27 comments received ( finished contests only ):
avatar lincemiope

nostalgia, pretty good photo, bravo

(5 years and 1401 days ago)

Wurlitzer Magic
avatar BeSea
BeSea says:

Nicely done. I wish that we had the high res to get a better look for judging.

(5 years and 1402 days ago)

Jolly Rancher
avatar JannaR
JannaR says:

Now that you mention it....LOL. *song now firmly planted in brain*

(5 years and 1403 days ago)

Jolly Rancher
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The first thing that comes to mind when I see this is the theme from "Sanford and Sons." Nice find.

(5 years and 1403 days ago)

Jolly Rancher
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I like this !

(5 years and 1806 days ago)

Desert Hike
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

nice photo and use of the cup.

(5 years and 1807 days ago)

Artist
avatar Eladine
Eladine says:

I agree with CMYK here

(5 years and 1809 days ago)

Duke
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Please post source links.
Edges need a lot of work...instead of using the magic wand, use the pen tool or lasso tool to extract objects cleanly.

(5 years and 1809 days ago)

Duke
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

shame it's a little soft

(5 years and 1824 days ago)

Reflections
avatar albevolution

good shot..

(5 years and 1824 days ago)

Reflections
avatar albevolution

hahah owww :P nice

(5 years and 1824 days ago)

Old Friend
avatar Juniper
Juniper says:

Funny, good photo

(5 years and 1826 days ago)

Boats in Tubingen
avatar DW Photo

nice idea..and i do agree.. the main subject is a blown out.. there are ways to correct it in camera, like changing the exposure compensation in a drop down menu. bracketing the shot, using a fill flash for the regular boats, waiting for an overcast day,or differnt part of the day (early am later pm)....and i'm sure there is others... overall it is a great concept and pretty funny... thanks for sharing the photo

(5 years and 1827 days ago)

Boats in Tubingen
avatar lincemiope

funny

(5 years and 1827 days ago)

Boats in Tubingen
avatar Wayne Cheah

That's what happens when you done meter the highlight. But to be fair, metering the "swan" would make the interior of the boats too dark?

(5 years and 1829 days ago)

Boats in Tubingen
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

I agree with Friiskiwi, but it's a cute idea

(5 years and 1831 days ago)

Boats in Tubingen
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

the highlights are too blown, hard to see that it's a boat.

(5 years and 1833 days ago)

Boats in Tubingen
avatar Cache Slinger

A little soft on focus but nice pose.

(5 years and 1836 days ago)

Who?
avatar lincemiope

fantastic.. blue is blue

(5 years and 1857 days ago)

Western Carolina
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Beautiful tones and colours, not to sure if I'd call it back light.

(5 years and 1860 days ago)

Western Carolina
avatar mamacatt003

Looks like a painting, nice

(5 years and 1861 days ago)

Western Carolina
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Like the others said... looks like a nice area judging from some of those brand names on the awnings

(5 years and 1865 days ago)

Rainy Day in Aachen, Germany
avatar Momof4boyoboys

Great Job capturing so many textures and tones...

(5 years and 1866 days ago)

Rainy Day in Aachen, Germany
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Well done, great tones especially on a wet day.

(5 years and 1867 days ago)

Rainy Day in Aachen, Germany
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

I love the composition and the full range of values in this. The numerous shades of gray make it something to look at and appreciate for awhile, rather than just glance at and move on. Well done!

(5 years and 1867 days ago)

Rainy Day in Aachen, Germany
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Titome58 says:

Nice picture ! It looks like the old time.

(5 years and 1867 days ago)

Rainy Day in Aachen, Germany
avatar toofan
toofan says:

Congrats dear.

(5 years and 1874 days ago)

Classwork
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

stunning scenery

(5 years and 1875 days ago)

Monument Valley 2011
avatar Artifakts
Artifakts says:

We are so used to see this place in color that to see it in black and white is very surprising !

(5 years and 1876 days ago)

Monument Valley 2011
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Very nice. This looks great in B&W

(5 years and 1876 days ago)

Monument Valley 2011
avatar 6tann
6tann says:

goood one....

(5 years and 1876 days ago)

Classwork
avatar JoeCacia
JoeCacia says:

Greatly taken, one of my favorites!

(5 years and 1877 days ago)

Classwork
avatar enblanco
enblanco says:

Great use of black and white, good luck!

(5 years and 1882 days ago)

School House Chair
avatar 6tann
6tann says:

very nice color and Contrast....

(5 years and 1882 days ago)

School House Chair
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

lovely detail

(5 years and 1882 days ago)

School House Chair
avatar Drivenslush

Author, the CLONE tool works great on finishing edges if the image has been flattened, if not, an erase tool set at 80% in a sharp edge setting can do the trick.. ,you can also use the BLUR tool if the edges are super tiny but have a lot of sharp edges, blur will soften and blend..

to hunt down Outer debris I usually use the STROKE setting and erase the bad stuff and then shut off the Stroke tool after I've cleaned..

Lots of other suggestions may follow I hope.. (I really have never understood photoshop that much, it's all quite Greek to me, but I got the basics).. Good Luck

(5 years and 1883 days ago)

Cool with Graffiti
avatar rsguetre
rsguetre says:

Another case of a really good composition and idea, needing a few tweaks to take it to a whole other couple of levels: arm is a bit too "cartoony" compared to the rest of the image (needs something like the specular hilites that are present in the face), the blurry top edge of the sunglasses don't match the sharp bottom edge, the character's mohawk kind of ends abruptly in a squared off angle at the very top of his head ... I'll shut up now.

(5 years and 1883 days ago)

Cool with Graffiti
avatar DanielaOwergoor

Very nice party!
Good luck author!

(5 years and 1886 days ago)

Party at Betsy
avatar pixelkid
pixelkid says:

Fun job, author! This is really cool. I agree with DanielaOwergoor...she has a good eye!

(5 years and 1887 days ago)

Cool with Graffiti
avatar filantrop
filantrop says:

Party time.A good mood

(5 years and 1887 days ago)

Party at Betsy
avatar DanielaOwergoor

This is so .... punk!
Good idea, author, good job too.
But looking at hi-res, It could take better care of the edges... IMO.
However, your job is pretty cool.
Good luck

(5 years and 1888 days ago)

Cool with Graffiti
avatar BillRichards

That is sooooo cool.

(5 years and 1888 days ago)

Cool with Graffiti
avatar pearlie
pearlie says:

Interesting concept and transformation.

(5 years and 1889 days ago)

Fish Need Vegetables Too!
avatar Drivenslush

clever and very well done good luck author

(5 years and 1890 days ago)

Cool with Graffiti
avatar rsguetre
rsguetre says:

I have to agree with CMYK46, step 3 has the look that could have been preserved in the 4th step if you'd have wanted to have the smoke trail spiral around like you did -- still, this is a great composition

(5 years and 1890 days ago)

Grand Canyon Moment
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Nice to see something different.

(5 years and 1891 days ago)

Ford Cap
avatar Drivenslush

this is just SUPER!!! good luck

(5 years and 1892 days ago)

Grand Canyon Moment
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

IMO Step 3 looks better. The HDR effect gives the whites a yellow cast. (Why the hairy smoke?)...

(5 years and 1892 days ago)

Grand Canyon Moment
avatar TwilightMuse

This is fantastic!. How did you get the colors behind the trees to come out so colorful?

(5 years and 1892 days ago)

Horse Creek
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Where are the horses?

(5 years and 1893 days ago)

Horse Creek