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By sputnki
Well, the intrepid but hapless Photographer made it to the deserted island, with only his camera, felt-tip marker and some rudimentary supplies to sustain him. Although he had to paddle hard against the current to get close to the island, he noticed once he got within a mile, the prevailing wind helped him reach the beach...

Details: Again with the layers. Took a shot of Indian Rock Beach in Florida (providing the sand, grass and palm trees). Two skies from home adds the somewhat threatening clouds and the ray of sun. Overlaid a gradient filter from PS to give the somewhat wonky colour to the overall shot. Oh, and the gulls were parachuted in. They ARE from the same beach as the beach/grass/trees, just not this particular shot Wink.



Tags: Ec Rc Digitally manipulated Hapless photographer

Voters: margram, edwardajones, MediumSizeUnavailable and 63 more

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JouŠo 18 56 Finland
12 Mar 2006 5:28AM
Very nice! Different and I like it...

joolsb 18 27.1k 38 Switzerland
12 Mar 2006 5:30AM
Love the presentation!

Slightly weird - but it works really well.
JulieTinton 17 39 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2006 5:32AM
Very creative and different! Works well!

sunshot 18 24 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2006 5:35AM
well done another cracker, well done
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
12 Mar 2006 5:43AM
unusal work ..but very creativ and well presented!Love it
congrats on the EC!!!

tull 19 181 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2006 5:44AM
Congratulations Doug on the EC mate well deserved,well worth the journey!

Jasbe 17 116 England
12 Mar 2006 5:56AM
Nice one mate, congrats on the EC award. outstanding series.
Pegon 17 78 1 England
12 Mar 2006 6:11AM
Superb work . Congratulations on the EC .
Pete .
ChrisOs 17 3 1 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2006 6:23AM
I keep coming back to this series. Nicely creative. Obviously letting your imagination off the leash. I love the colours in this one. The strong vertical lines of the grasses give an almost distressed look to the pic, suits the overall feel very well.
Keep it going.

P.S. Congrats on the E.C.
Wooly 17 112 4 England
12 Mar 2006 6:26AM
Oops.. only just seen this, wouldn't have posted mine if I'd seen this fist. Must be a night for wobbly images.

Nice work, congrats on the EC.

BarrieC 16 24 France
12 Mar 2006 6:30AM
very different but nice well done.
arnieg 18 704 England
12 Mar 2006 6:35AM
congrats on the ec well deserved
great work good to see he made it to the island
billbris 18 3
12 Mar 2006 7:08AM
Great series. Love the tones in this one.
Well worth the E. C.

12 Mar 2006 7:08AM
Like the shot, the idea and the presentation. Congrats on EC award.
tonymarq 17 1 United States
12 Mar 2006 7:11AM
Doug you topped a topper, i think if this was a round of golf you eagled yesterday only to follow up the next hole with a hole in one!! Great image and the series in its entirety has been stunning, you've opened up sleeping eyes with them!HC to EC amazing!

stay well
12 Mar 2006 7:15AM
A_Harrison 18 261 Canada
12 Mar 2006 7:32AM
WHOO Doug you haven't seen this yet right on man super work,deserves the award.

Glad I was following these before they became the breakout hit of the year.

Good for you I'm Proud for you.

JouŠo 18 56 Finland
12 Mar 2006 8:15AM
Wow! Congrats on well deserved EC!

sputnki 18 10 Canada
12 Mar 2006 8:18AM
Wow! I turn my back on the computer for a few hours and all hell breaks loose! Thanks for looking everybody (you too Mr. Bargh sir...)

Funny thing, I wasn't even sure about the last two shots going over that well. Just goes to show you can get in your own way if you think too much!

12 Mar 2006 8:45AM
very creative and well presented
hannnahhh 17 2
12 Mar 2006 9:09AM
very very good, would have preferred it to be upright though
12 Mar 2006 9:34AM
this is very nice. enjoying this series. congrats on the EC award> well done!
pk_nz 18 New Zealand
12 Mar 2006 10:54AM
luvverly! Congrats' on the EC Doug!

this is an awesome poloroid - that grad really adds a lot to the image.

