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By backbeat    
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

Tags: Chester zoo Manipulated Digitally manipulated Digital art Chimps Wildlife and nature

Voters: Hoffy, phil_j, Diana and 154 more

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Hoffy Plus
11 262 16 England
3 Feb 2009 10:03PM
Fab image.

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kitsch 10 439 4 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2009 10:07PM
that's brilliant!
looks like its the end of the world & they are going to have to start over......
fab work Phil! Smile
Ayelet_A Plus
7 11 3 Israel
3 Feb 2009 10:07PM
Very atmospheric, it's as if evolution is about to occur in front of our eyes. Wonderful work

3 Feb 2009 10:10PM
This is very effective.
Mynett Plus
7 142 6 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2009 10:10PM
Crumbs, would never see this as a shot from Chester Zoo. how clever. nice work
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
3 Feb 2009 10:13PM
Looks very effective Phil, superb 'messing' Smile

Sarah *
3 Feb 2009 10:18PM
time well spent!
3 Feb 2009 10:25PM
Damn fine work.

3 Feb 2009 10:28PM
Looks fantastic! changing a background made wonders. Brilliant.
bfgstew Plus
9 668 105 England
3 Feb 2009 10:28PM
Stunning mate, a winner for sure.
3 Feb 2009 10:31PM
Brilliant work.
3 Feb 2009 10:33PM
Stunningly stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eviscera Plus
9 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2009 10:42PM
from the mist Phil ,

Gorgeous image

Landlord Plus
9 25 1 Scotland
3 Feb 2009 10:45PM
Amazing. Well done.
CanonMan Plus
14 524 4 England
3 Feb 2009 10:53PM
Excellent work.
3 Feb 2009 11:04PM
Great image love it
ringyneck 9 310 18 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2009 11:12PM
Brilliant messing.

lurksalot Plus
9 332 1 England
3 Feb 2009 11:13PM
It has been a little foggy in chester but .....
This is a great piece of work
BlueRoom Plus
9 73 20 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2009 11:21PM
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

3 Feb 2009 11:26PM
OUTSTANDING, if I could swear then the f word would have been before outstanding....

BobbyP 9 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2009 11:40PM
It my be an old file still worth a vote
3 Feb 2009 11:56PM
wow stunning great playing i love doing it just superb
jimthistle73 Plus
11 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2009 2:36AM
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).
4 Feb 2009 4:40AM
Cous !

stevie Plus
12 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2009 6:43AM
Has someone dropped a nuclear bomb on Chester recently? (!)
However you've got this effect it works for me
Buffalo_Tom Plus
9 2.3k 9 Wales
4 Feb 2009 7:28AM
The worls is at an end,has that feel.Superb image.
backbeat Plus
10 134 1 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2009 7:29AM
thanks very much everyone, and especially to sarah and ian for the awards...very much appreciated!!

kitsch 10 439 4 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2009 7:32AM
just nipped back to give you my award too Phil
superb! Smile
backbeat Plus
10 134 1 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2009 7:43AM
aww...thanks jo!

LesF Plus
9 182 9
4 Feb 2009 8:42AM
What an outstanding piece of work, superb Phil

DaveU Plus
9 1.3k 123 England
4 Feb 2009 8:47AM
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 Plus
10 2 Austria
4 Feb 2009 8:53AM
very effective Phil
4 Feb 2009 9:14AM
Love it.
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
4 Feb 2009 9:44AM
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 Plus
11 262 16 England
4 Feb 2009 9:50AM
Well done on your HC, well deserved.
Ayelet_A Plus
7 11 3 Israel
4 Feb 2009 10:20AM
Had a feeling this will get acknowledged... Congrats on the HC and the many user awards.
funkeldink Plus
12 1.6k 1 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2009 10:41AM
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
4 Feb 2009 11:15AM
HC - superb, my congrat's Smile

Sarah *
4 Feb 2009 11:40AM
Superb work.. love it

4 Feb 2009 1:41PM
A very moving image, great manipulation. Fabulous
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
4 Feb 2009 2:02PM
Wow Excellent - into my favourites
TommyStr 10 9 3 Norway
4 Feb 2009 2:33PM
Ridgeway Plus
9 222 2 Ireland
4 Feb 2009 3:35PM
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.

SlowSong Plus
7 5.8k 29 England
4 Feb 2009 5:26PM
Fantastic. Looks prehistoric. Next chance I get this is getting an award, it's superb.
JouŠo Plus
11 56 Finland
4 Feb 2009 6:07PM

RockArea Plus
9 18 3 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2009 8:42PM
Amazing shot.

CC Plus
7 51 Wales
4 Feb 2009 9:04PM
backbeat Plus
10 134 1 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2009 9:04PM
wow, what a great response!..thanks very much everyone, and cheers to the epz team for the HC!!

User_Removed 11 825 Lithuania
5 Feb 2009 7:58AM that Bush and Obama?.... bet you did`nt know they were cousins!?

...great image!
5 Feb 2009 9:25AM
love what you have done here, amazing image, oozes atmosphere.
shaks 13 561 1 Tokelau
5 Feb 2009 3:47PM
Amazing work and certainly worth all of this recognition.
backbeat Plus
10 134 1 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2009 8:36PM
thanks a lot for the award Chris, and everyone for their comments..

User_Removed 12 39 6 Scotland
6 Feb 2009 1:27PM
Some wondeful messing going on here. Congrats
backbeat Plus
10 134 1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2009 8:22PM
cheers victor, and thanks a lot for the award janet

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


i've posted the start pic as a variation Eric

8 Feb 2009 7:00PM
totally splendid Phil, great work.
backbeat Plus
10 134 1 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2009 7:50PM
ta very much for the award mate

Simply genius work just amazing, I have missed this ! Looks like an add for a block buster movie! A** work Wayne
webjam Plus
11 292 11 Netherlands
9 Feb 2009 5:53PM
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!

backbeat Plus
10 134 1 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2009 9:03PM
thanks folks..

13 Feb 2009 10:29PM
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....
18 Feb 2009 5:42PM
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 11 1.5k 9 Ireland
18 Feb 2009 5:45PM
Excellent work, love it. paul
redstag Plus
10 100 15 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2009 12:43PM
Gorgeous image superbly worked.
mpnuttall 9 91 6 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2009 11:03AM
Great piece of work, could be a promo movie poster. Certainly doesn't look like it was taken at a zoo!

HowardA Plus
9 231
8 Mar 2009 11:10PM
Brilliant Phil. I love this. Strong, strong work.

davey_griffo Plus
6 213 165 England
3 Apr 2009 6:43PM
What an incredible transformation, & all it took was a new sky. Couldn't believe it when I saw the original version.

Great work.
18 Apr 2009 10:08PM
words escape me, stunning work! - Jonathan
backbeat Plus
10 134 1 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2009 9:55AM

blackforce Plus
10 82 2 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2009 6:41PM
Now this is an amazing bit of work. Absolutely breath taking.
12 Feb 2010 9:44PM
I didnt think there could be 2 Backbeats...

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

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