Vanishing Habitat: Hit the Showers!

© James Quantz Jr.

Vanishing Habitat: Hit the Showers!

Uploaded: May 06, 2008


I wondered why Elephants always smell so good...

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/2 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 20.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300


Mike D. Perez level-deluxe May 06, 2008

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

Lynn Haack May 06, 2008

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-classic May 07, 2008

WOW! Awesome image and effects James! #5893728

James Quantz Jr. May 07, 2008

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

Dave Ombrello May 07, 2008

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. May 07, 2008

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 May 07, 2008

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. May 07, 2008

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

Robyn A. Terrell May 08, 2008

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

Kimi A. Phillips May 09, 2008

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

James Quantz Jr. May 09, 2008

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

Dave Ombrello May 09, 2008

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. May 12, 2008

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 May 24, 2008

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

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar May 26, 2008

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. May 27, 2008

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

Chris Ebben June 07, 2008

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. June 09, 2008

Thanks, Chris! #6037805

June 19, 2008

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

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar June 19, 2008

congrats, James!! #6082849

Anne M. Young June 19, 2008

Fantastic as usual - congratulations #6083026

Sharon F. Morris June 20, 2008

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

Kimi A. Phillips June 20, 2008

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

Michael Umbreit June 20, 2008

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

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic June 20, 2008

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

Colleen Farrell June 20, 2008

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

A P June 20, 2008

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

Joannie Bertucci level-classic June 20, 2008

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 June 20, 2008

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

Cyn Valentine June 20, 2008

WTG James.. fantastic winner!!! #6086928

Linda D. Lester level-classic June 20, 2008

AWESOME....Congratulations! #6087632

Elida Gutierrez June 20, 2008

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

Vikram Jamwal June 20, 2008

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

-vikram #6088234

Renata Gusciora June 20, 2008

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

Nemil B. Chabebe June 21, 2008

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 June 21, 2008

Congratulations James, FINALLY the recognition you deserve. #6088354

Michelle Alton June 21, 2008

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

Sharon King June 21, 2008

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

Jo Vollstedt June 21, 2008

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

Stephanie Frey June 21, 2008

Cool! Congrats on this wonderfully creative win! #6090855

Errick L. Cameron level-deluxe June 21, 2008

Congratulations on a this might fine work! #6090904

James Quantz Jr. June 21, 2008

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 June 21, 2008

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

Joannie Bertucci level-classic June 21, 2008

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

Colette M. Metcalf June 22, 2008

Congratulations:) #6092350

Derek D. Dafoe June 22, 2008

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

June 22, 2008

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis June 22, 2008

Nice creativity James, congratulations!! #6092977

Erica Murphy level-deluxe June 23, 2008

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 June 23, 2008

Congratulations, and love your sense of humor!

jo ann c. #6098606

Jacqualyn A. Volker level-deluxe June 23, 2008

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

Mitzie Loland June 25, 2008

Congratulations on your winner James!! #6103896

Nikki McDonald level-classic June 27, 2008

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 July 01, 2008


James Quantz Jr. July 02, 2008

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

Jean-Pierre Ducondi July 03, 2008

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

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict July 06, 2008

Congratulations james on your Win.

Dominick #6146756

Elizabeth A. Marker level-deluxe July 06, 2008

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. July 07, 2008

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 July 07, 2008

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

Marsha S. Smith July 12, 2008

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 November 17, 2008

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

Nadya Johnson July 24, 2009

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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