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Real to Surreal   Featured in Digital Darkroom #063
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Real to Surreal
Real to Surreal
Reworked and re-entered, curves adjusted.
© Robert S. Grauer
Nikon Coolpix 8700...
 
 
 
Chuck Bruton
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    Really a neat colorful image. Nice lines and curves!

10/17/2007 8:19:47 PM

 
Yuntao Liu
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I agree with Chuck! Well done Robert! Yuntao

10/17/2007 8:33:22 PM

 
Joan Powell
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Excellent piece of art work !!!

10/17/2007 9:15:35 PM

 
Janice Mezzacappa
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I love the colors and the way it flows, really unique!

10/18/2007 7:32:56 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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AWESOME perspective, color, and lines, Rob!!

:)

10/18/2007 9:04:43 PM

 
Robert S. Grauer
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Thanks everybody. This is a combination of 2 images. The film reel was on top of a movie theater in Pompano Beach before the 2004-5 hurricane seasons. Not sure if Francis, Jeanne or Wilma knocked it down. The sky was added and zoom blur applied to sky. Color and saturation of both layers was also applied before layers were combined.

10/19/2007 11:09:52 AM

 
Marta J. Baldwin
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Wow Robert...This is really great! Wonderful color and effect. You should post it on the SSS Club page.

10/22/2007 12:18:02 AM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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This rework is nicely done, Bob. The image really pops now. Is that purple streak all that's left of a squashed troll? (Wishful thinking!) :)
Steve

10/22/2007 12:06:37 PM

 
Crystal L. Craig
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Nice rework Robert! I liked the previous one as well :) Glad you uploaded it into the club area!

Steve ... you're terrible. Just terrible.

10/22/2007 9:09:35 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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You're too kind, Crystal. I see the puple bear has come out of hibernation...wince!

10/23/2007 10:52:19 AM

 
David Pratt
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Fantastic Robert!

10/23/2007 6:11:20 PM

 
Robert S. Grauer
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Thanks David, oh and by the way nice new "red sucks" mini pic. Just wait till next year. It won't be deja vu all over again.

11/3/2007 8:52:32 AM

 
Kaitlin M. McTague

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Wow - I really, REALLY appreciate your comment - some people don't realize that others learn nothing from simply stating the word 'nice' or 'good job' or 'cool picture' - I was very informed and I'm glad you commented - on this, what program did you use?? I really like the color (which I assume you enhanced) and the beautiful curves. This picture is very bright and cheery -thanks for posting!!

12/11/2007 2:22:17 PM

 
Robert S. Grauer
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Kaitlin, this is a combination of two images. Both were altered, the film reel was originally red on the edges. Hue and saturation changed. The sky was created with the radial blur in zoom mode and saturation was increased. Layers then flattened. All work was done in Photoshop.

12/11/2007 4:39:49 PM

 

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fabulous image. I love that word -- sorry. I once had this wild looking woman look at my work and respond, "Your vork is fobulous" She said it just like that. So I use the word every time I see a really great piece of art. :)

4/10/2008 8:34:39 AM

 
Patricia A. Stalter
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I can't say enough about this... Smashing will have to do!

4/10/2008 9:11:36 AM

 
Aggie Villanueva
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A true abstract. Not overdone as so many abstracts tend towards. I like your light touch with the surreal.

4/11/2008 6:26:19 AM

 
Irene Colling
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Robert, this is outstanding. An exceptional work of art.

4/12/2008 9:11:42 AM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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Excellent work, Robert!!! Great composition and awesome colors. I agree with Irene: A real Work of Art!!!
Cesar

5/2/2008 11:17:01 PM

 
Eugenio Diaz

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Congratulations on your Beautiful Winner!
Well done!!!

5/19/2008 4:42:30 PM

 
Aggie Villanueva
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Wow. Congratulations Robert. Well done sir!

5/19/2008 5:10:49 PM

 
Janice Mezzacappa
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CONGRATS so well-deserved!!

5/19/2008 6:22:19 PM

 
Joan Powell
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Congrats , you deserve it !!

5/19/2008 6:59:09 PM

 
Robert S. Grauer
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Thanks everyone! If at first you don't succeed.... I've entered this one in the contest over ten times in the last couple of years. And only made changes to it once months ago.

5/19/2008 7:54:53 PM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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I knew we would see this BEAUTIFUL image again.
Congratulations on this very well-deserved Winner, Robert!!!
Cesar

5/19/2008 8:11:29 PM

 

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Congratulations, Robert!! I'm glad the judges saw what I saw in this really fabulous image!

5/20/2008 6:30:12 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!
The Weed Trophy
A Special Trophy for
"The April Winners"

5/20/2008 7:49:27 AM

 
Denise Denomy
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POSITIVELY STUNNING WORK, Robert! CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN!!! :0)

5/21/2008 4:21:03 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Robert on your Fabulous Win.


Dominick

5/22/2008 6:02:53 AM

 
Samantha L. Dean
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Congratulations on your win Bob!! Well done!!

5/23/2008 6:17:03 AM

 
Robert S. Grauer
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Thanx everyone.

5/24/2008 7:17:52 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Spectacular!
~Lisa

6/11/2008 6:14:04 AM

 
Jean B. Hall
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Fabulous composition and great color! Congratulations!

6/11/2008 10:16:17 AM

 
Remi Trepanier
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Georgeous picture. Amazing effect.

2/24/2009 12:57:46 PM

 
Robert S. Grauer
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thanx Remi

3/17/2009 2:07:53 PM

 
Jean B. Hall
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Congratulations on your winner. It's great!

3/18/2009 12:22:26 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Very cool! Do you live there? This is where my sister lives!! :)

7/10/2009 7:58:32 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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I am humbled by your gallery, Robert. Thanks for your visit to mine. You do incredible work and this is just one example! I enjoy reading about how you achieve what you create! Glad you didn't give up on this one. Makes me wonder which ones I should re-enter, too!?

-Laura :)

7/11/2009 10:25:35 AM

 
Ivan Chacon
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Love it!!! :)

7/13/2009 7:29:17 PM

 
Robert S. Grauer
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Thanks so much to all of you. Your kind comments are greatly appreciated.

7/18/2009 9:03:55 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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!!! LOOK WHO JUST WENT GOLD !!!

HUGE CONGRATS from the Peanut Gallery!

Great Job, Robert! -Laura Swan (Mono Me Club)

7/18/2009 9:07:27 AM

 
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