319 comments given:
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Derivatix says:

LOL like the grape dangling from his mouth.
A bit noisy, but I think here it adds to the image.

(5 years and 1009 days ago)

Cricket this
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Derivatix says:

I like this a lot, but would personally have prefered the face to be free of hard shadows. But as you named it: boys will be boys!

(5 years and 1009 days ago)

Boys will be Boys
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Derivatix says:

I like this a lot, very natural posing.

(5 years and 1009 days ago)

Mischievous Brothers
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Derivatix says:

really well done!

(5 years and 1009 days ago)

Explaining Islam
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Derivatix says:

wonderful view and wonderful shot. I've been to Rome, stunning town, would love to visit it again.

(5 years and 1024 days ago)

Roma
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Derivatix says:

I used to live in Toronto, wonderful shot, thanks for bringing back the memory to that wonderful time I had there.

(5 years and 1024 days ago)

CN Tower
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Derivatix says:

looks like Tower Bridge in Londen, could that be? I've been there
Well done, looks great.

(5 years and 1179 days ago)

Corridor
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Derivatix says:

lol!!!

(5 years and 1191 days ago)

Mom of 4 Boy O Boys!!!!!
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Derivatix says:

cooool!

(5 years and 1191 days ago)

Hung Like a Canon ;)
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Derivatix says:

amazing, absolutely great!

(5 years and 1191 days ago)

Awaiting spring
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Derivatix says:

very nice looking!

(5 years and 1191 days ago)

Relaxing
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Derivatix says:

wonderful, love it!

(5 years and 1191 days ago)

Peaceful Day
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Derivatix says:

Love the idea and the lighting. Would have loved it even better if the source was a finger post and not a warning sign. But since it is, I find this just great.

(5 years and 1191 days ago)

Choice is Our
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Derivatix says:

very intresting, like this a lot. Looks spooky and still real. Well done!

(5 years and 1191 days ago)

Zumbi
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Derivatix says:

simply beautiful, love it! Great imagination, too! Good luck!

(5 years and 1191 days ago)

The Elizabeth Throckmorton
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Derivatix says:

very nice stuff, good luck!

(5 years and 1191 days ago)

Nexis 6 Probe Scout Ship
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Derivatix says:

Cool idea, like it a lot! Only point that I notice is the motion blur. Motion blur is stronger on nearer subjects than on farther ones. So to me it looks a bit awkward seeing motion blur on the sky but not any on the sign. Good luck!

(5 years and 1191 days ago)

valentino bee
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Derivatix says:

cool, like that greenish look, you gave the image, good luck!

(5 years and 1191 days ago)

jetty
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Derivatix says:

love the lighting, too. Would want to open and read in it. I'm a sucker for books.

(5 years and 1192 days ago)

meltys
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Derivatix says:

love how you distorted the writing seen through the glasses! Miss a bit of shadow underneath but other than that well done!

(5 years and 1192 days ago)

Histoire de France, Henri IV
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Derivatix says:

gosh, this contest is soo hard to vote for, so many great entries, and this is one of them. I just love it, especially the page part, where I can see the pages and the dirt from the fingers. This is superb.

(5 years and 1192 days ago)

Historical Book
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Derivatix says:

I'm stunned what you guys can do, just terriffic, love the texture and lighting.

(5 years and 1192 days ago)

My Journal
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Derivatix says:

a bit on the dark side, but very realistic looking, good luck!

(5 years and 1192 days ago)

e-book
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Derivatix says:

"..create an interesting image that shows what coffee means to you" it sais in the rule. You must be a tea trinker!

Great work, love the way thy skull is blended in the coffee. I'm sure I would get a heart attack instantaneously after the first sip! Well done, good luck.

(5 years and 1192 days ago)

Do not drink
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Derivatix says:

very nice work, love the idea. Only thing I would have suggested (if I would have seen this in time ) is to lessen that pinkish look on the fingers, to try to blend it more in the rest of the image. Cool stuff!

(5 years and 1192 days ago)

Seriously...
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Derivatix says:

I would buy that book! Well done, great idea on use of the source, good luck!

(5 years and 1192 days ago)

Book
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Derivatix says:

wowzers, I'm stunned! This is soooo fantastic, good luck!

