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Thank You Gary Larson!
1st PlaceThank You Gary Larson!
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Challenge: Far Side: Gary Larson Tribute (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Home, Edmundston, NB
Date: Sep 10, 2006
Aperture: 22
ISO: 800 ?
Shutter: 0.6sec
Galleries: Humorous, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Sep 10, 2006

*Post Challenge*
OH...MY...GOD...I won a Blue Ribbon!!!
I never thought I would even come close.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. To all who voted, commented and viewed my pic. I am Honored!
Go check out my profile...I'm posting my original shot as well as the original cartoon.


Woah! Never worked on a pic as much as this one! Thank God for the liquify tool!
I think I've stuck to the Extra Rules.
What I did to this pic:
Cropped, copied my face and pasted it, then cloned out my body. I then liquified my face to look like the face in the cartoon a bit more, and placed it where it was going to go. I then cloned out the support I'd placed to hold up the center cushion. I had to liquify my girlfriend a whole lot! (she does not look like that!!). I cloned out a part of the spring and made it look as if it was coming out of the couch with the smudge tool. Sharpened up the spring, coins and brush a bit. I dodged out the eyes and the vacuum. Then desaturated all, increased brightness and contrast. Created border. USM'd 3 times, added text, resized and NI and saved for web!!!
Funky!
I'll post the original (From The Far Side Gallery,ISBN:0-8362-2062-5) and my original capture once the voting is done!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 80
Avg (all users): 7.5134
Avg (commenters): 8.7297
Avg (participants): 7.1290
Avg (non-participants): 7.6144
Views since voting: 31440
Views during voting: 1048
Votes: 298
Comments: 72
Favorites: 13 (view)


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09/28/2006 10:00:26 PM
Critique Club Review:

Congratulations on your ribbon, and a well deserved first place. It definetly looks like something straight out of a Larson book.

The wicker basket is a tiny bit distracting, but nothing major. It is really hard to critique this picture, because it is much closer to a graphic than a picture. However, that is not meant as a negative. That this picture was edited to this level without a bunch of post processing artifacts, speaks of a high level of artistic skill.

Congratulations on a well deserved first place.
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09/28/2006 06:14:37 PM
Congrats on your ribbon!
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09/27/2006 02:49:45 PM
Absolutely amazing work! Congrats.
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09/26/2006 01:33:03 AM
I just knew this would win as soon as I saw it. Good on ya, mate!
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09/24/2006 01:30:02 AM
Congrats!
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09/23/2006 08:48:28 PM
Congratulations What an awesome image
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09/23/2006 10:45:53 AM
Beautiful job of recreating the original. You should be proud of this. You almost perfectly recreated the look and feel of the original. Yours looks like the original, with with an added depth, almost 3D.
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09/23/2006 03:40:30 AM
excellent! congratulations
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09/22/2006 09:02:56 PM
Thanks for posting your original... this is brilliant. Excellent job!!
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09/22/2006 01:53:50 PM
Congratulations on your blue! You really did an amazing job on this one! I looked at your original and the original cartoon and was reaaaaaaly blown away. Hope you try more like this on your own because you definately have a talent!
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09/22/2006 10:03:47 AM
Excellent work. Congratulations!!
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09/22/2006 09:49:30 AM
Dude, great job on a well deserved ribbon. Excellent work! Good luck with all future challenges!
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09/22/2006 08:02:25 AM
in a word, phenomenal! excellent effort, well-rewarded. do enjoy every bit of this.
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09/22/2006 07:46:31 AM
This one is good... LOL, congratulations on your blue and personal best AND thanks for posting the details about this picture.
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09/22/2006 07:19:47 AM
Nice to win such a dubious photographic accolade ;-)
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09/22/2006 05:33:00 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon...and no less than the BLUE and a tremendous score to boot. I understand why your girlfriend might not be keen on this (what girl wants her butt etc. enlarged?!) but it's all for your "art" baby! So very well done!
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09/22/2006 03:47:42 AM
Glad you won the blue for this. Brilliant job.
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09/22/2006 03:26:09 AM
Congrats on a fantastic job!
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09/22/2006 01:06:20 AM
Simply perfect! Congrats! It was very well deserved.
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09/22/2006 12:45:53 AM
Congratulations :) Well-deserved!!
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09/22/2006 12:40:26 AM
Great effect tell me how did you get the photo to look so soft and sharp
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09/22/2006 12:36:20 AM
This one had to win, if only for the perfectly Larsonesque reshaping/smoothing of the faces...
Good job!
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09/22/2006 12:29:41 AM
Perfect :D
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09/22/2006 12:27:28 AM
Congrats on the blue, simply spectacular and inventive.
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09/22/2006 12:19:05 AM
I didn't shoot anything that would lend itself to liquidfy but damn I wish I had thought about that earlier. That was the perfect technique to use in this challenge. Even if you didn't use it I bet this would have done pretty well in it's own right. Congrats on the ribbon!
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09/22/2006 12:16:19 AM
This was LOL funny. Such a great homage to GL and your processing was perfect!
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09/22/2006 12:11:09 AM
Well done - excellent work and congrats on the blue!
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09/22/2006 12:10:45 AM
FANTASTIC! Personal best by a full point, first ribbon, and a blue at that! For once, one of my favorites won. I voted 10.

