SciFi Sunset

© Steven E. Ray

SciFi Sunset

Alex T. Mizuno 1/30/2008 12:38:36 AM

Holy Moses! When it comes to your imagination, sky is the limit. Great work, my Hoosier friend! My compliments for your PS skill too. This is better than covers of Omni or SiFi magazine. #842348

Su Sana E. P 1/30/2008 12:46:36 AM

Remarkable DDR work, Steven!! Looks like a Winner to me. #5416495

Toni Riggs 1/30/2008 12:52:48 AM


Carolyn M. Fletcher 1/30/2008 2:35:29 AM

SUPER! Great imagination and it looks BEAUTIFUL! #5416646

Michelle Alton 1/30/2008 2:36:49 AM

It's brilliant! Very skillful!
Michelle #5416651

Manuel Barrera 1/30/2008 2:47:54 AM

Beautiful creation. #5416688

Arlene Krassner 1/30/2008 2:48:23 AM

What fun you had with this Steven. Very cool! #5416690

Dominick M. Dimacale 1/30/2008 2:55:00 AM

Lovely work here, Steven.

Dominick #5416722

Paul G Slate 1/30/2008 3:19:09 AM

Great looking image! nice work in the DD! #5416798

Jim Huffield 1/30/2008 3:28:20 AM

Awesome creation, Steven. Jim #5416825

Tiia Vissak 1/30/2008 3:29:02 AM

well done! #5416829

Robert R. Goodman 1/30/2008 3:39:09 AM

Hi Steven,That is absolutely stunning.Very beautuiful effects!!!! #5416867

Laurie Daily 1/30/2008 3:50:01 AM

Oh WoW...incredible work you have done on this, Steven...such a beautiful explosion of color! #5416913

Nina Shields 1/30/2008 4:37:13 AM

Steven, magnificent work both in and out of the camera; love the color and use of lighting! Superb! #5417095

Bonnie Gearhart 1/30/2008 5:00:21 AM

This is amazing!
Bonnie #5417232

Cyn Valentine 1/30/2008 5:02:18 AM take great vacations!!! Fantastic editing..amazing image.. very well done!!!! #5417244

Erin Appelbaum 1/30/2008 5:09:21 AM

Awesome PS work. Stunning image. Peter #5417287

Stephanie Frey 1/30/2008 5:34:10 AM

Wow!!! I bet you've got a winner with this. Perfect! #5417392

Angie Sidles 1/30/2008 6:52:04 AM

What can I say that hasn't already been said. Your skills are truly amazing!! Spectacular image here Steven! #5417767

Judy V. Kennamer 1/30/2008 7:00:52 AM

Beautiful creation Steven! #5417799

Cassie L. Woodlee 1/30/2008 7:12:00 AM

WOW Steven outstanding work on this awesome image!!!!!!!! #5417849

Shari Kelly 1/30/2008 7:36:27 AM


Jennifer L. Alder 1/30/2008 8:12:04 AM

Hi Steven! :)
Well, you just did a fantastic job here---- the whole SciFi topic seems to be quite rare here, so this is REALLY a standout. Gorgeous color work! :) #5418116

Amy JACKSON 1/30/2008 8:18:16 AM

Excellent image, Steven!! #5418145

Gail Vitikacs 1/30/2008 8:45:50 AM

One incredible image Steven....could be a cover to a CD!!! Love the full package! #5418271

Amber J. Skene 1/30/2008 10:00:41 AM

These colors are wonderful Steven. Amazing creativity and creation. Awesome work!! #5418571

Marina Moore 1/30/2008 10:18:29 AM

You are a daring artist!!! I don't think I could even create this in my mind, much less follow through in reality. Beautiful work Steven, a true work of art!!! #5418680

Shirley L. Carpenter 1/30/2008 10:45:03 AM

Excellent Steven!! Very creative with beautiful colors!! #5418791

Roxanne M. Bubar 1/30/2008 12:17:56 PM

Steven outstanding work.
Very creative.
Stunning image. #5419098

John Connolly 1/30/2008 1:13:38 PM

Unbelievable PS work here Steven! A fabulous presentation! #5419352

Colette M. Metcalf 1/30/2008 1:58:23 PM

AMAZING!!!! #5419579

Wanda-Lynn Searles 1/30/2008 2:12:47 PM

Wow! What an awesome photo and Fantastic Photoshop work Steven! #5419649

Erika Haight 1/30/2008 4:25:44 PM

Smokin Hot Steven Ray!!!! WOWSA! erika hiaght #5420191

Sandra R. Alvey 1/30/2008 6:08:06 PM


Stunning DD work Steven! I love love love it! #5420645

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 1/30/2008 9:14:49 PM

Holy smacks buddy, Your ddr skills never seez to amaze me, AWSOME AWSOME IMAGE AND FANTASTIC CREATIVITY AND COLORS!!! WTG!!!
(pssssst, Cap locks LMAO!) #5421137

