Trying to achieve an HDR Effect. Source Images The Best View Member reactions:
Yikes... I'm to scared to stay here long enough to even comment on this one.
The wolf with dropping blood from its mouth is really scary and the corps behind makes the pic amazing good one
Thanks very much, Nanny, Ricky, Raj, and Sulli. Beyond composition I was trying to achieve an HDR effect with the regular filters in PhotoShop. Guess it turned out Okay.
Good job and at least you didn't get that god awful Topaz squiggle.
Hat watch bloody skull with red flesh.. Cold blood..
Impressive job. I had a similar image on a shirt some time ago.
Thanks, Balo, Gumster, D-Man, Eric, and Lu. Yeah..Gummy I can imitate the Topaz squiggle to a small degree..good for covering low Rez images.. Lu, I bet you received some strange looks when wearing that shirt..
Great technique and perspective angle here. The hat and the broken watch are nice touches too
Yikes... Scared me so much I just wee weed Top 5 mate...
Thanks, Newsy. Tanx, Gumster. Damn lucky to be in the top 5 after taking a huge torpedo hit early on. Just part of the job I guess. Thanks, Hit-man. Oops if that happened I understand why you had to cut your comment short. Thanks Everyone, for all the great votes and wonderful comments. You Guys make this a Blast. And give us good reasons to do it again.
Tough race this time, - outstanding chops racing nose-to-nose. Wish this none would get a trophy too
Thanks, 420. Thanks, Newsy. Sort of an experiment for me. It had some major flaws, and I did learn how to remedy them..so I'm not too terribly disappointed in it's finish. Like you said, a lot of other great entrees in this contest. But given the range of numbers we use in the voting scale at this time, I do find it hard to understand why some-one would score this chop a (6)...be that at it may..it was still a great contest, with a number of fantastic voters and comments. Very hard to proof read this small input box...so I may have said something strange..but hey, what's new about that.
I was actually busy and pre-occupied yesterday so comments were short . And a "6" is simply a testimony that the voter is clueless as to what constitutes a great chop. With an itsy-bitsy attention to crop halo and a taller format you have marketable cover for a book. That is cool, you can use FN as a practice area for developing more commercially viable ideas for your portfolio. Smart thinking 99.
Your Right Hit-man. Yeah..most of the dark Halo around the wolf created by my post processing was the problem...as Sgt. Bob pointed out it could have been remedied with a tiny bit of back-lighting and cropping. And it would have improved the impression of the wolf. Thanks, Max...
Dang agent 86..I must be old too. I knew what you meant by the number 99.
Photoshop the photo of this Mexican wolf any way you wish. Some examples are: merge the wolf with other animals, use this Mexican wolf image in posters and 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 7 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 Jim Clark for providing the source photo.