SciFi Sunset

Uploaded: January 30, 2008 00:18:50


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


Alex T. Mizuno January 30, 2008

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 level-classic January 30, 2008

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

Toni Riggs January 30, 2008


Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe January 30, 2008

SUPER! Great imagination and it looks BEAUTIFUL! #5416646

Michelle Alton January 30, 2008

It's brilliant! Very skillful!
Michelle #5416651

Manuel Barrera January 30, 2008

Beautiful creation. #5416688

Arlene Krassner January 30, 2008

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

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict January 30, 2008

Lovely work here, Steven.

Dominick #5416722

Paul G Slate January 30, 2008

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

Jim Huffield January 30, 2008

Awesome creation, Steven. Jim #5416825

Tiia Vissak January 30, 2008

well done! #5416829

Robert R. Goodman January 30, 2008

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

Laurie Daily level-deluxe January 30, 2008

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

Nina Shields level-addict January 30, 2008

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

Bonnie Gearhart January 30, 2008

This is amazing!
Bonnie #5417232

Cyn Valentine January 30, 2008 take great vacations!!! Fantastic editing..amazing image.. very well done!!!! #5417244

Erin Appelbaum January 30, 2008

Awesome PS work. Stunning image. Peter #5417287

Stephanie Frey January 30, 2008

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

Angie Sidles level-classic January 30, 2008

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

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic January 30, 2008

Beautiful creation Steven! #5417799

Cassie L. Woodlee January 30, 2008

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

Shari Kelly January 30, 2008


Jennifer L. Alder January 30, 2008

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 January 30, 2008

Excellent image, Steven!! #5418145

Gail Vitikacs level-classic January 30, 2008

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

Amber J. Skene January 30, 2008

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

Marina Moore January 30, 2008

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 January 30, 2008

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

Roxanne M. Bubar January 30, 2008

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

John Connolly January 30, 2008

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

Colette M. Metcalf January 30, 2008

AMAZING!!!! #5419579

Wanda-Lynn Searles level-classic January 30, 2008

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

Erika Haight January 30, 2008

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

Sandra R. Alvey January 30, 2008


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

Nancy (Peaches) Harker January 30, 2008

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 level-addict January 30, 2008

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

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic January 30, 2008

Wonderful piece of art,Steven! #5421413

Pamela Shane January 31, 2008

Simply amazing Steven! Wonderful creativity. :) #5421602

Ken Smith level-classic January 31, 2008

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

anonymous January 31, 2008

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

Sam Britt January 31, 2008

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

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna January 31, 2008

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 level-classic January 31, 2008

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

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic January 31, 2008

Very creative and beautiful, Steven! #5425831

frank w. degenhardt January 31, 2008

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 February 01, 2008

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 February 01, 2008

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

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic February 01, 2008

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

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic February 01, 2008

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

Sherry Sturgis February 01, 2008

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

Shannon D. Miller February 02, 2008

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

Stan Kwasniowski February 02, 2008

Steven, awesome #5433935

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic February 02, 2008

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

Jennifer A. Lambert February 03, 2008

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 February 03, 2008

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

Fanie Heymans February 04, 2008

Beautifully composed great colors and detail. Nice one #5441896

Kay Beausoleil February 05, 2008

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

February 05, 2008


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

Chastity Abbott February 06, 2008

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 level-classic February 06, 2008

Wonderful work Steven!,
Amalia #5454256

Patrick Rouzes February 07, 2008


Sarah G February 08, 2008

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 February 09, 2008

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

Heather February 09, 2008


~HEATHER #5469650

Ronald F. Fischer February 09, 2008

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 level-classic February 09, 2008

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 February 10, 2008

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

Eugenio Diaz February 10, 2008

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 February 10, 2008

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

Kristi A. Howson February 10, 2008

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

Dianna Murphy February 11, 2008

This is awesome! #5478263

Datha Y. Thompson February 12, 2008

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 February 12, 2008

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

Corinne M. Thompson February 13, 2008

All I can say is "Excellent"! #5490181

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna February 16, 2008

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

Dianna Hauf February 17, 2008

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 February 20, 2008

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 February 21, 2008

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

Melissa A. McDonald February 22, 2008

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

Maria Warren level-classic February 23, 2008

woooow this is so awesome and so beautiful #5542284

Dr. Harmeet Singh February 28, 2008

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

Datha Y. Thompson March 05, 2008

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 level-classic March 11, 2008

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

Katy Young March 17, 2008

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


Melissa G. Meiselman March 17, 2008

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

March 22, 2008

very nice #5676789

Colleen Farrell March 22, 2008

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

Su Sana E. P level-classic March 22, 2008

Congratulations on this Spectacular Finalist, Steven!! #5677783

Mitch Spence level-classic March 22, 2008

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

Diane Dupuis March 22, 2008

Great work! Congrats on your finalist! #5678206

Alex T. Mizuno March 22, 2008

Congratulations Steven!! You deserve it! #5678285

Jeana Clark March 22, 2008

Well deserved finalist!!
Awesome Work!!!




Sylvia Rossler March 22, 2008

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

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 22, 2008

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis March 22, 2008

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

Nancy (Peaches) Harker March 22, 2008

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

Colette M. Metcalf March 22, 2008

Congratulations!!!! #5679877

Janet McNeil level-classic March 22, 2008

Congratulations!! Great work!! #5680367

Susan Fox March 22, 2008

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist Steven :-) #5680611

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe March 22, 2008

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

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 23, 2008

congrats for your gorgeous finalist!!!! #5681554

Hendrik Storme March 23, 2008

Big congrats Steven!!! #5681704

Deb Koskovich March 23, 2008

Kudos on this well deserved finalist, Steven! #5681756

Arlene Krassner March 23, 2008

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

Debra R. Harder March 23, 2008

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

Laurie Daily level-deluxe March 23, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Steven! #5683113

Linda D. Lester level-classic March 23, 2008

Outstanding...Congratulations! #5683970

Patrick Rouzes March 23, 2008

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

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic March 23, 2008

Congratulations,Steven on your wonderful finalist!! #5685920

Gail Vitikacs level-classic March 24, 2008

AWESOME! Congrats! #5687432

Susan M. Smith level-classic March 24, 2008

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

Marina Moore March 24, 2008

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

Margaret R. Barry March 24, 2008

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Stephen! #5689307

Datha Y. Thompson March 24, 2008

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

john dunne March 24, 2008

Fantastic. Unique and Excellent #5690169

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic March 24, 2008

Congratulations Steven, Fabulous finalist! #5691892

Kathy L. Clark March 24, 2008

Congratulations Steven on your fabulous finalist. #5692688

Gary Lange March 25, 2008

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

Linda Blair March 25, 2008

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

Holly J. Jackson March 27, 2008

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

Vishal Sharma April 25, 2008

WOW!!! Excellent work, Steve! #5840849

Songbird Cline level-classic June 21, 2008

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 level-classic December 20, 2009

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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