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Star light, star bright, the first star I see tonight
Star light, star bright, the first star I see tonight
CNovack


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Challenge: Nursery Rhymes (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Indoors
Date: Aug 19, 2012
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Digital Art, Children
Date Uploaded: Aug 22, 2012

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Once I went through the nursery rhymes list it came down to just two: Would You Like To Swing on a Star? or Star light, Star bright.

I thought about how one would 'swing' on a star and the visual in my head was just not coming together all too well.

With Star Light, Star Bright the inspiration came much quicker and easier. I remembered a B&W children's book my youngest had checked out from the library years ago. It had a sleepy child in bed. The blanket was covered with tilled fields, a farmer, a road with horses and riders...and the child was watching the scene play out right there on the bed.

Taking that as inspiration, I knew I wanted to do something similar. I wanted to have a girl sitting in bed holding a teddy bear. She would be looking down at her blanket that would show the night sky in a forest. The moon would be rising and one star would shine brighter than all the rest. The scene would represent imagination coming to life at bedtime.

As usual, it takes a lot of photos and a way too much time to create these Expert Editing images.

My thanks to all who left comments, critiques, and voted.


Statistics
Place: 6 out of 41
Avg (all users): 7.1048
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 6.3667
Avg (non-participants): 7.3404
Views since voting: 2013
Views during voting: 341
Votes: 124
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/01/2012 05:38:26 PM
Love this...
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08/31/2012 10:58:26 AM
Quiet but very nicely done. I like it a lot. Congratulations on the top ten.
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08/31/2012 12:05:03 AM
I thought this might be yours. Very nice, the quilt almost could be real.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/30/2012 11:05:43 PM
Lovely touch of magic.
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08/30/2012 07:53:14 AM
Man this is clever... love it
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08/29/2012 02:13:36 PM
Extremely cool idea! I find that the light on the model feels a little flat, but I love the rest of this.
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08/29/2012 10:12:03 AM
I hadn't payed attention to this image, but this is really good. Maybe the headboard and the wall steal from it...
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08/29/2012 09:44:12 AM
Pretty awesome shot.
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08/28/2012 01:30:18 AM
I really like ur creativeness.
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08/26/2012 11:38:51 AM
Oooh. Nice twist on the rhyme! Love the moon rising.
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08/26/2012 01:40:58 AM
Well done with the night sky on the covers. Top three.
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08/25/2012 05:08:12 PM
Nice interpretation of this nursery rhyme. Love that you added teddy. Should place in the top 5.
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08/25/2012 11:44:29 AM
Love what you did to the blanket, that is just gorgeous!!!
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08/25/2012 10:04:59 AM
Excellent..beautifully done. 8
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08/25/2012 09:14:42 AM
This is very clever! Well done.
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08/25/2012 08:38:26 AM
I like your take on the classic.
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08/25/2012 06:02:19 AM
Beautiful and very creative.
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08/24/2012 06:23:12 PM
Magical. Would love to have a blanket like that
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