629 comments received ( finished contests only ):
avatar madamemonty
Moderator says:

Thank you

(2 years and 237 days ago)

Battle Tested at Limerick
avatar madamemonty
Moderator says:

Author, please add the links to the source box not the description box.

(2 years and 238 days ago)

Battle Tested at Limerick
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

You can replace the photo with an other waterfall photo of your own.

(5 years and 31 days ago)

Blackwater Falls
avatar spaceranger

Congrats!!

(5 years and 32 days ago)

M3 Stewart
avatar SOLARIS
SOLARIS says:

congrats

(5 years and 34 days ago)

M3 Stewart
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Congrats!

(5 years and 34 days ago)

M3 Stewart
avatar Drivenslush

WooT WOOT! Congrats even with the squished lady

(5 years and 35 days ago)

M3 Stewart
avatar George55
George55 says:

Congrats.....

(5 years and 35 days ago)

M3 Stewart
avatar Drivenslush

YOU SQUISHED THE LADY!!! (the original photo) Super cool. While I understand Spaceranger's dedication to model builders... (If you ever meet someone who put a ship in a bottle, hide all your sharp silverware if you say TOY) I think this chop is simply amazing.

I do believe a model can be considered a toy for this contest, as many models are available at toy stores... granted, if you've ever been in a hobby store or specialty Model shop the sophistication and "adult" attitude required to assemble them is mind boggling. Ask any one who has done a wooden model that requires an EXACTO knife to cut out the pieces...Yikes, I could never do it, I like my fingers too much. GREAT WORK AUTHOR.. and good luck

(5 years and 45 days ago)

M3 Stewart
avatar spaceranger

I'm an avid model builder myself and I make very accurate and detailed models of aircraft, spacecraft and military models. Since this contest is more about Photoshop skills I won't be using my models in this contest. Most people may consider them toys but model makers don't. Using such a model does make believability in a real world setting easier. I'm not saying you're wrong, just that you didn't have to do any Photoshop work on the "toy" to make it look real.

I want to stress the point that this is NOT wrong or off theme! By definition a toy is "an object for a child to play with, typically a model or miniature replica of something: (as) a toy car." You did create a very good composition and the Photoshop work is quite well done. It's just my point of view regarding how the realism is achieved.

(5 years and 45 days ago)

M3 Stewart
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Pretty realistic. You might want to fix the reversed lettering on the background tank.

(5 years and 45 days ago)

M3 Stewart
avatar MyMindsEye

WoW !
To capture these guys simultaneously is a rare moment that requires a great deal of P A T I E N C E.
Good work, Author.

(5 years and 68 days ago)

Friendly Competition
avatar George55
George55 says:

You did a good job.... congratulations for 4th....

(5 years and 69 days ago)

Midnight
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Beautiful

(5 years and 71 days ago)

We Call It A Weed
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

great find and well done at that distance.

(5 years and 72 days ago)

Seneca Rocks
avatar Drivenslush

Sooper Moody! Love it

(5 years and 73 days ago)

Midnight
avatar George55
George55 says:

Yeah. I like this image better, the lighting looks good. Good luck!

(5 years and 73 days ago)

Midnight
avatar Skogan
Skogan says:

This looks much better than the original dark version. But the moon is gone, I don't know if that was intentional or not

(5 years and 73 days ago)

Midnight
avatar spaceranger

I know what you mean, I do the same thing, trying all kinds of versions of my image. This looks much better, we can see the details and it's still dramatic. Too bad about the tombstones, I assume you tried searching your history. Even without the tombstones this deserves a good score IMHO.

(5 years and 73 days ago)

Midnight
avatar spaceranger

I see from your SBS a lot of work was done but I think the final image is too dark to appreciate the details (and I'm using a 27" high res monitor). You could brighten it up a bit and still maintain the drama.

(5 years and 74 days ago)

Midnight
avatar oziipop
oziipop says:

This made me smile! I think if back ground was saturated a touch and de-noised it would give it a much more painted feel than photo. Great entry!

(5 years and 82 days ago)

Arabian Water Snail
avatar thefinalcut

Where can I get one? I agree with CYMK on the lighting. The direction Your light source is coming from, you could darken the shadows on your pet a little more. Other than that, fine work author. Good luck.

(5 years and 89 days ago)

Fido
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Might want to soften a few edges, but the overall image & effect is good.

(5 years and 94 days ago)

Arabian Water Snail
avatar George55
George55 says:

That is really cool !!!!....

