518 comments received ( finished contests only ):
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nekonata says:

nice one!

(5 years and 345 days ago)

Happy New Year!
avatar Drivenslush

Very Traditional

(5 years and 346 days ago)

Happy Holidays!
avatar TorDoni
TorDoni says:

Congrats

(5 years and 348 days ago)

A Wagon In Time
avatar Drivenslush

I think I like the Mood the best in this piece, I really want a picnic lunch RIGHT NOW! hehehe, good luck author

(5 years and 351 days ago)

A Wagon In Time
avatar Glockman
Glockman says:

congrats on second, well done.

(5 years and 359 days ago)

Tivoli Rock City
avatar Glockman
Glockman says:

Very nice, and well done.

(5 years and 362 days ago)

Tivoli Rock City
avatar lvstealth
lvstealth says:

i like how it gives a sort of puffed or quilted look. beautiful image!

(5 years and 369 days ago)

Fairy Mosaic
avatar Glockman
Glockman says:

different and a winner. congrats on 3rd.

(5 years and 371 days ago)

Lincoln in Droste
avatar jerostone
jerostone says:

Definitely DaVinci's concept of a flying contraption. Interesting still

(5 years and 377 days ago)

Wright Brothers Flyer
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

That looks more like something from DaVinci. The Wright Brother's plane was a biplane. Still cool, though

(5 years and 378 days ago)

Wright Brothers Flyer
avatar dollmommy
dollmommy says:

nicely constructed entry. GL

(5 years and 1267 days ago)

Unexpected Arrival
avatar pixelkid
pixelkid says:

This is a sweet image. Love the overall color and use of source. Nice job, author!

(5 years and 1269 days ago)

Unexpected Arrival
avatar Chuck
Chuck says:

Congrats

(5 years and 1287 days ago)

Mya
avatar nanaris
nanaris says:

congrats!

(5 years and 1293 days ago)

Mya
avatar spaceranger

Congrats!!

(5 years and 1294 days ago)

Mya
avatar erikuri
erikuri says:

Congrats!

(5 years and 1294 days ago)

Mya
avatar Chuck
Chuck says:

Congrats on your win

(5 years and 1295 days ago)

Great Sky Faces
avatar CorneliaMladenova

For sure your Goddaughter Mya is happy with this beautiful image dedicated to her

(5 years and 1295 days ago)

Mya
avatar enblanco
enblanco says:

I love the ambient, GL!!

(5 years and 1296 days ago)

Mya
avatar kushpatel
kushpatel says:

very nice work
gl author

(5 years and 1296 days ago)

Mya
avatar erikuri
erikuri says:

It's really cute, something that makes our hearts warm... And I agree with the other commentators.

(5 years and 1297 days ago)

Mya
avatar pixelkid
pixelkid says:

This is beautiful! I really like the the use of source and agree with spaceranger...glad you entered it here. Way too good to waste! The monkey at the top makes me smile. Clouds and sun rays are a real nice touch author!

(5 years and 1297 days ago)

Mya
avatar spaceranger

It's too bad your level wasn't high enough but it's good you entered this here. Very nicely done! A good quality print nicely framed would look good in any baby's nursery! Congrats for your Goddaughter I wish you all the best!

(5 years and 1297 days ago)

Mya
avatar spaceranger

Congrats!!

(5 years and 1301 days ago)

Great Sky Faces
avatar pixelkid
pixelkid says:

Yeah baby! Way to go...!!! Really well done! Congrats!

(5 years and 1301 days ago)

Great Sky Faces
avatar RichieMB
RichieMB says:

Congratulations for 2nd

(5 years and 1301 days ago)

Great Sky Faces
avatar Nysoe
Nysoe says:

Congratulations

(5 years and 1301 days ago)

Great Sky Faces
avatar Lelaina
Lelaina says:

Congrats for your second place, Christy!

(5 years and 1301 days ago)

Great Sky Faces
avatar Drivenslush

Floaty Happiness!!!

