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The Magic of Winter
The Magic of Winter
Mike


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Deep in the Heart of December (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Date: Dec 21, 2012
Aperture: 1.4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Dec 23, 2012

the snow was added in post with a brush I created using a tutorial I linked to in a discussion when this challenge was in shooting and is intentionally only falling on her. the snow globe was added in post. i had my daughter hold a soccer ball to get the pose right and i took a picture of the only snow globe i had with her jacket behind it to get the realistic pink color showing through and overlaid it. I replaced the background with another part of the same image that was then scaled up and stretched and blurred to isolate her more. finally i just added some split toning to set the colors to purple and pink hues and what was supposed to be a subtle glow around the ball.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 35
Avg (all users): 6.7953
Avg (commenters): 8.3077
Avg (participants): 6.7083
Avg (non-participants): 6.8155
Views since voting: 1566
Views during voting: 360
Votes: 127
Comments: 23
Favorites: 4 (view)


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01/06/2013 12:52:23 PM
Very sweet - nicely conceived and done. Congratulations on the HM.
01/05/2013 08:44:17 PM
Nice
01/05/2013 06:01:29 AM
beauty
01/04/2013 08:50:25 PM
i love the image composition and feel and thought behind this, i think the globe execution was well thought out but was not as well done. Congrats :O)
01/04/2013 06:26:47 AM
edit. meant to be placed in the photo description.

Message edited by author 2013-01-04 06:27:34.
01/04/2013 06:19:50 AM
congrats on the HM Mike, great image quality.
01/04/2013 03:12:52 AM
great processing on this image mike really cool stuff
01/04/2013 12:52:19 AM
So glad this did well.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/03/2013 11:59:53 PM
Delightful! In my top 3. 10
01/03/2013 11:37:25 PM
Love the magic.
01/03/2013 12:59:47 PM
awwww so cute. A little girl in the snow with her snow globe! Hello Kitty ear-muffs and all! The tree in the snow globe is a little to out there and in your face for me. I don't know if you boosted this of if that is how it came out but it is a bit distracting to me. One other thing I noticed first off is that it seems the snow is centered on her and not the whole photo. I don't know if this is correct or not but did you drop the snow on her? Overall=7
01/03/2013 12:22:06 PM
That's magic alright... pretty too.
01/03/2013 11:25:51 AM
A very pleasing holiday feel to it - peaceful, calm and attractive. Not much more to say - excellent imagery.
01/03/2013 07:56:14 AM
i really like the concept and most of the elements - but the 'blob' of white in front of the girl is not working for me
01/03/2013 04:14:58 AM
Very nice, magical
01/01/2013 09:36:44 PM
good idea
01/01/2013 01:16:16 PM
Very pretty and definitely magical. It's odd that the snow doesn't cover the whole fame but a very minor nit considering the rest. Love the hint of pink in the background that really pops the jacket color.
12/30/2012 12:57:21 PM
Beautiful!!
12/30/2012 12:52:28 AM
Very nice! 10
12/29/2012 03:23:45 PM
This is wonderful. Truly a magical image.
12/29/2012 01:31:46 PM
Best in show award, congrats
12/28/2012 09:14:37 PM
I like how it;s only snowing on her. If this was the result of the snow brush thread, it turned out really well.
12/28/2012 10:51:36 AM
Very nicely done.


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