NY electricity blackout

Contest Info

  • Started: 7/24/2006 06:00
  • Ended: 7/26/2006 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 25
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
NY electricity blackout
Contest Directions: Photoshop on of the following:
1) Ways New York City may cope with the power outage - life style without electricity
2) Alternative / creative means of generating light, heat, electricity in New York City

Contest Info

    • Started: 7/24/2006 06:00
    • Ended: 7/26/2006 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 25
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
25 pictures
  • Statue of Liberty with Duracell Batteries

    Statue of Liberty with Duracell Batteries
        • New Duracell advert with this picture:

          And on the 7th day of NYC blackout God said: Let there be light. And there was light.

          [Edited by User on 7/25/2006 3:21:10 AM]
        • On the 9th Day, the governor said "We'll have a full investigation."
        • the statue of liberty looks great, and nice job with the bateries too, very nice entry nice job
        • Nice job! Great Idea, i wish i had thought of that lol
        • Duracell batteries, preferred by ladies for every imaginable use.
        • This is awesome! The HUGE duracell batteries look terrifically real!
        • Nice image, but you forgot to mask out a bit of the black background on the upper right corner of batteries. Very impressive job though.
        • no off-brands over here! cheap ENduracelle

        • On 7/25/2006 6:02:08 PM, babaloo said:

          Nice image, but you forgot to mask out a bit of the black background on the upper right corner of batteries. Very impressive job though.


          "Agree to that" but you still get my high vote. Dont forget it again

          [Edited by User on 7/26/2006 1:05:51 AM]
  • King Kong with a Torch

    King Kong with a Torch
        • wow.....great job, very realistic, i like how the flashlight looks in his hands, its like it belongs to him,
        • Very nice entry great idea backed up my a amazing pic
        • hmmm, how long do i have to do this?? lol nice
        • see, he was just trying to help all this time
        • can you add spiderman on the building too. (just a weird suggestion).
        • ooo i love this scene in the movie, i dont remember the girl being a flashlight though-lol
        • laughing my arse off! A 5 trillion candlepower spotlight! Excellent choppage!
        • maybe he's falling in love with that too
        • I think he's just lookin' for that blond.

          Very good scene! Excellent concept!
        • where spiderman? (just asking).i like this.
  • Statue of Liberty Using Lemon Power

    Statue of Liberty Using Lemon Power
        • they've been taking ideas from 5th graders
        • Excellent work on the plug & the cables around the lemon.
        • Convincing image and nicely done.
          Yer pal, Keb
        • New York City will be receiving Federal Emergency Ade.
        • This is great! We did this experiment in science class, but used a potato! LOVE the seagull in the foreground!
        • Very nice blendage of the plug with the statue. Looks very good.
        • the light will probably end up being sour
        • It was inevitable...
          The Big Apple has turned to a Big Lemon.

          Wonderful work!
  • Superman Shining a Light on New York

    Superman Shining a Light on New York
        • Electricity, generated by the fission of molecules in super-gaseous fumes.

        • On 7/25/2006 7:15:07 PM, maxim said:

          Electricity, generated by the fission of molecules in super-gaseous fumes.



          Super Methane Gas?

          [Edited by User on 7/25/2006 8:42:38 PM]
        • "How long do I have to sta up here and hold this?
        • what a show off..i bet he couldn't do that with kryptonite!
        • He obviously uses a super conductor.

          Super Job!
  • Solar Powered Statue of Liberty

    Solar Powered Statue of Liberty
        • ha ha! are you serious!?!? you even got the blueprints!! this is great!!
        • interesting concept, love hot the lady of liberty stands out
        • holy cow! that's awesome- you even got individual workers and construction planks...lol very nice

        • On 7/25/2006 6:38:26 AM, nytimes14 said:

          Nowhere near Queens............!



          isn't the contest for all of NYC? i think he got it right

          [Edited by User on 7/25/2006 1:33:55 PM]
        • Full view is same size? sure wish it were bigger, there is a LOT of work here, Well done.

