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The Fallen
jomari


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Challenge: Free Study 2012-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR
Location: Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Vic. Australia
Date: May 15, 2012
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2012

Leaves and flowers in the fish pond in the botanical gardens.

Open
Spot healing brush
Duplicate layer
Topaz Adjust > spicify, Blend mode multiply
Magic wand select dark areas, Topaz Denoise, flatten
Image size, Duplicate layer
Topaz Clean, flatten, Duplicate layer,
Canvas size, image size, sharpen, flatten
Duplicate layer, Filter Forge freepack effects, vibrance
Blend mode lighten, flatten, SFW.


Thanks for all the appreciative comments (and generous votes). I'm really happy to have done okay in a free study.

I went past this spot again a few days ago and it was totally devoid of fallen debris. I'm not sure whether that was due to the vagaries of the wind or whether the gardeners clear the surface for the sake of the fish.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 273
Avg (all users): 6.8952
Avg (commenters): 7.8421
Avg (participants): 6.9022
Avg (non-participants): 6.8750
Views since voting: 1480
Views during voting: 226
Votes: 124
Comments: 30
Favorites: 11 (view)


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06/10/2012 05:28:19 PM
Just having another nosy through the free study on the iPad in bed :-) Really like this, processing is top notch !
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06/08/2012 05:27:31 PM
One of the prettiest pictures I have ever seen.
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06/08/2012 11:43:18 AM
It reminds me a bit of your recent Green Macro entry -- another visual potpourri. I love both shots -- congrats on the great score and Free Study finish.
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06/08/2012 11:07:11 AM
Fantastic finish, Congratulations,thanks for the processing steps.
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06/08/2012 04:46:50 AM
Such beautiful light.
Congrats on the to TT finish.
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06/08/2012 03:36:37 AM
Love this. Incredibly beautiful.
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06/08/2012 12:41:43 AM
Top Ten! Yes! I still think it should have ribboned...
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06/08/2012 12:23:46 AM
Straight from Hieronymous Bosch! Extraordinary!
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06/08/2012 12:18:30 AM
Brilliant! How extraordinary that an abstract like this makes the front page in a FS! Kudos, for the glorious pp'ing, Marion. Congrats.
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06/08/2012 12:07:37 AM
Hey nice finish Marion, loved this.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2012 11:05:51 PM
Oh my! How creative, such a beautiful combination of color and texture. 9
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06/07/2012 10:50:18 PM
very pretty
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06/07/2012 09:20:41 PM
Wonderful use of color and detail. (voted earlier)
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06/07/2012 04:51:06 PM
*Gasp*

This is fabulous! I totally love the processing and those pops of color from the black.

I hope this ribbons.

I've faved it so I can come back and look often. Thanks!



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06/07/2012 12:51:12 PM
Max color work. 8
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06/07/2012 01:53:51 AM
This pops, what programme did you use, would love to know. 8
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06/06/2012 09:18:21 PM
great details, the rain drops on all the leaves are great
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06/06/2012 11:22:58 AM
What a cool collections of leaves with so much detail.
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06/06/2012 12:45:19 AM
The sylized processing works nicely here. Very pretty!
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06/05/2012 09:06:54 AM
Wonderful colors, tones and details.
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06/03/2012 11:52:53 PM
Great arrangement, color, and texture.
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06/03/2012 04:49:54 PM
beautiful subject with an interesting processing. like the colors.
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06/03/2012 03:32:27 PM
Unique image even if Topaz'd. Perhaps it's unreal but it would fit into any child's fairytale annual. Just needs a Pixie...or frog :)
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06/02/2012 05:21:32 PM
Beautiful tones. Very well done!
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06/02/2012 06:58:52 AM
Not sure what you have done but it looks real good.Hope to hear how this was processed.
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06/01/2012 04:32:34 PM
Really fabulous! Well done! 8
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06/01/2012 02:40:13 PM
This is my favorite of the challenge - it is absolutely breathtaking.
I want to buy this print. Seriously. It speaks to me.
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06/01/2012 01:25:56 PM
Love this, the softness and the vibrant colors really add to this image. Great job!
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06/01/2012 09:31:16 AM
The vivid colors are so appealing to me. This would make a great inspirational poster with words in the dark negative space toward the center.
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06/01/2012 08:29:13 AM
Very nice. I love the colors.
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