Real to Surreal

© Robert S. Grauer

Real to Surreal

Chuck Bruton level-deluxe 10/17/2007 8:19:47 PM

Really a neat colorful image. Nice lines and curves! #764422

Yuntao Liu 10/17/2007 8:33:22 PM

I agree with Chuck! Well done Robert! Yuntao #4941967

Joan Powell 10/17/2007 9:15:35 PM

Excellent piece of art work !!! #4942103

Janice Mezzacappa 10/18/2007 7:32:56 PM

I love the colors and the way it flows, really unique! #4946363

Jennifer L. Alder 10/18/2007 9:04:43 PM

AWESOME perspective, color, and lines, Rob!!

:) #4946749

Robert S. Grauer 10/19/2007 11:09:52 AM

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. #4949426

Marta J. Baldwin 10/22/2007 12:18:02 AM

Wow Robert...This is really great! Wonderful color and effect. You should post it on the SSS Club page. #4959363

Steve M. Harrington 10/22/2007 12:06:37 PM

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 #4962241

Crystal L. Craig 10/22/2007 9:09:35 PM

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

Steve ... you're terrible. Just terrible. #4964259

Steve M. Harrington 10/23/2007 10:52:19 AM

You're too kind, Crystal. I see the puple bear has come out of hibernation...wince! #4967448

David Pratt 10/23/2007 6:11:20 PM

Fantastic Robert! #4968961

Robert S. Grauer 11/3/2007 8:52:32 AM

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. #5022909

Kaitlin M. McTague 12/11/2007 2:22:17 PM

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!! #5196572

Robert S. Grauer 12/11/2007 4:39:49 PM

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. #5197038

Robert S. Grauer 4/10/2008 8:34:39 AM

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. :) #5770508

Patricia A. Stalter 4/10/2008 9:11:36 AM

I can't say enough about this... Smashing will have to do! #5770655

Aggie Villanueva 4/11/2008 6:26:19 AM

A true abstract. Not overdone as so many abstracts tend towards. I like your light touch with the surreal. #5774332

Irene Colling level-deluxe 4/12/2008 9:11:42 AM

Robert, this is outstanding. An exceptional work of art. #5778697

Cesar J. La Rosa 5/2/2008 11:17:01 PM

Excellent work, Robert!!! Great composition and awesome colors. I agree with Irene: A real Work of Art!!!
Cesar #5876328

Eugenio Diaz 5/19/2008 4:42:30 PM

Congratulations on your Beautiful Winner!
Well done!!! #5946441

Aggie Villanueva 5/19/2008 5:10:49 PM

Wow. Congratulations Robert. Well done sir! #5946745

Janice Mezzacappa 5/19/2008 6:22:19 PM

CONGRATS so well-deserved!! #5947184

Joan Powell 5/19/2008 6:59:09 PM

Congrats , you deserve it !! #5947445

Robert S. Grauer 5/19/2008 7:54:53 PM

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. #5947865

Cesar J. La Rosa 5/19/2008 8:11:29 PM

I knew we would see this BEAUTIFUL image again.
Congratulations on this very well-deserved Winner, Robert!!!
Cesar #5947986

Cesar J. La Rosa 5/20/2008 6:30:12 AM

Congratulations, Robert!! I'm glad the judges saw what I saw in this really fabulous image! #5950680

Elida Gutierrez 5/20/2008 7:49:27 AM

The Weed Trophy
A Special Trophy for
"The April Winners" #5951130

Denise Denomy level-deluxe 5/21/2008 4:21:03 PM


Dominick M. Dimacale level-deluxe 5/22/2008 6:02:53 AM

Congratulations Robert on your Fabulous Win.

Dominick #5961649

Samantha L. Dean level-deluxe 5/23/2008 6:17:03 AM

Congratulations on your win Bob!! Well done!! #5966362

Robert S. Grauer level-deluxe 5/24/2008 7:17:52 PM

Thanx everyone. #5973215

Lisa J. Boulden level-deluxe 6/11/2008 6:14:04 AM

~Lisa #6047004

Jean B. Hall level-deluxe 6/11/2008 10:16:17 AM

Fabulous composition and great color! Congratulations! #6048096

Remi Trepanier 2/24/2009 12:57:46 PM

Georgeous picture. Amazing effect. #7209376

Robert S. Grauer 3/17/2009 2:07:53 PM

thanx Remi #7296125

Jean B. Hall 3/18/2009 12:22:26 PM

Congratulations on your winner. It's great! #7299800

Shelly A. Van Camp level-deluxe 7/10/2009 7:58:32 AM

Very cool! Do you live there? This is where my sister lives!! :) #7725060

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 7/11/2009 10:25:35 AM

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 :) #7728649

Ivan Chacon 7/13/2009 7:29:17 PM

Love it!!! :) #7736250

Robert S. Grauer 7/18/2009 9:03:55 AM

Thanks so much to all of you. Your kind comments are greatly appreciated. #7752679

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 7/18/2009 9:07:27 AM


HUGE CONGRATS from the Peanut Gallery!

Great Job, Robert! -Laura Swan (Mono Me Club) #7752691

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Reworked and re-entered, curves adjusted.

Uploaded on 10/17/2007 8:18:01 PM Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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