Stefania Barbier 1/30/2008 10:15:34 PM

S P E C T A C U L A R !!!!!! WOOOOOOOWWW breathtaking!!! #5421312

Ujjwal Mukherjee 1/30/2008 10:53:07 PM

Wonderful piece of art,Steven! #5421413

Pamela Shane 1/31/2008 12:41:26 AM

Simply amazing Steven! Wonderful creativity. :) #5421602

Ken Smith 1/31/2008 3:52:10 AM

It doesn't get much better than this! Awesome, Steven! #5422097

anonymous 1/31/2008 5:18:17 AM

WOW! Awesome image and effects Steven! B- #5422540

Sam Britt 1/31/2008 3:22:55 PM

Terrific digital darkroom work, Steven. Cool image! #5424955

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 1/31/2008 5:33:07 PM

I can't come up with the right word to express what a totally magnificent work of art this is, Steven!!!!!!!!! EVERYTHING about this is waaaaaay off the scale of beauty!!!!!!!!! ♫ k #5425339

Evy Johansen 1/31/2008 6:00:28 PM

WOW... How very beautiful!!! Awesome image, Steven! #5425482

Shelly A. Van Camp 1/31/2008 7:40:00 PM

Very creative and beautiful, Steven! #5425831

frank w. degenhardt 1/31/2008 9:53:03 PM

Steven- Talent and creativity run though your blood. Amazing and dazzling work that leaves one speechless. Just going to put in my faovorites and enjoy. Nothing I can say can capture the beauty of this picture. It speaks for itself.
Have a wondeful day, take care. #5426147

Sarah G 2/1/2008 4:53:05 AM

Your bio says you joined BP to expand your artistic side. Did you feel the earth shake after you completed this one? Well, I did. Consider the expansion of your artistic side blown out of the water.

I think you joined BP to USE your artistic side more, not to expand it. Although perhaps we mean the same thing and are just using different words. :)

Like Frank I find words don't express how beautifully done this is. Thanks for sharing! #5427178

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 2/1/2008 3:25:31 PM

OUTSTANDING Steven, so creative and very futuristic!! #5429644

Reynaldo D. Reyes 2/1/2008 3:31:44 PM

Beam me up Scotty or maybe to the stars and beyond... This image really conveys outta this world feeling. #5429670

Lisa J. Boulden 2/1/2008 7:56:23 PM

Magically spectacular!
Great, masterful work, Steven!
~Lisa #5430708

Sherry Sturgis 2/1/2008 11:18:54 PM

Steven, this is magnificent!!! I LOVE everything about this creation! Very inspiring! #5431252

Shannon D. Miller 2/2/2008 10:46:32 AM

I am just loving your work Steven, the effects are AMAZING!!! This is GORGEOUS! Shannon~ #5433428

Stan Kwasniowski 2/2/2008 1:13:59 PM

Steven, awesome #5433935

Kay E. Mahoney 2/2/2008 5:53:35 PM

Beautiful. Love the colors and the effect. Hope to see this one again. #5434790

Jennifer A. Lambert 2/3/2008 12:16:02 PM

Just Beautiful Steven !!! I stepped out of my realm of comfort with a belly dancer yesterday..check it out if you have time. I WISH I understood layers and how to use surey would have helped. I have GOT to get a book and read it soon. Your turtle and now this has totally inspired me.
Blessings, Jenny #5437448

Lynn Crawford 2/3/2008 8:41:02 PM

Absolutely beautiful Steven, love the rich color and wonderful work :) #5439151

Fanie Heymans 2/4/2008 9:40:08 AM

Beautifully composed great colors and detail. Nice one #5441896

Kay Beausoleil 2/5/2008 4:26:48 PM

So very imaginative and superbly executed! My mind is somewhere on the Planet of Steven ... #5449614

Ashley Froehlich 2/5/2008 8:15:45 PM


This is amazing..You done a WONDERFUL
job on this..Just Beautiful!! :) #5450543

Chastity Abbott 2/6/2008 9:01:10 AM

I wanted to stop by and say thanks for the comment you left behind on one of my images...I had to come here and take a look at your work!
WOW WOW WOW!!!!!! you do some pretty amazing editing and ps work! This is just soooooo beautiful! #5453178

