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Winter Wonderland 2021 - Stock Pack 01



The first in what will probably be a running theme for the next few uploads - we are still on Corona lockdown and there is basically nothing to do but go outside and walk through the woods (away from anything that could be remotely considered touristy to avoid the crowds). Add to that a good amount of snow this year and you get hundreds of snow forest pictures :giggle: 

use my stock / deadline has been extended to Sun 23rd of January (and may be extended again in case the required 20 entries are not reached) / win points & exclusive stock
Out of Darkness into the Light CONTESTAs the days are getting shorter we do our best to lighten our mood with lamps and candles, trying to keep the darkness at bay. This darkness can be literal or more of a metaphor (for anxiety and depression), same with the light. For this contest, I want you to choose at least one of my stock images and create a photomanipulation with darkness and light.You do not have to limit yourself to images depicting night scenes with candles or lamps (though those will surely give you a great opportunity for high contrast images), you can also think about other light sources in other (dark) settings. For example moonlight, magic / fairy light, an eclipse, a dark cave, sunlight shining through trees, a sunset,... The only thing I would not recommend is a full on daylight scene since there are less opportunities for showing darkness when the whole setting already is so bright. Also do not limit yourself to just actual light and dark - you can also use the concept to convey a mood, an idea or a whole concept; you can be as abstract as you like!From a more technical side, what I would love to see is your skills with lighting: how light plays off your main character or object, how the scene is illuminated and how the shadows help to define your image - keeping in mind that darkness is rarely pitch black.,Theme: Out of Darkness into the LightMandatory Stock Use: you have to use at least one (1) stock image (sorry textures, brushes, actions etc. don't count) provided by @kuschelirmel-stock, this stock image needs to be easily recognizable in your work and needs to be linked to directly for easy reference, the rest of the stock you use is up to you (NOTE 1)Medium: Photomanipulation (with additional digital media if you want - but the main part has to be a manip)Deadline: The contest runs from 01.11.2020 until EXTENED to 23.01.2021 23:59 CET countdown to deadline | list of local times and datesSubmission Rules: The entry has to be made for this contest and this contest alone - uploaded after the start date and before the deadline - please include a link to this journal to promote the contest! (NOTE 2)Judges: @kuschelirmel-stock & to be announced laterWhat we will be judging on: Of course your entry needs to fit the theme, using light and darkness in contrast, using photomanipulation (with additional digital media if you want). We'll be looking at creativity and technical skills (like blending, use of light and shadows in a logical manner, etc) (NOTE 3)NOTE 1) It should go without saying, but I feel I need to say it anyway for the sake of clarity:Only entries with legitimate stock sources will be accepted. Google is not a stock site, it is a search engine. It is your responsibility to make sure you adhere to whatever rules are attached to the images you use (link back, credit, notify,... whatever the rules may be). If you use your own images or ones you bought that do not require you to credit, please also indicate this in some fashion. I reserve the right to decline your entry if I cannot be reasonably sure that all your stock is in fact legal!NOTE 2) You can enter as many times as you like, but you can only win once. If you want to avoid competing against yourself, you might want to choose just one entry, your best.NOTE 3) While I am giving you free choice as to what you want to use as the mandatory kuschelirmel-stock image, I would like to make it a point that if you use a premade background with pretty lighting and your own part in the lighting is only minimal, it will not score very high on the technical side of things... I'm not saying it will automatically put you at the bottom of the list, but it will mean the difference between individual places for sure.How to EnterUpload your image on dA and specify in the artist's comment that it is for this contest. Then note me on my stock account @kuschelirmel-stock with your entry so I can add it to the Contest Collection. Alternatively you can also just comment on this journal.-- If I get less than 20 entries I reserve the right to extend or cancel the contest for lack of competition; I hope this will not be the case! --Edit 2020/12/31: we are at 15 entries so far (thank you!!!) so I think the chances of getting to 20 by Sunday are rather slim. So if that is still the status on Sunday, I will PROBABLY extend the contest in 2 weeks "bits" until the 20 entries are in.There are super beautiful entries in already and I really want to give out all the cool prizes Entries Counter 18latest entries:,entries are added as they arrive Prizesprizes are updated as the contest progresses - if you would like to donate something yourself, please leave me a comment or a note 1st Place1500 points from @kuschelirmel-stock 500 points from @Butterkuegelchen 500 points from @AwakenedComposites 3 exclusive stock packs from @kuschelirmel-stock (see this folder) 3 exclusive stocks from @AwakenedCompositesJournal features at @lauraypablo, @AwakenedComposites, @kuschelirmel-stock & @kuschelirmel 2nd Place1000 points from @kuschelirmel-stock 300 points from @Butterkuegelchen250 points from @AwakenedComposites2 exclusive stock packs from @kuschelirmel-stock(see this folder)3 exclusive stocks from @AwakenedCompositesJournal features at @lauraypablo @AwakenedComposites @kuschelirmel-stock& @kuschelirmel3rd Place500 points from @kuschelirmel-stock 200 points from @Butterkuegelchen100 points from @AwakenedComposites1 exclusive stock pack from @kuschelirmel-stock(see this folder)3 exclusive stocks from @AwakenedCompositesJournal features at @lauraypablo @AwakenedComposites , @kuschelirmel-stock& @kuschelirmelHonorable MentionsPre-cut Stock Open Book from @kuschelirmel-stock 1 exclusive stock from @AwakenedCompositesJournal features at @lauraypablo @AwakenedComposites, @kuschelirmel-stock @kuschelirmelNote to the donors: Please check if I represented your wishes to donate correctly - thank you so much for the support!!!I am looking forward to your entries!...

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R E L A T E D s t o c k
  Spooky Forest Background Stock Pack by kuschelirmel-stock  Winter Wonderland Premade with Original Stock by kuschelirmel-stock  White Forest 07 by kuschelirmel-stock 

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