Polar Bear Dreams

© Lisa J. Boulden

Polar Bear Dreams

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic January 04, 2008

Just thought I'd share the original photos which composed this image. #821614

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic January 04, 2008

Excellent engaging series you have here. With the warped horizon it looks like the bears are coming from the edge of the earth. Thanks for sharing. #5291288

Emile Abbott level-deluxe January 04, 2008

The entire series is outstanding but your end product is astonishing. I know you put many hours into this project and I can tell you it was worth it. Loved them all but this is the finest, Lisa. All mine were presented as captured in the wild. #5291493

Tiia Vissak January 04, 2008

Very creative! A beautiful image! #5291525

Susan Weisensel January 04, 2008

Wow, This is just OUTSTANDING, I love it. Your hours of work are well worth the time. I would not have a clue how to do something like this. WOW!!!!! #5292357

frank w. degenhardt level-classic January 04, 2008

Lisa- The wrapped horizon does give it a new look. They are all great, but my favorited ones are the ones where you added the sky in. That made a world of difference for me.
A wonderful and creative series brilliantly done.
Have a super weekend, take care, be safe #5292373

Michelle L. Frick January 04, 2008

Amazing Lisa!!! I love what you've created! And, you know I love those big bears!!! Excellent work. #5292749

Janet McNeil level-classic January 04, 2008

Beautiful work!! Very creative! Good luck! #5292826

Colleen Farrell January 04, 2008

Incredible work, Lisa! Outstanding captures, composition and effects. I love the warped horizon! #5292902

Cheryl E. Molennor January 04, 2008

Wow! You did so good Lisa!I really need to learn my PS. I don't know alot and I need to make that my goal this year... Ok so I just did! Haa LOL Really though this is really awesome! #5293292

Mariann Kovats level-classic January 04, 2008

Lisa, you did a beautiful job on this imag! #5293623

Cindy Bendush level-classic January 04, 2008

Very nice image Lisa - So well done I had no idea its a composite!!! Fantastic job! #5293738

Laurie Daily level-deluxe January 05, 2008

WOW, Lisa...a truly outstanding image, and I can not even begin to imagine the time and talents that went into creating this. It certainly gives me the feeling of being somewhere where no man goes...isolated, beautiful, untouched...WOW. Yes, I am with Cheryl...need to keep reading my PS books! #5294479

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic January 05, 2008

I want you to know how much I appreciate that each of you has taken the time to visit and leave such kind comments. Thank you, Reynalda, Emile, Tiia, Susan, Frank, Michelle, Janet, Colleen, Cheryl, Mariann, Cindy, and Laurie! You've brought me smiles!!!
Enjoy a wonderful weekend!
Blessings, Lisa #5295659

Sandra Schlesinger January 05, 2008

I love the new sky, Lisa. Truly fabulous creativity throughout the polar bear series. I'll be watching, expecting a winner! #5296235

Deb Koskovich January 05, 2008

Lisa, I'm telling you girl -- your finished product has me totally believing you have been to Antarctica with your camera. This is absolutely amazing work, and that, my friend, is an UNDERSTATEMENT. #5297384

Nancy (Peaches) Harker January 05, 2008

I am with Deb, was going to ask you if you took a trip. love all, and I think I like the warped sky also the best.
AWSOME DDR work and fantastic image!!! WTG girl! #5297433

Nancy L. Green level-classic January 05, 2008

This is totaly amazing work Lisa, GIRL, you ROCK!!! <>< #5297843

Sandra R. Alvey January 05, 2008

Just keeps getting BETTER! Awesome Lisa! The warp really did add a bit of dimension to the capture! Gorgeous work hon! #5298148

Kathy L. Clark January 05, 2008

Very beautifully done Lisa. I would have no idea it was a composite if you hadn't of told us. Gorgeous in every way. #5298206

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic January 05, 2008

Thank you, Sandra S., Deb, the Nancy's, Sandi, and Kathy! Your support and kind words of encouragement mean so much!
Blessings, Lisa #5298504

Thomas F. Andersen January 06, 2008

Hi Lisa, WOW it looks like A LOT of work getting all of this together! Well done and thanks a lot for sharing the process and the original images. I think Reynaldo's comments really sums it up with the 'coming from the edge of the earth' idea. #5298867

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic January 06, 2008

So wonderfully done,Lisa! Brilliant idea and execution! #5299373

Nadya Johnson January 06, 2008

Wow! Lisa, this is absolutely AWESOME work! I'm so glad you showed us the Befores. It would be impossible to pick a favorite from the two... I really love them both. The curved horizon does add another look. Both are - well, AWESOME, as I said! #5299883

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic January 06, 2008

I'm really glady you visited, Thomas, Ujjwal, and Nadya! Thank you for pausing to look and to leave such thoughtful remarks. Each, so very appreciated!
Blessings, Lisa #5299949

David Pratt January 06, 2008

Lisa this is outstanding. Terrific work! I loved the photos you posted so that I can see what you did. Just terrific work! #5300284

