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First in the series of 4: The Anticipation, The Announcement, The Encounter and The Return. Title of series: One donkey get's it, one donkey doesn't

Title:The Anticipation
Username:Phoebecat Phoebecat
Uploaded:3 Jun 2006 - 9:25 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Donkey, Farm animal, Pets / captive animals
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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2006 - 10:36 PM

I do like the two Donkeys under the tree but I would really like to see the original xx

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jan 1
jan 1  10 Netherlands
4 Jun 2006 - 12:01 AM

Very S A, Matthys, (Apart)lol
I think in this case the donkeys should have been more sharper?
Jan

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GeorgeRusky
4 Jun 2006 - 3:12 AM

Mat,
Do you know that negative comments, you want so much, destroy relations?
The ones that are earned by hours of hard labor of creating them?

My advice (you may neglect it, surely):
Never ask for that, rather say:
"What don't you like /find according to your likes?"
I hope this unsolicited recommendation helps.
George
PS Thank you for your comments on my last photo that won a HC!

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Phoebecat
Phoebecat  8 Italy
4 Jun 2006 - 3:43 AM

Hey George - you ready for this? Ok. Now, what don't you like about the donkeys above?

Thanks for your comments about how to get the info I'm looking for. I'll use this way in future
Mattthys

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turtle1
turtle1  1041 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Jun 2006 - 8:00 AM

I like the effect, I personally would have liked just one donkey under the tree, I think the effect would have worked a lot better then. "I don't know you can't please everyone you'll be saying"

Take care
Barb

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firzhugh
firzhugh  9 New Zealand
4 Jun 2006 - 8:35 AM

really like the soft effect but i agree with Jan i would have liked the donkeys a bit sharper

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Phoebecat
Phoebecat  8 Italy
4 Jun 2006 - 9:06 AM

Thanks Cornelia and Jan for your comments - most appreciated. Like the effect though so I'll have to work on it - gimme time!
Matthys

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oppo
oppo  8 Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2006 - 9:10 AM

So you don't want any positive comments ! LOL. Well your going to get one anyway !. I like this very much. I don't think the donkeys need to be sharp. Nice one.
phil

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Tashelm
Tashelm  8
4 Jun 2006 - 9:49 AM

Hiya Matthys, I like that looking at this makes me think I've eaten magic mushrooms,lol:0. Seriuosly I do like the effect it's dreamy if you know what I mean.
Natasha

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TonyA
TonyA  9 Spain
4 Jun 2006 - 12:32 PM

Like the soft feel and great colors.

Antonio

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SoupyD
SoupyD  8
4 Jun 2006 - 3:06 PM

Very odd image...but then it would have to be as it's a dreamscape...it is unsettling...the colours are off, the focus wrong, the lighting strange and unusual...yep...you have captured a perfect dreamscape...well done Smile

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Phoebecat
Phoebecat  8 Italy
4 Jun 2006 - 6:41 PM

Thanks for the comments folks - agree entirely with the 'fuzzy donkeys'. Also agree about having only one donkey. Anyway, the main point is that you feel there's potential here, and that's great.
Matthys
ps. like the comment about the mushrooms!

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georg
georg e2 Member 9georg vcard South Africa
4 Jun 2006 - 11:02 PM

Will not be on ePZ to comment on photos until end of June.
Going to opening of World Soccer Cup in Mnchen, Germany.
Thereafter annual simulator training in Madrid, Spain.

Regards,
Georg

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2006 - 4:51 AM

negative ones???

I love the softness in this fabelous image !

well done my friend !

ollie

thanks for your comments !

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xinia
xinia  954 forum posts
5 Jun 2006 - 11:50 AM

find this image just makes me smile Matthys Smile love those donkeys. The play of light is lovely in all those differing shades of green -

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lynsfiona
lynsfiona  10
6 Jun 2006 - 6:02 AM

I thought my eyes were going funny again, LOL. I like what you've done here, very effective. I thought from the thumbnail it was a donkey push-me-pull-you! OK, I think I need a lie down! Lyns x

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Phoebecat
Phoebecat  8 Italy
6 Jun 2006 - 7:43 AM

Lynsey - LOL! All I can say is "IT WORKED!"

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GeorgeRusky
6 Jun 2006 - 10:46 AM

Hi Matthys
I. The list of your works I like and why:
-Daybreak. Classic-super
-Misty morning. Very creative
-Spring is out #1. Good B&W
-The doorway. Very human
-Curious Excellent B&W photo
-Thoughts The best for me.

II. About your photo.
Good colors, nicely arranged an illustration for a book for kids, but the picture made me neutral, indifferent, didn't touch me.
I didn't see your self in it.

I believe you need to identify the area of your interests in the art and just go for it.
People/portraits, perhaps?

Thank you for your comments on my latest photos.
Please come again
George

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2006 - 12:29 PM

Hi Matthys,I like this it would make a good illustration for a childrens book,or a chopping board made of glass with a beautiful scene on it.I can think of lots of things to do with this photograph.Excellent shot.Take care.AnnSmile

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beriah
beriah  8 Canada
6 Jun 2006 - 6:19 PM

I agree with Ann that this looks like an illistration for a children's book - like it!

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Tina_Michelle

it does remind me of a childrens fairytale type image.. the donkey from Shrek has a twin? :0) it does have a dreamy type effect going on.

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Phoebecat
Phoebecat  8 Italy
7 Jun 2006 - 7:26 AM

LOL Tina!

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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2006 - 10:21 PM

once again quite magical,
so your asking for negative comments are you? a clever way to get people going surley haa haa
maureen

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Leo
Leo  1245 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2006 - 10:17 PM

My two pence worth Matthys is the large version is what you need to study, the small one doesn't do it justice and personally I like it a lot but with the rider that the donkeys should be sharper, not sharp, or the atmosphere would be destroyed, but the use of lens blur in PS CS would do the trick admirablySmile

Well conceivedSmile

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Leo

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Phoebecat
Phoebecat  8 Italy
17 Jun 2006 - 10:00 AM

Thanks all for your great and useful comments.
Matthys

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