(5 years and 1301 days ago)

Great Sky Faces
avatar pearlie
pearlie says:

Great concept on this, author!

(5 years and 1301 days ago)

Great Sky Faces
avatar erathion
erathion says:

very very nice composition...love the all elements, nice coloring, surreal mood, nice DOF...best of luck

(5 years and 1304 days ago)

Great Sky Faces
avatar pixelkid
pixelkid says:

I really like the muted neutral color of this, author! It fits the source image so well. It's nicely surreal. I would be a bit frightened to be higher than a plane in a hot air balloon. The very sight of this makes me a bit nervy. Yikes. Great job!!

(5 years and 1304 days ago)

Great Sky Faces
avatar lolu
lolu says:

This island is not floating !

(5 years and 1309 days ago)

Hand of Chance
avatar bcabilan
bcabilan says:

Good luck to your entry author!

(5 years and 1309 days ago)

Hand of Chance
avatar pixelkid
pixelkid says:

The interpretation is wide open. For a butterfly...it is floating. Unsteady ground. This doesn't seem limited to islands as we know it.

(5 years and 1310 days ago)

Hand of Chance
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kevin1223 says:

i personally saw for myself the hand was meant to be scooping up the island. i thought it was a wonderful expression .. and in art expression of ones imagination is key to good work.. i support this image and its originality. . some people should look beyond their own tastes sometimes.

(5 years and 1311 days ago)

Hand of Chance
avatar Drivenslush

I like the butterfly steeling part of the island the best, good luck author

(5 years and 1311 days ago)

Hand of Chance
avatar itsdesign
itsdesign says:

Nice idea..but slightly of theme..good luck

(5 years and 1311 days ago)

Hand of Chance
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

Surreal or no, the theme is "Floating Island," not "hand holding stuff." Do you know what the word "island" means?
From Mirriam-Webster (http://www.merriam-webster.com/ ):
Definition of ISLAND
1
: a tract of land surrounded by water and smaller than a continent

In this contest, instead of being surrounded by water, the ISLAND is floating, be it in air, space, or ether (the heavens).
A hand is not an island.

No "forgetting" surreal, so much as not buying a poor excuse for it.

(5 years and 1311 days ago)

Hand of Chance
avatar DanLundberg

Intriguing image, but I'm not sure that having the floating island be secondary in the background demonstrates a full commitment to the theme. Overall, the image seems a tad flat. More shadows/contrast would add more drama. I just don't know what I should be focusing on (the title suggests the hand, although probably that's really just an allusion to what the hand is holding--but the image itself should provide some guidance).

(5 years and 1313 days ago)

Hand of Chance
avatar erathion
erathion says:

Beautiful scene author...Love the mood and execution...well done

(5 years and 1315 days ago)

Whimsical
avatar pixelkid
pixelkid says:

An unusual but really creative use of the source, author! Nice job. Really nice stretch of the imagination. Keep up the great work!

(5 years and 1315 days ago)

Whimsical
avatar CorneliaMladenova

Really spectacular

(5 years and 1322 days ago)

Spectacular Spectacles
avatar erathion
erathion says:

cool work author...gl

(5 years and 1326 days ago)

Spectacular Spectacles
avatar rbsgrl
rbsgrl says:

Very interesting and beautiful!

(5 years and 1329 days ago)

Snow Frame
avatar erathion
erathion says:

Very very nice work author...Mood is great...well done

(5 years and 1427 days ago)

Lonely Mill
avatar Augustinaart

It's really artistic to me!

(5 years and 1430 days ago)

Lonely Mill
avatar jawshoewhah
jawshoewhah [banned] says:

I think it lacks a little contrast myself but that's just IMO. GL!

(5 years and 1435 days ago)

Steampunk Dream
avatar erathion
erathion says:

fantastic work author...love the concept, and damn model is hot...best of luck

(5 years and 1437 days ago)

Steampunk Dream
avatar erathion
erathion says:

very nice work with the fire...best of luck author

(5 years and 1448 days ago)

Blazed