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 2/6/2008 1:35:08 PM

Wonderful work Steven!,
Amalia #5454256

Patrick Rouzes 2/7/2008 2:16:59 PM


Sarah G 2/8/2008 7:25:25 AM

Nothing new up, but that's okay. I LOVE coming and looking at this creative piece. Each time its still just as beautiful, still just as captivating and I still simply love this one. #5464194

Michael Khoury 2/9/2008 4:12:21 AM

your dd work is exemplary Steven !!...always brimmimg with spirituality...uplifting to look at... I believe it translates who you are...
michael #5467777

Heather 2/9/2008 12:42:55 PM


~HEATHER #5469650

Ronald F. Fischer 2/9/2008 6:45:26 PM

Stunningly beautiful!! The timing for me is perfect. I just finished (about 10 minutes ago) reading Arthur C. Clark's 2010: Odyssey Two!! #5471107

Shelly A. Van Camp 2/9/2008 7:52:01 PM

OMG!!! I am lost for words! This is so beautiful.....Come teach me!!! LOL I can't do layers....duh me. Love this so much, Steven! #5471257

Carolyn M. DAlessandro 2/10/2008 1:49:31 PM

Steven this is outstanding...Yes, you should sell you work at Your truly talented and so imaginative. Well done!! #5474611

Eugenio Diaz 2/10/2008 8:08:22 PM

Nicely done! A very delicate beauty to this one!
A wonderful shot..The effects are really outstanding and the colors are vibrants and striking...Fantastic image Steve!!! #5475860

Kathy L. Clark 2/10/2008 8:24:42 PM

What a great work of art Steven. Glorious color and effects. #5475937

Kristi A. Howson 2/10/2008 10:01:14 PM

Very beautiful colors and effects Steven. Love the Sci-Fi atmosphere!!! #5476243

Dianna Murphy 2/11/2008 8:01:29 AM

This is awesome! #5478263

Datha Y. Thompson 2/12/2008 12:24:58 PM

EXCELLENT Work!!!! WOW Steven this is AMAZING!!! I just could never say enough to do this justice, as with all of your work!! WOW :0) #5485306

Janet Daniel 2/12/2008 7:24:47 PM

I am in awe of this image and the work you put into it! Out of this world breathtaking! #5486909

Corinne M. Thompson 2/13/2008 10:52:01 AM

All I can say is "Excellent"! #5490181

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/16/2008 5:53:58 PM

Do you do graphics for some SiFi show/s? If not you SHOULD!!!!!! This is completely over the top MAGNIFICENT!!!!! ♫ k #5504385

Dianna Hauf 2/17/2008 4:57:30 PM

ohhhh, ahhhh....Steven this is BEE-U-TFUL!!!! Most incredible effects and colors! Kitty said "over the top", it is and more! #5508762

Christopher G. Jamison 2/20/2008 5:30:54 AM

wow! amazing creation, man! the original photo is beautiful...and then the sky added like only you can! excellent work as always! #5520679

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 2/21/2008 1:29:03 PM

Absolutely beautiful, Steven ... Very good imagination here ........ #5527535

Melissa A. McDonald 2/22/2008 12:49:54 PM

Really magical! Totally love it! Your gallery is fantastic! #5532461

maria Warren 2/23/2008 10:05:14 PM

woooow this is so awesome and so beautiful #5542284

Dr. Harmeet Singh 2/28/2008 7:35:35 PM

Wonderful capture and all the best for the book.Hope to see you soon. #5569947

Datha Y. Thompson 3/5/2008 10:36:05 AM

Stopping by just to say WOW again and Good Luck with your book and I can't wait 'til your back!! :0) #5596421

Lisa J. Boulden 3/11/2008 11:04:33 PM

Had to re-visit!
Really spectacular, Steven!
~Lisa #5630417

Katy Young 3/17/2008 9:30:45 PM

Cosmos, Sun, Moon, Star. It's magnificent Steven!


Melissa G. Meiselman 3/17/2008 9:33:53 PM

It doesn't get much better than this, Steven!! This is simply magnificent!! #5655666

The Judges at 3/22/2008 8:52:21 AM

very nice #5676789

Colleen Farrell 3/22/2008 10:24:26 AM

FANTASTIC work, Steven! Big congratulations on your finalist! #5677279

Su Sana E. P 3/22/2008 11:51:55 AM

Congratulations on this Spectacular Finalist, Steven!! #5677783

Mitch Spence 3/22/2008 12:00:11 PM

Congratulations to you, Steven, on this most creative finalist. #5677848

Diane Dupuis 3/22/2008 1:04:10 PM

Great work! Congrats on your finalist! #5678206

Alex T. Mizuno 3/22/2008 1:14:48 PM

Congratulations Steven!! You deserve it! #5678285

Jeana Clark 3/22/2008 1:22:29 PM

Well deserved finalist!!
Awesome Work!!!




