An HDR Photo Contest to Win a New 15" Macbook Pro!

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    The full contest post is here on my blog at - so come over to follow the results, should you have a passing interest!

    As you guys and gals know, I love processing photos using various HDR techniques! Many of you initially came here through my tutorial, and I know you either just like viewing the stuff, or trying it out on your own. Well I'm always trying new products and there is a new one coming out called HDR MAX. I got a preview of it and I talked with the Mark (the owner) about having a contest. I thought it sounded like fun, since many people here like playing with this stuff as much as I do! You can get a trial copy of HDR MAX here (link to Ariea) for trial and send your submissions to If you want to go ahead and buy it, he gave me a coupon code of "StuckInCustoms" for $20 off. I'll be sure to mention the winner that he selects in a future post!

    Here are the details of the contest Mark is running:

    1) Send the photos you process using HDR Max to before January 31st 2009, 11:59pm PST

    2) Winner will be decided in the following week and posted.

    3) First prize gets a new 15" 2.4GHz MacBook Pro ! 2nd and 3rd prize get free copies of HDR Max

    If, for fun, you'd like to post a few of your submissions below in the comments, be my guest! Also - no worries about me entering the contest - I disqualified myself! :)

    I made these images below (images on the blog entry) with HDR Max and I think they came out quite nice, don't you? This first and third are from Indonesia and the second is from Montana.

    (Please note that if you have questions about HDR Max or about the Contest, please post here or on my blog -- I'll ask Mark to come answer - he is better equipped to do so than me! )

    Lollygagging, John Peter Photography, and 136 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Verticordia ( . . . ) 97 months ago | reply

      nope - won't install - i suspected it be so.

    2. Alisha DuFresne [deleted] 97 months ago | reply


    3. ~Svanhildur~ / ...2 Busy 4 Flickr... :( / 97 months ago | reply

      Brilliant composition and a very interesting place!
      Great work!

    4. Doug van Kampen 97 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the heads up Trey....I'm all over this!

    5. cosmosvortex_2006 97 months ago | reply

      Here is my first one using HDR Max
      Found this SUV where it had slid into a wall then burst into flames!
      3 Exposure shot then processed in HDR Max

      James Heckt Burn Out HDR Max

    6. Bob M. Montgomery Images 97 months ago | reply

      It's a Catch-22 for me. I can't run HDR Max on my non-Intel machine, but I can't win the Intel Mac without HDR Max. Nuts. :D

    7. Verticordia ( . . . ) 97 months ago | reply

      Wow, after reading the product write-up, HDR Max is vast improvement over Photomax. The interface looks nice too,. I'll see if I can borrow an Xp machine. I am dying to try it out. Brilliant idea Trey! Looks like it's got killer ap writen all over it LOL ??? Cool! Nice work as usual and I just love Borobudur! :)

    8. M.a.h.S 97 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot :) .... Wishing you and family a very Happy & Prosperous New Year...

    9. </Patrick> 97 months ago | reply


      beautiful picture.

    10. Paulo Veiga [deleted] 97 months ago | reply

      Fantastic HDR!!!AMAZING shot!!

    11. d.photogal 97 months ago | reply

      awesome golden light!!

      ill give the HDR max a go over the weekend, :)

    12. hdrmax 97 months ago | reply

      A few updates have been added over the last few days, so make sure you are using the latest version (1.3.4). Be sure the update works by checking Help > About HDR MAX in the menu bar.

      Thanks to all those who have submitted their photo's. Remember, there is no limit to the number of entries you can submit and anyone is allowed to enter the contest.

      And thanks also for the wonderful feedback thus far. The more requests received for a particular feature, the higher priority it will receive, and the faster it will be released!

      Again, if you have any issues, or feedback, contact

      Thank you!

    13. jul_ken 97 months ago | reply

      Wonderful place to visit!

    14. ALPHAIMAGES 97 months ago | reply

      One word: WOWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!

    15. londonconstant 96 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ARCHITECTURE and GEOLOGY, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    16. JiLLa ZiLLa 73 months ago | reply

      This is freakin awesome- this is a real place? Those bells hm?

    17. Cakes by No More Tiers (York) 60 months ago | reply

      Lovely photo - what an amazing looking place! Another one to add to my travel wishlist...

    18. Officer Phil 54 months ago | reply

      I have modified this photo into a "virtual realty" format. You can see it at:



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