i went through the finalist section, there are some good ones in there better than the winners. but oh my god! there is some seriously over processed tripe too.
Hmm, I see what you mean. What I might call 'heavy handed' processing seems to be popular these days. Whilst I don't really like it myself, others do, so I guess we're into another 'definition of art' debate. That's why I now resist referring to HDR et. al. as 'overprocessed', or by other derogatory tags; if it's what the public wants... By extension, I've noticed that Trey Ratcliff's site http://www.stuckincustoms.com/ seems popular around Canon Rumors at the moment (perhaps only because of his comments on 'mirrorless' cameras). How would you describe his work?
Congratulations on getting to the finalists -dare I ask which category? I didn't see the rules of the competition, did you have to use Hasselblad kit?