144 comments given:
avatar blindscientist

The ghost is great! IMHO, though the texture work is nice, the kid doesn't add anything. The ghost image is enough to carry the whole piece. Nice work, and good luck.

(5 years and 1234 days ago)

Halloween Ghost
avatar blindscientist

Congrats on first place Geex!

(5 years and 1240 days ago)

Vanity
avatar blindscientist

Love the concept! The light reflection on the bubbles seems to change, based on the orientation of the bubble. Also, I'd make the bubbles round, with the various sizes you displayed here. Good luck author!

(5 years and 1247 days ago)

adventurous woman
avatar blindscientist

This is beautiful in its visual simplicity (regardless of its technical complexity). The only element I'm not a huge fan of is the "borders" on the top and bottom. Why differentiate them from the remainder of the image? Regardless, this looks like it could be an ad from something, just as it is. GL author.

(5 years and 1247 days ago)

Music Is Life
avatar blindscientist

I like this one a lot. Especially the chains. Nice touch. IMHO, the sheet music would be better either behind the child and violins, or perhaps its opacity reduced a bit. Again, just my opinion. Nice work, and nice feel.

(5 years and 1247 days ago)

Musical Inspiration
avatar blindscientist

I suppose one of the hallmarks of a good "gene splice" is recognition of the "parents". This one I got immediately! Nice work.

(5 years and 1257 days ago)

Beyond Rock
avatar blindscientist

Congrats on first place!

(5 years and 1257 days ago)

Dandelions
avatar blindscientist

I like this one. B&W works well here. Off center composition is nice as well. i even like the reflection! Well done.

(5 years and 1260 days ago)

mirrored
avatar blindscientist

Very nice.

(5 years and 1264 days ago)

The Little Explorer
avatar blindscientist

Perfect.....

(5 years and 1264 days ago)

Dandelions
avatar blindscientist

Love the perspective! GL!

(5 years and 1264 days ago)

Autumn Gifts
avatar blindscientist

I agree with arca. This is awesome. This photo could be 50 years old. Very nice.

(5 years and 1265 days ago)

Fred
avatar blindscientist

I love it! Those of us stateside don't get to see this kind of thing too often.

(5 years and 1265 days ago)

Netherlands
avatar blindscientist

Beautiful shot.

(5 years and 1265 days ago)

Young Girl
avatar blindscientist

I like the effect. A sort of Truffaut day-for-night. Nicely done. Fit's well with the theme, as it actually looks like it was taken with an old camera. GL!

(5 years and 1265 days ago)

Opera House
avatar blindscientist

Congrats Eggy!

(5 years and 1265 days ago)

Hauling Ore
avatar blindscientist

Ominous! Lots of nice elements in this one. i did notice (in hi-res) that you can see frame around the element in the sky in the upper left corner though. May want to erase that. Other than that, very nice blending.

(5 years and 1265 days ago)

Unleashed.
avatar blindscientist

I like the cropping on this one. It adds to the crampness of it all, on top of the "watch your head" sign, as Mikaelbg noted. Good work.

(5 years and 1267 days ago)

Rusted
avatar blindscientist

Wow...this one is hard to scale for me. For some reason, it seems like a miniature door, but I can;t explain why! Nice colors.

(5 years and 1267 days ago)

door and window
avatar blindscientist

This is a very effective shot. nicely done.

(5 years and 1267 days ago)

philly home
avatar blindscientist

Beautiful!

(5 years and 1267 days ago)

8,900 feet up in the clouds
avatar blindscientist

Awesome! Best part? The kitten poking through on the lower right. Great shot (and cute kid!).

(5 years and 1267 days ago)

three little kittens
avatar blindscientist

Wow...this is a stunning shot. Seems like it was taken from a moving vehicle though. Still, beautiful.

(5 years and 1267 days ago)

On the way to heaven
avatar blindscientist

Where is this building? Very cool. I would even liked to have seen the shot more vertical, so that it was almost hard to discern that it was a building. Still, love the color, and the "vanishing point" that the lines create. Well done.

