Out From The Light Into The Uknown

© Robert Valenzuela

Out From The  Light  Into The Uknown

Laura E. Swan level-classic June 15, 2008

Whoa! How did you do this Robert? It's really cool! This reminds me of something psychic. Like a person is having a vision of some sort. I really love this effect.

Are two people walking in one direction and the third in the other? You know me...I have trouble with BEACH PEOPLE. Can't tell who is what! Ha!

Great choice using sepia, as well. Just love it!!! #942676

Sherry McClead June 15, 2008

OK I want to know how you did it too... did you zoom with the lens or in the computer? Think it is a wonderful effect really pulls the eye towards the people... and I like they are a little off center.

Sherrybear :}

#6063801

Robert Valenzuela June 15, 2008

Well thank you Sherry and Laura theres a really cool free software called Paint.net that I use that gives you great control of tones and it has a few cool things on it look it up you will have fun #6064160

Aimee C. Eisaman June 16, 2008

Cool effect and I love the sepia...like Laura it does remind me of a vision! Very nice work on this one! I would have liked to have seen the people a little more to the left in the shot, but that is of course MHO! #6065473

Joan E. Hoffman June 16, 2008

Wow Robert, you have really outdone yourself here!! Very surreal, I really like this! #6065570

Dale Hardin June 16, 2008

Ver-r-ry cool, Robert. I like it. Dale #6066105

Robert Valenzuela June 16, 2008

Thank you Aimerr Joan and Dale for your kind comments and Aimee the people cannot be moved there are stuck in time LOL #6066696

Marisol Pastor June 16, 2008

What a fantastic image Robert, everything about it! Love the effects, the sepia, the atmosphere .... We'll have to check out on Paint.net. #6066843

Jodi M. Walsh June 16, 2008

i'm in agreement here, very cool effect and love what you did with this! #6066884

M.Christine Duncan June 16, 2008

Wow Robert, this is wonderful! I'm okay with the placement of the people in that part of the photo because there is a huge change in the tone where they are standing and within that unintentional frame, they are within the rule of thirds idea.... and they really are the focus (although out of focus... confused yet, LOL) of the image. Very nice!!! #6067486

Debbie E. Payne June 16, 2008

Very simple and to the point. Moody and unique. Love the sepia in the deep tones. Great image, Robert. #6067864

Robert Valenzuela June 17, 2008

thank you Sherry and Christine very kind :) #6071421

Robert Valenzuela June 17, 2008

thank you Jodi #6071425

Lonnie M. Scott June 17, 2008

Dont touch it Robert....just make sure you print it and show the world!!! #6072054

Laura E. Swan level-classic June 17, 2008

I agree. #6072436

Gail R. Schuett June 18, 2008

I love the "smooth texture" that I feel from looking at this. Very nicely done..with the sepia color it looks somewhat future like and sexy! Gail #6074115

Graham Robards level-classic June 22, 2008

I agree with Aimee Robert, if the people on the left were 1/3 in from the frame the image would be balanced and that is OMHO.

It's a great shot and great effects,thank you for sharing how you did it, I am off to look for Paint.net.~Pat #6092991

M.Christine Duncan July 21, 2008

Am I the first to congratulate you???? COOL! Well, congrats Robert on an outstanding finalist photo, I'm so excited for you!!! WhoohOO!!! #6210078

Sherry McClead July 21, 2008

Oh my gosh how did I miss this one... and I went through them two times!
congratulations Robert... wOOhOO!

Sherrybear :} #6210641

Kristy A. Keene July 22, 2008

Congrats on your Wonderful Finalist!! #6212048

Gail R. Schuett July 22, 2008

Robert..congrats on the photo! It's a a beauty! Gail #6212664

Debbie E. Payne July 22, 2008

A big congratulations Robert. I always did like this one. Well deserved! #6212911

Dale Hardin July 22, 2008

WTG Robert. Congratulations on the finalist award. #6213590

Marisol Pastor July 22, 2008

Congratulations Robert! #6214751

Robert Valenzuela July 22, 2008

Thank you everyone for your support :) #6215127

Aimee C. Eisaman July 22, 2008

Horrray! Congrats on your finalist! Now aren't you glad you came back to BP to be in the club? #6215969

Marisol Pastor July 22, 2008

Love live Paint.net, Robert! Big Congratulations on your Grand Prize winner! #6216322

Tammy L. Newcomb July 22, 2008

OMG I know you are just beside yourself...I am so happy for you.... Yeah, you won...I am so jelious....LOL....I was like I know he didn't...LOL...

Again, Congrats on your win....

