The SDS Challenge — Last “Envy” Voting Reminder in monochome

Can you believe it’s been almost four weeks? That’s right; you have less than two days before the voting closes. I wouldn’t wait until the turkey is in the oven, but that’s up to you.

If you are new to the SDS Challenge, a little background.

Three writers will each write one story a month going down the list of deadly sins. The stories can be anywhere from 666 words to 6,666 words in length, although those numbers are not set in stone. If ambitious, the writers will provide accompanying graphics. These stories will not be anonymous because some writers may want to use the same characters for each story and write a series — or book — encompassing all seven sins. Finally, interpretation of the titular sin is up to the writer. Meaning, each ‘sin’ can take multiple forms.

Disclaimer: The writing challenge has no restrictions and the stories will likely span a wide gamut of genres. The majority of the stories fall in the PG-rating range with a few perhaps pushing into the soft R-rating. Some readers might find a few of the stories disturbing because of the topics, language, and/or plot points, and if so, stop reading and move on.

If you want to read the Seven Deadly Sins submissions for the Sin of Envy, and then vote, your gateway is THIS POST <<link. There, you’ll find links to each of the three stories and a poll for you to vote after you finish them (if you be so moved).

For this post, I’m playing with Nik Collection Silver Efex Pro 3.

First up, my favorite mountain . . .

Yes, it’s Pikes Peak in monochrome. It occurs to me I assume I’ll see that mountain again, but I don’t know if that’s the case. I mean, I plan to . . . in the future . . . sometime or other.

Skeptical readers might be thinking “Yeah, right, when the cows come home!”

I’m not sure of the etymology of that phrase (and I’m too lazy to look it up).

I didn’t have a handy cat photo to put up, so I settled for their tails.

We had our first bout of cold wet weather and the leaves gave up their purchase and are decorating the rocks and stepping stones . . .

The latest Silver Efex Pro has lots of improvements in the form of more adjustments and editing choices . . . I’ll have to buckle down and explore them in-depth, but for now I’m content to use my saved presets.

It always seems as if I should be doing more processing when working on monochrome images, but I typically gravitate to what has ‘worked’ in the past.

Anyway, if at all interested in reading three tales about Envy, you now know where to find them (and where to vote for the one you like best or hate least) . . . you be got until Thursday Noon.

By the way, all of the photos from these reminders are added to a SmugMug Gallery. Some of the photos are the same size as on the blog, but some have full-size versions. In case anyone is interested, that gallery is HERE<<link. Since this was done in a hurry, these photos are the same size in SmugMug as they are here (click on the photos for the larger version).

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