Up The Creek

© John Connolly

Up The Creek

Michelle Alton level-classic 8/14/2012 1:20:11 PM

GREAT job, John. Every part of the image is both beautiful and FUN! A crowd pleaser, to be sure! #1480415

Nancy L. Green level-classic 8/14/2012 1:31:52 PM

This is AWESOME John, that GORGEOUS falls are so inviting, it is no wonder Clyde chooses this place to relax, WTG!! <>< #10275784

Tiia Vissak 8/14/2012 1:32:47 PM

a cool creation! #10275786

Mike Clime 8/14/2012 1:33:29 PM

Fantastic dd work, John! Never ever seen a camel by a waterfall, but I guess it needs to fill its hump. #10275788

Ann H. Belus level-classic 8/14/2012 1:58:37 PM

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! #10275824

Terry Cervi level-classic 8/14/2012 2:10:09 PM

Looks like Clyde is admiring the beauty of the falls, John! A really cute shot! #10275843

Robert R. Goodman level-classic 8/14/2012 2:11:53 PM

Hi John,LOL!!My friend.Clyde sure hase a nice place to get a drink of water.Excellent DD work,beautiful waterfall!!! #10275846

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 8/14/2012 2:26:33 PM

Excellent DD work, John. Very good imagination you have. Beautiful and fun capture. #10275878

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 8/14/2012 2:46:46 PM

Amazing work, John! I admire you! #10275917

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 8/14/2012 2:53:14 PM

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. #10275935

Gord MacEachern level-classic 8/14/2012 2:53:39 PM

I am still laughing my friend, so it must be the right choice, super work John!! #10275936

David Phalen level-classic 8/14/2012 5:25:41 PM

LOL It is an outstanding waterfall image that takes on a whole new life with Camel addition!! Great work John!! #10276072

Carol L. Fowler 8/14/2012 6:13:11 PM

Clyde doesn't look like he knows where his other background went!! It is a beautiful waterfall , so I hope he appreciates it #10276105

Mariann Kovats level-classic 8/14/2012 6:41:01 PM

I am glad, you are feeling better to create something that fantastic as this, John! Amazing work! Beautiful background! #10276142

Monnie Ryan level-classic 8/14/2012 7:21:18 PM

Perhaps he's just perplexed at having his feet in water instead of sand! Cool creation - and glad you're feeling better! #10276189

Lorna Shutter level-classic 8/14/2012 7:40:11 PM

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! :) #10276200

Martha R. Mazon level-classic 8/14/2012 7:42:14 PM

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! #10276201

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 8/14/2012 11:27:25 PM

Excellent work, John! #10276328

Stephen Zacker 8/15/2012 3:22:04 AM

Now that is really cool! He must be filling those humps up #10276462

Jeff Robinson level-classic 8/15/2012 5:26:14 AM

Lots of fun John - Nice work here! #10276650

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic 8/15/2012 7:17:40 AM


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

Ysa... #10276735

David Hurt level-classic 8/15/2012 10:45:40 AM

Over the top funny John! #10276951

Hendrik Storme level-classic 8/15/2012 12:27:11 PM

Terrific work and capture!!!! #10277052

John Connolly level-classic 8/15/2012 1:26:10 PM

Many thanks for all your kind comments! #10277101

Emile Abbott level-classic 8/15/2012 2:40:37 PM

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. #10277195

John Connolly level-classic 8/15/2012 4:52:43 PM

Thanks a lot Emile! #10277359

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 8/15/2012 6:11:50 PM

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.

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 8/15/2012 7:17:52 PM

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. #10277523

Phyllis A. Houghton level-classic 8/15/2012 7:59:12 PM

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? #10277587

Ellen Hodges level-classic 8/15/2012 9:16:07 PM

Fantastic capture that is soooooo cute, John!!! Very glad that you are feeling better!!!! #10277705

Daniella Puente level-classic 8/16/2012 10:00:43 AM

Funny composition with great details John :) like it! good to hear you feel better... #10278540

Max Aureli level-classic 8/16/2012 10:22:45 AM

Fantastic work and composition, John!! #10278572

Tammy Espino level-classic 8/16/2012 11:26:08 AM

A wonderful fun capture! I didn't know you were feeling under the weather, glad to hear your on the mend!! :) #10278633