        • On 7/25/2006 6:17:26 PM, midian said:

          Full view is same size? sure wish it were bigger, there is a LOT of work here, Well done.



          The actual one is much larger, i do not know why it uploads to this size--- i tried
        • 50 layers! wow dude! you did a great work on this one!congratulations really good job!
        • i thought the statue of liberty wasn't man made LOL
        • Including the blueprint completes the whole picture
  • Horse Drawn Taxi Cab in New York

    Horse Drawn Taxi Cab in New York
        • very well blended...I don't think cabs use electricity, but funny entry nonetheless!
        • nice idea, i like the color of the horse, the shadow is good two
        • i don't think the tourists will be doing any sight seeing today...except for when they're in the cab lol
        • Yes...taxis use gas, but the gas PUMPS are powered by electric! EXCELLENT entry!
        • Yep, no electicity = no gas stations = no gas. GREAT thinking on this horse drawn taxi.
        • i bet when the pedestrians woke up this morning, they weren't expecting a back seat view like this
  • One Building with Power in NYC Blackout

    One Building with Power in NYC Blackout
        • Legend: The news of blackout became quite freaking for New York. So they started the site FreakingNews.com
        • hah i like the subliminal FN on the tower.
        • My apartment is the top right. No, the one NEXT to the lighted one.
  • Lighting Torch Of Liberty with a Match

    Lighting Torch Of Liberty with a Match
  • Statue of Liberty Wind Power

    Statue of Liberty Wind Power
        • hahahaha, very nice image...I like the windmill, its very real
        • I love your addition of the stone words, Liberty Power! Quality job!
  • Regis and Kelly Using a Lamp on TV

    Regis and Kelly Using a Lamp on TV
        • Bloody brilliant! I'd really love to see anchors to do this

          [Edited by User on 7/24/2006 4:09:55 PM]
        • Kelly Ripa would make anybody wish for darkness.
        • hahaha, nice entry, good job on puting the lights out and puting the second image in
        • frankly id rather watch regis in the dark...put more like on kelly would ya!! haha jk..very cool
        • And they have 15 monkeys running in a power-wheel generator to make the cameras work!
        • "Now, can you get that kettle to work please"
  • Candle on the Empire State Building

    Candle on the Empire State Building
        • The idea alone deserves an admiration! Empire State Building is a heck of a big candle!
        • cool entry, love the candle, and the flare around it, nice job
        • i'd hate to be below the falling melted wax!
        • Funny entry! They'll have to hire a special crew just to scrape off the wax build-up!
        • Will not be walking past that building could end up waxed.
  • Magnifying Glass Over New York City

    Magnifying Glass Over New York City

        • On 7/24/2006 1:07:18 PM, liltim said:

          I don't get it...

          Read author's comments.
        • Who's gonna hold the magnifier? Mayor Bloomberg?
        • I like how the magnafiying glass stands out, very nice job
        • Just don't hold it in one spot for too long or you might start a fire. Nice job!
        • Very imaginative! Wow! Nice work creating the magnification!
  • Albert Einstein Electricity

    Albert Einstein Electricity
        • You know? You just might have something there...heh heh
        • LOL. Very funny idea. He knows his roads.

        • On 7/25/2006 6:38:09 PM, Mslice30 said:

          i didnt know einstien was a geologst.