Melissa McCabe January 06, 2008

Lisa - your attention to detail has paid off big time!!! This could not be any more perfect!!! Feels like we're right there with them! Awesome job!! -mm #5301620

Kathleen R. Struckle January 06, 2008

Beautiful and very creative Lisa!! #5302098

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic January 06, 2008

Thank you, David, Melissa, and Kathleen! So glad you stopped by!
~Lisa #5302535

Terry Cervi level-classic January 07, 2008

Looks like you're having a great time with PS, Lisa! Great to show the steps you took to complete your final work too! Very beautifully done! #5304033

Bill Wyatt January 07, 2008

Terrific post processing work! Beautiful and creative! #5304197

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic January 07, 2008

Thank you, Terry and Bill!
~Lisa #5304866

Karen K. Givens January 07, 2008

Great image and photo shop work Lisa. Really enjoyed your gallery. Very nice. :) #5307206

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic January 07, 2008

Thanks a bunch, Karen! Glad you visited and had a chance to look around.
Blessings, Lisa #5307245

Elida Gutierrez May 19, 2008

Congratulations for your FINALIST!!! #5942760

Tiia Vissak May 19, 2008

Congratulations! #5942790

Erin Appelbaum May 19, 2008

Congrats again Lisa. Peter #5942953

anonymous May 19, 2008

Hugh Congratulations Lisa on this outstanding finalist! B- #5943327

Steve M. Harrington May 19, 2008

Good on you, Lisa! :)
Steve #5943678

Jeana Clark May 19, 2008

So happy to see this one Lisa!!!!

~J~ #5943714

Stefania Barbier level-addict May 19, 2008


Sandra Schlesinger May 19, 2008

I'm delighted to see that this amazing image has finally been recognized, Lisa. Congratulations! Great timing too now that the polar bear has been awarded recognition as an endangered species. #5944410

Tammy Espino May 19, 2008

another one, you go girl! :) #5944414

Alex T. Mizuno May 19, 2008

Artist's work is never done, isn't it Lisa? But it's worth working for a perfection. Congratulations on your Finalist!!! #5944678

Marina Moore May 19, 2008

Congratulations Lisa!!!! I LOVE this!!!! :) #5944816

Mitch Spence level-classic May 19, 2008

A wonderful composite. Truly it is. #5945029

Melissa McCabe May 19, 2008

Congrats Lisa - this is still awesome, and good for you for sticking with it!! : ) -mm #5945242

Laurie Watts May 19, 2008

Lisa: I just love ALL the photos in your gallery. Your perspective and thought that goes into each and every photo really shows. You do wonderful work, its been a pleasure going thru your gallery. #5945906

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic May 19, 2008

What a wonderful surprise!
I want to thank each of you for your kind encouragement and support!
EACH message means so much!!!
Blessings, Lisa♥ #5947401

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic May 19, 2008

Wonderful image Lisa..Congratulations on your fianlist !! Beautiful work. #5948725

Kristi A. Howson May 19, 2008

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist Lisa. This is so cool! #5948887

Toni Riggs May 20, 2008

Congratulations on ALL your beautiful finalists! #5949089

David Phalen May 20, 2008

Congratulations Lisa!! #5950178

A P May 20, 2008

OMG this is just incredible!! I love that you showed how you put this together. You talents are amazing!! Congrats on this Finalist that's a winner in my book. #5951531

Colleen Farrell May 20, 2008

SOOOO well-deserved! Big congratulations on this finalist, Lisa! #5951920

Sam Britt May 20, 2008

Congratulations again, Lisa! #5953744

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic May 20, 2008

Thank you all so much!!!
~♥~Lisa #5953941

Susan Fox May 20, 2008

Congratulations Lisa!!! #5954074

Michael G. Marshall May 21, 2008

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Lisa! Michael #5959183

Kathy L. Clark May 21, 2008

Lisa you are cleaning up this contest. I am so... proud of you. Congrats. #5959939

Candice L. Carter May 23, 2008

What creativity! You are really racking the awards up! Congrats! #5965491

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe May 25, 2008

I'm so glad to see you finalist award Lisa. So well deserved!!! Congratulations! #5975904

Linda Blair May 25, 2008

Congratulations!!!!!!! ☺ #5976372

Mike F. Anderson level-classic March 03, 2009

Hi Lisa - I've been going through your gallery. You have some of the most consistently excellent images I have seen here on BP. Your PP skills create beautiful breathtaking final results. You have many talents in order to bring this all together. Wishing you the best in your continuing photographic journeys. #7238966

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 03, 2009

... So very appreciated!
~♥~lisa #7239024

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This polar bear project has CONSUMED me for the past few days.
Just when I think it's completed, I find "just one more thing" to tweak.
Here, I warped the horizon and trimmed the sky a bit.
...'til the next edit...

Exif: F Number: 9.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/3500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 28.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on January 04, 2008

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