Vanishing Habitat: Hit the Showers!

© James Quantz Jr.

Vanishing Habitat: Hit the Showers!

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe 5/6/2008 5:54:44 PM

Very cool James! Great DD work as always. #916294

Lynn Haack 5/6/2008 9:02:09 PM

Your work is so unique! Love how you send thought-provoking messages with a little bit of humor. You are a true master of lighting and photo-editing! Very enjoyable work....Lynn #5893228

Wanda-Lynn Searles level-deluxe 5/7/2008 2:09:24 AM

WOW! Awesome image and effects James! #5893728

James Quantz Jr. 5/7/2008 7:09:19 AM

Thanks Mike, Lynn, and Wanda-Lynn! #5894996

Dave Ombrello 5/7/2008 11:45:41 AM

James, I don't want to sound repetative but when it's true it's true. Your work is inspiring and thought provoking at the same time as it is humorous. I enjoy every time you upload a new one. I can't imagine how many hours you spend at your computer. Kepp it up. #5895984

James Quantz Jr. 5/7/2008 11:56:34 AM

Thanks Dave! If that's repetitive, I'll take it! Honestly, the fact that some people enjoy what I do makes all the time worthwhile. #5896029

Michelle Alton 5/7/2008 6:08:17 PM

I agree. I wait with bated breath for each new James Quantz post! You have a sort of surreal way of seeing the world.
Do elephants really smell GOOOD?
Michelle #5897241

James Quantz Jr. 5/7/2008 7:24:21 PM

Thanks Michelle. I think you know the answer to that!

Robyn A. Terrell 5/8/2008 8:51:14 PM

You are amazing, James. Ditto to what Lynn said...she took the words right out of my mouth.
Roby #5902625

Kimi A. Phillips 5/9/2008 12:06:40 PM

Excellent, as always! You never disappoint!:) #5905342

James Quantz Jr. 5/9/2008 12:14:06 PM

Thanks Robyn & Kimi! Maybe the judges will like this one... #5905360

Dave Ombrello 5/9/2008 3:15:09 PM

James, I know we all strive to be recognized by the editors, however do not let that get in your way, your creativity and technical skills need no further acknowledgement other than what you give to those that enjoy your work. Keep it up. Dave #5905913

James Quantz Jr. 5/12/2008 4:15:44 PM

Thanks Dave. I promise you recognition (or not) from the editors here won't sway my work. Sometimes though it is funny what is recognized... #5914699

Martie Last 5/24/2008 4:15:59 PM

This is definitely going into my "Faves"!!! Great title and imaginitive photoshop work! I love this! #5972708

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar 5/26/2008 3:16:22 AM

one of my favs, not because i'm the distributor of PEPSI in our island, lol..but because this is very beautiful and once again the treatment is over the top! #5977781

James Quantz Jr. 5/27/2008 7:16:28 AM

Thanks Martie and Nolax! Nolax. Nolax, that's pretty funny... #5983175

Chris Ebben 6/7/2008 4:50:25 PM

I agree with what has already been said, I only wish I could think of ideas like that!!! Very well done=^..^= #6031566

James Quantz Jr. 6/9/2008 7:07:02 AM

Thanks, Chris! #6037805

The Judges at 6/19/2008 11:48:08 AM

James, great shot please give us a call at 707-545-1438 PST to discuss this shot. #6080213

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar 6/19/2008 10:10:23 PM

congrats, James!! #6082849

Anne M. Young 6/19/2008 11:18:25 PM

Fantastic as usual - congratulations #6083026

Sharon F. Morris 6/20/2008 12:25:13 PM

Congrats James on your win. Your image is amazing. #6085739

Kimi A. Phillips 6/20/2008 12:45:39 PM

CONGRATS MY FRIEND!!!!!!:) #6085900

Michael Umbreit 6/20/2008 1:26:51 PM

James - Congratulations on your win!! - Mike #6086250

Judy V. Kennamer level-deluxe 6/20/2008 1:39:45 PM

MARVELOUS James!!!! Congrats on your win!!! #6086324

Colleen Farrell 6/20/2008 2:01:58 PM

Incredible! Right down to the reflections in the puddles. Stunning work, James! Congratulations on a well-deserved 1st place win! #6086456

A P 6/20/2008 2:43:30 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on the well deserved win, James. This is just so creative and imaginative. #6086599

Joannie Bertucci level-deluxe 6/20/2008 2:59:06 PM

Son-of-a-gun! James, there are so many photographers on this site and to be able see all of their work is almost impossible but sometimes I get lucky and find a photographer that just blows my socks off! You are one of the most amazing Photoshop skilled persons I've seen! I'd love to be one tenth as talented as you when I grow up!:-) Your gallery is utterly amazing and I have a feeling you are about my dads age if you served in WWII!
You are going into my favorite photographers file and I send you a heart felt congratulations on your 1st place win! #6086683

Chris Ebben 6/20/2008 3:20:01 PM

Very well done, I knew this was a winner, Congratulations=^..^= #6086767

Cyn Valentine level-deluxe 6/20/2008 4:13:16 PM

WTG James.. fantastic winner!!! #6086928

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 6/20/2008 7:36:52 PM

AWESOME....Congratulations! #6087632

Elida Gutierrez level-deluxe 6/20/2008 7:48:19 PM

The Golden Cup
A Special Trophy for
"The May Winners" #6087679

Vikram Jamwal level-deluxe 6/20/2008 11:21:26 PM

Very Very imaginative, and so well-deserved first place winner! Wonder-ful work James!!!

