Seat belts weren't standard equipment back when this photo was taken. Member reactions:
I really like what you have done here Did you color the original.
The foreground pic was bw. The plane and background pics were color to start but I converted them to bw. Then added color tints to all.
Kewl. No seat-belts back then. But they already had Air-brakes.
Outstandingly cool LunaC, it gives one a sense of vertigo, huh. That is real pearls when you can pull that off. Nice retro vintage feel as well. Congrats, one of your best and certainly in my top Freaky Chop list.
Congrats on the gold, Luna. I love your vintage style chops.
Congrats on the Gold cup, to Freak Show. Very very well done, nice work.
For the moment I checked outside my window to see if hell froze over, when I've read that US Open officials finally confessed that tennis is all about showbiz and money to them. The idea is as old as the world - you take some game people like, attract the world's best players with tons of cash, and make even more cash from tickets and advertisements. The official total payout (men's and women's play) for the US Open is 18.5 million dollars. That's payout, folks, the tiny part of the US Open profits that goes to players. And in gratitude for making all this cash, the US Open boss usually slaps a winner's ass and says: "Good job earning me enough money to buy half of Korea. See you next time!" And the winner would usually sigh and walk away in shame because he can't afford half of Korea, and can only buy 12 Ferraris, 8 mansions in California, and 1 tiny island in the Pacific Ocean. Needless to say, the guy feels like a total loser. And yet, he'll come back to play again and again because he's got bills to pay and gotta make ends meet.
In this contest you are asked to photoshop one of the following:
1) Design new tennis equipment using items / materials that don't belong to tennis. You may also create advertisements based on using commercial products that normally don't belong to tennis.
2) Show alternative / unusual places where tennis can be played.
3) Photoshop works of art to include a tennis theme in them.
4) Show politicians / celebrities playing tennis poorly.