New group: South Island, New Zealand

Due to the demise of the old South Island group (Im not sure what happened to it but it no longer exists) Mike Treloar and I decided to start up a new South Island New Zealand group.

The Rules have changed slightly from the old group and we will be quite tough on moderating images, for example, images without a level horizon will be instantly rejected as will images that are not well composed or well lit. It doesnt matter how magnificent the place is if you havent captured a stunning photo of the place it will be rejected.

If you think you have what it takes to be a part of this group (it doesnt matter where in the world you live) follow the link, read the rules, and submit your best South Island, New Zealand photos.

We cant wait to see them.

SoJie 7


Another Kaikoura night shot
by Paul Mercer

Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…

I am very excited to have my art selected, from over 46000 works of art, to exhibit in SoJie 7. SoJie 7 takes its name from the Solo Exhibition group’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is only the 7th one, ever, and 73 other artists, besides myself, are represented.

Winners of the invitational will be announced on September 29th, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.

Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work nominated. So I hope that you will click the show banner, above, and follow the link to view my fellow exhibitors. The works are shown …

Opinions wanted

As people would have noticed Ive been doing a bit of infrared photography lately, well I would like to get peoples opinions on whether they prefer the “unaltered” orange look of the infrared pics or the “altered” blue look
Is there a definite overall preference for one or the other or does it depend on the pic?
My personal thoughts are that, for me, it depends on the pic, some of them look better in the unaltered orange some look better in the blue.
I have uploaded a couple of unaltered pics so far and will upload a few more soon, each one of the unaltered pics will have a link to its altered pic, below are links to the ones I have uploaded so far

Kero creek IR 2 unaltered
Paradise in IR unaltered

Please leave comments on the pics letting me know which one you prefer


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