Best friends... not on talking terms!

© Humayun Rizwan

Best friends... not on talking terms!

Uploaded: May 09, 2005


Kerby Pfrangle May 09, 2005

Humayun the dog is cute but your son is such a handsome young man.

Like his bib overalls and the colorful shirt.

Also like the way the dog and Shehryar are looking opposite directions. Really cute.

Very nicely done.

Kerby #246975

Daniel Diaz May 09, 2005

Excellent moment of capture, and the title is perfect. #1335112

Sara Jensen May 09, 2005

Oh my goodness...perfect timing. I'm not sure you could help but get a good picture with those two in it, but this has so much more personality than if they were doing the typical hugging or whatever. Very cute. #1335319

Pam M May 09, 2005

Hey ... I got your note ...

tsk tsk ... you are such a tease ... I have ideas ... I'll get back to you in the morning ... Darling Hubby and I think we should probably sleep at least a short while. ... mmm ... but I sure do have ideas about this picture ;)

but if you hadn't said a word ... I would not have paid attention ;)

have fun,
pam #1335359

Pam M May 10, 2005

The sun gave you away ... I don't know how in the world you would have prevented it. That would be a good question. If someone doesn't show up and tell you here, ask in a Q&A Discussion and let me know if you find a solution.

thanks for the fun,

Pam #1336475

Pam M May 10, 2005

oops .. ok once more ... #1336527

Pam M May 10, 2005

aggg! Ok one more try! #1336534

Pam M May 10, 2005

lol of course I don't have the copyright on that. Okay, Humayun, is that anywhere near what the original looks like? #1336559

Pam M May 10, 2005

I keep looking at this picture ... I apologize for not sticking everything in one post ... but life doesn't always bring me everything in one block of thought.

You see ... what's really great about this picture is that you realized you could take a "snapshot" type situation and rearrange it into a work of art that says so much.

Instead of this being another photo where it's obvious the subject caught the photographer sneeking up, you turned it into a great, fun image ... where most people would ignore the facts just to follow the story.

I certainly was willing to allow it to stand ... and wouldn't have ever paid attention ... except for your mischivious note ... and if you'd never thrown out the challenge ... I'd be saying ...

"Wow! Another great capture how do you manage to keep sneeking up on your children?!"

All the same ... do some asking around ... I'm betting there's ways to fool the brain even more!

have more fun!
Pam #1336613

Humayun Rizwan May 11, 2005

:-) Thanks for revealing the “secret”! Although u did a great job with PS (u r my teacher.. after all!!) but No.. u don’t have the copyright to that because ur work look suspiciously similar to the original picture! LOL.
The shadows in opposite direction are quite obvious but it still needed a keen eye.. and with ur skills, I was sure that u’d be able to locate it without much difficulty. Never meant to fool anyone… that’s why that note!.. and also the request to everyone for comments! I was going to post the original after a few more comments and seeing if someone else noticed! But u r absolutely right it’s just a fun photo… nothing artistic about it... a snapshot I took long time back and posted it on another website and it (the original) won the POTD. The title was “Best friends”. I almost posted the same here but then had this ‘bright” idea!! :-)
It was fun
Thanks for everything

Pam M May 11, 2005


I did some poking around today at a bookstore. And there are ways to select the shadowed part and lighten it. I didn't take notes but that's practically the whole idea of it. The fine art of it ... yeah ... that's what I should have taken notes on ... because it seems it would be real easy to end up with a "seamed" look.

While I was reading, it dawned on me! The big huge give away was that tree shadow in the background.

If you clone that out, bring in the right side to the point where the frame cuts just the smallest bit of your son's leg off ... then ... would it look like they are facing the sun?

When I saw your original, I was surprised that I was that close. I sent you my re-do/un-do pic last night...because just to avoid confusion i'm going to delete my copy in a bit. Did you get it? I'm having email issues!

My re-do is really sloppy. While I was doing what it took to make it, I really appreciated the work you put into it.

I was quite certain you had not planned to keep any secrets. I was very pleased to have a chance to work on your challenge, though.

You have far surpassed this teacher! All I did was say ... Poke at it like this ... Play around with that there ... and you took off running! :-D

That is my favorite thing in all the world ... I love to see a person's eye's light up when it clicks ... when they realize ... "HEY I CAN DO THIS! AND Since I can do this ... I bet I can do THAT too!" But, No matter what information I may reveal to a person, I can't put this drive to go on into them. They have that in them ... I can't put it there.

I can't wait to see what you do next.

Have fun,
Pam #1341472

May 24, 2005

good title and very good image,humayun! #1391498

Teresa Norris August 27, 2006

Wow, what a fun image and discussion! So well done, Humayun! Very creative. #3227869

Sylvia Rossler August 30, 2006

Well after all that reading , I can say it is a superb catch and a wonderful use of effects ! Never would have guessed the manipulation !! great !! #3245850

Terry L. Ellis level-classic August 30, 2006

Very cool work and conversation, Humayun! Love it! #3245868

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