36 comments received ( finished contests only ):
avatar dlanswayne

Great work..

(5 years and 2308 days ago)

eye inside egg
avatar JoeCacia
JoeCacia says:

Lovely work author! Best of luck!
I am not sure but the egg looks a little flat? Maybe if you work a little more on it it will look better? Just an opinion!

(5 years and 2312 days ago)

eye inside egg
avatar hereisanoop

thumbs up to mossy... good luck author

(5 years and 2386 days ago)

King Of Pirates
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

Really better now! Good effort!

(5 years and 2388 days ago)

King Of Pirates
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

Hayato says:
"Ouch, MossyB, really ouch..."

That's exactly my sentiment! Since this is a competition, rather than a display website, entries need more attention to basics like lighting and composition and consistency...
Getting rid of the lighthouse and the stretched skeleton helped the composition a LOT, but the woman is still too brightly lit from the opposite side of your other main elements. Her leg could be a lighthouse by itself...

The rain looks much better, but the yellow smudgy strokes in the corners are distracting, and the totally desaturated image except for the king and the yellow smudges does not give the image an overall integrated feeling.

Better, though.

(5 years and 2388 days ago)

King Of Pirates
avatar Hayato
Hayato says:

Ouch, MossyB, really ouch... but agreed with the corrections. Esp the fire... I don't know how to describe, a little yellowish white of true fire would make those fires realistic.

Agreed with the interesting concept. Looks so glooomy though. Good luck~!

(5 years and 2388 days ago)

King Of Pirates
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

This image is very inconsistent and poorly put together. The perspective and proportions of the skeleton are too stretched. The entire image looks like it is being projected onto a gauze curtain (is it supposed to be raining?) and the woman and lighthouse are totally out of place for the image - They are both lit from the left, while the skeleton in front is lit from above, the sea king is lit from the right top, and the ship is lit from the mid to lower right. The figure in the lower RH corner is backlit and almost impossible to clearly make out at all.

It's an interesting concept, but it needs a lot of clean up with more attention to detail.

(5 years and 2390 days ago)

King Of Pirates
avatar enblanco
enblanco says:

Nice concept author, GL!

(5 years and 2401 days ago)

Iam waiting for u..
avatar artgirl1935

So cute! My husband and I have been to many doctors just this week, but none are so cute as this!!!! lol gl author

(5 years and 2402 days ago)

Dr.Bird
avatar banaalbas
banaalbas says:

nice color matching

(5 years and 2403 days ago)

we are a family....
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Fix the obvious hard edge at left of figure and blend the legs into the body better.

(5 years and 2404 days ago)

Dr.Bird
avatar pixelkid
pixelkid says:

Nice idea with thinking outside the box with the source, author!

(5 years and 2404 days ago)

Iam waiting for u..
avatar Mienkie
Mienkie says:

It is very cute.. maybe the mother elephants eye should be the same as the baby?

(5 years and 2405 days ago)

we are a family....
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

The light source is from the right. The light on the foreground elephant is from the left, so either flip it to match the lighting or make a highlight on its right side. Good color matching.

(5 years and 2405 days ago)

we are a family....
avatar Hayato
Hayato says:

Woah! Nice one, man!

(5 years and 2405 days ago)

we are a family....
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

The face still is noticeably lighter, with the sun shining DOWN from behind her.
Her hair and shoulders show NO lighting on them at all, while you have a VERY strong shadow coming off of the bottom of her dress, although the dress shows no corresponding shading away from the sun light source.

I'm sorry, but whatever corrections you've made have not helped the inconsistencies between the contest source, the woman's body and dress, and the background you've selected...In competitions like this, such inconsistencies will probably have a negative effect on your score.

(5 years and 2406 days ago)

Iam waiting for u..
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

The lighting on the face is inconsistent with the background you are using. You might try selecting the face, and going to Image>Adjustments>Selective Color>Whites, and try bringing down the white tones in the face to better match the rest of the head and neck...

(5 years and 2407 days ago)

Iam waiting for u..
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congrats on fourth place... lots of entries .... well done

(5 years and 2412 days ago)

i am not alone
avatar Rod13
Rod13 says:

Like the concept author. I do have one question. Wouldn't the candle cast a shadow the other way with the marker causing a double shadow effect and light up the forward shadow some? Best of luck.

(5 years and 2413 days ago)

i am not alone
avatar ramesan
ramesan says:

Beautiful

(5 years and 2413 days ago)

i am not alone
avatar ramesan
ramesan says:

Beautiful entry author ..GL!!

(5 years and 2413 days ago)

Beauty.....
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

The smoke needs a bit of work, it looks like a Nike "swoosh" logo pasted on top of your entry, but otherwise, this is great.

I think all the sheep entries should have the black sheep wearing some sort of hat. It definitely perks him up in every one!

(5 years and 2413 days ago)

who is that black sheep.....
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alibaba [banned] says:

smoking in no smoking zone....lol

(5 years and 2413 days ago)

who is that black sheep.....
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alibaba [banned] says:

real colors......

(5 years and 2413 days ago)

Beauty.....
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lks [banned] says:

the black sheep looks good

(5 years and 2413 days ago)

who is that black sheep.....
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lks [banned] says:

good theme

(5 years and 2414 days ago)

i am not alone
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lks [banned] says:

nice.............

(5 years and 2414 days ago)

Beauty.....
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flyhigh says:

nice...........

(5 years and 2415 days ago)

Beauty.....
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

You do not need to get permission to use the photo for a contest here. You only need to publicly attribute it to the photographer when you post the URL - Instead of "Source 1," You can put "Source 1 by 'XXX' at SXC" or a similar message.

You can also send the source photographer a private e-mail message through SXC, if you wish to retain your anonymity, since leaving a public link will identify you. It is not necessary to publicly leave a comment on the Stock Exchange site.

(5 years and 2416 days ago)

Beauty.....
avatar Vexycon
Vexycon says:

you must to put his name on the source image on this site and on his page on the site from where you took your picture,site ( http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1338382 ) in the lower right corner leave a comment with a link where you used the picture .

(5 years and 2417 days ago)

Beauty.....
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

The moon illuminates more than the sky.
You have the ground so dark that nothing can be seen, which is not consistent with a full moon, especially one that large in the sky...
The objects should be showing some back lighting, as well as slight cast shadows on the ground from the moonlight, which should be shining on the ground as well as the objects on top of the ground.

(5 years and 2417 days ago)

i am not alone
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alibaba [banned] says:

nice work...........

(5 years and 2420 days ago)

i am not alone