Contest Results: Emptiness

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Ended 08/05/11 8:15 PM GMT
Winner: krt (See the full results)

1st place
Tengger Desert by krt

LynEve: This has an almost mesmerizing effect - well taken Kevin and being enjoyed on my desktop.

Mythmaker: Congrats on the well deserved win in the Emptiness comp with this entry.

Logun7: Congratulations!!!

FlimBB: Congratulations on your win!

krt received a 2 month membership in the Caedes Cadre.

2nd place
Without by LynEve

casechaser: I especially like "Without" in black and white (and gray). You set a tone and spiritual meaning with it.

The loved one is first seen in black and then in gray, as if he is leaving his earthly body as is in movement towards the light.

Possibly July 31st is an anniversary date and one which will always be the memory for the reality of this day. If so, love the memories, allow them to play over and over again. The companionship, once enjoyed in reality, will continue to be shared in the fond memories of your mind.

Bless you Lyn. ~~ John

LynEve received a 1 month membership in the Caedes Cadre.

3rd place
The unfortunate by Zethus

Con_: Floris... I don't care for the subject... in my mind, there is no way to make a picture, of a homeless person (sleeping in a cardboard box!), attractive (appealing). A subject of that nature can only have a negative impact on a photo in my opinion. Even the tell-tale buggy to the right hiding in the dark is a negative for me. But that's me! :o)

The title is appropriate. It was your request that got me to look at your image closely. Hopefully somebody who can separate the artistic skill from the effect of the image will deal with your request...

The fact that I can react like this to your image could be a positive for you... depending upon your intentions!

Oh... by the way, I think this could fit into a contest Caedes is having right now... for Emptiness. Enter it to have yet another kind of opinion expressed. Navigation... Contest - should get you to where you need to go! :o)

4th place
Shattered by casechaser

Logun7: Congratulations!!!

Logun7: Fantastic entry John! Best of luck to you in the contest:)

tigger3: I have to say this is truly a work of art, and again is a good example of your very creative style. =^..^=tigs

purmusic: Nice one, John.

Thumbnail caught my eye in and amongst the new images.. and here I be.

Interesting to me, in that in employing a warmer palette, which seemingly (and might) contradict the visual message of sorts ... that is, until one reads your accompanying narrative.

Her mouth (area) is a tad more prominent. Curious if by design, creative aim?

And the additional texturing is exquisite. The final image is very polished.

And but of course, thank you for sharing this thought provoking piece with us.

p.s. Any use of displacement maps?

Looks to be, and if not and for your creative future consideration.. here you go, in case unawares:

Photoshop Tutorial: Displacement Maps

Loads of other tutorials out there as well, the above one is quite succinct and concise.

5th place
Desolated Beach 2 by corngrowth

Logun7: Amazing!!! So beautiful! I love that big blue sky! Best of luck to you in the contest Sir C:)

0930_23: Congrats on your 5th place finish in the contest Sea. It was a good entry that could have finished even higher.