Tammy #6216477

Nadya Johnson July 22, 2008

Congratulations on your Grand Prize Winner, Robert! Awesome work and well deserved! #6216820

Michael Umbreit July 22, 2008

Robert - Congratulations! - Mike #6216825

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic July 22, 2008

Congratulations on your wonderful Grand Prize Winner, Robert. #6216857

Janet McNeil level-classic July 22, 2008

Congratulations, Robert!! #6216946

Susan M. Campbell July 22, 2008

Congrats on an awesome image!!! #6217034

Elida Gutierrez July 22, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Three Roses for "The Winners"
A Special Trophy for
"The June Winners" #6217360

Aimee C. Eisaman July 22, 2008

Yipeee.....see I told you to come back! Great job O' creative one! #6217403

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic July 22, 2008

Beautiful Robert!!! Congrats on you BIG win!!!! #6217423

Tammy Espino July 22, 2008

congrats on your grand prize winner :) #6217428

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict July 22, 2008

Congratulations on your extraordinary Grand Prize Winner!!! #6217786

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe July 22, 2008

Nice vision Robert, congratulations on your BIG win! #6217789

Erica Murphy level-deluxe July 22, 2008

BIG CONGRATS ROBERT!! #6217822

Jojie F. Alcantara July 22, 2008

Congratulations on your big win. this is simply beautiful. :-) #6217852

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic July 22, 2008

Congratulations Robert. #6218254

Sherry McClead July 22, 2008

WOW Robert... it turned GOLD!!! Congratulations... wOOhOO!!

Sherrybear :} #6218331

Joan E. Hoffman July 22, 2008

WHOOEEEE! Way to go Robert Congratz~~~S~~~~~ #6218566

Debbie E. Payne July 22, 2008

Congratulations, Robert. Like everyone else has said, this is an amazing winner! #6218620

Renee Doyle level-classic July 22, 2008

Congratulations on this stunning image and Grand Prize Win Robert!! #6218729

James Reininger July 22, 2008

Congrats on the win. This is an excellent image. Wonderful composition and lighting. As I look at this image I feel as if I am moving. #6218791

Candice L. Carter July 22, 2008

Congrats my darling friend, not one surprise here. #6218793

Avril Young July 22, 2008

CONGRATS on your fantastic win!!!!!
really stunning... #6218803

Evy Johansen level-classic July 22, 2008

Congratulations on your Grand Prize Win, Robert! #6219110

Robert Valenzuela July 23, 2008

Holy Cow I almost jumped through the roof LOL Thank you everyone all my friends here at BetterPhoto I could not have done it with out you guys your the best. Thank you to my club members at the Phellos and Mono me club for making me one of the family BPER'S ROCK #6219317

Christina N. Seuser July 23, 2008

A GIGANTIC CONGRATS for your gigantic win! Stunning image Robert, well deserved! #6219474

Esther R. Tinz July 23, 2008

Congratulations Robert. Looks like an "X-Files" photo. Wow, I just joined a club that has this kind of caliber of members. Whoa, I got a lot to learn from you guys. Can't wait. #6219894

Keith Butler July 23, 2008

Congratulations on your win! Keith #6220439

Dale Hardin July 23, 2008

Congratulations Robert. #6221473

Ulysses A. Villamin July 23, 2008

Gratz on the win!!! #6221777

July 23, 2008

Congratulations on your win! great job....see ya:) #6222287

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe July 23, 2008

Congratulations on your BIG win! Awesome shot! #6223069

Colette M. Metcalf July 24, 2008

Congratulations!!!! #6224432

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton July 24, 2008

Congratulations Robert!!! A wonderful winner! You win with your eye and creativity, not with your wallet. BRAVO!! #6225729

Robert Valenzuela July 24, 2008

Thank you everyone for all your kind support you guys are great friends and I am beyond grateful to all of you here #6226437

Eugenio Diaz July 24, 2008

Hi Robert Congratulations on your well deserved Winner!!!! #6227149

Mariann Kovats level-classic July 24, 2008

Congratulations on you win! Great image, very creative! #6227806

Renata Gusciora July 25, 2008

BIG CONGRATULATIONS!!! #6227991

RC Fritz July 25, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WINNER!!!!! #6229963

July 25, 2008

Congratulations Robert, fantastic image, well done.. #6231879

Laura E. Swan level-classic July 25, 2008

Oh my gosh ROBERT! Granny goes away for only 5 days and comes home to this???!!! SONNY!!! Well, I am honored that I was the first one to comment on this winning shot. We all knew it was super cool, kiddo. Now share the money with us. Not with just anyone. Just your families on Phello and Mono and DRU of course. Should be enough to buy me a new walker???!!! I'll micro the frost bitten cookies now and have them ready for you. Ha! -Granny #6232011

Janice Mezzacappa July 27, 2008

CONGRATS Robert, beautiful image!!!! #6236971

July 28, 2008

nice shot..congats!-chie #6242766

Jessica Jenney July 29, 2008

Congratulations, Robert on your terrific Grand Prize Win! #6244941

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe July 29, 2008

This is absolutely lovely,Robert. Congratulations on your super win!
Kathleen #6247225

Melissa Wynn level-classic August 13, 2008

Wonderful radial blurring effect on this image. It gives it a surreal quality. You chose the subject for this effect well. and I love the use of an almost monocrhomatic theme too. Cool Image! Well Done! Missy #6309868

Gail R. Schuett September 02, 2008

I knew this was a winner!!! you must feel so proud...WTG Robert. #6403251

Laura E. Swan level-classic September 02, 2008

And to think that I was the first to actually comment on this. Do I win something, too, for all the cool stuff I said? Love, Granny #6403653

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