Photo contest sponsored by HDRsoft

!! contest ended on the 3.3.2013 !!

Little later than I expected, but today I’m announcing a second round to my HDR photography contest. Thanks to HDRsoft I have for you two copies of their great HDR editing program Photomatix Pro. I think most of you know what Photomatix Pro is, but if you don’t know, just check out any of my photos or my HDR tutorial :) I use it almost all the time.

You can find all the information on HDRshoft and their products here: and you can find a trial version you can try right away here: The trial mode is fully functional and does not expire, but adds watermarks to processed images.


The rules for the contest are exactly the same as last time, but still here they are:

  1. download the provided series of brackets from here : (you can use the JPG or the RAW photos)
  2. edit them into a final HDR photo (you can use any software and any technique, tone-mapping, blending, exposure fusion, black&white version)
  3. join the contest event here and post your photo into the event (if you are not on Facebook, you still can join, just send me your result via email to with the Subject HDRshooter contest)

Only one entry per person is permitted. Please don’t use parts of different than provided photos in your entries (so don’t replace the sky and similar).

For the whole duration of the contest submission, you can delete your entry and upload a new one.

There will be two winners in this contest, booth of them receiving a download copy of Photomatix Pro Plus Bundle (so not just Photomatix Pro, but also a Plugin for Aperture, a Plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Merge to 32-bit HDR plugin for Lightroom 4)

Winner number 1 will be selected by a jury of great HDR photographers, Beboy from Beboy Photography, Conor MacNeill from The Fella photography and Nikola Totuhov from

Winner number 2 will be selected by number of likes given to the photo on my Facebook page (so not in the event, once the submission time has ended, I will post all the entries into a single gallery on my page, where you can like your favorites). You can see how the voting looked last time here.

Winners from last time are not eligible to win in the same category the won the last time.

The latest time to submit you entry is Sunday the 23rd February at midnight. The voting on the winner will be held during the week from 24th February to 2nd March.

I hope you will all have fun editing as last time and good luck to you all :)

I reserve the right to change or amend the competition rules at any time without prior notice. By entering the competition, entrants agree to be bound by these rules. All participants can’t use the final photo for any commercial use and have to give credit to me as the original author, also I will not use their versions for any purposes other than promotion of this competition. Participants can share the photo on their FB, blog, flickr or other accounts, but still have to give me credit as the author and link back to the contest.

And this is my own version:
All the lights on Danube