Contest Results: Surreal

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Ended 09/25/11 10:15 PM GMT
Winner: SEFA (See the full results)

1st place
Mind Infinity by SEFA

Joanie: I didn't know you knew how to use Bryce! Truly gorgeous and amazing Susanne!!!! Give us some more please :) An excellent entry!

Cherry79: Excellent piece here. I hope you place well!

Ramad: Very nicely done - I like his image. Good luck in the contest Susanne.

SEFA received a 2 month membership in the Caedes Cadre.

2nd place
Waiting, Watching, Wishing by Jynxxd

purmusic: Thanks for the visual cue to take the tour of your galleries. Saw your name before and some of your images/uploads. You have a varied and great gallery, well worth the tour. :o)

Back to your image here..

A good good manipulation. Caught my eye in and amongst the new images and here's I be.

Strong composition.

Great use of colour and the posturing portrayed is excellent. Well suited on the notes of composition and concept. And as mentioned above, well done on the lighting aspect.


Small niggle, at best.

The wall of stone on the right-hand side's textures. Perhaps that of change in Blending mode and/or reduced Contrast might provide the lil' assist to compliment it's adjacent left-hand side.

That nonsense of mine aside..

Wonderful work.


Thanks for sharing this one with us. It is a very nice piece and well thought out.

Best of luck to you in the contest. :o)

Jynxxd received a 1 month membership in the Caedes Cadre.

3rd place
Farm Reflections by b8264d

0930_23: Congrats on getting 3rd place in the contest Jeff.

ro_and: amazing effect......blooming cherrytrees in Japan come into my mind....Ro

Flmngseabass: Amazing outcome Jeff! I can see why you like this, it's so dramatic!! Superb work here!!

4th place
The Fog is Lifting by palral

Eubeen: All comments say something; it's whether or not you're listening that matters. Or sometimes it's not what's being said that is just as important as what you're being told.
I'm sure someone out there, maybe it's me, maybe someone anonymous, feels you could have cropped the photo. Take the sky down to the top of the cloud layer and add some more to the water in the foreground. I like my shorelines distant, unless I'm in a sinking boat, then they can't be close enough.
A nice moody shot as noted above. I like the lighting in the scene and the silhouettes of the trees. Good work.

5th place
Introspective by Tootles

LynEve: Beautiful work and a splendid entry :)

Nikoneer68: Beautiful work.

purmusic: (*checks face in mirror*)

Lil' red..

Thought I had commented on your piece here, as I distinctly remember when you posted it (simply put, and as I am want to say at times.. 'a standout, in and amongst the new images').

And would echo the thoughts and words above me.

Aside from the technical considerations, your image is more about evocation for me.

Strange as this may sound, or not.. get the feeling of comfort and that of being safe as a child, somewhat caught up in the fantasy world of your creation here.

Lots of things to see and investigate, all friendly creatures and a most welcoming and intriguing environment to explore.

Colour palette is great throughout. Good good composition.

Nice to see that you were rewarded in the contest for your creative efforts. Most deserving entry. :o)