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Up The Creek
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Up The Creek
Up The Creek
With Clyde.
I must be feeling a bit better, I managed to spend a couple of enjoyable hours in photoshop yesterday, and I ended up created this fun scene! I like the look on Clyde’s face, I am not sure if it is indecision, or a look of confusion! Then again with a camel, it can be hard to tell…LOL! The location is Wheeney Creek, to the north west of Sydney!
I didn’t know whether to enter this in the monthly theme, or digital darkroom.
The Soooo Funny theme won!

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Michelle Alton
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    GREAT job, John. Every part of the image is both beautiful and FUN! A crowd pleaser, to be sure!

8/14/2012 1:20:11 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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This is AWESOME John, that GORGEOUS falls are so inviting, it is no wonder Clyde chooses this place to relax, WTG!! <><

8/14/2012 1:31:52 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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a cool creation!

8/14/2012 1:32:47 PM

 
Mike Clime
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Fantastic dd work, John! Never ever seen a camel by a waterfall, but I guess it needs to fill its hump.

8/14/2012 1:33:29 PM

 
Ann H. Belus
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How creative is this!!! I thought I was seeing things...a camel by a waterfall in a woodsy scene? Beautifully done, and I agree, "Sooo funny" is where it belongs!

8/14/2012 1:58:37 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Looks like Clyde is admiring the beauty of the falls, John! A really cute shot!

8/14/2012 2:10:09 PM

 
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Hi John,LOL!!My friend.Clyde sure hase a nice place to get a drink of water.Excellent DD work,beautiful waterfall!!!

8/14/2012 2:11:53 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Excellent DD work, John. Very good imagination you have. Beautiful and fun capture.

8/14/2012 2:26:33 PM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Amazing work, John! I admire you!

8/14/2012 2:46:46 PM

 
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Either way you enter this John, its a fabulous entry. I love the way the camel reacts to the waterfall as it appears to be pointing with its nose for people to notice the amazing view. Very well done and glad you're feeling better.

8/14/2012 2:53:14 PM

 
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I am still laughing my friend, so it must be the right choice, super work John!!

8/14/2012 2:53:39 PM

 
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LOL It is an outstanding waterfall image that takes on a whole new life with Camel addition!! Great work John!!

8/14/2012 5:25:41 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Clyde doesn't look like he knows where his other background went!! It is a beautiful waterfall , so I hope he appreciates it

8/14/2012 6:13:11 PM

 
Mariann Kovats
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I am glad, you are feeling better to create something that fantastic as this, John! Amazing work! Beautiful background!

8/14/2012 6:41:01 PM

 
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Perhaps he's just perplexed at having his feet in water instead of sand! Cool creation - and glad you're feeling better!

8/14/2012 7:21:18 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Ha! Ha! I love this, John! I think the Camel is confused as to how he got there! ... but he is taking in the beauty of it all! Gorgeous capture of this fabulous waterfall ... and the added humour makes this image extra special! Excellent DD work and presentation! :)

8/14/2012 7:40:11 PM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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Terrific darkroom work, John, and definitely with comic results! It would work in both categories but I vote for MT. Beautiful depth and detail, too!

8/14/2012 7:42:14 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Excellent work, John!

8/14/2012 11:27:25 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Now that is really cool! He must be filling those humps up

8/15/2012 3:22:04 AM

 
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Lots of fun John - Nice work here!

8/15/2012 5:26:14 AM

 
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John

Thats a great work,full of colors and funny too.

Ysa...

8/15/2012 7:17:40 AM

 
David K. Hurt
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Over the top funny John!

8/15/2012 10:45:40 AM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Terrific work and capture!!!!

8/15/2012 12:27:11 PM

 
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Many thanks for all your kind comments!

8/15/2012 1:26:10 PM

 
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Right choice John I would have gone with funny as well. Great camera work with long exposure to veil the water and the post processing to add the camel. Glad you are feeling better.

8/15/2012 2:40:37 PM

 
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Thanks a lot Emile!

8/15/2012 4:52:43 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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I am totally impressed with this exceptional job you did in DD, John! I don't have PS but I imagine it must be incredible fun. Your capture & creativity are top notch! Good luck. Glad you're feeling a bit better.

8/15/2012 6:11:50 PM

 
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Guess Clyde is in awe of all that water, after all, the desert doesn't have much ... great dd work.

