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Challenge: Edges (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2014 Challenges
Date: Sep 28, 2014
Date Uploaded: Sep 28, 2014

[Oct. 5th, 2014 09:07:53 PM]

I wanted to do edges of books. They're so wonderful and evocative. Yet Just book edges sounded kind of dull. I like Don's description of seeing something between the edges. I know I'm way too literal in this (I am in everything), but I still wanted to think of what you found in between pages of a book.

Love letters, yes, leaves and flowers!

I'm confused by the comment "bull", but I'm glad the photo was liked. :)

Unless people didn't have the typical fall elementary school project that I had growing up -- collect 5-10 leaves and press them in a book.

I had a crafty mom, so we pressed flowers, leaves, weeds, almost anything we found, for different projects. You really don't want to press things like geranium petals -- they bleed all over your book pages. You can put waxed paper in the book first, before the objects, but who wants to go through that hassle?

Anyway, it was fun playing with the lighting. It was very difficult holding open my own book while taking the shot (you couldn't see how the pages were appearing on the camera, I really wanted them to fan a bit.)

But it's still better than trying to corral cats! :)

Thanks for the comments! Especially the "bull" I always find it helpful to be reminded that not everyone has the same background/experiences. :)

Place: 5 out of 74
Avg (all users): 6.4211
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
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Views since voting: 1389
Views during voting: 146
Votes: 76
Comments: 14
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10/07/2014 03:20:12 PM
Beautiful! Love the lighting.
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10/07/2014 04:54:13 AM
Seems i was your only ten vote lol ! still really like this, thought it fit the challenge perfectly, remember pressing leaves in books as a child :-) we didn't have all this technology back then, we went out n did stuff ! although i'm not complaining i love my camera and computer !
Well lit :-) love the edges of the book and the leaf, both have character and a story to tell
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10/06/2014 03:16:17 PM
I am SO happy that this did well for you, Wendy!
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10/06/2014 01:52:13 PM
Old books have so much character. Great job of bringing it to life.
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10/06/2014 12:18:01 PM
This was one of my favorites.
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10/06/2014 12:25:38 AM
Your lighting is really evolving, Wendy. Congrats on the HM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/05/2014 10:10:38 PM
Love the tones and lighting
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10/04/2014 07:18:26 AM
A beautiful subject and I really like the colouring.
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10/01/2014 02:25:23 PM
my favourite of this challenge !
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09/30/2014 09:37:01 PM
Nicely lit and processed, and I like the concept.
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09/29/2014 01:48:41 PM
Lovely light
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09/29/2014 12:03:25 PM
bull, but I like it
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09/29/2014 09:36:57 AM
Dollars to Donuts this is a Wendy. If it isn't, it ought to be. That's a compliment. Bumping.
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09/29/2014 12:07:21 AM
Oh. *gasp*

This is ... beautiful!
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