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been spending a bit of time going through my old files lately, and found this one of the two chimps taken at chester zoo a couple of years back

changed the background and messed with as you do..

thanks for looking

Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:Sigma 70-00APO
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Cousins
Username:backbeat backbeat
Uploaded:3 Feb 2009 - 10:02 PM
Tags:Chester zoo, Chimps, Digital art, Digitally manipulated, Manipulated, Wildlife / nature
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Hoffy
Hoffy e2 Member 10238 forum postsHoffy vcard England16 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2009 - 10:03 PM

Fab image.

kitsch
kitsch  8439 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2009 - 10:07 PM

that's brilliant!
looks like its the end of the world & they are going to have to start over......
hmmm
fab work Phil! Smile

Last Modified By kitsch at 3 Feb 2009 - 10:09 PM
Ayelet_A
Ayelet_A  6 Israel3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2009 - 10:07 PM

Very atmospheric, it's as if evolution is about to occur in front of our eyes. Wonderful work

Ayelet

jayjay52
jayjay52  5 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2009 - 10:10 PM

This is very effective.
Jenny

Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2009 - 10:10 PM

Crumbs, would never see this as a shot from Chester Zoo. how clever. nice work
Linda

Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2009 - 10:13 PM

Looks very effective Phil, superb 'messing' Smile

Sarah *

MissPea
MissPea  7 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2009 - 10:18 PM

time well spent!
Julia

digipix76
digipix76  7577 forum posts England
3 Feb 2009 - 10:25 PM

Damn fine work.


Ian

andora6878
3 Feb 2009 - 10:28 PM

Looks fantastic! changing a background made wonders. Brilliant.

bfgstew
bfgstew  8668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2009 - 10:28 PM

Stunning mate, a winner for sure.
Stewart

geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2009 - 10:31 PM

Brilliant work.
Geoff.

andywest
andywest  5 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2009 - 10:33 PM

Stunningly stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eviscera
Eviscera e2 Member 81105 forum postsEviscera vcard United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2009 - 10:42 PM

from the mist Phil ,

Gorgeous image

Dave

Landlord
Landlord  725 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2009 - 10:45 PM

Amazing. Well done.

CanonMan
CanonMan e2 Member 13489 forum postsCanonMan vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2009 - 10:53 PM

Excellent work.

JoeWozza
JoeWozza  5 England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2009 - 11:04 PM

Great image love it
Joe

ringyneck
ringyneck  7308 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2009 - 11:12 PM

Brilliant messing.

keith

lurksalot
lurksalot  7332 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2009 - 11:13 PM

It has been a little foggy in chester but .....
This is a great piece of work
Kev

BlueRoom
BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2009 - 11:21 PM

Absolutely stunning. I'd love to see what you started with but your unique artistic vision has given these two loads of character. They look like they are on a mission. Smile

Eric

gav conlan
gav conlan  1038 forum posts England
3 Feb 2009 - 11:26 PM

OUTSTANDING, if I could swear then the f word would have been before outstanding....

Gavin

BobbyP
BobbyP  8 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2009 - 11:40 PM

It my be an old file still worth a vote
Bob

whiteswan01
3 Feb 2009 - 11:56 PM

wow stunning great playing i love doing it just superb
Dawn

jimthistle73
4 Feb 2009 - 2:36 AM

Emotive. I agree with Kitsch - there's a definite post-apocalyptic vibe going on here. The smaller one could be looking at his cousin "with wild surmise" (Angela Carter).

jackieo
jackieo  8 United States
4 Feb 2009 - 4:40 AM

Cous !

Wink

stevie
stevie e2 Member 101198 forum postsstevie vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 6:43 AM

Has someone dropped a nuclear bomb on Chester recently? (!)
However you've got this effect it works for me

Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 7:28 AM

The worls is at an end,has that feel.Superb image.
Tom.

backbeat
backbeat e2 Member 8134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 7:29 AM

thanks very much everyone, and especially to sarah and ian for the awards...very much appreciated!!

phil

kitsch
kitsch  8439 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 7:32 AM

just nipped back to give you my award too Phil
superb! Smile

backbeat
backbeat e2 Member 8134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 7:43 AM

aww...thanks jo!

phil

LesF
LesF e2 Member 8177 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 8:42 AM

What an outstanding piece of work, superb Phil

LesF

DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 8:47 AM

Thoroughly deserving of the UA's Phil. A unique piece of work .... thought provoking plus it looks darned good too. Alternative although rather hackneyed title "Out of Africa".

bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 8:53 AM

very effective Phil

Bigtoe
Bigtoe  6 United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 9:14 AM

Love it.

chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England242 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 9:44 AM

Love it..very different,thought provoking & well put together.
Yes,apocalyptic springs to mind when I look at this..Kitsch has it in a nutshell.

Hoffy
Hoffy e2 Member 10238 forum postsHoffy vcard England16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 9:50 AM

Well done on your HC, well deserved.

