It's hard not to get caught up in the stare of either/both subjects. Somehow that pulls you right in...super work, love the contrast.
I love the soulful look of the little boy and his cat. Excellent work.
The whole chop is an eye candy... the way you did the cat spots and his face is my favorite part here.
Very nicely done. The attic light ads a deeper dimension to this little story. Congrats on the bronze cup
Great chop jeremix … super clean … love all the details. Congrats on the Bronze.
you can't go wrong with a toddler and a kitty.
Congrats on the bronze jeremix....I don't think the boy likes being a soldier...He looks so sad and he's wearing a peace symbol on his hat...Maybe it's a statement about all the boys that have fought in wars over the ages.
yeah, i guess so. i also thought it was the little sad boy that hides in every adult soldier, too. thanks guys.
I think this was one of the best in the contest. Expected it to score higher. Not only this is a very clever composition, it shows masterful light and shadow work to bring all the sources in harmony here. The only thing I would change is give the soldier a light colored gloves as the dark ones are not visible enough on the dark background
Thank you, Newsy. I agree his gloves kind of got lost. Perhaps my image would have done better if I snuck Obama in there somewhere haha.
I agree with NewsMaster on this one. And the fire is just absolutely perfect
This Friday we continue our freaking experiment with provided source images. Drones have been extensively used by the U.S. Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps. The drone plane in today's photo is "RQ-11 Raven", produced by AeroVironment, Inc. in California. It can fly up to 6.2 miles (10.0 km) at altitudes of about 500 feet (150 m). This drone plane is launched by hand and its mission is to provide aerial intelligence and surveillance with built-in video cameras and infra-red night vision cameras. The latest model comes with solar batteries which can extend the flight time by 60%.
Photoshop this photo of a U.S. soldier launching a drone any way you wish. Image credit: Sgt. 1st Class Michael Guillory.
Create your own "Robot Soldier". We are looking for entries to be as close to 100% machinery or mechanical. If you find it difficult to create a 100% machine/mechanical soldier we are also looking for a Military Patch that will identify these "Robot Soldiers" in the field. In addition, the article speaks of nano-technology and insect sized swarms, so "Robot Soldiers" can be very tiny too!