In this contest, we are working with a source photo.

Your goal is to manipulate the photo in any way you want and turn it into a work of art. You can use Photoshop or any other digital image manipulation software.

The photo for today is one that made fourth place in our 'bokeh' contest. It's called 'Autumnal Bokeh' and was captured by one of our members: Olga.L Make sure to follow her if you aren't already!

You can download a high resolution version of this photo HERE.

Be creative, and let's do some old-school photo manipulations!

Good luck!

PS: It's very important to vote on every entry, the more votes we get, the more accurate the rankings will be. Also, when you see something on someone's entry that can be improved, let them know. That way, we can learn new skills from each other!

Staaan avatarLevel 19
Staaan

If you have any questions/suggestions/comments about this contest, reply to this comment!

Good luck! πŸ‘‡

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Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai

Yes I have a question, could we have a different contest (lasting as long as they do now) every week please?

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Staaan replied to Zizounai :

Can you try to post a question on https://grepless.com/c/meta-grepless to ask people how many contests per week they would like? Just click on 'submit' at the top and choose 'text' as story type.

People should see that on their home feed then

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai replied to Staaan :

This is what I have done several days ago, but I still don't see it in meta grepless πŸ™„

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Fairyland created by Cosmix

Sources: https://imgur.com/a/QtNX0YP

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Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Skyangel

Congrats Cosmix. Well Done.

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai

Congrats Cosmix. This is so magically enchanting πŸ₯°

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Olga.L

I knew it ....I just knew it....big congrats on this gorgeous manipulation.

Cosmix avatarLevel 9
Cosmix

Thanks everyone. I had mom in the hospital for 12 hrs yesterday so hadn't had the opportunity to thank everyone. Beautiful entires.

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Olga.L

It's that silly genuine grin of the frog that holds me....so much enjoyment, it feels so sincere, his whole face has lit up....we need more genuine smiles like this in our world today. A wonderful whimsical post that captivates the viewers and causes us to smile. Thank you for your creativity and wonderful post.

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Cosmix replied to Olga.L :

Thank you so much Olga. Your response engagement on our chops is gold. 😎

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Some Light Reading created by retired

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Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Skyangel

Congrats Retired.

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Olga.L

Congratulations on the win....an excellent post.

Cosmix avatarLevel 9
Cosmix

Congrats Retired. Wonderful entry.

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

This is an image that absorbs the viewer into 'her' world and it is a calm and soothing world. Love this post. Thank you so much for your creativity and inspiration.

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retired replied to Olga.L :

Thank you

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Skyangel avatarLevel 15
Skyangel

Congratulations Zizounai.

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Zizounai replied to Skyangel :

Thank you Skyangel 😊

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Olga.L

Felicitations mi amiga querida...mon choux!

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Zizounai replied to Olga.L :

Merci Olga πŸ˜‹

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Cosmix

Congrats Ziz Wonderful imagination.

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Zizounai replied to Cosmix :

Thank you Cosmix 😊

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Olga.L

This is a story of a photographer scaling the highest of heights just to get that shot! What a storytelling post, so perfectly done. I love the way the whole picture connects and tells the story, the flow is very lovely.

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai replied to Olga.L :

Thanks Olga for your comment 😊

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Cosmix avatarLevel 9
Cosmix

This was my favourite. Nice treatment of the water at the base of the exposed stems.

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

This looks like a heck of a lot of work, and a heck of a lot of knowledge on manipulation. So perfectly executed in technique....I am looking for something to constructively critique....alas, I am spellbound and lost for words. A knockout.

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retired replied to Olga.L :

Yes, took a few hours of work, and still looking to tweak a little more. Thank you so much for the nice words.

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Hello! ...Hellloooo! created by retired

Looks like no one's home.

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Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

Looks like they have come for their friend to get him back home.....I like how parts of the scene are in mist giving this post an otherworldly feel. Just grrrrrrrrreat!

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retired replied to Olga.L :

Thanks Olga, looking for ET

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retired avatarLevel 9
retired

you have a hard edge from one of the layers by the bottom of the water.

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Cosmix replied to retired :

Ah yes Thanks. Thats what I get for tweaking shadows after midnight.

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Olga.L

I do hope that is a magic mushroom growing on Mars! Your entry is really beautifully done....crisp and clear ....sharpness, clarity...colour saturation all well done on all the planes of the image. Thumbs up ...galore.

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My First Entry created by FinaSumo

Hello everyone. I made a before and after animation, so the works can be seen. https://i.ibb.co/sbXFP31/Monkey-grepless-copy-2.gif

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Hanabi avatarLevel 8
Hanabi

Welcome to this site!!!

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

You are new to this??????? I struggle so much with this side of grepless and you have a wonderful mind blowing post. Thank you for inspirational work and the before and after.

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FinaSumo replied to Olga.L :

Thank you so much for your comment Olga L. I only mean that it is my first submission on this website. I will check the rules because I don’t know how things are working around here.

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Olga.L replied to FinaSumo :

whhhooooaaaaa......I will look forward to your posts and welcome aboard!

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Her Place to Meditate. created by retired

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retired avatarLevel 9
retired

Thank you Olga, I usually meditate on strawberry sundaes. With crushed peanuts on top.

Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

I studied this one long and hard and can't find anything wrong....you have even captured the shadow of fern on her leg. WOW...Nice ghosts of mushrooms in the background....I suppose she is meditating on mushrooms....I know I have meditated on chocolate fudge sundaes with plenty of peanuts...ha

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Olga.L

The sign of a beautiful person is that they see beauty in other people. YOU are the beautiful one. Now about the post....love it , of course. Well done.

Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai replied to Olga.L :

You're giving me that it takes one to know one? thank you! it must be so exciting to have your own photo chopped by brillant artists like all us Greplessers 😁

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Olga.L replied to Zizounai :

For me who struggles with chops YOU ARE ALL AMAZING.

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Fantasy created by Edlopez

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Beauty and the beast created by Zizounai

sources https://ibb.co/kMP6g2r

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Nature created by Edlopez

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Trapped created by Edlopez

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Olga.L avatarLevel 17
Olga.L

oooophhhhhh this one sent shivers up my spine and brought back a memory of an interaction I had with a black widow spider, in a toilet , in Mexico....never mind...."SHIVERS" is a good thing...to get a physical response from a photo/manipulation is a good thing and this is well done.. Love it....(if you know what I mean).

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retired

the web on top and right seems to be fading off into space.

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Olga.L

My husband was behind me when I opened this post......he said "wow beautiful".....and I agree.

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Predator created by Edlopez

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Blue mushroom created by Sukanta12317

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Zizounai avatarLevel 15
Zizounai

Your photo is really too tiny. You must also use the photo of the mushroom shown at the top of the page. I think you used only different mushrooms. It does not work this way.

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