Sylvia Rossler 3/22/2008 1:40:46 PM

A big congrats on this fantastic finalist Steven :o) #5678475

Lisa J. Boulden 3/22/2008 2:26:02 PM

Love this finalist, Steven!!!
~Lisa #5678836

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 3/22/2008 3:25:00 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! This is very creative Steven! #5679166

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 3/22/2008 4:23:52 PM

BIG congrats on your finalist Steven, best of luck in the next round!!! #5679524

Colette M. Metcalf 3/22/2008 5:31:08 PM

Congratulations!!!! #5679877

Janet McNeil 3/22/2008 6:58:45 PM

Congratulations!! Great work!! #5680367

Susan Fox 3/22/2008 7:48:14 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist Steven :-) #5680611

Teresa A. Burnett 3/22/2008 10:41:54 PM

Congratulations on the fantastic finalist Steven!! Best of luck in the next round!! #5681023

Stefania Barbier 3/23/2008 3:41:43 AM

congrats for your gorgeous finalist!!!! #5681554

Hendrik Storme 3/23/2008 4:13:18 AM

Big congrats Steven!!! #5681704

Deb Koskovich 3/23/2008 4:24:55 AM

Kudos on this well deserved finalist, Steven! #5681756

Arlene Krassner 3/23/2008 4:54:50 AM

Congratulations Steven. I knew it was a great one. #5681930

Debra R. Harder 3/23/2008 8:22:16 AM

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Steven! BIG CONGRATS on this AMAZING finalist! Deb #5682952

Laurie Daily 3/23/2008 8:47:43 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Steven! #5683113

Linda D. Lester 3/23/2008 12:18:54 PM

Outstanding...Congratulations! #5683970

Patrick Rouzes 3/23/2008 4:41:42 PM

Remember this very well!!! CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing finalist,Steven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5684997

Ujjwal Mukherjee 3/23/2008 11:10:11 PM

Congratulations,Steven on your wonderful finalist!! #5685920

Gail Vitikacs 3/24/2008 6:34:42 AM

AWESOME! Congrats! #5687432

Susan M. Smith 3/24/2008 9:49:59 AM

This really is magical Steven! Congrats on this stunning Finalist :) #5688528

Marina Moore 3/24/2008 11:44:11 AM

Congratulations Steven!!! Spectacular image!!! :) #5689280

Margaret R. Barry 3/24/2008 11:47:56 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Stephen! #5689307

Datha Y. Thompson 3/24/2008 1:53:10 PM

YES!!!! Congratulations Steven!!! No suprise here and I hope it moves on up!!!! :0) #5689962

john dunne 3/24/2008 2:36:24 PM

Fantastic. Unique and Excellent #5690169

Reynaldo D. Reyes 3/24/2008 7:12:23 PM

Congratulations Steven, Fabulous finalist! #5691892

Kathy L. Clark 3/24/2008 9:26:35 PM

Congratulations Steven on your fabulous finalist. #5692688

Gary Lange 3/25/2008 8:00:27 AM

Holy cow, Steven!! Terrific image, many congrats!! #5695031

Linda Blair 3/25/2008 3:42:50 PM

WOW...congratulations...going into my favs!!!!!!! ☺ #5697364

Holly J. Jackson 3/27/2008 2:41:57 AM

AWESOME!!! Congrats on finalist!! ; ) #5704382

Vishal Sharma 4/25/2008 11:43:21 AM

WOW!!! Excellent work, Steve! #5840849

Songbird Cline 6/21/2008 10:09:37 PM

you do the most spectacular work! your belong in the movie industry! you have such a wonderful imagination.. Disney, you need work for Disney! #6091861

Laura E. Swan 12/20/2009 7:15:51 PM

Hi Steve! Happy Holidays!

We don't see you around here much anymore! Don't you create any DDR magic anymore???


You have such a creative and brilliant mind. Your fans miss you!

Hope you are well.

-Laura Swan


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Another Beach photo from Vacation Series at Dusk.
As you can quickly tell, the sky was added help of Diard Universe filters.
6 layers, while much of the top clouds are manually air brushed.
Canon 16-35mm. Entered "Digital Darkroom" 2/4/08 and 10/27/08.

Exif: F Number: 5.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire., White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 82.00 mm, Model: NIKON D50

Uploaded on 1/30/2008 12:18:51 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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