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*Los Angeles 2028*   Featured in Digital Darkroom #005 Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
*Los Angeles 2028*
*Los Angeles 2028*
My vision of what downtown L.A. might look like in 25 years. Images shot with Canon D60 / Canon EF28-70mm2.8L
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Canon EOS D60 Digi...
Judith G. Secco
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    Wonderful image, Thomas. Nice job.

6/14/2003 6:23:13 PM

Joann  Tompkins-Winborn
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Fabulous lighting- love the affect it has on the overall photo. The red is so-o-o L.A.! Please explain how you did this. Is it a composite of different photos? What, if any, program did you use? Thanks for sharing and God bless you and yours.

Thomas McConville

member since: 11/5/2002

Hi Joann, this image is about 8 different layers. It was made up from three separate images, the freeway, the skyscrapers, and the sunset. I then duplicated the skyscrapers twice and and changed their perspective here and there. I used Photoshop elements. Wish I had the monye to get PS 7, need some tools in there. Thanks for your comments.

June Marie Sobrito
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Great work! I love the futuristic look!

Patricia Marroquin
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Spectacular, Thomas! A great, dramatic vision!

Jill Battaglia
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Very cool!

Dottie Shepherd

member since: 1/14/2003

Thomas, very creative..colors are great and love the lights...excellent work..

Patricia Marroquin
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I knew I'd see this among the top photos. Congrats, Thomas!

7/7/2003 12:20:50 AM

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Congrats to you :)

7/7/2003 5:43:43 PM

Debbie S.
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Well deserved win!! -Debbie

7/14/2003 4:40:29 PM

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7/14/2003 4:44:17 PM

Serena Pierce

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Congratulations Thomas!! The colors are beautiful!

7/14/2003 4:44:38 PM

Robert Mann
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Congrats on your First place win, Thomas! Excellent image! RoB

7/14/2003 4:59:19 PM

Dolores Neilson
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Many congratulations on your first place win Thomas!

7/14/2003 5:02:44 PM

Jean Papo
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Oh, my! This is an amazing image! Congratulations, Thomas!!!!

7/14/2003 6:53:59 PM

Evy Johansen
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Congratulations on your well deserved first place win! Beautiful image!

7/14/2003 7:26:50 PM

Connie L. Carpenter
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Congratulations, Thomas... what a great image.

7/14/2003 7:46:26 PM

Joann  Tompkins-Winborn
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Thomas- I had a feeling about this one.
I think it was the L.A. Red!!
Congratulations on your first place win.

7/14/2003 7:54:10 PM

Patrick Campbell
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Excellent digital art...congrats on the big win!

7/14/2003 8:14:21 PM

Mette Vendelboe Allison

member since: 1/28/2003

This is so cool and well done! BIIIG ongrats from me as well!

7/15/2003 2:14:16 AM

Bernard B. Travers
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Exceptional photograph, Thomas. Congratulations on a truly well deserved win.

7/15/2003 7:22:21 AM

Michael S. McCook
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Great image! Congrats on the win.

7/15/2003 7:34:24 AM

Richard P. Morin

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Congratulations Thomas, I knew this was a winner when I first saw it !! Keep up the great work!!

7/15/2003 8:10:43 AM

Monika Sapek
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Many congratulations on your first place win, Thomas!

7/15/2003 7:17:48 PM

Patricia Marroquin
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Knew this was special the first time I saw it. A big congratulations, Thomas!

7/16/2003 7:38:29 AM

Gary W. Lake
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Congrats Thomas - this is a great image!

7/16/2003 10:49:39 AM

Susana Matos
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great work, Cheers from Portugal, Su

7/18/2003 11:20:59 PM

Kathleen K. Parker
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This takes my breath away. Wonderful work in layers....very very elegant.
Kathleen in New Orleans

7/20/2003 11:21:57 AM

Joey Adam Kulkin
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Outstanding. I love red and this colour of red stunned me, as did the entire shot.

Regards from an L.A. native,

8/10/2003 7:59:25 AM

Mark Oxley
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Congrats on your 1st place Thomas, all your work on this image paid off! Congats also on getting your photos published in Total Digital Photography. The Canon printer is great by the way :)

8/11/2003 9:47:41 PM

Darren Alexander
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congrats! very well deserved!

you said you wish you had the cash, for PS7.. ever hear of Gimp?

i read that I was just as good as PS, except it's FREE. plug-in and filters and etc etc yada yada. lol maybe something you could use. ?



10/17/2005 11:38:36 AM

Darren Alexander
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whoops! shoulda read.. "i read that "IT'S" was just as good as PS" lol saw that after I posted and was all.. nooooo, wait! lol


'it's what you think'

10/17/2005 11:41:26 AM

Thomas McConville

member since: 11/5/2002

thanks darren also thanks for the gimp info, I got photoshop cs now , but im always open to try new software...especially if I can squeeze more data/quality out of an image with it. I pretty much like photoshop though, its been my mainstay since the begining

10/17/2005 11:44:25 AM

Stephanie F. Liverman
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Truly Amazing Work! I'm a beginner and just starting to play with digital manipulation and it's a BLAST! I also have PS Elements and can't imagine having MORE options for 'tweaking' pics. Congratulations on your win!

10/25/2005 8:02:13 PM

Michael J. Bandy
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Very cool shot and great artistic PP. Nicely done!

12/16/2008 9:25:24 PM

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