Wm Nosal 8/16/2012 11:54:22 AM

Sooo Cool, John!
Great Job In DD #10278678

Katherine Kuhn level-classic 8/16/2012 2:52:46 PM

Great DD work, John! I wondered about camels in Australia, let alone by waterfalls! Well-done. #10278847

John Connolly level-classic 8/16/2012 3:17:47 PM

Thank you Patrick, Jo Ann, Phyllis, Ellen, Daniella, Max, Tammy, Wm and Katherine for you thoughts on this image! #10278862

Daniel Ruf 8/17/2012 3:56:03 AM

You're right, this is a hoot. Good job. #10279351

Paul E. Earl level-classic 8/17/2012 5:20:02 AM

Great DD work, John. Looks like you have some time on your hands. A terrific image. #10279536

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 8/17/2012 9:40:40 AM

Good choice, John. But if I were you I would enter it in both!
Wonderful wonderful creation. #10279809

John Connolly level-classic 8/17/2012 2:38:13 PM

Thanks a lot Daniel, Paul and Kiki, I appreciate your kind remarks! #10280061

Ken Smith level-classic 8/17/2012 7:07:35 PM

I don't believe I've ever seen a camel looking at a waterfall. You did good on this, John! #10280324

Lou Taylor level-classic 8/17/2012 7:54:59 PM

Well done John! I had to read your comments to figure out why there was a camel in the woods by a waterfall. #10280372

John Connolly level-classic 8/18/2012 3:45:01 PM

Thanks Ken and Lou, I had heaps of fun producing this weird scene! #10281129

Jeffrey M. Smith 8/21/2012 4:34:38 PM

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 #10284638

John Connolly level-classic 8/23/2012 3:13:57 PM

Thanks Jeffrey, isn't PS a fun tool to work with! #10287284

Susan M. Smith level-classic 8/25/2012 6:57:46 PM

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. #10290198

Inge S. Lasmana level-classic 8/26/2012 4:41:21 PM

Very beautiful shot, John! #10291425

Emile Abbott level-classic 9/24/2012 10:20:25 AM

Well my friend it was the right choice after all. Congratulations on your wonderful finalist. Good luck in next round John. #10335886

Lorna Shutter level-classic 9/24/2012 10:37:18 AM

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!!! :) #10335953

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 9/24/2012 10:52:44 AM

I'm so thrilled to see this beauty again, John. Congratulations!! #10336019

Stan Kwasniowski level-classic 9/24/2012 11:26:34 AM

John, awesome, a winner #10336133

Connie J. Bagot 9/24/2012 11:32:47 AM

Congratulations John! Awesome photo and awesome finalist! I'm still smiling! #10336162

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 9/24/2012 11:56:26 AM

Congrats on a wonderful finalist. #10336286

Terry Cervi level-classic 9/24/2012 12:01:00 PM

Congrats on your fantastic finalist, John!! #10336305

Martha R. Mazon level-classic 9/24/2012 12:09:27 PM

I'm so glad to see this one as a finalist, John! Congrats!! #10336335

Stefania Barbier level-classic 9/24/2012 12:50:32 PM

how beautiful... congratulations on your finalist!!! #10336561

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic 9/24/2012 1:18:05 PM


So happy for your wonderful finalist

YSA... #10336803

Tammy Espino level-classic 9/24/2012 1:28:19 PM

Congrats John on your fun filled finalist!! :) #10336882

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 9/24/2012 1:30:12 PM

Congrats on this awesome finalist John, to9o cute!

jo ann c. #10336896

Wm Nosal 9/24/2012 1:51:29 PM

Congratulations John! #10337008

Ann Coates level-classic 9/24/2012 1:56:14 PM

Congratulations on your delightful and fun finalist John. #10337040

Robert R. Goodman level-classic 9/24/2012 2:01:33 PM

Big Congratulations on your beautiful finalist,John.WTG My friend!!! #10337065

Lyn Darlington level-classic 9/24/2012 2:02:32 PM

Huge congrats on your finalist! Definately put a smile on my face this morning! #10337070

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 9/24/2012 3:39:34 PM

Heyyyy, WTG,bud! CONGRATS & good luck!

