Contest Results: Fairy Tales

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Ended 12/03/11 12:15 AM GMT
Winner: Inkeri (See the full results)

1st place
The place where stories and legends comes alive by Inkeri

tigger3: Very nice Erja, it is such a lovely little cottage, and you do it justice with your camera skill. Tigs♥ =^..^=

billyoneshot: This is the best entry I have seen yet Erja. Well captured and good luck.

casechaser: Erja, it is a great entree and I wish you all the best with it!! ~~ John

Inkeri received a 2 month membership in the Caedes Cadre.

2nd place
Night Dreams by coram9

Roseman_Stan: Excellent work here Chris. You got all the creative juices flowing well with this one.

Logun7: Congratulations!

Ed1958: Congrats Chris.
Great compo.

Tootles: I looked at this for a long time. :-) At first I didn't even notice the fairies (what does that say about me??) I looked at the girl and wondered what the light in front of her was.... then I saw the others. The drop shadows make the fairies look a bit 2D, but I understand they wouldn't have been distinguishable from their own glow without it. Very difficult. Perhaps the fairies themselves could be white shading to blue at the edge of the glows? Or maybe one or two could have been bigger (closer to the camera) so that it was clearer what they were... then the others could just be specks of light bobbing about in the darkness.

The best bit for me is the building in the background, particularly near the gate, with the soft night lighting... very atmospheric and detailed! A high level of realism that I can't achieve in Bryce right now. Nice work and a difficult subject. I hope you do well in the contest!

coram9 received a 1 month membership in the Caedes Cadre.

3rd place
Isle of Wanderers by Akeraios

Tootles: Well done on your placing in the contest... it was wonderful to see all the 3D pictures there. :-)

lmass: A wonderful fantasy image.

nuke88: love this could be that you will enter it into the new contest

Tootles: Beautifully done... I love the addition of the dolphin, which I didn't see till I opened it up full size. Has the boat's owner really vanished forever... or is she living happily in the tree? The best of luck in the contest. :-)

4th place
Dragon at the Gate by Tootles

0930_23: Congratulations on your 4th place finish in the contest. It was a grand entry.


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purmusic: Love.. it!

Lost count of the number of times I have come back to your image's page here, having first viewed it upon posting.

And I still can't get past the initial feeling evoked of a mischievous and benevolent dragon sneaking about, who is a friend to the king's son. (So, take this 'constructive critique' with a grain of salt. ;o) )

The posturing (stating the obvious here, perhaps) ... and that of the colour palette makes for a very inviting illustrative-like image. On the notes of what is transpiring within frame (telling a story, or parts of) and stimulating more imaginative twists and details.

The composition really sets this one up well, in my opinion. The somewhat lower perspective and looking upwards.. adds to the 'lighter sense of being' and 'airiness' (rest assured, it's a good good thing)imparted.

The lines of the castle itself, in conjunction with the 'flow' of the clouds, et al.. underscores the strength of this element.


Minor, at best.

Smoke emanating from the dragon's nostrils. Gets lost a bit against the backdrop and is not quite as polished (not sure how you created this facet ... or that of it's positioning, layer-wise).

... ...

Ahh, ok.. got it.

The one word descriptor that has been eluding me pea brain.. 'delightful'.


5th place the Forest of Ever After... by lilu103

Dunstickin: We should have a contest to find which woman 'talks' the longest!!!...

(Runs and hides till after the fallout!!!)

You got my eyes all dizzy searching this one darlin'

Logun7: Congratulations!

snapshooter87: I'd like to know what you eat for breakfast :-).
Absolutely fascinating, Lisa.