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True love shines through
True love shines through

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Challenge: Shallow DOF in Red (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Chateau Snaffles
Date: Jan 6, 2012
Aperture: f9.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.4
Galleries: Studio, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jan 7, 2012

I was struggling with this idea of one heart standing out among several others. I called Ryan for ideas and he came up with the idea of putting some of the candy hearts on sticks stuck in styrofoam! A teeny bit of BluTak did the job beautifully, and didn't show. The foam is half of a roughly golf/tennis sized ball, and the bamboo skewers are stuck in it. The rest of the cinnamon hearts filled the martini glass nicely. The clear heart is a charm that came with a Valentine's Day candle.

Lit by an overhead flood, light bounced into side nearest the camera by reflector. Camera on tripod; bg is a sheet of white foamcore.

pp: RAW-TIFF conversion, crop, clone out hook on main heart, dodge out some shadows, brightness/contrast, vibrance, resize, save for web.

Place: 59 out of 123
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Views since voting: 496
Views during voting: 262
Votes: 125
Comments: 5
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/10/2012 05:43:11 PM
Another example of the commercialisation of Valintines day directly after Christmas! Nice capture though! :)
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01/10/2012 10:50:59 AM
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01/09/2012 12:45:45 PM
This is a really cut idea!
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01/09/2012 12:38:11 PM
What an interesting image. It takes a bit of study. I like that.
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01/09/2012 11:23:30 AM
Fun shot! This setup would also work well with a piece of glass held above the bowl with the floating hearts placed on the glass. There is a touch of red glare on the background making it appear with somewhat of a pinkish hue... other than that, no complaints!
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