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Happy Valentines Day
1st PlaceHappy Valentines Day
banmorn


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Holidays (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges 2011
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS for Nikon
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Jan 11, 2011
Aperture: f/ 16
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/3 sec.
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2011

Well it is the only thing I could think of and I got my inspiration late...well early this morning. I made the majority of hearts. Then I went to work but on my way I went to Staples cause I was low in lighter pinks in my supplies (got to start restocking) When I got home, I made a few more, set them on the light box and shot with camera on tripod using the cable release.
We are having a Valentine's Day Art Sale where I work. We are usin 'Love makes the World Go 'Round' Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_814953.jpg for the ads but I needed an alternative in profile for a poster. I shot a couple of profile shots of this for that reason, but the landscape looks better to me for the challenge.
Later....and Happy Valentines Day!
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Thanks for the votes and comments!

Post Processing:
Camera Raw adjustments in PSElements 6.0:
Change white balance from As Shot to Fluorescent
Exposure +0.25
Fill Light 13
Blacks 8
Clarity 45
Vibrance +8
Saturation +8
Crop
Layer adjustments for Levels (33% opacity Auto), Brightness/Contrast (75% opacity) and Hue/Saturation (75% opacity)
Adjust sharpness
Spot edit dust
Resize
USM

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 39
Avg (all users): 6.6541
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 4.8000
Avg (non-participants): 6.8788
Views since voting: 4934
Views during voting: 325
Votes: 185
Comments: 28
Favorites: 11 (view)


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01/22/2011 07:08:22 PM
Nicely done! Congrats on the blue.
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01/22/2011 07:06:03 PM
oops! My son left his account logged on, and I commented from the wrong one.

fixing... (vawendy)

Message edited by author 2011-01-22 20:29:00.
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01/20/2011 08:22:19 PM
Congratulations on the blue ribbon. This is really lovely.
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01/19/2011 09:02:57 PM
Banmorn, every once in a while your incredible creativity gets recognized.
Of course this is outstanding.
Congratulations on a fine thematic idea, well executed.
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01/19/2011 02:02:29 PM
Just beautiful. Congrats on your blue.
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01/19/2011 01:35:40 PM
Congrats! This was one of my favorites! :)
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01/19/2011 01:06:32 PM
When you're hot you're hot! Congratulations!
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01/19/2011 10:06:06 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon!!!
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01/19/2011 08:53:01 AM
Congrats on the blue!
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01/19/2011 08:36:15 AM
Originally posted by scooter97:

You just keep pumping out great shot after great shot. This one is awesome. I wonder what you could do with Green...


Green....hmmmmm....
01/19/2011 08:16:13 AM
Nicely done, Rob. One of my favs.
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01/19/2011 08:03:44 AM
You just keep pumping out great shot after great shot. This one is awesome. I wonder what you could do with Green...
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01/19/2011 07:42:11 AM
Very nice. I'd love to see a wide "how I did it" shot. It looks like these things go on for infinity.
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01/19/2011 04:39:27 AM
On fire! Great image. Congrats again.
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01/19/2011 03:32:41 AM
Congrats on the ribbon...this is so beautiful!

Message edited by author 2011-01-19 03:33:39.
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01/19/2011 01:18:47 AM
This certainly takes my eyes for a nice ride! Congrats on your new ribbon too. Your effort to put this together paid off. Happy Valentine's Day to you too.
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01/19/2011 12:46:34 AM
This is my total favorite of the challenge... including my own. Lovely! Congrats! I'm so glad it got the Blue...
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01/19/2011 12:38:30 AM
A W e S O m e...............from shez
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/18/2011 04:47:27 PM
This is the last image i have voted on and for me the top 3 should be the Valentines shots.
Love the different shades and lighting in your image.
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01/17/2011 04:47:06 PM
looks like a valentines card, love it!
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01/16/2011 10:52:13 PM
What a lot of work! A ribbon winner for sure! :-)
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01/16/2011 12:01:09 PM
Fabulous! (not voting)
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01/15/2011 09:18:09 PM
well done.
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01/15/2011 11:34:30 AM
funny valentine...
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01/12/2011 01:13:16 PM
WOW... how time consuming was this? It is beautiful. I love the shadows and lighting. Well done!
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01/12/2011 11:40:12 AM
I like the gradient patterns here and the way it is lit. This looks like a lot of work.
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01/12/2011 10:06:29 AM
nice colors and lighting. very good composition. not very original, but very nice execution nevertheless.
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01/12/2011 09:22:16 AM
Robert? I love this, gorgeous colours and shapes. I've got to try this.
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