391 comments received ( finished contests only ):
avatar MyMindsEye

This is a wonderful setting that would benefit greatly from some post production corrections.
The major error here is the white blowout of the water creating a hazy glare that affects the sharpness of the whole image.
Some photo editing tools are readily available online and can be downloaded for free. Google's PICASA3 for example. These tools can help improve a photos appeal drastically and are fun and easy to use.
Hope this helps.
Good luck, Author

(2 years and 126 days ago)

water fall
avatar nikita61
nikita61 says:

nice. ..there's a little story inside..

(2 years and 131 days ago)

Rocky
avatar Tuckinator

Hey, it looks convincing...you have my vote

(5 years and 268 days ago)

Maasai
avatar lvstealth
lvstealth says:

it would be great to see the hi res on this!

(5 years and 270 days ago)

Maasai
avatar steed
steed says:

Congrats for 2nd

(5 years and 617 days ago)

Hair treatment
avatar spaceranger

Congrats!!

(5 years and 618 days ago)

Hair treatment
avatar hereisanoop

good job., should have reduced the reds from skin and Don't forget the blank areas between the hair strands... ( It's too late to have suggestion now..) good luck with this one

(5 years and 619 days ago)

Hair treatment
avatar DanielaOwergoor

Very nice work!

No need to SBS, it is clear that the technique was just coloring.

(5 years and 622 days ago)

Hair treatment
avatar steed
steed says:

Nice job ,colourful

(5 years and 622 days ago)

Hair treatment
avatar gchiou2008

Excellent!! It´s perfect!!

(5 years and 623 days ago)

Hair treatment
avatar ojojojka22

SBS?

(5 years and 623 days ago)

Hair treatment
avatar hereisanoop

u should have reduced the opacity or change the blend mode to achieve the transparency... may be next time you can try. good concept.. good luck author...

(5 years and 633 days ago)

ghost house
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

If the figure is supposed to be a ghost it should be transparent.

(5 years and 635 days ago)

ghost house
avatar aheman
aheman says:

somehow the angel's color blend is still not right, it's got to have a combination of the top & bottom colors

(5 years and 637 days ago)

heaven
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Good image, upper half could use more yellow...right now it's reds & pinks.

(5 years and 637 days ago)

heaven
avatar hereisanoop

congrats

(5 years and 637 days ago)

top of the hill
avatar lordymail
lordymail says:

Congrats! great work!

(5 years and 638 days ago)

top of the hill
avatar aheman
aheman says:

try making the portion of a third to 2-thirds, the composition would be better.
have to match a main-theme object, now all very important... have to lead people's focus
on the baby instead

colorful idea

(5 years and 639 days ago)

angel
avatar Fredex
Fredex says:

Nice idea but I would maybe suggest putting something to obscure the fade on the hands and lower body, maybe some simple sparkles or shiny bits, as if the child has just appeared if by magic. Also, a bit trivial, but scaling down some of the duplicate butterflies ever so slightly might make it immediately less obvious that they are identical.

(5 years and 639 days ago)

angel
avatar k5683
k5683 says:

cute!

(5 years and 640 days ago)

angel
avatar steed
steed says:

nice job, well done,kalakki money

(5 years and 640 days ago)

top of the hill
avatar steed
steed says:

nice idea and work, all the best to u

(5 years and 647 days ago)

pool
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Good idea, wrong reflection. The reflection would be perpendicular to the statue.

(5 years and 648 days ago)

pool
avatar Rod13
Rod13 says:

Good job on the shadowing and sunset blend with your horizon. Where does the water and sand separate?

(5 years and 660 days ago)

Evening
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Author, the revision is much better...good luck!

(5 years and 662 days ago)

Evening
avatar junkieball

The transition from the sea to land seems a little to smooth for me. Although good entry author

(5 years and 662 days ago)

Evening
avatar greymval
greymval says:

His back should also be shadowed, try to clone the shadow he already has to the extent of all his back surface - or paint it and multiply, if it's easier.
The umbrella should also have a shadow of it's own.

