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Challenge: Nursery Rhymes (Expert Editing)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Date: Aug 19, 2012
Date Uploaded: Aug 21, 2012

Twinkle-Star-4-800

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

Then the traveller in the dark,
Thanks you for your tiny spark,
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.

In the dark blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye,
'Till the sun is in the sky.

As your bright and tiny spark,
Lights the traveller in the dark.
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
How I wonder what you are.

Yep, truly an amateur at this composite thing! Even I can tell I have no idea what I'm doing :) Not expecting much from this challenge wise. I mainly did this for my son, as a bit of a surprise for him. He liked it, which is all that matters really :)

[Aug. 26th, 2012 09:18:09 AM]

Well, I am stunned to say the least. I never, never, never expected this to do as well as it is doing currently. Thank you all for your wonderful comments!

[Aug. 28th, 2012 12:37:38 PM]

With 2 1/2 days left it's still going pretty good, thanks everyone. I may get to join the '7 + no ribbon' club if this score holds out!

[Aug. 30th, 2012 10:19:12 PM]

With only a couple of hours to go it's still right up there!!! 7+ no ribbon - here I come :) This is the 3rd composite image I've ever attempted in my life - thank you so very much for your very generous scores and comments.

As an aside - my son is now really happy that he's 'beating' my daughter. :D

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 41
Avg (all users): 7.7016
Avg (commenters): 8.5769
Avg (participants): 6.8667
Avg (non-participants): 7.9681
Views since voting: 4152
Views during voting: 376
Votes: 124
Comments: 39
Favorites: 2 (view)


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09/06/2012 02:32:54 AM
Mine was also for my son. Yours was my favourite 'photo' of the challenge. Right down to the bare-feet it was very special indeed and the PP was excellent. No idea what you are worried about :) 10.
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08/31/2012 05:09:05 PM
Lovely & clean, Pam. Congrats!
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08/31/2012 01:45:07 PM
Figured this had to do well -- the simplicity and the beauty are a great combo!
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08/31/2012 10:52:39 AM
My favorite. I love the clean simplicity here and the fit with the rhyme is spot on. Congratulations on the HM, Pam.
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08/31/2012 05:41:52 AM
Congrats, and join the club, although your 7 sure beat my 7 :-)
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08/31/2012 01:20:13 AM
Simple and beautiful. That's a well deserved high score for this.
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08/31/2012 12:54:51 AM
I have a feeling this is your special talent!

Congrats on the TT!
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08/31/2012 12:09:16 AM
Well in my opinion this should have ribboned. I like that it still looks like a photograph. But your score is nothing to sneeze at and an HM to go with :)
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08/31/2012 12:06:55 AM
I love this. I'm so glad it placed well!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/30/2012 11:58:16 PM
very sharp great picture
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08/30/2012 09:39:17 PM
Gotta give credit where credit is due. Classic silhouette and starscape.
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08/30/2012 08:14:17 PM
Dreamy. Love the gradient as well as the star. Nicely Done.
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08/30/2012 05:02:08 PM
Wonderfully done!
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08/30/2012 12:33:37 PM
I like the simplicity of this. Visually very pretty. I'm not so sure I like the gradient of orange to blue being so pronounced and taking up so much of the starry sky though. I think it might be better scaled back a bit, or perhaps not there at all. Seems kind of like a sunset clashing with a night sky.
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08/30/2012 09:09:04 AM
Love the feeling
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08/30/2012 07:51:04 AM
Very well done... love the silhouette against the starry night.
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08/29/2012 02:17:39 PM
Lovely. The use of a silhouette is brilliant.
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08/29/2012 09:45:36 AM
This looks like a Judi image... Great work though.
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08/28/2012 11:49:55 PM
This could easily grace the cover of a book. Expertly done!
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08/28/2012 01:32:10 AM
This looks great. Great use of nursary rhyme.
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08/27/2012 05:18:06 PM
I really like this one, I just wish the stars came down a little further into the orange glow. I understand that they'd be harder to see as they approach the horizon, but to me, right now, it's too stark of a contrast between the part of the sky with stars and the part of the sky without them.
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08/27/2012 02:52:29 PM
Lovely photography and PP. Should do well.
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08/27/2012 01:25:17 PM
My favorite! So well done, love the hues and the serenity of the scene. 10
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08/26/2012 11:23:13 PM
Beautiful. Clean and simple, from a nursery rhyme and illustrates it perfectly. One of my favorites.
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08/26/2012 10:10:50 AM
very familiar looking location ;) very nice! one of my 3 top images of the challenge.
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08/26/2012 12:19:47 AM
Nicely done!
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08/26/2012 12:12:31 AM
How beautiful!!!!
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08/25/2012 11:47:45 AM
Top 5
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08/25/2012 11:44:54 AM
Love this!!!
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08/25/2012 10:03:19 AM
Beautifully done. Perfect. One of the best in this challenge. 10
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08/25/2012 08:38:36 AM
Wonderful.
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08/25/2012 04:38:46 AM
Simple and extremely effective. Love it! It has a style I can almost recognize...
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08/24/2012 08:40:18 PM
Sweet. I think some vague traces of stars should still be visible at least through the violet portion of the sunset.
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08/24/2012 02:03:25 PM
Really nice shot.
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08/24/2012 12:27:08 PM
One of my very faves... Lovely.


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08/24/2012 12:14:13 PM
Should do very well in this challenge.
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08/24/2012 12:08:18 PM
so well done - 9
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08/24/2012 09:30:24 AM
Voted earlier, coming back to comment.

The composition is minimalistic and elegant in presentation. Love the hues of warm orange that fades to the cool blues of the night sky. A child looks up at the night sky and spots the brightest star. This captures the Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star rhyme perfectly. Very well done - one of a few handful of my top rated.
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08/24/2012 01:50:00 AM
fantastic 10
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