News in Pictures May 12 18

Contest Info

  • Started: 5/16/2008 17:00
  • Ended: 5/19/2008 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 24
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
News in Pictures May 12 18
Contest Directions: Create images of something that happened in the news during May 12 - 18.
Here's an example of a news story that can be used:
For the first time in California, wedding bells will ring at gay weddings as same-gender couples are preparing to tie the knot after California's Supreme Court has legalized gay marriages. However, protestor groups are trying to the appeal the Supreme Court's decision or to postpone it till the elections.
In the Author's Comments, it is mandatory to link to a news story. You should use this format to make a link: [URL="http://www.SomeNewsLink.com"] news title [/URL]
Keep the BLACK as is, replace GREEN with the link and write the name you want shown in RED.

Contest Info

    • Started: 5/16/2008 17:00
    • Ended: 5/19/2008 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 24
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
24 pictures
  • Alien Spaceship Delivers a Bible

    Alien Spaceship Delivers a Bible
        • Great choice of the news article. I even thought about making a contest about it.
          Quality work
        • I've been right all along, they DO exist! Vindicated by the Vatican, who'da thunk.
        • Superb, I thought about doing a chop on this too, but couldn't think of a decent idea.
        • Thank you all for your kind words. The pieces just fit right this time. These are my photos too except for the Bible and the couple of clouds below the space ship The space ship was created with a photo button tool.
        • congrats...this is a superb idea...very nice...WTG
        • Nice work and congrats on your first advanced gold keepitreal.
  • Alien Pope

    Alien Pope
        • Normal !
          If you can believe the vatican's hogwash, no trouble swallowing E.T. or anything else !
          Looks like Benny's handbag is on fire!
        • The smoke is great. The Alien Pope is awesome. Love the news story choice too.
        • Congrats Funkwood Ratzinger looks better as ET...hehe
        • Silver bells for the aliens! Congratulations, wood!
  • China Flood

    China Flood
        • Bronze floods for Flood-maker Congratulations!
  • Rabbi George Bush

    Rabbi George Bush
        • Now this looks like a wise man.
          My, how looks can often be deceiving.
  • Lizard Man

    Lizard Man
  • Terminator Wedding Day

    Terminator Wedding Day
        • Love the composition and execution.
          Just one small critique - part of the "biker" face seems to have been lost with masking and cropping.
        • If you marry your clone is that incest and same ... marriage?
          Arnold will be very pleased with entry!
  • Chinese Spy

    Chinese Spy
        • A very nice job.
          I do miss 'Eye-Gore'
  • Underwater Cemetery

    Underwater Cemetery
  • George Bush in Saudi Oil Field

    George Bush in Saudi Oil Field
        • The facial expressions are priceless.
          Poor GWB don't get no respect.
        • Love the work and play on words. Hate the oil prices
  • Aracno Joung Spiderman

    Aracno Joung Spiderman
  • Bust of Caesar Discovered by Diver

    Bust of Caesar Discovered by Diver
        • The clownfish are cute but Jules' head was found in a river, not in a tropical sea
  • Fairground Accident

    Fairground Accident
  • Frog Invasion

    Frog Invasion
  • Rocket Man Lost on the Moon

    Rocket Man Lost on the Moon
        • You will need to add a link to the News Event to support your entry. Please refer to the contest directions.

          Here is one for you: News Link

          Interesting composition.
        • I thank you for pointing out my omission and the link. John
  • Rat Balancing Earthquake and Olympics

    Rat Balancing Earthquake and Olympics
        • Never really though of it like that. Hope and pray they get through this.

          Nice composition. I like the broken stadium effect.

          Your full-version isn't much bigger than the contest version. As such I'd recommend you crop ("crop" not resize) it to 500 pixels wide and re-upload it.

          It will be way sharper that way in contest mode. Right now your full-size is sharp (good) but the contest version is a little soft.
        • China has the means to deal with both eathquake relief and the OG
          A more valid counterweight would be the 3 Gorges Dam, which may even be a cause of the eathquakes.
  • Burma Refuses Aid

    Burma Refuses Aid
  • Disputed GSA Cookie Sales Record Holder

    Disputed GSA Cookie Sales Record Holder
        • Nice commentary. Hil needs some shadows cast fromn her I think
  • French Aid to Burma

    French Aid to Burma
        • Great concept. I would adjust the opacity levels of the frogs and other details to match the original painting.
  • Rocket Men Flying Over Alps

    Rocket Men Flying Over Alps
  • Ants Attacking a Computer

    Ants Attacking a Computer
        • Interesting! The ants may need higher contrast to match the background source
  • Flying Fusion Man and Friends

    Flying Fusion Man and Friends
        • Haha ... trying to think of who else can fly superhero-wise.

          This composition looks better in the smaller 500px/ wide contest mode. The full-view is way too big as the Fusion Man source looks blurry. You may want to scale the full view down a bit or find a higher resolution FusionMan source.
        • Flyingturdman is much sharper than the other little fellows
  • New Russian President

    New Russian President
        • News



          Hmmm it didnt work the way it should, Will have to try again next time, sorry!

        • Link works (sorta) but dated March 3
          Where's the cat ?

          [Edited by User on 5/18/2008 12:46:17 AM]
        • Nice concept.

          Please read the contest directions again on how to post news link.
        • Glad to see this topic covered, and in an meaningful way.
          But, Dmitry is much better looking in real life. I could almost get a real man-crush on his movie star good looks. Luckily he is at the helm of the 'evil' empire, which puts it back into some perspective. Hey, remember the cold war ? - - well it's making a come-back.
        • You're not the only one with a crush on Medvedev
  • Eye Gouge Saved Shark Victim

    Eye Gouge Saved Shark Victim
        • laughing my arse off Mo
          The image appears to have a more liquid metal look to it than water but I guess that depends on what you were trying to achieve.
        • It's Moe Howard of the Three Stooges, the most famous eye gouger in history. It may be an American thing -- not sure if they were as famous around the world (it's also a "male" thing usually -- women don't appreciate them as much)
        • Nice composition. Not sure of the heavy use of the filter.
        • To be honest, I wasn't thinking this was an award winner -- just thought it was silly and liked the idea. I tried to make it look good, but I didn't go for the realistic look on this one at all. Thanks for the comments though -- I'm glad someone enjoyed it.
  • Budget Airlines Rocketman

    Budget Airlines Rocketman
        • You will need to add a link to the News Event to support your entry. Please refer to the contest directions.

          Here is one for you: News Link


          Try to use larger source images, if they are available, so that you have more freedom to display your skills in your work and show us what you really can do.
        • Jet exhaust heat distortion looks pretty good.
        • The distortion is already in the source
          Only the text on wings is added
24 image entries
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