Kathy Salerni level-classic 9/24/2012 3:45:42 PM

Big congrats on your well deserved Finalist, John! #10337699

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-classic 9/24/2012 3:50:54 PM

Congratulations Johnny
Good luck in the next round!! #10337715

Phyllis A. Houghton level-classic 9/24/2012 4:25:58 PM

Congrats on your unique, fun and artistic finalist, John! #10337864

Lydia Williams level-classic 9/24/2012 4:39:25 PM

Oh my gosh, John! Sooo funny! This is wonderful..so glad you entered and best of luck in the next round! #10337915

Avril Young level-classic 9/24/2012 6:30:40 PM

wow...a winner, outstanding fun creative work...did you put Clyde there...just love it...happy holiday... #10338506

Louisa Hancock level-classic 9/24/2012 7:05:32 PM

WOW I didn't see this one and oh boy I just love it great pictures and fantastic humour lol #10338754

Mariann Kovats level-classic 9/24/2012 7:51:55 PM

Excellent work, John! I am not surprised, it came in as Finalist! Congratulation! #10338979

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 9/24/2012 8:13:40 PM

Absolutely inspirational John and the Judges agree. Congratulations! #10339043

Renee Doyle level-classic 9/24/2012 9:27:49 PM

Congratulations on this fun and wonderful mt finalist John!! #10339252

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 9/24/2012 9:58:38 PM

Congratulations, John! #10339306

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic 9/24/2012 10:55:35 PM

Love the unusual lol. Congrats on your finalist John. #10339355

Mary K. Robison level-classic 9/24/2012 11:27:10 PM

Delightful composite shot, John, and a very well-earned Finalist!
CONGRATULATIONS, and best of luck next level! #10339403

Hendrik Storme level-classic 9/25/2012 1:59:24 AM

Good luck in the next round! #10339506

Nancy L. Green level-classic 9/25/2012 8:01:55 AM

CONGRATULATIONS John, this is AWESOME!!! Hope to see it in the GOLD!!! <>< #10340226

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic 9/25/2012 10:37:00 AM

Congratulations John! #10340525

Marijana Fajgl level-classic 9/25/2012 10:55:19 AM

Big congratulations on your fantastic finalist, John! Good luck! #10340595

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 9/26/2012 6:53:05 AM

Congratulations on your fabulous Finalist, John! #10342165

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 9/26/2012 8:43:00 AM

Wonderful work and finalist,John! Congratulations!! #10342274

Thomas E. Hinds level-classic 9/26/2012 7:19:06 PM

Congratulations on this great Finalist, John! I love it! #10342845

Ann H. Belus level-classic 9/27/2012 11:05:28 AM

Congratulations, John! Awesome finalist! #10343668

Douglas Perry level-classic 9/27/2012 2:49:26 PM

Do not ever play poker with a camel John. Cool image. #10343948

Nadia Paul level-classic 9/28/2012 11:38:13 PM

Congrats on your wonderful finalist John! #10345897

Linda A. Braddock level-classic 9/30/2012 9:32:40 AM

John, WOW! This is beautiful. Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist. #10347501

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 10/2/2012 1:08:44 PM

GREAT job John..Congratulations on a fantastic finalist. #10351353

John Connolly level-classic 10/2/2012 1:52:58 PM

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! #10351525

Renata Gusciora level-classic 10/3/2012 6:47:19 AM

Great job! Beautiful waterfall capture and what a fun addition, John!Congratulations on this fantastic finalist!!!:-) #10353042

Graham Robards level-classic 10/3/2012 7:55:33 AM


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

Pat #10353183

John Connolly level-classic 10/3/2012 1:51:37 PM

Thanks a lot Lydia and Pat, it is good to hear from you again! #10353632

John Connolly level-classic 10/3/2012 2:01:46 PM

OOOPS! Sorry Renata, another seniors moment! #10353655

Katherine Kuhn level-classic 10/3/2012 3:36:28 PM

So glad to see that this one got a finalist! Congratulations!! I was in UT when they were announced, hence the belated congrats. #10353829

John Connolly level-classic 10/4/2012 2:58:04 PM

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! #10355527

Daniel Ruf 10/6/2012 5:01:09 PM

Congrats on this image. #10358577

John Connolly level-classic 10/8/2012 2:33:13 PM

Thanks so much Daniel! #10360938

Chris Schlosser 10/9/2012 3:34:18 PM

Great work with this image, John! Love it! Congratulations on your FINALIST! #10362514

Merna L. Nobile 10/19/2012 10:12:21 AM

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

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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!

Uploaded on 8/14/2012 12:54:47 PM

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Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera

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