-vikram #6088234

Renata Gusciora level-deluxe 6/20/2008 11:53:18 PM

Awesome,great imagination,super work and fantastic winner!!!:-) #6088275

Nemil B. Chabebe level-deluxe 6/21/2008 12:13:50 AM

This is a very well deserved winner, great imagination and composition, the use of the program, and the light/shadows here are perfect. CONGRATULATIONS! #6088318

Dave Ombrello level-deluxe 6/21/2008 12:25:05 AM

Congratulations James, FINALLY the recognition you deserve. #6088354

Michelle Alton level-deluxe 6/21/2008 2:48:23 AM

Congratulations, James! Thrilled to see you in this "exalted place."
Michelle #6088639

Sharon King level-deluxe 6/21/2008 5:30:35 AM

I LOVE this!! Terrific work, Congratulations!!! #6089212

Jo Vollstedt level-deluxe 6/21/2008 6:20:50 AM

Holy Cow, you are one creative guy with great Photoshop skills to boot! Congratulations on your win! #6089446

Stephanie Frey level-deluxe 6/21/2008 2:05:20 PM

Cool! Congrats on this wonderfully creative win! #6090855

Errick L. Cameron level-deluxe 6/21/2008 2:28:35 PM

Congratulations on a this might fine work! #6090904

James Quantz Jr. level-deluxe 6/21/2008 3:48:42 PM

Wow, I was out of town so thank you everyone for the kind words!

Colleen, I try to include all the details!

Joannie, I'm only in my thirties! I guess one of my other images was pretty convincing for you! #6091105

Lynn Haack level-deluxe 6/21/2008 7:23:46 PM

WTG on this excellent WINNER!!!! Lynn #6091518

Joannie Bertucci level-deluxe 6/21/2008 10:42:44 PM

Oh hell James, now I'm old enough to be your mother! :-) #6091909

Colette M. Metcalf 6/22/2008 4:34:01 AM

Congratulations:) #6092350

Derek D. Dafoe 6/22/2008 7:29:18 AM

WTG James!! Congrats on a Great WIN!! #6092830

Jeetendera Kalia 6/22/2008 7:53:47 AM

Congratulations James! imagination and composition was great:-) #6092904

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 6/22/2008 8:21:19 AM

Nice creativity James, congratulations!! #6092977

Erica Murphy level-deluxe 6/23/2008 2:21:49 PM

Congratulations James!! This is so innovative and clever. Even better though, it made me smile. Great work. This is a wonderful photo. #6098239

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 6/23/2008 4:22:47 PM

Congratulations, and love your sense of humor!

jo ann c. #6098606

Jacqualyn A. Volker level-deluxe 6/23/2008 8:44:44 PM

Congratulations James! Would love to spend the day in your brain just to see what you see. *S* Great Job!! #6099339

Mitzie Loland level-deluxe 6/25/2008 12:29:19 AM

Congratulations on your winner James!! #6103896

Nikki McDonald level-deluxe 6/27/2008 4:17:32 AM

What a wonderful way to win, James--by making everyone smile as they enjoy your work. This is very clever and equally well executed. I'm about to come over to explore your gallery! Congratulations. #6112579

Karolyn J. Seeley 7/1/2008 10:13:24 AM


James Quantz Jr. 7/2/2008 6:23:24 PM

Thanks again everyone! I really appreciate the kind words. #6134007

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-deluxe 7/3/2008 6:52:12 PM

Amazing work. Every time I look at your work I am stunned. You are a great artist. Congrats.
JP #6137586

Dominick M. Dimacale level-deluxe 7/6/2008 3:34:58 PM

Congratulations james on your Win.

Dominick #6146756

Elizabeth A. Marker level-deluxe 7/6/2008 6:21:04 PM

Hi James!!
What an AWESOME image!
I just saw it in the PC PHOTO Magazine!!
That is so outstanding!! One of these days, mabey you will see me in there?
Again CONGRATULATIONS!! #6147247

James Quantz Jr. level-deluxe 7/7/2008 1:11:36 PM

Thanks Jean-Pierre and Dominick! Hey Elizabeth, I haven't seen it yet but they are supposed to be sending me a copy. Hopefully it printed okay! There maybe some more news with this image soon as I'm starting production on a DVD. I'm thinking of breaking it down and constructing it for viewers to see and learn techniques from my workflow. #6150716

Chris Ebben level-deluxe 7/7/2008 3:27:37 PM

A DVD you say, now that sounds very interesting!! Congratulations again, you have done extremely well=^..^= #6151202

Marsha S. Smith 7/12/2008 10:24:24 AM

Saw this photo is PC Photo magazine and was simply amazed. Imagine my surprise when I find it here also. A huge congratulations on both your win here and the prestige that comes with being published in such a cool mag. #6171461

Allen Hughes 11/17/2008 2:43:47 PM

I'm so glad I happened across your gallery. You are most definitely an inspiration. The DVD is a wonderful idea. #6767177

Nadya Johnson 7/24/2009 2:17:24 AM

Amazing - astounding - wonderful! I stand in awe of your darkroom work, as well as your imagination, James!! It's also amazing that I've been at Better Photo all these years, yet somehow missed your photos for so long! Ann P. referred me to your gallery and I'm so glad she did! WOW - WOW - WOW! (Did you do the DVD??) #7776866

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I wondered why Elephants always smell so good...

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