This is me. An old fart strolling around thinking about what to paint next. That snake symbolizes the carnival of bad thoughts and regrets intruding. The balloons a metaphor for all my hopes and dreams held aloft by hot air. In the jet is my estranged S.O.B. step-father I haven't seen in years. And for very good reasons. Beautiful job. Seriously... nicely done. I'm sure you have your own meanings behind it all. : )
Thanks, Rob. Great interpretation. I find the old man just oblivious enough to still enjoy his day.
There's a lot to be said for obliviousness
Thanks, Gumster. Yes indeed, I would agree. All sorts of words like "run..." come to mind.
Hey RobbNewman, I Like your story that goes with Hidden's chop. Peaceful chop.
The more I look at it the more I think the snake is asking him something and he is telling it to be patient.
Thanks very much, Hobbit. I too find the image has an element of peacefulness about it. Peaceful but on the verge of chaos I think.
Love the atmosphere and the symbols. After that everyone cn give his own interpretation.
thanks, Joan, Eric, Swash, and Lu. Yes, Lu. Sort of a "Keep Calm" and "...." fill in the blank chop.
Thanks, Andrew. Just Short. I had a sea serpent with a kernel of corn for it's eye...Guess maybe I should have thrown that fellow in too. Maybe next time.
Gallery quality, man. Shrug. Sea serpents are cool. If it wants in, let it. That is my policy Top 5 congrats
Top 5 congrats Splat.There is some serious competition going on.
Thanks AndWhat. Thanks, Gummy. Thanks, Hit-man...Good advice. Great contest with a number of tough images to compete against. I "should be" happy with my finish...grrrr
This placed in the fifth slot, but really it can be framed and be a gem in any modern art museum
The hot air balloon is the oldest technology of human-carrying flight. Invented in 1782 by the Montgolfier brothers in France, hot air balloons became a huge sensation and an instant commercial success. The Montgolfier brothers specialized in paper manufacturing with their "The Montgolfier Company" at the time. After they invented, patented, and successfully tested their first hot air balloon, they started producing them for their clients. Though hot air balloons were an expensive luxury to afford (averaging about $120,000 in today's money) the Montgolfiers could hardly keep up with the demand for "the flying wonder". The Montgolfier Company still exists in France today, but since it changed hands numerous times it was renamed the "Canson-Montgolfier" and has nothing to do with hot air balloons any more. The company still specializes in paper production just like in its founding days, and produces a wide range of fine art prints and photography prints.
Photoshop this photo of hot air balloons (image credit Moriac) any way you wish.
This Friday we continue our freaking experiment with provided source images.
Photoshop balloon stunt image any way you wish (image credit Chuck Kennedy / US Government work). Some examples are - making the balloon man perform other stunts, designing a poster with the balloon man and Michelle Obama, using this balloon stunt image in movies and paintings. These are just some ideas. (NOTE: despite what you may think, the supplied original photo is NOT photoshopped. On the photo you see Guinness Book of World Records holder John Cassidy performing a balloon act for First Lady Michelle Obama in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Oct. 11, 2011.)
Photoshop this image of a girl with a red balloon (click to download) any way you wish. Some examples are: re-dressing this girl with a red balloon, making the red girl perform some stunts, putting the girl with a red balloon into some unusual environment, using this girl with a red balloon image in advertisements, movies, paintings, etc. These are just some ideas.
This is an Apprentice Contest. You are eligible to enter this contest if you have less than 5 golden trophies at Freaking News.
You have 4 days to submit your entry. Submitting it early will give you plenty of time to read the critique comments and edit your image accordingly.
Many thanks to sfrancisball for providing the source photo.
Balloon Boy saga has been getting continuous buzz in the news. Days after the world watched a giant balloon fly through the air as a tearful family expressed fears that their 6-year-old boy could be inside, authorities announced what millions suspected: The whole thing was staged - the Heene family made this publicity stunt to increase their ratings in the reality show that they participated in. Authorities are studying the evidence and will decide next week whether to file charges against Richard Heene or his wife, Mayumi.
Photoshop any balloon stunts you can think of. E.g. attach balloons to objects people or animals to create one stunt or another. Think of people and object starting to float with the help of balloons in most unexpected (or expected) situations. These are just some ideas.
Photoshop this balloon image (click to download) any way you wish. Some examples are: re-coloring these balloons, giving these balloons on people or animals, designing other objects with these balloons, putting the balloons into some unusual environment, using the balloon image in advertisements, movies, paintings, etc. These are just some ideas.
You have 3 days to submit your entry. Submitting it early will give you plenty of time to read the critique comments and edit your image accordingly.
Many thanks to Michal Zacharzewski and
Stock Exchange for providing the source image.