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A bit of fun for the weekend....

I was out walking today trying to get out of the office at lunch, and I must have seen six trees that were perfectly gorgeous and in full blown autumn colour. I purposely didn't take my camera as I really need the exercise right now as I've been chained to my desk.

So I started collecting some pretty leaves. And then some more. And then some more. I was thinking I could do a nice little shot of some leaves together showing the different colours. Eh. That's been done before... many times.

Then it struck me that I could show the colours in an image through the spectrum of change. Hmmm. So I gathered all sorts of shades and walked home.

Then I thought of this idea... showing a magic calendar that has leaves as the picture, but the picture becomes real.

I shot this with the leaves and without, then did some Photoshoppery to come to the final result. Wouldn't you love to have a calendar like this? The kids would be gobsmacked Smile

I would love to hear what you think of it. And a huge thankyou for all the support and interest in my work recently!

Have a wonderful, fun-packed, and safe weekend.
Best Regards, Martin

Camera:Canon 400D/XTi
Lens:Kit lens 18-55
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Magic Calendar
Username:mhaseman mhaseman
Uploaded:20 Oct 2007 - 12:12 AM
Tags:Autumn, Calendar, Colours, Digital art, Digitally manipulated, Emenk, Leaves, October, Orange, Red, Wildlife / nature
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SRSmith
SRSmith  6 United States
20 Oct 2007 - 12:22 AM

Totally creative, Awesome. But....would you make me one with a money tree? Please!

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mhaseman
mhaseman  7608 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2007 - 12:36 AM

Hmmm. I'd love to. Cheers, Martin

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User_Removed
20 Oct 2007 - 1:25 AM

a superbly well presented image

Regards
Dave

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chrissd
chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Oct 2007 - 5:46 AM

thats original, nice work
chris

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LisaRose
LisaRose  7172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2007 - 7:05 AM

Very creative, nicely done.

Lisa

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imagio
imagio  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2007 - 7:26 AM

Excellent creativity, works well.

Bernie

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shutter speed
20 Oct 2007 - 8:36 AM

That was one very inspirational walk you had Martin, the end result is brilliant, good idea and well put together.

Enjoy your weekend.

Ian

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 6135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
20 Oct 2007 - 10:53 AM

Super shot, have a great weekend.
Nicky

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 7Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2007 - 12:33 PM

What a fine and original approach to the subject.

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ChristineL
20 Oct 2007 - 3:38 PM

it's great Martin, a very clever idea that worked really well,
Chris.

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JouŠo
JouŠo  956 forum posts Finland
20 Oct 2007 - 4:01 PM

fantastic work!

Love this very much......

Jouko

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romelyanielsharon

this is beautiful...great imagination

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mhaseman
mhaseman  7608 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2007 - 6:52 PM

Thanks to everyone who has stopped by and commented. I'm glad you like the piece. It was a lot of fun putting it together except I made the rookie mistake of shooting the calendar with the leaves first. As I was removing the leaves, without thinking I moved the calendar from it's position. It wasn't until I started to shoot the calendar on it's own that I realized. I was kicking myself because I then had extra photoshop work to do. Oh well!
Cheers and thanks to everyone, Martin

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Andree_Borrel
21 Oct 2007 - 12:30 AM

Absolute first class in every respect

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imander  7388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2007 - 12:32 PM

brilliant piece of work, looks really fantastic
ian

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Digicat
Digicat  7127 forum posts
22 Oct 2007 - 10:04 AM

very clever and well done Smile

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culturedcanvas
22 Oct 2007 - 2:17 PM

A cracking shot and exactly the type of image photoshop was designed for. Nice to see it being used properly ... Wink

Dan

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mhaseman
mhaseman  7608 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2007 - 2:37 PM

Thanks everyone. I think I'm going to do another version of this later this week with the leaves bursting out the left side just to see if it makes a stronger point. Cheers, Martin

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bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2007 - 3:29 PM

very original ....deserves a RC

Last Modified By bliba at 24 Oct 2007 - 3:29 PM

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mhaseman
mhaseman  7608 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2007 - 3:31 PM

Thanks Oliver Smile

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