(5 years and 94 days ago)

Arabian Water Snail
avatar Drivenslush

Super great! Reminds me of the Jinn combined with the Never Ending Story I'm not going to mention the smell (according to the description) hehehe

(5 years and 94 days ago)

Arabian Water Snail
no avatar

fun creation author.

(5 years and 96 days ago)

Mountain Avatar
avatar George55
George55 says:

I think I know this... just for the glasses.... the hair...mmmmhhhh

(5 years and 97 days ago)

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avatar FairyGardens

aww so cute I want to adopt him!

(5 years and 100 days ago)

Fido
avatar Drivenslush

WOOT! All fixed! COOL!

(5 years and 100 days ago)

Mountain Avatar
avatar Drivenslush

There goes the neighborhood, next stop Judge Judy LOL.. great job

(5 years and 100 days ago)

Fido
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Fur's a bit blurry, but good job with the lighting, and good humor.

(5 years and 100 days ago)

Fido
avatar Drivenslush

What the hell is my damage? This is frickin' brilliant.. dammit, my memory... My apologizes for not recognizing this skill, I'll try to do better

(5 years and 100 days ago)

Cold October
avatar Drivenslush

Author got a spanking, Author got a spanking (just teasing) if you look at the HI RES you can see it.. sorta... hehehe... great idea, just wanna better vision.. as the two mods above just throttled you over... (hehehe) It's a hard contest, every time you have to work in a low res, it sends photoshoppers into a tizzy... damn resolution... Great help mods.. this is a tough contest

(5 years and 100 days ago)

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avatar spaceranger

Lelaina is quite right. I copied your entry and changed the size to 100x100pxls and it looks just fine as it is in your high res but as Lelaina said your entry should be a higher resolution for better viewing. I'll hold my vote till you change it and ask other members do the same.

(5 years and 100 days ago)

Mountain Avatar
avatar Lelaina
Lelaina says:

Author, did you work on 100 x 100 pixel, or did you work in a bigger resolution?
If so, then maybe upload the bigger resolution image, as this one is very pixelated. We can't see, what you did!
For the contest, you can upload the normal image size. The reminder with the 100 x 100 pixel was just, if the avatar is going to be used! (Because PXL avatars can just be max 100 x 100 pixel and 25 kb)

(5 years and 100 days ago)

Mountain Avatar
avatar Artifakts
Artifakts says:

They are right ... What a shame for a so beautifull landscape ! Maybe with a square crop ?

(5 years and 813 days ago)

Entry number 89845
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

I think you are right, the sky detracts from the photo.

(5 years and 817 days ago)

Entry number 89845
avatar MyMindsEye

For me, the sky is too blown out and detracts from the beautiful colors below. I would either:
A) Tweak the contrast/brightness/gamma to recover the sky detail or
B) Crop the image to exclude the sky/horizon making the colors in the foreground your focal point.
.....IMHO of course.
Good Luck!

(5 years and 817 days ago)

Entry number 89845
avatar JannaR
JannaR says:

Really love the work on this.

(5 years and 995 days ago)

Panther at the Steppes
avatar lchappell
lchappell says:

Real nice work, looks sort of like a painting

(5 years and 996 days ago)

Panther at the Steppes
avatar detractor
detractor says:

Now we got the winner! Awsome entry

(5 years and 997 days ago)

Panther at the Steppes
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Good work, but there's no image at link 3.

(5 years and 997 days ago)

Panther at the Steppes
avatar vonksunday

nice one!!

(5 years and 1030 days ago)

Tribute to Dio
avatar nicehotcupoftea

Congratulations!

(5 years and 1036 days ago)

Bluster
avatar Glockman
Glockman says:

Very nice work, and this would not have made it months ago, I am all for opening up the drawing to let the use of the tools in. we need more creativity in here. well done and congrats.

(5 years and 1036 days ago)

Bluster
avatar madamemonty

Congrats again Steve love this one

(5 years and 1036 days ago)

Bluster
avatar madamemonty

Congrats Steve , nicely done

(5 years and 1036 days ago)

Tribute to Dio
avatar wazowski
wazowski says:

Nice colors and composition. Good luck!

(5 years and 1037 days ago)

Nuthatch
avatar Heathcliffe

nice and clean work. well done !

(5 years and 1037 days ago)

Tribute to Dio
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Keiley22 says:

can you put the windmill source in the sources link. Alot of people won't look at SBS and just red flag

(5 years and 1038 days ago)

Millfield