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Octopus Isle

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If you use it pls credit me.

i'd love to see your work as well so i woulndt mind a link back

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melanie-oregon's avatar
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I love this picture. It has two sides; a dark side and a happy tropical side. I am scared of deep water where I can't see/feel the bottom, and this picture just adds to it. One this that I don't really like is the birds. Unless you look closely, they look like a bunch of black dots. The dolphins are a nice touch, and the ships indicate that humans don't know anything about there being a creature under the isle. The octopus was only the second thing I saw, which really made the impact larger. First I only saw an island with some cheerful dolphins, and then I saw the octopus looming out from under. The sun is nice, it really illuminates the cheerful part, and reveals the octopus. I also like how the depth is nearly black, giving us an idea of how deep the ocean is compared to the octopus.
NotSoUsual's avatar
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Great work, send me shivers down the spine. I always fear the deep sea, and this makes a perfectly gentle tropical isle seem so much worse. That being said, there are some minor things I think you could do better. The first is that the ship in the background is accompanied by two 'modern' sailing yachts in front of it. The two sails in front are actually part of them. Secondly I think the dolphins jumping out of the water are a great addition to the empty space in that part of the picture, but I wouldn't let them jump out of the water on the 'edge' of where the water hits the above/under water, if you know what I mean. And thirdly I think the birds are a bit 'random'. Either make some more or make them appear with less in the group. That's basically what jumps to mind on looking at this. Keep at it!
PSHoudini's avatar
wow tks so much for the lovely feedback! i really appreciate the support and you taking your time to leave your critique and rate!
NotSoUsual's avatar
My pleasure really. Hope it is somewhat useful. Just my 2cents ^^
signed-silence's avatar
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I literally had to take 10 seconds to fully absorb this picture. The broad view showing both above and underwater always fascinates me, but the secret, of only our knowledge, of the octopus being the island itself astounded me in its originality and vision.

I don't often - if ever - write critiques, but this piece made such an impact, I had to write something, so I could applaud you on your creation. I love the whole story behind the approach of the ship to this Octopus Island. It makes you wonder how things will turn out for the sailors…

The dolphins, the bird, the lighting all adds a very paradise-like, euphoric aura, if you will, to the above portion of the picture, while the bottom is foreboding and dark, foreshadowing the fate of the approaching ship perhaps.

Generally I'm not as big a fan of photomanipulations as I am traditional art or photography (mostly unedited), but this gives me a true appreciation for the art behind photomanipulations.
juliet981's avatar
I accidentally hit the red unfair button instead of the green... i dont know how to take it back :(
AUdon03's avatar
I luv this, it's soo cool. Great imagination
midnightwillow11195's avatar
When turtle islands just don't cut it any more!
Amazing manip!
Rookie141's avatar
this is such an awesome creation :) you're very skilled with in photoshopping :D
willcorrigan's avatar
how do you make the bubbles?
air-vamp's avatar
This is great, and I'd like to use it for a school project about the sea and dreams in film (and your skills are far beyond mine, so it'd just save me some time). As I need (even if you didn't care) to credit everything that isn't mine, should I do so to PSHoudini, or you'd prefer your name?
Dark-Feanix's avatar
That's an amazing picture. But also kind of terrifying, especially the way it gets gradually darker the further down it goes.
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TaeYoongJoongSa's avatar
 Very cool  and a bit scary.  Where did you get this idea from? 
xXNamaste's avatar
Totally awesome, fascinating work! The only thing I noticed is the edges of the island; the sand, where the beach actually ends, looks like its just floating on the top of the water as the head of the octopus isnt quite large enough to look like its completely holding it up. BUT its still amazing! I love the lighting and the depth of the water <3
AdriaticaCreation's avatar
amazing and original :clap:
Wow! sacrée bestiole qu'on a là !!!!
AngeliqueChan's avatar
Just fantastic!!
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