(5 years and 663 days ago)

Evening
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Draw a line from the sun through the base of the umbrella. That's where your shadow should be. As mentioned, the man & bottle need shadows also. Good mood & color.

(5 years and 664 days ago)

Evening
avatar steed
steed says:

nice scene u created , GL

(5 years and 664 days ago)

Evening
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

There are no shadows behind the man or the bottle, and the light reflection on the bottle is from the wrong side, since the sun is behind it.

(5 years and 664 days ago)

Evening
avatar hereisanoop

Congrats for the 4th place

(5 years and 750 days ago)

flying  bed
avatar hereisanoop

Nice work

(5 years and 751 days ago)

flying  bed
avatar nishagandhi

its great

(5 years and 751 days ago)

flying  bed
avatar steed
steed says:

interesting work,nice coloring Gl

(5 years and 751 days ago)

flying  bed
avatar erathion
erathion says:

Nice work author...best of luck

(5 years and 752 days ago)

flying  bed
avatar pixelkid
pixelkid says:

Really nice image. Agree with CMYK...love the color of this image.

(5 years and 753 days ago)

flying  bed
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

The monochrome really makes this for me...GL author!
(But it's "flying"...).

(5 years and 753 days ago)

flying  bed
avatar dannifood4less

good idea, i really like it, but the blending on the rock and the color in the head should have been adjusted. All you have to do is go to that layer, and go to Image>adjustments>Hue/Saturation. that could have made your little guy look much more real.

(5 years and 766 days ago)

Meerstrich
avatar swordfish
swordfish says:

well done author ......... nicely blended .......gud luck to u ..........

(5 years and 766 days ago)

Meerstrich
avatar Chalty669
Chalty669 says:

Nice job of choosing the right sources for the coat and direction of the light. I noticed that you added eyes to the statue. Thats fine but the hat on the guy doesn't pass as anything other than a statue. You can probly get away with the skin, but I would suggest putting a real hat on him.

(5 years and 767 days ago)

  	old  house
avatar Chalty669
Chalty669 says:

Nice idea author! You blended the head to the statue pretty well. Although the cloning of the base for the statue could still use some work. If you used the original bronze statue in the source picture instead of the extra statue it would've saved you the trouble of cloning the background and the original source would more noticeable. Good luck author.

(5 years and 767 days ago)

white statue No:2
avatar steed
steed says:

gud job, the statue need some shadows IMO .... gud luck to u author

(5 years and 767 days ago)

white statue No:2
avatar hereisanoop

Very nice.., really improved work from you. Try to remove the shade behind the animal (shade on the grass)... Good luck

(5 years and 767 days ago)

Meerstrich
avatar steed
steed says:

very nice, you invented a new animal, i will call it "meerstrich"

(5 years and 768 days ago)

Meerstrich
avatar erathion
erathion says:

author this is nice image but demand a bit more work...Try to blend elements a bit better...watching your image u could achieve that using some color layers....First, on top of all layers create dark brown layer, blend mode set to color with opacity in between 20-40%. Then create golden layer with similar settings and on top of that dark green layer with blend mode set to soft light around 15-30%...Just an idea...GL

(5 years and 768 days ago)

  	old  house
avatar erathion
erathion says:

very very good blend and so cool image...best of luck author

(5 years and 768 days ago)

Meerstrich
avatar MnMCarta
MnMCarta says:

I totally agree with Drivenslush! Great job blending imo

(5 years and 768 days ago)

Meerstrich
avatar Drivenslush

quite cute... and I'd run screaming if I ran into it LOL.. great job on the creepy thing

(5 years and 768 days ago)

Meerstrich
avatar Chuck
Chuck says:

Congrats on the 3rd. place

(5 years and 773 days ago)

Mask
avatar steed
steed says:

Cograts, keep going

(5 years and 779 days ago)

Mask