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Hearts and Flowers
2nd PlaceHearts and Flowers
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Valentine's Photo (Expert Editing*)
Collection: Challenges 2011
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS for Nikon
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Feb 14, 2011
Aperture: f/ 16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2 sec.
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Feb 14, 2011

Well I had to do something with all those hearts.
Expert? The clone and healing brush tools were in overtime. I did my best to get rid of all the Post-It logos. Not much else.
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Thanks for the all the comments, votes and the ribbon!
Karen: I usually always use Post-It Pop Ups and I use a glue stick on any unruly pieces. I might use regular Post-Its if the color is not available in the pop-up varieties.
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Post-It shapes on a light box. Shot with the light of the light box and room light with camera on tripod and using the cable release.

Post Processing:
Camera Raw adjustments in PSElements 6.0.
Changed white balance from as shot to fluorescent
Exposure +0.30
Fill Light 10
Blacks 8
Clarity 45
Vibrance +10
Saturation +10
Crop
Layer adjustments for levels, brightness/contrast and hue/saturation
Adjust sharpness
Spot edit sensor dust, distractions, seams in a couple of the hearts and LOTS of Post-It Logos.
Resize
USM

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 56
Avg (all users): 6.8667
Avg (commenters): 7.8000
Avg (participants): 6.1944
Avg (non-participants): 7.0543
Views since voting: 4622
Views during voting: 423
Votes: 165
Comments: 40
Favorites: 6 (view)


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02/24/2011 12:05:06 AM
A sheer stroke of genius!
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02/22/2011 11:48:59 PM
the patients it takes to create one of these things....my hat's off to you!!!!
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02/22/2011 09:14:55 PM
I love it when I can reuse and recycle. LOL! GOOD STUFF HERE!

Congrats on your ribbon!
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02/22/2011 07:51:51 PM
Great image....lots of time and effort went into it and it paid off. Congrats!!
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02/22/2011 06:18:56 PM
I never get tired of these colorful delights either. I love all of them! Congrats :)
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02/22/2011 06:02:57 PM
You never get tired of these, eh Robert? :) Congrats on your fittingly red ribbon! (I guess in this challenge all three ribbons should have been red, with different tints)
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02/22/2011 12:28:33 PM
Way to go, Robert! Congratulations
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02/22/2011 10:01:13 AM
HEE HEE - I thought that was you. Nice going.
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02/22/2011 09:30:41 AM
Such colorful and creative work. Congratulations!
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02/22/2011 09:13:04 AM
Had to be a winner, had to be you, Robert. Congrats!
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02/22/2011 08:52:13 AM
Congrats on the deserved ribbon! I had a feeling this was yours. Nice work as usual.
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02/22/2011 08:03:27 AM
Another fine shot.Congrats!
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02/22/2011 08:00:12 AM
Nice work - congrats!
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02/22/2011 07:38:16 AM
Congratulations
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02/22/2011 06:47:34 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon!
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02/22/2011 06:08:21 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! I love how this glows. :)
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02/22/2011 04:26:25 AM
Creative and colorful! Congrats with your ribbon.
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02/22/2011 01:02:43 AM
Congratulations! Gorgeous colour, spectacular image.
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02/22/2011 12:30:41 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. I just love this concept, I had to try it out myself a few weeks ago. It was very fun, you do a great job.
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02/22/2011 12:22:40 AM
The usual scene, except of course perfect for this challenge :-) Hearts & Flowers, indeed! Well done.
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02/22/2011 12:08:46 AM
The colors are so gorgeous. Congrats on your ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/21/2011 09:29:03 PM
The colors really jumped out at me!
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02/21/2011 06:38:38 PM
Love the colours and shapes. great image ^_^
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02/21/2011 01:02:43 PM
beautiful
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02/20/2011 04:07:14 PM
Really great work.
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02/20/2011 12:46:23 AM
You paper people are so clever. It must take ages to do this, amazing.
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02/18/2011 04:27:34 PM
Nice setup, that must have been a lot of work.
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02/17/2011 10:46:30 PM
Looks like a Bob!
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02/16/2011 10:16:12 PM
this is just beautiful
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02/16/2011 03:27:38 PM
neat
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02/16/2011 05:19:01 AM
OMG Robert, don't you ever get tired of folding paper? Nice one though, good luck!
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02/15/2011 02:08:58 PM
So neat!
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02/15/2011 11:56:31 AM
This is really cool. Great lighting
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02/15/2011 11:42:43 AM
This is by far my favorite in this challenge. Wonderful creativity and such joyful glowing colors. 10
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02/15/2011 10:59:50 AM
Certainly in my top five.
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02/15/2011 10:49:53 AM
I love the flowers added to the middle of the hearts. Well done, one of my top picks.
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02/15/2011 09:59:05 AM
obvious ribbon...
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02/15/2011 09:19:29 AM
Oh that's nice. Rob, is that you?? :)
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02/15/2011 09:10:46 AM
Lovely Robert! I bought post-it notes and tried to make hearts but they won't stay together. I even bought the extra sticky notes. What's your secret?
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02/15/2011 06:58:08 AM
best one so far...8 good luck in advance
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