(5 years and 1267 days ago)

Turning Torso
avatar blindscientist

Nice shot....It's all about the lighting.

(5 years and 1267 days ago)

Winter Day
avatar blindscientist

Love the concept. Good depth. Nicely done. In hi-res, you can see the edges of the "earth" composite with the moon (on both sides of the image - just to the left of the moon and the right of the earth) however. Aside from that, great work.

(5 years and 1268 days ago)

Launching bay
avatar blindscientist

Amazing...love the lighting. GL author.

(5 years and 1268 days ago)

Heroic
avatar blindscientist

Beautiful!

(5 years and 1268 days ago)

Oz 2410
avatar blindscientist

Love the DOF! GL.

(5 years and 1268 days ago)

woven mesh
avatar blindscientist

Great perspective!

(5 years and 1268 days ago)

Basket
avatar blindscientist

nice!

(5 years and 1268 days ago)

Purple Fingers
avatar blindscientist

Love it!

(5 years and 1269 days ago)

Inside a room...
avatar blindscientist

Overall, very nice work.... Two thumbs up!

(5 years and 1269 days ago)

Betty Boop
avatar blindscientist

Congrats!!

(5 years and 1271 days ago)

kabooza
avatar blindscientist

Very nice.

(5 years and 1273 days ago)

Farmland
avatar blindscientist

Nice shot, very moody. Shame about the car, but a beautiful shot author.

(5 years and 1273 days ago)

The old castle
avatar blindscientist

Beautiful.

(5 years and 1273 days ago)

Lake Sunset
avatar blindscientist

I like this one. Should I recognize the book, or is it a personal fav? Very nice concept author.

(5 years and 1273 days ago)

Ring
avatar blindscientist

Stunning. The sky is breathtaking. Colors are perfect. Well done.

(5 years and 1273 days ago)

HDR Sunset Farm
avatar blindscientist

Very Nice.

(5 years and 1273 days ago)

Hdr farm
avatar blindscientist

Wow...stopped my scroll button in its tracks. Stunning. A FAV.

(5 years and 1273 days ago)

Wet look
avatar blindscientist

Awesome. The boys face in hi-res is incredible. nice shot.

(5 years and 1273 days ago)

Statue Boy
avatar blindscientist

Really nice shot. Well done author.

(5 years and 1273 days ago)

 beetle
avatar blindscientist

I like the concept, and it looks like a real ad, so kudos for that. I will agree on a few minor technicalities: The shadow seems a bit off (perhaps the vertical compression suggestions will work) and if one looks closely, as DanLunberg suggests, the logo and text on the bottle don't match the curvature of the label itself. Perhaps a very slight warp on those elements would resolve. Either way, it's well done, conceptually, as well as execution. Good luck author.

(5 years and 1274 days ago)

Wine
avatar blindscientist

Perhaps this is what author was going for... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyAUo_qkefA

(5 years and 1277 days ago)

transformaghini
avatar blindscientist

Great job removing glass from BG (what version of PS are you using?). I agree that the arms need a bit of work where they connect to the stem, but overall, well done. Good luck.

(5 years and 1277 days ago)

Friendly Wine Glass
avatar blindscientist

I love this idea! My only input would be to make the shadows a bit sharper, like the shadow of the chair. Also (nit pick alert), based on the angle of the light/shadow from the corner of the towel, I would expect to see a small shadow from the top of his head on the sand/rocks. Nicely done though author. Good luck.

(5 years and 1277 days ago)

Chilled
avatar blindscientist

It might elicit a more "watery" feel if the gradient was blue. Just my opinion.

(5 years and 1277 days ago)

Convention Catalog Page
avatar blindscientist

I agree with the others on hair and tattoos, but great idea, and nice overall work.

(5 years and 1278 days ago)

Only A Mother Could Love
avatar blindscientist

Ditto Lamantine

(5 years and 1279 days ago)

transformaghini