(5 years and 1192 days ago)

Pet no. 13
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Derivatix says:

would be perfect on the cover of a children's book. Very lovely, great imagination!

(5 years and 1192 days ago)

Milo
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Derivatix says:

wow, very creative and good drawing!

(5 years and 1192 days ago)

Playground Battle
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Derivatix says:

lol, what a lovely creature, well done!

(5 years and 1192 days ago)

Play a Volta! on Cotton Candy
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Derivatix says:

very nice work author, good luck!

(5 years and 1192 days ago)

Harbinger of spring
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Derivatix says:

this is very original and well done. Love the idea, a fav for me!

(5 years and 1192 days ago)

Papa, Momma, Son
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Derivatix says:

lol, good act! Great idea and well done. Love the detail with the flowers, too. Good luck!

(5 years and 1192 days ago)

Eye Bot Talent Show
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Derivatix says:

love, really cool stuff! Like what you did to the skull, the position of the eyes is great.

(5 years and 1192 days ago)

Face
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Derivatix says:

nice use of source and well done

(5 years and 1192 days ago)

Frenzied Half-Demented Zeal
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Derivatix says:

stunning, great work and great sbs! Good luck!

(5 years and 1197 days ago)

Night Snow
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Derivatix says:

wonderful work, can't say more. Love the way you kept adding and adding things to make this image, this mood. Absolutely gorgeous, my fav. Good luck author!

(5 years and 1197 days ago)

With Arms Wide Open...
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Derivatix says:

I've got a calibrated Eizo monitor and I too had to look twice to see the boat in the small version. In the full res I can see it well though. Folks, full res are here to be looked at!

Really nice work, like the light, the fact that it's mainly on the subject adds to the eerie look. Unfortunately the boat is too blurred and does not meet the focus of the rest of the image . Maybe due to enlargement, the source seems rather small. Might have been worthwile to look for a better fitting source. Have look at this: http://www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=download&id=1216047 Just in case you want to give it a try.
Good luck!

(5 years and 1197 days ago)

the cast away
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Derivatix says:

Very nice! Love the way you directed the light. I think the lighthouse might be a touch too bright taking into account the fact, that the moon is behind it and the viewer is looking against the light. in the high res though there is a white halo around the top of the lighthouse, maybe you want to remove that.


(5 years and 1197 days ago)

Lighthouse
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Derivatix says:

wonderful image, love it! Except for one link in the chain that does not look very safe it's simply perfect. Love the dreamy look you gave your work, the flowers are an additional eye-catcher. Excellent choice of sources, too. Good luck author!

(5 years and 1197 days ago)

Hoping
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Derivatix says:

love this entry! Background fits very good and the expression on her face is pride and happiness combined. Lots of work lies behind her, she climed the mountain and stands now on the peak. Just lovely. Great entry and right on theme. GL

(5 years and 1197 days ago)

Well-Earned
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Derivatix says:

congratulations! Well deserved.

(5 years and 1197 days ago)

SkateStone
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Derivatix says:

OMG! They must have lost their heat shield! Fantastic, well done author!

(5 years and 1198 days ago)

Motion
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Derivatix says:

love it, looks terrific

(5 years and 1198 days ago)

The Last Tango
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Derivatix says:

veeery nicely done and a wonderful idea!

(5 years and 1198 days ago)

Dodo?
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Derivatix says:

amazing, great idea and job!

(5 years and 1198 days ago)

Model T
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Derivatix says:

ROFLMAO! I love the cat hanging there, can't stop laughing! This is absolutely marvellous and outstanding. What a superb idea! Good luck!

(5 years and 1198 days ago)

Time For A Change
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Derivatix says:

lol, great one, I like it a lot! Great formation flight, also like the out of focus of the formation in the top right corner. Gives depth to the image, they look far away. Well done, author!

(5 years and 1198 days ago)

Grinding Skeptics Into Soil
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Derivatix says:

great work, love the vortex feeling you gave it. Good luck!

(5 years and 1198 days ago)

Route 696
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Derivatix says:

I love this image. I too find that there are several problems with proportions, the bus looks almost threatining having this size, the bag is too big for the tiny hands to carry and I agree on the grass.
On the other side I think all of this "out of proportion" adds to the surrealistic, the dreamy aspect, gives it a very special kick. Well done and good luck!

(5 years and 1198 days ago)

to leave world behind