Jonathan and a straitjacket are a good fit. Kewl Choppage. The BG and lighting raise the pic a notch or two above.
Great shot... big eyes and the craziest smile to get himself free is really worth watching well done
congrats hits. really expressive. looked at it for quite a while. an excellent choice of subject.
I figured out of the 6 I did this one and Mick Jagger had the best possibilities. The Jagger one, I figured had the edge... wrong again. Hehe I am beginning to think that I don't think like the group. Many thanks Doc, Jere, Splatshot, Luciano, eric, Deaddog and Hobbit. Happy holidays to one and all. Was a good contest, so many great entries
Congrats and Merry Christmas Hitspinner.
So, I guess this really isn't just a self-portrait. Congrats on the Wood.
Excellent work, I just wish it looked more like a photo in the light of the contest. Still a top job. Congrats on the wood, Hits.
All I did was sharpen with a little Topaz. The original source was all grainy and textured.
After seeing this I hate to put mine in, beautiful work, love it.
Whoa, now that's some serious bird dressing here.
and the icicles on the beak are just a brilliant touch.
So much story. Beautiful. Well done on every level.
Brilliant work, looks of kiddo is really adorable
Awesome chop, but whats new. Congrads on the win, couldn't be beat,,.
Well done. Congrats on the win. That studio lighting is a tough one to beat. It is like heroin to the eye.
Really amazing work, congrats on the win.
Thanks everyone. ...Heroin to the eye, interesting analogy Tim. But the studio lighting effect is created with the most basic photoshop tools. Just a careful control of contrast, saturation and brightness.
Yeah, we have talked about this before some years ago. Back in the distant days of actual film, we got these effects with dodging, burning, exposure effects and even scrims. It is a lot of work in the darkroom and still a lot of work in Photoshop. There are not fast shortcut filters. Ansell Adams had an eye for composition but his real mastery was once the film was out of the camera. Yo have that Adams touch on all your stuff for a long time now and it is nothing short of excellent.
Most birds fly south in the winter. The question is, if we could provide our feathered friends with warm winter clothes, would they stick around even through the coldest months? Bird winter clothes are available and sold in many pet shops.
Photoshop any birds wearing warm clothes for the winter (coats, hats, boots, etc). Any birds are accepted in this contest, even the exotic birds that never saw winters.
Many thanks to LunaC for the themepost.
Today, December 1, is the official end of autumn and the beginning of winter. Are you looking forward to lots of snow this season?
To mark the start of winter, let's "winterize" any famous paintings by adding snow to them and adding warm winter clothes to the characters in the paintings. Adding snow is a must, adding winter clothes is optional.
Many thanks to JimShorts for the themepost.
As the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi are getting closer, lets recall that Sochi is one of the warmest subtropical spots in Russia - winters there are very warm and often snow-less. Putin said he guaranteed snow there this year, even if he would have to bring it by helicopters from the surrounding regions. Luckily, he did not have to do it, but there was a lot of jokes in the Russian blogsphere how these winter sports would be played in the absence of snow. Let us think of some new sport disciplines that could (or could not) be added to the winter Olympics.
Create any winter sports that definitely would not make it to the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games.
Many thanks to pcrdds for the contest idea.
Past Sunday, December 1, marked the official end of autumn and the beginning of winter. Though the winter has just started, brutal masses of arctic air are invading most of the US, bringing ice, wind, and sudden drop in temperatures.
Let's see how winter invasion could happen to movies too - "winterize" any movies by adding snow to them and/or adding warm winter clothes to the characters in the movies. You are welcome to "winterize" movie titles too. Bring winter to the big screen!
This Saturday, December 1, will mark the official end of autumn and the beginning of winter. Last year, dry and warm winter disappointed skiers, snowmobilers and winter enthusiasts. They have something to cheer about this week, as weather forecasts across the country promise snowier winter season than we had last year. Let it snow!
To mark the upcoming start of winter, let's "winterize" any famous paintings by adding snow to them and adding warm winter clothes to the characters in the paintings. Adding snow is a must, adding winter clothes is optional.