Ayelet_A
Ayelet_A  6 Israel3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 10:20 AM

Had a feeling this will get acknowledged... Congrats on the HC and the many user awards.

funkeldink
funkeldink  101592 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 10:41 AM

breathtaking

Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 11:15 AM

HC - superb, my congrat's Smile

Sarah *

SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 11:40 AM

Superb work.. love it

Jon

SUSIE_SUE
SUSIE_SUE  7 England
4 Feb 2009 - 1:41 PM

A very moving image, great manipulation. Fabulous
Sue

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 2:02 PM

Wow Excellent - into my favourites

TommyStr
TommyStr  8 Norway3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 2:33 PM

Awesome

Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 3:35 PM

Not sure what makes this such a brilliant shot,
Only that it caught my eyeand I am so glad it did.
Fantastic piece of work.

Aidan

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64573 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 5:26 PM

Fantastic. Looks prehistoric. Next chance I get this is getting an award, it's superb.
Chris

Last Modified By SlowSong at 4 Feb 2009 - 5:26 PM
JouŠo
JouŠo e2 Member 1056 forum postsJouŠo vcard Finland
4 Feb 2009 - 6:07 PM

STUNNING!!

Jouko

RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 8:42 PM

Amazing shot.

David

CC
CC  651 forum posts Wales
4 Feb 2009 - 9:04 PM

Wow!

backbeat
backbeat e2 Member 8134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 9:04 PM

wow, what a great response!..thanks very much everyone, and cheers to the epz team for the HC!!

phil

Last Modified By backbeat at 4 Feb 2009 - 9:06 PM
User_Removed
5 Feb 2009 - 7:58 AM

..is that Bush and Obama?.... bet you did`nt know they were cousins!?

...great image!

hebdens
hebdens  9
5 Feb 2009 - 9:25 AM

love what you have done here, amazing image, oozes atmosphere.
Tracy

shaks
shaks  12561 forum posts Tokelau1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 3:47 PM

Amazing work and certainly worth all of this recognition.

backbeat
backbeat e2 Member 8134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 8:36 PM

thanks a lot for the award Chris, and everyone for their comments..

phil

User_Removed
6 Feb 2009 - 1:27 PM

Some wondeful messing going on here. Congrats
victor

backbeat
backbeat e2 Member 8134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2009 - 8:22 PM

cheers victor, and thanks a lot for the award janet


Quote: I'd love to see what you started with

Eric

i've posted the start pic as a variation Eric

phil

The_Collector

totally splendid Phil, great work.

backbeat
backbeat e2 Member 8134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 7:50 PM

ta very much for the award mate

phil

onebeautifulmoment

Simply genius work just amazing, I have missed this ! Looks like an add for a block buster movie! A** work Wayne

webjam
webjam  10292 forum posts Netherlands11 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2009 - 5:53 PM

By changing the background you completely changed the whole feel of it - it is a completely different image. See that you also adjusted the lighting on the chimps itself - superb work!

Jacqueline

backbeat
backbeat e2 Member 8134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2009 - 9:03 PM

thanks folks..

phil

carp_27
carp_27  7 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2009 - 10:29 PM

Took me an hour to scroll to the comments box lol. This is soooo good. You didnt need any more votes, but I just had to....

Crazee1ady
18 Feb 2009 - 5:42 PM

Just clicking thru my faved PF's and realised I haven't visited for a while. Amazed by the difference a background makes! This is wonderful. Everyone has beaten to to the superlatives ;o) So will settle for well done and I like it ;o)

Jan X

paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2009 - 5:45 PM

Excellent work, love it. paul

redstag
redstag e2 Member 8100 forum postsredstag vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2009 - 12:43 PM

Gorgeous image superbly worked.
Jon

mpnuttall
mpnuttall  791 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2009 - 11:03 AM

Great piece of work, could be a promo movie poster. Certainly doesn't look like it was taken at a zoo!

Mark

HowardA
HowardA  7231 forum posts
8 Mar 2009 - 11:10 PM

Brilliant Phil. I love this. Strong, strong work.

Howard

davey_griffo
3 Apr 2009 - 6:43 PM

What an incredible transformation, & all it took was a new sky. Couldn't believe it when I saw the original version.

Great work.

jonathanbp
jonathanbp e2 Member 699 forum postsjonathanbp vcard Indonesia
18 Apr 2009 - 10:08 PM

words escape me, stunning work! - Jonathan

backbeat
backbeat e2 Member 8134 forum postsbackbeat vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2009 - 9:55 AM

thankyou

phil

blackforce
5 Oct 2009 - 6:41 PM

Now this is an amazing bit of work. Absolutely breath taking.

karen61
karen61  7 Scotland
12 Feb 2010 - 9:44 PM

I didnt think there could be 2 Backbeats...

Absolutely Fabulous...................

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