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Don't let the GRINCH out! :)

Don't let the GRINCH out! :)
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Copyright: Fred NEF (Freddie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1285 W: 104 N: 1157] (6359)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-21
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Nature, Artwork, Event, Decisive Moment, Experimental, Action, Nocturnal, Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Canon PowerShot A640, WC-DC58N 0.7x
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/15 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Manila Bay Sunsets [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-23 5:55
Viewed: 2803
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Don't Let the Grinch Steal Christmas this year!
Hi TL! This was shot 2 days ago in Manila Bay, as instructed by OgGie on how to go to this location through this Blog. I like the motion blur of the couple, I just created the Grinch silhouette and added blur to blend the figure in the background image and to complete the idea. There's some compression fringes on the dark clouds so I just blurred them. I couldn't place the pic near the 200kb allowance. I just dunno how! :(

...Be happy, don't be a Grinch this Christmas! :)

Model: Canon PowerShot A640
Exposure Time: 1/15
F-Stop: f/3.5
Focal Length: 14926/1000 mm
Metering Mode: Pattern

Pp work:
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3
1. crop
2. create a Grinch silhouette, then add motion blur to it
3. add borders and text
4. flatten Layers
5. no sharpening, just resize for TL

Quote of the Day:
"Photographs bear witness to a human choice being exercised in a given situation. A photograph is a result of the photographer's decision that it is worth recording that this particular event or this particular object has been seen. If everything that existed were continually being photographed, every photograph would become meaningless." -John Berger

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To tracer: Salamat! :)Freddie 1 12-24 01:21
To Beger: Merry Christmas! :)Freddie 1 12-23 21:16
To Ananfoto: Merry Christmas! :)Freddie 1 12-23 21:13
To trekks: Merry Christmas! :)Freddie 1 12-23 21:12
To AJ786: Merry Christmas! :)Freddie 1 12-23 21:11
To nova: Merry Christmas! :)Freddie 1 12-23 21:10
To Silvio2006: Merry Christmas! :)Freddie 1 12-23 21:09
To NellyD: Merry Christmas! :)Freddie 1 12-23 21:08
To EOSF1: Merry Christmas! :)Freddie 1 12-23 21:07
To Dingo: Merry Christmas! :)Freddie 1 12-23 21:06
To ttreen: Merry Christmas! :)Freddie 1 12-23 21:05
To Janone: Merry Christmas! :)Freddie 1 12-23 21:03
To edal: Merry Christmas! :)Freddie 1 12-23 21:03
To diede: Merry Christmas! :)Freddie 1 12-23 21:01
To janneman: Hey!Freddie 2 12-23 11:54
To shelbeesmom: hahahaha!Freddie 2 12-23 06:45
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  • diede Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 15] (292)
  • [2007-12-23 5:56]
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Really nice picture, i love it!
merry christmas!

hihi! Is that Kilted??? HAHAHA! Marvelous shot here Freddie! Very nice details, hope you have a wonderful holiday!!
Merry Christmas!

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 579 W: 70 N: 644] (4308)
  • [2007-12-23 7:28]
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Hello Fred!
It's a fairy composition - warning about things that happen instead of others that should have happened...
Greetings and best wishes!

Hello Freddie.
Hahaha, Thats the Funniest Christmas card ever see.
Lovely sunset in it too.
Best wishes from Jan

Oh boy ! LOL !!
Very orginal Freddie, thanks for the laugh !

Merry X-mas and I don't I need to wish you a good time ... I can see you having a great time :-)

See you !

hello Freddie
This is really original I love how you added the Grinch to your photo.. perfect !

Merry Christmas


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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2007-12-23 9:21]
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Well, he still has about 30 hours or so to steal Christmas, Fred... so he'll have to hurry up; which, the way you drew him, he seems to be doing ;o)).
Nice post for the holidays, though in our part of the world a sunset like that doesn't really spell "X-mas"...

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2007-12-23 9:38]
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Hahaha ! Great shot Fred. Well though and very well done, thanks ! Have a great Christmas time !


Hi Fred,

Well, the grinch will be showing on tv over here in Holland tonight, I will try to not let him out and just watch him :-)
I like this picture, it's funny and it has a beautiful sunset too.
TFS and merry christmas!

Greetings, Nel

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2007-12-23 10:32]
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Very funny work of art,Fred! I love it.The colors are awesome,excellent font & framing.This is original and creative.Bravo!

  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2007-12-23 15:59]
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Very nice view, Freddie, of sunset colors with silhouette. Great image of the character at right, makes it very interesting. Nice artwork. TFS


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-12-23 21:12]
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Hi Fred,
This is a very creative montage! Excellente composition colors and mood. I like your sense of humour! Bravo! Annie

very GRINCHY! =) he goes down to the tropics to ruin somebody else Christmas eh? =)
nice work. Merry Christmas Freddie boy!

Hi Fred

LOL very amusing. Nice PP work - it made me smile :)



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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2007-12-24 6:10]
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Hi my friend,

WOW, nice PP work and yes, lets have a great christmas and the most memorable one ever..

Merry xmas my friend to you and your family.



Very creative and amusing freddie!! Lovely sunset! Have a great Chritmas!



Ciao Fred, superb composition with splendid sunset, great light and colors, excellent PP work, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2007-12-24 21:16]

Great idea!!! yes do not let him do that:):):)
Merry Christmas Fred :):)):

Beautiful artwork Freddie, nice idea colors and focus. TFS

Hi Freddie this is a great idea well worked out and I will not let the crinch steal my christmas.

Have a merry Xmas my friend.

Grtz Pim


Hi Fred,

Hahaha nice idea and behind the beautifulness of the sunset you are too creative to add this grinch sillhouttes... congrats

Amri HMS

Hello Fred..:)
heheheh very nice title..>Good PP work done..>
Nice silhouette and beautiful sunset..>Well done..>

Merry Christmas,

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