You also need to just enter the falls later, your veiling is soo kool John!

jo ann c.

8/15/2012 7:17:52 PM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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Absolutely, enter it without the camel as Jo Ann said. Both ways, excellent images. Super dd work! Great imagination. He blends in well doesn't he?

8/15/2012 7:59:12 PM

 
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Fantastic capture that is soooooo cute, John!!! Very glad that you are feeling better!!!!

8/15/2012 9:16:07 PM

 
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Funny composition with great details John :) like it! good to hear you feel better...

8/16/2012 10:00:43 AM

 
Max Aureli
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Fantastic work and composition, John!!

8/16/2012 10:22:45 AM

 
Tammy Espino
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A wonderful fun capture! I didn't know you were feeling under the weather, glad to hear your on the mend!! :)

8/16/2012 11:26:08 AM

 
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Sooo Cool, John!
Great Job In DD

8/16/2012 11:54:22 AM

 
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Great DD work, John! I wondered about camels in Australia, let alone by waterfalls! Well-done.

8/16/2012 2:52:46 PM

 
John Connolly
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Thank you Patrick, Jo Ann, Phyllis, Ellen, Daniella, Max, Tammy, Wm and Katherine for you thoughts on this image!

8/16/2012 3:17:47 PM

 
Daniel Ruf
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You're right, this is a hoot. Good job.

8/17/2012 3:56:03 AM

 
Paul E. Earl
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Great DD work, John. Looks like you have some time on your hands. A terrific image.

8/17/2012 5:20:02 AM

 
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Good choice, John. But if I were you I would enter it in both!
Wonderful wonderful creation.

8/17/2012 9:40:40 AM

 
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Thanks a lot Daniel, Paul and Kiki, I appreciate your kind remarks!

8/17/2012 2:38:13 PM

 
Ken Smith
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I don't believe I've ever seen a camel looking at a waterfall. You did good on this, John!

8/17/2012 7:07:35 PM

 
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Well done John! I had to read your comments to figure out why there was a camel in the woods by a waterfall.

8/17/2012 7:54:59 PM

 
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Thanks Ken and Lou, I had heaps of fun producing this weird scene!

8/18/2012 3:45:01 PM

 
Jeffrey M. Smith
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VERY WELL DONE! Your PS work is perfect! That camel really seems confused, I am sure that dont get to see an oasis this full of water and life. It has enough water to go for 3 or 4 days after a drink from here!
Jeff

8/21/2012 4:34:38 PM

 
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Thanks Jeffrey, isn't PS a fun tool to work with!

8/23/2012 3:13:57 PM

 
Susan M. Smith
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Ha! I had to look twice on this one! Great concept and execution, John. Your capture of the falls should definately be entered on its own.

8/25/2012 6:57:46 PM

 
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Very beautiful shot, John!

8/26/2012 4:41:21 PM

 
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Well my friend it was the right choice after all. Congratulations on your wonderful finalist. Good luck in next round John.

9/24/2012 10:20:25 AM

 
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Camel or no Camel ... Either way it's a WINNER!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your FABULOUS Finalist, John!!!!! WTG!!! Good luck in the next round, my friend!!! :)

9/24/2012 10:37:18 AM

 
Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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I'm so thrilled to see this beauty again, John. Congratulations!!

9/24/2012 10:52:44 AM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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John, awesome, a winner

9/24/2012 11:26:34 AM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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Congratulations John! Awesome photo and awesome finalist! I'm still smiling!

9/24/2012 11:32:47 AM

 
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Congrats on a wonderful finalist.

9/24/2012 11:56:26 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your fantastic finalist, John!!

9/24/2012 12:01:00 PM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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I'm so glad to see this one as a finalist, John! Congrats!!

9/24/2012 12:09:27 PM

 
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how beautiful... congratulations on your finalist!!!

9/24/2012 12:50:32 PM

 
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John

So happy for your wonderful finalist

YSA...

9/24/2012 1:18:05 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats John on your fun filled finalist!! :)

9/24/2012 1:28:19 PM

 
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Congrats on this awesome finalist John, to9o cute!

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9/24/2012 1:30:12 PM

 
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Congratulations John!

9/24/2012 1:51:29 PM

 
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Congratulations on your delightful and fun finalist John.

9/24/2012 1:56:14 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Big Congratulations on your beautiful finalist,John.WTG My friend!!!

