With the November giveaway deadline behind us, it was time to look at all the submissions and pick a winner from the set of entries.  Without further ado, the winner of the November Contest/Giveaway is:

Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland

The theme for the contest was “Winter” and though it was a little early for this, Yvonne took her creativity to new levels by doing some rather unique post processing on an image and it worked!  It looks like she converted this to black and white or added an infrared filter of some kind.  Not sure what exactly she did, but it sure gave me shivers when I looked at it, so, congratulations to Yvonne for your creative vision, and for winning the November giveaway.  If you see this before I get a chance to find you, send me an email to claim your prizes.  I’ll be sending Yvonne a $25 gift card to B&H Photo, a DVD for the Best of Photoshop User TV, Season 11, and a book from Matthew Bamberg.  Be sure to stop by Yvonne’s photo stream on Flickr, and her website for more wonderful photos and to congratulate her.

Thanks to the folks at NAPP for the DVD, to Matthew Bamberg for contributing a copy of his book, and for everyone who participated.  I know it was challenging as many people noted that it wasn’t very “wintery” in their area yet. Hopefully though, Yvonne’s creativity showed us that you can create wonderful winter-like scenes any time of year – you just need to post process a little.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the December giveaway this Friday, while recovering from your turkey-induced tryptophan slumbers!  Believe it or not, tomorrow is not going to ne a no-blog day – something special is scheduled for your reading enjoyment.  Regardless, have a Happy Thanksgiving, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow!  Don’t forget those cameras, and keep on shooting!

3 thoughts on “And the Winner Is…

  1. Wow, thanks sooo much! It is true, it is not Winter here in MI and no snow but I took a Fall photo of Fallsburg Park Bridge in MI and converted to a BW in CS4 and used a few filters and plugins from OnOne Plug-In Suite 4.5 that I won in a earlier contest to get the wintery effect I wanted. I love photography and the creativity that can be done with just a few clicks and its a lot of fun and yet I am learning so much at the same time! So experiment away and continue to take those photos! Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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