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Thank you very much Gummy, SwashB, and Doc.
Thanks, Armatien. I particularly enjoy working the bird chops. Glad you like it.
I like the uncluttered simple scene. It has a nice appeal to the eyes but I'm glad it's not my eye in that crow's beak.
Excellent work... somewhat horrified to see the eye ball drop but the mood for the chip needs this good rain effect also
Hoe to create a masterpiece starting from low value sources. Great.
Another well composed chop with wonderful tone, mood, and lighting … I have to admit I didn't notice the floating body until after seeing your sources … The eyeball and its guts, especially with the dark outline, are somewhat sharp in contrast to the slight blur and soft edges of the bird. High Marks nonetheless.
Thanks Gumster, and Joan. Most everyone's first question is "who's eye is that" So I attempted to answered that with the source images.
Thanks very much Raj. I always enjoy your in-depth observations. Thanks, Lu. Yes the quality source for the bird was good, but yeah..I had to brush out almost every feather, and added some Dodge/Burn Highlights. Thanks Eagle Eye Billy. Yes I had a little trouble getting the eye to suit.. finally popped a bit of FX around it. In contrast to the BG seemed to be the best of many ways I had attempted.
Very impressive, and a bit spooky. Kinda done in the best traditions of Edgar Allan Poe
Congrats on the silver Splat,I love the lighting,mood,feel and subtle Beauty of this.Like Newsmaster says,has an awesome Poe feel to it
Fantastic work. Reminds me of that surfing bird song "well its the bird- bird- bird, the bird is the word"... Silver congrats
Fantastic work. Reminds me of that surfing bird song "well its the bird- bird- bird, the bird is the word"... Silver congrats -Edited by Moderator on 10/30/2014 2:56:04 AM
Thanks very much Newsy...Never crossed my mind but your right it is kinda Poe Like. Yeah.
Thanks Doc Paul, Thanks my friends Elegary and PixJockey. Thanks very much Hitz...I haven't heard that song in a while. By the Trashmen...great band name.. Thanks, Andwhat. Very much appreciated.
Thanks much Gumster, Bob, Geriatric, and Andrew. This was fun...Great comments Guys and Gals. I really enjoy them.
Fantastic job on this, congrats on the win.
Great stuff as always SS … Congrats on the Silver.
Photoshop the photo of this ibis and the crows any way you wish. Some examples are: show why these birds are grouped like this, put them in an aviary, etc. These are just some ideas. (Many thanks to Len Radin for providing the source photo.)
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American singer and songwriter Sheryl Crow celebrates her 45th birthday today. Crow started her music career as a backup singer for Michael Jackson; she toured with him during the BAD world tour in 1987-1989.
Since Crow went solo, her songs won her fame and numerous awards including ten Grammies.
To mark the 45th birthday of Sheryl Crow, photoshop her any way you wish. Some examples are: Sheryl Crow in movies and paintings, showing what alternative career Sheryl could have chosen; how she will look in the future, merging Sheryl Crow with celebrities or animals, etc.