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The Book of Love
The Book of Love

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Challenge: Heart (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II USM
Location: G-D of Luxembourg, 'where the magic happens'
Date: Feb 14, 2006
Aperture: F/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30
Galleries: Emotive, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Feb 14, 2006

I had taken this image the first time back in December for my girlfriend, along with many other similar images, most of which would have fitted this challenge.
I used what experience I gained during the first shooting for taking the photograph again today.

Since there are no PP rules, I tried High Pass Sharpening. The results are more or less the same, but HighPass was better at keeping the lightness values.

Place: 13 out of 140
Avg (all users): 6.4865
Avg (commenters): 7.5500
Avg (participants): 6.3158
Avg (non-participants): 6.5753
Views since voting: 2276
Views during voting: 403
Votes: 222
Comments: 30
Favorites: 4 (view)

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04/21/2006 10:02:27 AM
I gave this one a 10. This sure is the book of love and a lovely way to show it.
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03/24/2006 06:38:37 AM
"The boook of looove, is in your eeeyes"

Sweet !
02/28/2006 09:37:07 PM
Critique by arnit
I like this picture. The color of it is just perfect. It is so smooth and the shadow inside the heart is just spot on. The light that shines on the pages at the bottom of the heart is just perfect. The burning really frames the subject that is the heart. My eyes go straight to the heart and that is good. That is what a picture is suppoast to do. Lead you to the main subject. The only thing I see that could have been done better in my opinion is to find pages that had text all over it. The page on the left has fewer letter than the one on the right.

Critique Club
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02/22/2006 10:58:19 AM
Hreat valentine literal projection. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/21/2006 09:57:04 PM
perhaps the most creative "heart" entry in my opinion!!
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02/21/2006 11:51:42 AM
Original idea. Good composition, color and light.
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02/21/2006 03:57:31 AM
i give it a 10
02/19/2006 01:08:28 AM
Composition: 6
Technical: 6
Appeal: 5
Challenge: 5
Overall Score: 6, (weighted - NOT a calculated average)
Nicely done.
02/18/2006 10:39:36 PM
Or maybe love reading 9. Good light, great composition.
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02/18/2006 10:30:27 PM
02/18/2006 10:10:58 PM
Seen this technique before - and i still like it. Like the colours and the exposure is perfect. There are some highlight lines on the background which I find a little distracting. All in all, a cracking shot.
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02/18/2006 10:39:44 AM
I like how you turned the pages in to form a heart - shows creativity. For me, I wish there was another element such as a rose or...something for additional interest.
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02/17/2006 08:43:01 PM
I like it, that's the most I can say...
02/17/2006 01:45:10 PM
This is a lovely idea and well executed too. I really like your purple toning and the strong vignette too. The strong light and shadows work well - I particularly like how deep the shadow inside the folded pages are - it makes the heart shape really stand out. It's a shame that the page forming the left side of the heart doesn't seem to have the same densely packed text on it as the other tree pages shown - perhaps it's a chapter heading or something? But it's not a big deal. I am curious about what the book is...
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02/17/2006 11:02:08 AM
Nice, I like the lighting.
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02/16/2006 11:24:15 PM
I really like the idea of this concept.. the heart in the book is so well done... I would like to see this same shot done in a sepia duotone
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02/16/2006 09:50:00 PM
well done
02/16/2006 06:54:01 PM
Clever, and well done.....
02/16/2006 05:55:36 PM
wow..that is cool! 10
02/15/2006 07:38:24 PM
Wow! Great concept and it looks just fantastic, I love the light! 10
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02/15/2006 02:18:06 PM
Nice processing. I love the tone.
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02/15/2006 11:15:28 AM
Very cute!
02/15/2006 10:36:52 AM
Very nice lighting and toning. The composition works well too.
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02/15/2006 07:27:07 AM
Simple and beautiful.
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02/15/2006 06:36:59 AM
good colors and lighting
neat idea
only quibble would be trying to get the centre of the heart to stand up a little higher so it didn't look "collapsed"
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02/15/2006 05:04:55 AM
well done...I hope you do well with this because it is great
02/15/2006 04:33:56 AM
02/15/2006 04:30:00 AM
Seen the consept before, but this is a good "copy".
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02/15/2006 03:39:22 AM
Great Idea! Wish it was mine! ;)
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02/15/2006 12:21:51 AM
i like the purple. and the lighting halo around the book works well!
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