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Challenge: Heart II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challengers
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: At home
Date: Nov 16, 2008
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Food and Drink, Textures
Date Uploaded: Nov 16, 2008

Yes, I know, another 21_F.gif sherpet square crop, and unique pattern style of image, but this is me, and I like what I do.

I had many ideas with colored card cut and shaped into hearts, but knew many other people would do similar things, so I went back to what I do BEST.

I had fun, but also frustration with this set up.
I have these small bottles of bright colored hard candies called 'Bo Peeps', that I wanted to use.

I used two heart shaped chocolates, one at the top, and one in the center. I arranged three rows of the small 'Bo Peeps' lollies around the covered chocolate heart in the center. Around these I then arranged the tiny pink musk lollies that you see, and then another two rows of the 'Bo Peeps'.

It was a very sticky situation, and had many frustration moments, I finally was able to add the short strawberry licorice sticks, that I joined together, and covered with sour sugar coated strips, into red rope, to form a heart around the edge of the lollies inside.

I then finished the heart shaped Sweetheart pattern, to what you see here, with a row of pale pink heart shaped lollies. Very sticky, very time consuming, but worth it in the end. Only one title came to mind, 'Sweetheart"

Enjoy.....

Statistics
Place: 47 out of 105
Avg (all users): 5.5298
Avg (commenters): 6.2000
Avg (participants): 5.5208
Avg (non-participants): 5.5333
Views since voting: 1177
Views during voting: 307
Votes: 168
Comments: 26
Favorites: 2 (view)


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12/08/2012 08:22:32 AM
WOW, I'M IMPRESSED WITH PATIENCE AND PERSISTENCE YOU HAD TO CREATE THIS PIECE! ALL THOSE SMALL PIECES OF CANDY I'M SURE WERE VERY DIFFICULT TO PLACE AND STAY IN PLACE WHILE CAREFULLY CONSTRUCTING THIS ART PIECE. THE END RESULT IS JUST FABULOUS. LOVE THE BOLD COLORS OF THIS CANDY HEART.
06/06/2012 01:05:58 PM
THIS IS SO FUN AND BRIGHT AND HAPPY! LOVE IT!
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11/25/2008 02:54:10 PM
Shez, you put a lot of work into these shots. I, for one, love your creativity and look forward to seeing your work so please don't stop doing them. They are unique, crisp, clean and perfectly focussed. I agree with Peter 21.gif bassbone that this one would make a great Valentines Day card.
Love and ((hugs)),
Irene
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11/25/2008 11:19:29 AM
Awesome work as usual Shez! I KNEW it was your shot as soon as I saw the thumbs before voting. It would make a great cover to a Valentine's Day card.
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11/25/2008 11:16:55 AM
Hi Shez, We have a museum here in the U.S. in Sanibel Island, Florida called the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum. There is collection there of "Sailors' Valentines" that your art really reminds me of. Have you ever heard of this art form? They are quite unique and beautiful, and the photos don't even do them justice.

Take a peek ....

//www.shellmuseum.org/Map/sailor.htm
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11/24/2008 12:05:41 PM
Shez, your sense of design amazes me - and your patience!! I love your description of the "sticky situation" - very delightful! I don't care one iota about the score. I love the picture, I love your description of what went into it, and I love that it is so very you!
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11/24/2008 10:59:40 AM
I think it is quite amazing how you manage to fit everything so perfectly. I can imagine going through the whole process and then having the outside row not coming out even. I really like your square cropped pattern art.
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11/24/2008 01:30:52 AM
Thanks for your your comments and votes.....

I was also disappointed and really feel sometimes people may realize that it is my image, and I do think some of those people actually make it lower. Just my feeling...... shez

I also stuff up and enter an image that should never have been entered. Just like another image that is in a current challenge, then the fault is mine, and mine alone.....

My average than pays for it. When will I ever learn.....
11/24/2008 01:15:04 AM
I agree with Roz. This should have scored higher.

I'm gaining weight just looking at it.
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11/24/2008 12:38:26 AM
hey shez .. i've looked at wot beat you and i'm blown away by those voters ..
this deserved a much better score .. its very very brilliant both in those amazingly vibrant colours and the intricate and busy design .. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/23/2008 03:26:23 PM
I love the design on this shot. The colors are so bright its both good and bad at the same time. The background pink is quite powerful and a bit distracting.
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11/23/2008 06:57:08 AM
You obviously put alot of work into this one. However, the composition is static. Maybe if it were shot from a different perspective?
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11/22/2008 11:58:22 AM
Sherpet? Very nice composition :)
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11/20/2008 08:58:51 PM
Nice use of colors =)
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11/20/2008 11:39:04 AM
Great idea! It reminds me of Andy Goldsberg!
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11/20/2008 10:51:55 AM
this looks like a Sherpet creation! Nice and colorful, well done ...
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11/19/2008 05:32:33 PM
Could it be Shez, once again?
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11/19/2008 07:38:05 AM
bit Australian 7
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11/18/2008 11:59:44 AM
very funny title and so right on. looks like you had some fun, putting this together
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11/17/2008 03:58:10 PM
really nice vibrant colors and textures - nicely done
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11/17/2008 02:19:30 PM
nice color, but it seems to lack depth in the image and the depth of field (although it is shot straight on) seems too shallow
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11/17/2008 01:24:09 PM
Fun! Great colors.
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11/17/2008 12:41:24 PM
This looks like something 21_F.gif sherpet would setup and photograph. Very colourful and cute. Must have taken a long time to set up.
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11/17/2008 07:32:34 AM
Man you can tell that took some time went into putting this together.
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11/17/2008 01:54:06 AM
Yup - definitely sweet! Looks good (in many ways!) :)
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11/17/2008 12:03:09 AM
mmm candies are gooood. Lovely composition and overall superb colours.
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