          I think you mean cartographer. Geology has to do with rocks, not maps.
        • lol, but what if 95 north and 91 north are shut down?
  • Solar Atlas Statue

    Solar Atlas Statue
        • good job on importing the solar object in the Statue of Atlas,
        • So Rockefeller Center and Saks will have light!
        • and now, there will never be a solar eclipse
  • Creating Electicity with Potatoes

    Creating Electicity with Potatoes
        • i think i learned that in like the 2nd grade
        • And too bad the potatos went bad last week.
        • Nice idea. Maybe the light fixture should be casting a shadow on the spuds.
          Yer pal, Keb
        • You can have light & baked potatoes all at once. Nice job.
        • Wife to Hubby:
          "Honey?... can you change the potato? It's too high for me to reach!"
        • THERE ARE LOTS OF POTATO FARMS IN IDAHO,COLORADO AND UTAH. JUST CHECK THEM OUT.
  • Statue of Liberty Replaced by a Lantern

    Statue of Liberty Replaced by a Lantern
        • the statue of liberty is gone!! but look on the BRIGHT side...there's a lantern now
        • Sorry Tiggy, I have to disagree with the others..Your shadows are waaaaaaay off! To begin with, there would be NO shadow to the rear as you have shown. The light source is from ABOVE, NOT the side! There would however be a shadow at the flag pole which seems to be missing. Sorry, it comes from doing too many perspectives.
  • Bethesda Fountain Giving Light

    Bethesda Fountain Giving Light
        • nice entry, good lighting efects on the Bethesda Fountain, good job
  • Night Power for NY From Johnny Storm

    Night Power for NY From Johnny Storm
        • well i can see that you went throu a lot of work to put NYC out of light, nice job, the bulb is just perfect
        • he's not so fantastic without his fantastic three..nice work
  • Statue of Liberty Holding a Torch

    Statue of Liberty Holding a Torch
        • Good idea but the image is way too dark (at least on my monitor).
        • I agree with Newsy, (Brilliant idea!) I would definatly start over & use less of a drastic lighting effect...
        • Maybe she needs to turn that light towards Queens, where they need it!
        • cool entry, the flashlight looks very realistic, also good job on puting the lights out
  • Energizer Bunny Power For New York

    Energizer Bunny Power For New York
        • it keeps going and going and going and going and going and going and going
        • it keeps going, and going, and going, and going, and going, and going........
  • Using Night Vision in Times Square

    Using Night Vision in Times Square
        • nice texture, I like the Night vision goggles look, good job
        • Well done! Great job with the grain and the rim distortion!
  • George Bush with a Candle in TV Interview

    George Bush with a Candle in TV Interview
        • i like it, except for the color of the flame
        • President Bush green-lights federal emergency funds.
        • i think the whit house has some back up plan i hope
        • Hmmmmmmm, no electricity for lights but we seem to have it for tv? LOL
  • Statue of Liberty with a Real Flaming Torch

    Statue of Liberty with a Real Flaming Torch
        • love the flame on the Statue of Liberty, nice work,
  • Taxi Lights in New York Blackout

    Taxi Lights in New York Blackout
        • very nice job on puting the lights out on the buildings, must have been hard, good job
        • If only the drivers would turn up the AC.
  • The Big Apple Candle

    The Big Apple Candle
        • great idea! but try making the reflection in the water blend in a litlle better
        • agree with playakb comment,but still a good idea.
        • The last one to bed, turn out the light.

        • On 7/26/2006 9:41:21 AM, gflory said:

          The last one to bed, turn out the light.



          LOL Good idea! Let the "Blowhards" have THAT job! laughing my arse off
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Governor George Pataki has been called upon to declare a section of Queens in New York City a disaster area. Tens of thousands of residents have suffered through yet another day without electricity. Approximately 12,000 households in the area, with about 48,000 people living in the section of the city, have been without electricity for seven days. The power went out after a heat wave last week. The repairs that have been attempted were washed out thanks to a series of thunderstorms that have hit the area. The blackout actually is ten times larger than initially was reported by Consolidated Edison, the New York City electricity provider. A state lawmaker has called for a criminal investigation. Queens residents have been without lights, airconditioning and the like. The Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, reports that power was restored to 13,000 of the 25,000 customers who had lost power. The Mayor was not certain when the remaining customers would have their power restored. The Mayor also noted that he still did not know why Queens was without power while other parts of the city continued to have electrical service.