9/24/2012 2:01:33 PM

 
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Huge congrats on your finalist! Definately put a smile on my face this morning!

9/24/2012 2:02:32 PM

 
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Heyyyy, WTG,bud! CONGRATS & good luck!

9/24/2012 3:39:34 PM

 
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Big congrats on your well deserved Finalist, John!

9/24/2012 3:45:42 PM

 
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LoL
Congratulations Johnny
Good luck in the next round!!

9/24/2012 3:50:54 PM

 
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Congrats on your unique, fun and artistic finalist, John!

9/24/2012 4:25:58 PM

 
Lydia Williams
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Oh my gosh, John! Sooo funny! This is wonderful..so glad you entered and best of luck in the next round!

9/24/2012 4:39:25 PM

 
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wow...a winner, outstanding fun creative work...did you put Clyde there...just love it...happy holiday...

9/24/2012 6:30:40 PM

 
Louisa Hancock
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WOW I didn't see this one and oh boy I just love it great pictures and fantastic humour lol

9/24/2012 7:05:32 PM

 
Mariann Kovats
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Excellent work, John! I am not surprised, it came in as Finalist! Congratulation!

9/24/2012 7:51:55 PM

 
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Absolutely inspirational John and the Judges agree. Congratulations!

9/24/2012 8:13:40 PM

 
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Congratulations on this fun and wonderful mt finalist John!!

9/24/2012 9:27:49 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations, John!

9/24/2012 9:58:38 PM

 
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Love the unusual lol. Congrats on your finalist John.

9/24/2012 10:55:35 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Delightful composite shot, John, and a very well-earned Finalist!
CONGRATULATIONS, and best of luck next level!

9/24/2012 11:27:10 PM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Congratulations!!!!
Good luck in the next round!

9/25/2012 1:59:24 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS John, this is AWESOME!!! Hope to see it in the GOLD!!! <><

9/25/2012 8:01:55 AM

 
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Congratulations John!

9/25/2012 10:37:00 AM

 
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Big congratulations on your fantastic finalist, John! Good luck!

9/25/2012 10:55:19 AM

 
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Congratulations on your fabulous Finalist, John!

9/26/2012 6:53:05 AM

 
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Wonderful work and finalist,John! Congratulations!!

9/26/2012 8:43:00 AM

 
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Congratulations on this great Finalist, John! I love it!

9/26/2012 7:19:06 PM

 
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Congratulations, John! Awesome finalist!

9/27/2012 11:05:28 AM

 
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Do not ever play poker with a camel John. Cool image.

9/27/2012 2:49:26 PM

 
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Congrats on your wonderful finalist John!

9/28/2012 11:38:13 PM

 
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John, WOW! This is beautiful. Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist.

9/30/2012 9:32:40 AM

 
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GREAT job John..Congratulations on a fantastic finalist.

10/2/2012 1:08:44 PM

 
John Connolly
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Many thanks for all your kind comments! I will try and get back to all of you, I have just returned home from a weeks holiday!

10/2/2012 1:52:58 PM

 
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Great job! Beautiful waterfall capture and what a fun addition, John!Congratulations on this fantastic finalist!!!:-)

10/3/2012 6:47:19 AM

 
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HA HA

Oh my this is so great John! Well done, I can imagine you laughing away as you did it! Congratulations on tour finalist!

Pat

10/3/2012 7:55:33 AM

 
John Connolly
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Thanks a lot Lydia and Pat, it is good to hear from you again!

10/3/2012 1:51:37 PM

 
John Connolly
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OOOPS! Sorry Renata, another seniors moment!

10/3/2012 2:01:46 PM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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So glad to see that this one got a finalist! Congratulations!! I was in UT when they were announced, hence the belated congrats.

10/3/2012 3:36:28 PM

 
John Connolly
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Thanks Katherine, I was about an hour from leaving for Canberra when I came across this one, so I am bening the eight ball too!

10/4/2012 2:58:04 PM

 
Daniel Ruf
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Congrats on this image.

10/6/2012 5:01:09 PM

 
John Connolly
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Thanks so much Daniel!

10/8/2012 2:33:13 PM

 
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Great work with this image, John! Love it! Congratulations on your FINALIST!

10/9/2012 3:34:18 PM

 
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I heard the good news…and could not be happier for you! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna

10/19/2012 10:12:21 AM

 
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