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No Jack? No Problem!   Featured in Digital Darkroom #086
  No Jack?  No Problem!
No Jack? No Problem!
If you had a flat and no jack in Kashmir, you could count on plenty of help: a few guys to lift the car and numerous advisors.
Topaz cartoon filter.

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Tommy E. Burgess
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    Wonderful street scene capture, Steve!! I really like how the filter works with the vibrant colors here. Excellent work!

5/11/2010 12:29:17 AM

Michelle Alton
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That is good to know! Great use of the cartoon filter ... I keep trying it, but it has never worked so well for me. You have added soe saturation and backed off somewhat on the cartoonishness. Maybe I'll give it another go 'cause this one turned out wonderfully!

5/11/2010 1:42:39 AM

Dominick M. Dimacale
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Lovely image and effects here, Steve.

5/11/2010 4:14:54 AM

Patricia A. Coblentz
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Love how the minds work...great capture! The effects are perfect for this image. Very funny!


5/11/2010 5:32:47 AM

Steve M. Harrington
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Thank you, Tommy, Michelle, Dominick and Patti. I am so pleased you have found some fun in this scene. I can't count the number of times I came across sights in India that left me gasping with delight and wonder. :)
I find most of the Topaz filters pretty crude and the cartoon is no exception. I had to work this in layers and blend and mask to get it to work for me.

5/11/2010 10:51:37 AM

JudyAnn Rector
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Great job, Steve... love the bright colors and the cartoon effect... really adds to the humor of the situation!

5/11/2010 11:07:31 AM

Joanna Madloch
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Fabulous picture, Steve. There is a story, great image, and fantastic treatment all together. One of my favorites!

5/11/2010 2:51:56 PM

Steve M. Harrington
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It's really nice to hear that you like this image, JudyAnn and Joanna. Thank you.
It just cried out for an effect like cartoon. India often feels that way. :)

5/11/2010 10:32:07 PM

Ruth E. Foster-Lindsay
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Fantastic capture Steve! Love the effects with the filter! Marvelous colors!

5/13/2010 9:33:34 AM

Steve M. Harrington
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Thanks so much for your nice comment, Ruth.

5/15/2010 1:32:46 PM

Usman Bajwa
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CONGRATZ. Steve on your Digital Darkroom feature. What a great place to get your tires flat!!!


5/19/2010 8:57:35 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Interesting approach to fixing a flat. Great capture!

5/22/2010 8:13:23 PM

Steve M. Harrington
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Thank you, Usman and Donna.

5/25/2010 12:12:52 AM

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