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Mother's Day Hearts.
Mother's Day Hearts.
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Challenge: Symmetry In Nature (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Home Studio
Date: May 13, 2012
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1sec
Galleries: Studio, Floral
Date Uploaded: May 13, 2012

[May. 18th, 2012 10:51:31 AM]

Interesting challenge so far. Several cool comments. A couple very cool favorites. Along with a validation request, which I sent in and was validated as legal.

I've gotten some request on how I accomplished this shot. I really didn't want to do another studio shot. I had 4hrs on the last day to come up with something. I love these bleeding heart plants, I have several in the yard.....So here is what I did:

I filled a large dark green bowl with water. I took a paint can cap and poked a hole in the middle and ran a stiff piece of wire up through the cap. The length of the wire was a quarter inch or so above the water line. I had to put rocks in the cap to hold it down under water. Placed a single heart on the wire. Put a couple dozen hearts in the water. These things really float for a long time. I placed the bowl on a spinning cutting board. Got the water spinning pretty good, stopped the bowl and positioned the heart the best I could for composition. As the hearts continued to spin I used 1 sec. exposure and fired a strobe just before the shutter closed. Basic processing, crop/rotate, a little contrast, curves, saturation and usm. It was a stretch to the spirit of the challenge, yet the heart itself has symmetry and it is nature even if the shot was taken in a studio....Lol........Anyway that's pretty much it.

Place: 35 out of 101
Avg (all users): 5.9510
Avg (commenters): 8.1667
Avg (participants): 5.8980
Avg (non-participants): 6.0000
Views since voting: 521
Views during voting: 205
Votes: 102
Comments: 9
Favorites: 4 (view)

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05/26/2012 10:16:20 AM
Thanks for the info,top shot in my opinion.
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05/24/2012 08:53:38 PM
oops..moved up

Message edited by author 2012-05-24 20:54:24.
05/24/2012 12:24:28 AM
Missed the challenge, but this is brilliant. Wonderful effect, everyone wants to know how, I imagine you started with the still in the middle then rotated. Well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/20/2012 11:40:33 AM
Lots of energy in this. Well done. Can't figure out how you did this, & I love it.
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05/20/2012 09:06:10 AM
Beautiful abstract. (voted earlier)
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05/19/2012 09:54:05 PM
In-camera blur, I think - I love the way this spirals in to that one perfectly sharp heart. A beautiful image and one of my top scorers.
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05/15/2012 07:17:13 AM
Like what you have done here to make a different type of image.
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05/15/2012 03:17:34 AM
Sweet as, love what you've done here.
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05/14/2012 09:02:29 AM
I like it!!! A swirl of love. :)
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