Perfectly done - way to go!
TommyStr 17 9 3 Norway
12 Mar 2006 1:01PM
Love the series, congrats on the EC! Well deserved for something very creative...Waiting for your version of the "bottle-shot" now!
Sezz 18 619 15 England
12 Mar 2006 1:16PM
Just want to add my congrat's too Doug on your EC, well deserved!

Sez Smile
starliz 18 1.6k 3 England
12 Mar 2006 1:26PM
another good un like the pastel sky...a well desreved EC congrats.
AlanBW 17 20 England
12 Mar 2006 10:02PM
Great presentation of a fantastic image - well done. Congrats on the EC.
KBan 17 512 4 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2006 11:08PM
beavis 17 19 Ireland
13 Mar 2006 5:19AM
Very unusual, and works very well. Click.
gajewski 18 10 9 United States
13 Mar 2006 7:27AM
Ok -- I sais I wouldn't comment but tI just have to congratulate you on the EC. This shot DESERVES it. -=Walter
User_Removed 18 825 Lithuania
13 Mar 2006 8:48PM
You jammy old dodger!!... bloody well done!
glazzaro 18 70 23 United States
14 Mar 2006 2:50AM
Wow, how did I miss this shot, an EC, well deserved, nice work Sir, hats off to you! Spot on! Click!!!

Ceciliat 18 6 Philippines
14 Mar 2006 4:05PM
Oops!sorry missed this one too.This picture is just totally awesome, the composition is splendid...
A job well done Doug...Congrats on your well deserved award...
Nic_WA 18 179 2 Australia
14 Mar 2006 7:02PM
Great work...the presentation works a treat.
Congratulations on your EC.
Jaye 17 3
15 Mar 2006 2:59AM
A very intersting series congrts.on E.C..Judith
BerthaDBluze 18 19
16 Mar 2006 9:35AM
I missed this one! Congrats on the well deserved EC! Smile
MoWiz 17 114 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2006 11:22PM
Hyt Doug congrats mate, well desrved EC, now i'm jealous Wink
apologise for the click and run just trying to catch up at the moment!
take care
TaKing 18 2
26 Mar 2006 2:28AM
Very eye-catching image and presentation. I had to follow back to the whole serie. Wonderful!
I love the polaroid frame and of course the scripting.

30 Mar 2006 9:34PM
Looking at this one a bit late, Doug....Very Nice!
Luv the tones you've created in this!
Cheers and congrats on your EC and RC,
Suzan Smile
19 Apr 2006 11:40AM
Lovely colors. Neato. =)
SuziBlue 20 16.2k 10 Scotland
21 Apr 2006 7:56AM
What a great take on a subject. Innovative presentation and the post processing work looks absolutely seamless. And you can't even see the parachutes ;-]

Nice one.
andmolliethedog 17 120 11 United Kingdom
14 May 2006 10:50PM
Hi..not sure how I missed this...realy well done on all the your a happy bunnie!!!!
shortski 16 3 1 England
21 May 2006 2:59AM
incredible shot, love the slant........jojo
kitsch 17 439 4 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2006 3:20PM
so... how come i missed this?! Wink oops
have to back through your pf with toothcomb soon

great image and well deserved EC Smile

thorn 18 124 2 Scotland
4 Dec 2006 12:35PM
Just had to let it be 60 as it's a marvellous shot,it sounds as if you've had a hard time getting here,but worth every minute,a real belter.How did i miss it?A worthy EC,congratulations.Take care.AnnSmile
margram 16
4 Apr 2007 9:22PM
Congrats on the EC Award: well-deserved!

buffalo 17 Canada
15 Sep 2008 1:04AM
Dougster! I think your true calling was neither geologist nor programmer -- you definitely should have become a camera dude!


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