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creepy crawler
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Virginia Creeper on the tree next door. I loved the fall colors in this one. This is the same tree from Vines in the Hood but I wanted to get more of the tree. That meant I got to spend a LOT of time editing out background from all of the little leaves. I'm now permanently crosseyed as you can see in my Sefl Portrait

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::jswgpb
10/13/06 2:17 AM GMT
Very nice Hilda, this would be good for Christmas to with those red & green colours. Great job my dear.
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::kidder
10/13/06 2:18 AM GMT
Very pretty shot Hilda! I dont think I've seen this around here?? A nice way to decorate the tree from the ground up!
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GOD PUT ME on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind I will never die. Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes cartoonist VISIT MY GALLERY
::CK1215
10/13/06 2:20 AM GMT
My first thought was christmas too...Great job Hilda, keep them coming...Kat
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::phasmid
10/13/06 2:37 AM GMT
I thought Fall myself, and good luck in the contest, my dear. You've done an excellent, excellent job with the background on this one. It's very artistic and conveys the fall colors throughout I know you've put a lot of work into this one and it certainly shows. . It's going to be a tough act to follow :)))) PJ ................yes, it's in my faves :)
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"We consider the artist to be a special sort of person. It is more likely that each of us is a special sort of artist." Elsa Gidlow
::Anita54
10/13/06 2:58 AM GMT
Like fire creeping up the tree, it's amazing with color Hilda and you've captured it so very well. Just a beautiful post all the way around. Thanks for sharing this one. Awesome.
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Can't always give individual thanks but I am so appreciative of everyone's comments and input. I truly enjoy seeing all of your posts and am always happy to see you at My Gallery. Thanks, Anita
::madmaven
10/13/06 10:08 AM GMT
Gorgeous! The effect you've used for background is interesting and attractive! Love those blazing colors!
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Help Wanted: Clone needed to take over my duties so that I can stay on Caedes all day...
.sunnymay
10/13/06 1:27 PM GMT
fantastic ! It makes fantstic background thanks for sharing :)
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You were my strength when I was weak You were my voice when I couldn't speak
sharonva
10/13/06 3:37 PM GMT
A beautiful presentation, thanks! I do love the neutral, yet colorful background. Lets me look at those wonderful leaves and vines without getting distracted.
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"The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne, Thassay so hard, so sharp the conquering..." Chaucer
::jecnc_evoo1234
10/13/06 8:35 PM GMT
Yes Mam Hilda. Love these contrasting red and greens agaonst the young tree trunk. Excellent post here. A definate keeper here. Thanks for sharing this one Hilda.
Earleen
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::cynlee
10/14/06 12:17 AM GMT
Beautiful, Hilda. I'm not sure what you did, but the background just glows and makes the image a stand out! I love the red and green. Terrific post!
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Man is the instrument of God. - Boehme
::djholmes
10/14/06 1:29 AM GMT
The thumbnail for this didn't seem that enticing, but man am I glad I looked at it full screen. This is absolutely stunning!
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Thanks to all who comment on pictures in my gallery. Please accept my apologies if I am unable to thank you each time, and please don't feel obligated to thank me for my comments.
::wheedance
10/14/06 5:25 AM GMT
Thanks so much for your nice comments on my creepy vine. To get that background I put my whole picture in one layer and used a gaussian blur on it (this is something owd Bob told me how to do. Then I just played around with filters and came up with the marbled glass effect over that. For another layer (this was the hard part) I selected the tree and vines by using the polygonal lasso tool and then using the eraser to get all of the background out around all of those leaves (this is something Delhi told me how to do) People are so nice to help here at Caedes! Anyway that took me a very long time. That was the hardest part. Then I put that layer over the blurred and marbled layer and voila you have it. I guess I like it a lot more since I worked so hard on it. I'm glad you like it!
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All of earth is crammed with heaven And every bush aflame with God But only those who see take off their shoes. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning<p> mygallery
::wheedance
10/14/06 5:26 AM GMT
PS, the program I use is photoshop elements.
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All of earth is crammed with heaven And every bush aflame with God But only those who see take off their shoes. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning<p> mygallery
::wheedance
10/14/06 5:29 AM GMT
Me again. Maybe it was an effect I used - whichever one says marbled glass!
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All of earth is crammed with heaven And every bush aflame with God But only those who see take off their shoes. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning<p> mygallery
::wheedance
10/14/06 2:33 PM GMT
I'm sorry, this is me again. It was MarianaEwa who helped me with the backround erasing! I want to be sure to give credit to the right person.
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All of earth is crammed with heaven And every bush aflame with God But only those who see take off their shoes. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning<p> mygallery
::anawhisp
10/14/06 2:53 PM GMT
The result of you going Crosseyed is truly remarkable! I hope you recover soon - but this picture is for keeps! Love it!
anawhisp
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::Terrydel
10/14/06 2:57 PM GMT
Stunning image you've achieved Hilda. I'm glad you posted this one to the contest. I think it will do very well for sure! It's a keeper for me!
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crazyhyper
10/14/06 11:05 PM GMT
This is so beautiful, the vibrant colors. My mother Earleen and Jas, told me of your postings, and they were right. I love them. I know I'm going to enjoy the artistic community here at caedes. This one is in my fav's.
Marissa
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+photoimagery
10/18/06 1:19 PM GMT
Hilda, this came up in my voting booth not to long ago. I didn't have time to stop and leave any comments and felt that I needed to take the time and come back to tell you how much I like this work. It has spent 6 days on my desktop, with one more to go.
It's just stunning; by the way I gave it a ten, because it deserves it.
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tklemz
10/18/06 7:14 PM GMT
Beautiful.Wonderful job of editing.It is already on my destop.(And I love your self portrait)!
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.Hecate100
10/19/06 9:57 PM GMT
Excellent! I really like it, though the resemblance to the poison oak we have around here almost makes me feel itchy. ;)
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.aitmn10
10/20/06 11:07 PM GMT
oh this is so pretty. i love the soft background and the colors. the whole thing is really calming. beautiful capture! ~abby
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i apologize for my delay in replying to all of your wonderful comments...senior year in hs has me incredibly busy and almost frantic...
.Visitor99
10/28/06 6:30 PM GMT
Lovely picture. Great colors!
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.tealeaves
11/01/06 4:57 AM GMT
Very beautiful image, Hilda! The colors really get your attention, but with the addition of your creative framing, it gives it a softening effect. Well done! And good luck to you in the contest :)
Lori
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::Anita54
11/23/06 1:13 AM GMT
Congrats on the honorable mention for this one .. I loved it then and I love it now ;)
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I'm way behind so forgive me for not commening on your individual posts but know that I've looked at all of them since I left. I truly enjoy seeing all of your posts and am always happy to see you at My Gallery. Thanks, Anita
::BlitheOwl
11/24/06 5:01 PM GMT
Can I just put ditto marks here to copy what Anita said? :) NEAT pic and good job on the honorable mention!
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.jcferg99
11/26/06 11:42 PM GMT
Super picture. Well worth all the work you put in. (Easy for me to say.... LOL)
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.metpin777
05/11/07 4:19 AM GMT
wonderful colors my freind, great pic and into my favs...

steven:)
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.saimamirza
05/23/08 7:07 PM GMT
Faved.
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Which of the favours of your Lord will you deny?
.titusboy25
07/06/08 8:22 PM GMT
oauu..good focus,great colours...love it
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::Constance52347
10/04/14 3:08 AM GMT
Stunning!
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