Congrats! :)

Message edited by author 2006-09-22 00:11:23.
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09/22/2006 12:10:07 AM
This is highly deserved and fits the bill all the way...great score and a deserved blue...it looks surreal!
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09/22/2006 12:10:03 AM
By far the best and most noteworthy invoking a good belly laugh. Ah, the brush mention elevates the comedy aspect to untold heights. My deepest congratulations on your deserved BLUE!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/21/2006 08:53:52 PM
Easily the best one I've seen. Your photography is awesome and the execution perfect. 10!
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09/21/2006 03:11:14 PM
VERY NICE!! 9
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09/20/2006 07:27:04 PM
My only minor objection is the large type, otherwise this image can win first price for humor and creativity. Take the extra bump!
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09/20/2006 06:04:24 PM
Very Larsonesque on graphic front!
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09/20/2006 04:29:12 AM
Wow... how did you do that?
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09/20/2006 04:13:16 AM
awesome job
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09/19/2006 10:35:51 AM
Good one this shold ribbon
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09/19/2006 05:48:26 AM
Really dig the work with what I assume was the liquify tool, you really got the "look" of farside characters on the people, nice PP work. Gave it a 9, think this is one of the best I have seen so far.
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09/19/2006 05:46:30 AM
this is authentic - the editing is so well done, really like a true Gary Larson comic. Good work! 10 from me
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09/19/2006 04:49:58 AM
WOW!!! Well done!
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09/18/2006 10:01:58 PM
I can't wait to hear how you did this.
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09/18/2006 07:24:25 AM
wow, that's some PP there...
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09/17/2006 04:37:08 PM
great job on the look of the comic.
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09/17/2006 04:22:00 PM
Awesome!!....very well done!
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09/17/2006 04:04:31 PM
Excellent edit. - 8
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09/17/2006 12:44:11 AM
ROFLMGO!!!!
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09/16/2006 05:16:51 PM
Back to comment on one of the best in my opinion. Very well done...almost creepy. I hope you have a great score...should be top 5. Good luck! 8
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09/16/2006 10:50:05 AM
This one is tooo funny and well done, only thing to do is give you a 10.
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09/16/2006 03:30:50 AM
you have really nailed this...good luck and perhaps an early congrats for a ribbon 10
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09/16/2006 01:05:42 AM
Perfect, just perfect!! I love how you edited the people to look like his drawings... 10
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09/15/2006 10:36:43 PM
Definitely Larson humor. Composition good, tones good. 7 - good luck in the challenge!
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09/15/2006 07:37:04 PM
My 'scalvert' pick. It almost doesn't look like a photo, more like a shaded pencil drawing(which gives it a perfect FS feel) I assume NI was used to good effect?
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09/15/2006 03:07:47 PM
Great job. Good luck. I vote a 10.
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09/15/2006 03:06:58 PM
Excellent job. Nice touch with the doilies!
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09/15/2006 02:37:25 PM
This is by far the best of the challenge. Excellent idea to make it B&W and I love how you made the people look like cartoons.
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09/15/2006 11:44:27 AM
LOL! Great job! Such a true cartoonish Far Side-ish style to it! Are they both cardboard cutouts or is she for real? I don't know how you did such a great job of making it look like a Far Side panel.
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09/15/2006 09:17:38 AM
GREAT photo!! great work in photoshop as well!!!
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09/15/2006 09:00:12 AM
This is so perfect for the challenge and wonderfully executed!
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09/15/2006 08:17:38 AM
Classic. Very good use of post-processing to further the joke and to emulate not only Larson's humor but his visual style.
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09/15/2006 06:12:09 AM
BRILLIANT use of the liquify tool! 10
Definately the best in the challenge. One of the funniest, best technically, and most Larson-like.
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09/15/2006 03:30:23 AM
too much paintwork for my taste
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09/15/2006 03:08:00 AM
Fantastic!
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09/15/2006 02:22:34 AM
excellent job! great use of the looser rules to get that real Gary Larson look to the hair. Clever.
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09/15/2006 02:17:36 AM
A bit too edited for my tastes but still really well done.
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09/15/2006 01:30:55 AM
Wow this is done really well and makes and excellent tribute.
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09/15/2006 01:26:15 AM
Absolutely great! 10
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09/15/2006 01:18:55 AM
Lmao, even got the goofy look of his characters. Really good job.
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09/15/2006 12:49:30 AM
This is the one I wanted to do. I couldn't get anyone to pose for me.
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09/15/2006 12:45:28 AM
Wiping spit off of monitor...priceless!
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09/15/2006 12:44:06 AM
awesome!! excellent idea!!!!! very cartoon like!
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09/15/2006 12:35:52 AM
lol. Awesome. Best looking one so far.
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09/15/2006 12:13:37 AM
Best one yet! You really got his drawing style AND his sense of humor. :) 10!
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