decided! Miklad won the Christmas Cards theme, and it’s right up there! The Photoshop competition’s regular schedule will return after the holidays, so enjoy them!


Last Week’s Theme: Twisty – Hilly
Last Week’s Winner: bmxmitch

This Week’s Theme: Oh look, another handy theme based on this week’s DLC pack! Not just that, but the ability to change rims on Standards certainly helps this week’s Volkswagen theme. Take a VW (though no Kubel/Schwimmenwagen or Golf IV RM) to most any track and submit your entry secretly to bmxmitch when you’ve got it.

This Week’s Poll: Last week was a tribute to the little guys, the guys  that run under 2/3 of a litre of engine capacity. Yep, it was all about K-Cars. These little guys all were shot at various Japanese locations, and now you’ve gotta pick the best. Who said bigger was better?


All sound a bit complicated? Read this thread for an explanation on how to get your images off your PS3 and onto a computer, and read over the individual rules in each competition’s thread. If you’re further stuck, feel free to Private Message me (click here). Start snapping those digital shutters!

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  1. Dec. 24, 2:50am

    I am already participating! :)

  2. Dec. 23, 11:07pm

    I LOVE the first picture, but the blocky shadows are killing it… But its not your fault, Reverand33.

    • Dec. 23, 11:27pm

      thanks alot guys for the compliments, i was very pleased with how well it turned out. these are very fun and tough competitions.

  3. Dec. 23, 7:52am

    Love the Ford GT one!!!

  4. Dec. 23, 4:41am

    The “Track Art” shot is fantastic. Well done.

  5. Dec. 23, 12:56am

    I like the picture of the Lotus Evora the best!

  6. Dec. 22, 8:15pm

    What is the name of the car for the CCCL comp?

    • Dec. 22, 9:36pm

      high end g37

  7. Dec. 22, 5:39pm

    Pssst, Slip, in the Secret Santa Competition info, for this week’s theme, you said the theme was based around the DLC Pack. Just letting you know, the theme chooser specifically said that he doesn’t want anyone to submit entries with the DLC VWs, he just wants us to use what we ‘had’.

    • Dec. 23, 12:14am

      It’s alright, bmxmitch has allowed the use of the DLC VW’s this week. However the info says to PM your entry to Nato (me) which is incorrect, this week it is to be sent to bmxmitch.

  8. Dec. 22, 3:41pm

    What is the last car? Looks very nice. The gt is a nice one too but I like the last one better

    • Dec. 22, 7:31pm

      That’s a Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. Hell of a lot of fun to drive in real life, haha.

  9. Dec. 22, 2:14pm

    Merry Christmas!!!

  10. Dec. 22, 2:02pm

    last weeks theme: Miklad
    Last weeks winner: Christmas Cards

  11. Dec. 22, 1:38pm

    Amazing pictures guys. As usually. Great work!!

  12. Dec. 22, 12:06pm

    Out of the pictures the ford gt is the best picture

  13. Dec. 22, 11:43am
    Mac K

    Those are awesome!

  14. Dec. 22, 9:25am

    I’m really liking the Karmann Ghia picture. Brother owns one and it’s a blast to drive.

  15. Dec. 22, 9:24am

    Whats the car in Twisty Hilly section ?

    • Dec. 22, 10:02am

      Its the Lotus Evora.

    • Dec. 23, 7:30am

      I think he means the VW, not sure what model it is though.

  16. Dec. 22, 8:59am

    I’m loving the Ford GT picture lol

  17. Dec. 22, 7:02am

    Kaz has dropped some nice presents you only have to pay for them lol.

    • Dec. 22, 8:08am

      update was for free :) nice stuff there, and 4 cars I dont realy want so they just can stay in dealership for beauty, qute good idea to put them for sale even if you cant buy them, some people will select them and say ” damn I want this car,” then quit and buy DLC :)

  18. Dec. 22, 6:14am

    These photos are a dream come true. *v* I love them very much. Funny how the complainers aren’t here to complain about these wonderful yet so loving photos at the same time. Well done to the winners completely. :)

    • Dec. 23, 8:51am

      All these photos scare me, they’re all so real. :D

  19. Dec. 22, 5:45am

    Ford GT picture is amazing. They all look real. Keep it up guys and girls!

  20. Dec. 22, 5:10am

    Cool photos

  21. Dec. 22, 3:57am

    I can take good photos, but the competitions are hard for me to understand. :\
    I guess I’ll just have to wait until I can understand them.

  22. Dec. 22, 3:36am

    REALLY nice shots, these are. Amazing how talented seom of our members are.

    BTW Jordan, you misspelled fans, you wrote “fants”

    • Dec. 22, 3:36am


    • Dec. 22, 3:38am

      Odd, Jordan’s not the author… :p

    • Dec. 22, 4:19pm

      Haha fail by me

  23. Dec. 22, 3:28am

    wow that Ferrari 330 P4 picture is freakin AWESOME! VERY VEERY nice shot!

    • Dec. 22, 10:56am

      yerh that and the picture of the orange evora!!! :O!!!

  24. Dec. 22, 3:15am


    • Dec. 22, 3:16am

      i love the “real holliday simulator”!!!! :-)

    • Dec. 22, 4:01pm

      Merry Christmas everybody :)

    • Dec. 22, 4:42pm

      Get lost.

    • Dec. 22, 10:50pm

      I will tell my kids about you gast1976, the man who came first in an online forum. Very inspiring stuff. Pfffft when will kids stop doing this?

    • Dec. 24, 11:38am

      I am digging the “real holiday simulator as well”. Excellent pictures in every category overall!

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