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*NEW* Each image is graded in difficulty to make something new from..... Look on the image attached to see which grade this is
Grade 1-3 A $15 gift certificate towards yours, or someone else's work, here on FAA/Pixels
Grade 4-7 A $20 gift certificate towards yours, or someone else's work, here on FAA/Pixels
Grade 8-9 A $25 gift certificate towards yours, or someone else's work, here on FAA/Pixels
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You may enter any contest they like but will not win any more prizes for five contests after their wins, for fairness.
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my first try... an adaptive extreme edit for Abbie Shores' Edit this November challenge. A photo merge and digital painting using layers, filters and brushes in Gimp.
A fantasy scene inspired by a famous movie and also a famous song from the past. There is a yellow brick road that lies between the grassy meadows with lots of colorful flowers blooming on each side and if you follow it into the distance there is a Gothic emerald city at end where you might find that your future lies beyond the yellow brick road.
Abbie Shores November 2020 edit challenge. In this first editing version, I processed the original image for lighting and to bring out the sky details. Then I added a little blonde girl putting a toy sailboat in one of the rain puddles on the hiking path.
This was fun! I placed the small river in a way to feed into a large river and make it a sanctuary area for wild birds. A preserve for the birds to be safe in nature. The owl takes front focus and then you see all the other birds in the image. Also done in a slight panoramic format.
Oh dear. This poor alien has lost his way. He was out exploring and got caught in a terrible thunderstorm. He lost his bearing and has been making his way along this muddy path for hours. But wait! There is his friend in the flying saucer who has been searching for him! What luck, because as you can see by the space pods in the distance, it's a very long walk back to his city. I love a happy ending, don't you?
Thank you, Abbie for the photo.
She must hurry to get to the portal before the gate closes. The clocks are ticking. She walks along the pathway hesitantly not knowing what to expect when she arrives at the portal, but she knows she must get there quickly as Earth's Atmosphere is no longer habitable.
Abbie Shores November 2020 edit challenge. In this 2nd editing version, I processed the original image for lighting and to bring out the sky details. Then I added a boy skipping stones across the rain puddles.
No one really knew where she came from, only that she fell from the sky. She was just a child and the local critters raised her. It was discovered that she had an infinity for snails. She could communicate with them, and they would share their worldly views back to her. It was said that she would even ride on the back of them, but it would take a very long time to get any where. Around these parts she was known as the Snail Princess.
Abbie Shores November 2020 edit challenge. In this 3rd editing version, I processed the original image for lighting and to bring out the sky details. Then I added a boy in mid-air about to land in a rain puddle. I added a rainbow in the background with reflections in the puddle.
A big red train travels through the wooded rural countryside delivering freight. It cuts a path with it's headlights through the early morning misty layer of fog that is burning off with the rising of the sun, making it's way to the next city train yard to hand off the cargo to the delivery trucks.
Abbie Shores November 2020 edit challenge. In this fourth editing version, I processed the original image for lighting and to bring out the sky details. I darkened the light sky areas where the indication of the sun might have been originally since the girl I added has the light coming from her left front side. I therefore added a shadow behind her. I also added her reflection to the puddle.
The sweet little blonde girl is fishing in the puddle. Her fishing bobber can be seen in the water. I then added a shark fin sticking out of the water and seemingly rushing toward her bait. I sometimes find it difficult not to inject my own sense of humor into an image. I hope someone gets a chuckle out of it.
Abbie Shores November 2020 edit challenge. In this 5th editing version, I processed the original image for lighting and to bring out the sky details. Then I added a waterfall, viking ship,reflection, flying birds and sunbeams in the distant background for a surreal or fantasy effect. I lengthened and widened the image a bit. My theme was to hearken back to the early explorers who thought the world was flat and you might sail off the edge!
My second... I did an Alfred Hitchcock effect. Leaving the trees to the left, and a little in the top right corner. Then I added a nighttime affect. I also added a train coming, train tracks, tunnel, and a man standing as if the train has no effect on him.
Cloud-Way To The Sun. Stepping on a pathway made of clouds, a woman ascends toward the sun/light/another life. She is surrounded by celebratory plants, trees and flowers. Blue butterflies give her company.
The image reminded me of a quote by the 1913 Nobel Prize winner in literature, Tagore(Thakur)
The quote is from his song March On Alone that refers to fighting against social injustice.
The tall trees that curve inward like a cave emphasize the solitary nature of the person walking.
Christmas Festival At The Park, Welcome to the Christmas Festival after the large snow showers have left. People coming from all over to enjoy the holidays outdoors. A horse drawn "sleigh" takes people through the Christmas Tree Lane they have set up and other sites around the park.