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Uploaded: 09/15/08 2:48 PM GMT
Grand Opening
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This is a collaboration with LynEve. I took photos of a lily opening every 10 minutes for a couple of hours to show it opening. I've certainly learned a lot while working on this - about masking, layers, patience.... I'm still stumped by transparency and how that affects the color so if anyone has advice on that I'd love to hear it! I think together we've done about 100 versions. Hope you enjoy the one we finally ended up choosing! This would be in the manipulation category I assume.


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09/15/08 4:05 PM GMT
nicely done! I really like it!!! :) i'd love to learn about some of the masking and layers you guys worked on! :) again.. very nice presentation!

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09/15/08 4:36 PM GMT
That's a lot of work, you two, and it came out looking good! I like the concept, and to accomplish it in a still is quite the feat!

Good luck to the two of you on this beautiful collaboration.

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09/15/08 5:07 PM GMT
Beautiful, wonderful editing.
Well done guys :)
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09/15/08 5:10 PM GMT
Gorgeous Hilda! Just stunning! Excellent work and a fave for me!
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Love and live.
09/15/08 5:58 PM GMT
Beautiful work Hilda. All matted, ready for framing and hanging on the wall. Very nice.

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09/15/08 5:59 PM GMT
Definitely magical effect !!!!
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With all my love and respect, Marzena
09/15/08 8:13 PM GMT
Wow HIlda, what an inspiration!!! This is stunning and i love the colours!
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He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom i trust". Psalm 91: 1 and 2
09/15/08 8:19 PM GMT
Such effort has paid really paid off. This is beautiful Hilda. Faved!sandi♥
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09/15/08 8:40 PM GMT
Yes, I do envy you those hours and hours of hands-on practice in masking and overlaying. How I wish I could be at your knowledge level without doing the work!
Neat picture, very creative. It's fun to see the colors changing as well as the placement of the petals.
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"The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne, Thassay so hard, so sharp the conquering..." Chaucer
09/16/08 12:14 AM GMT
A beautiful job Hilda. I am stumped by alot of these things allso. I am just learning photoshop. Great colors in this. You did a great job. Faved.
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09/16/08 2:30 AM GMT
Beautifully Done Hilda.
Best of Luck.

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09/16/08 2:43 AM GMT
Wow, you've produced quite a flower out of your experiment. Beautiful colors and the framing is perfect.
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09/16/08 4:11 AM GMT
its results are fascinating. beautiful collaboration!
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09/16/08 9:18 AM GMT
OMG this is fantastic! Very very creative, and what a great joint project. I've been learning a lot about layers, masking and stuff this year too - but transparency? I haven't come across that. No real suggestions for improvement, but maybe one idea. Do a very sharp layer (maybe 200% in unsharp mask), mask it and then 'paint in' just the edges of the nearest petals and adjust the opacity until they look sharp but natural. Sometimes I find doing that gives a lot of depth. Terrific work ladies, 10/10 for this one.
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"A camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." Dorothea Lange
09/16/08 12:29 AM GMT
Got this in the VB and couldn't wait to see who the creative force was behind it! If this is just the beginning of this learning curve, I can only imagine where it will take you. Wonderful piece Hilda and LynEve!
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09/16/08 5:26 PM GMT
Beautiful magical curves ... both you & LynEve did a magnificent job creating this image. I love the presentation too. Best of luck to you both. Outstanding!
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09/16/08 7:48 PM GMT
You both did a fantastic job on this. I really like it a lot!
Good luck to you both in the contest!
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09/16/08 10:00 PM GMT
Awesome Hilda and Lyn. Fantastic color and composition.
Good Luck both of you in the contest.
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09/16/08 10:40 PM GMT
Wow. Incredible idea....I love the way it worked out. The colour and stunning. Beautiful work and kudos to both of you.
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09/16/08 11:10 PM GMT
~ Just beautiful! Wonderful concept & presentation too!
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09/17/08 4:07 PM GMT
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09/17/08 8:32 PM GMT
Absolutely gorgeous! You two did a fantastic job. Fav'd!
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09/23/08 9:16 PM GMT
very beautiful presentation of a wonderful picture:)
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