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Magic Calendar

By mhaseman
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

Tags: Leaves Red Autumn Calendar October Orange Colours Digitally manipulated Digital art Wildlife and nature Emenk

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SRSmith 10 1 United States
20 Oct 2007 12:22AM
Totally creative, Awesome. But....would you make me one with a money tree? Please!

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mhaseman 11 608 1
20 Oct 2007 12:36AM
Hmmm. I'd love to. Cheers, Martin
User_Removed 11 485 13 England
20 Oct 2007 1:25AM
a superbly well presented image

chrissd 12 304 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2007 5:46AM
thats original, nice work
LisaRose 11 172 4 United States
20 Oct 2007 7:05AM
Very creative, nicely done.

imagio 11 12 1 England
20 Oct 2007 7:26AM
Excellent creativity, works well.

shutter speed 13 369 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2007 8:36AM
That was one very inspirational walk you had Martin, the end result is brilliant, good idea and well put together.

Enjoy your weekend.

nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
20 Oct 2007 10:53AM
Super shot, have a great weekend.
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
20 Oct 2007 12:33PM
What a fine and original approach to the subject.
ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2007 3:38PM
it's great Martin, a very clever idea that worked really well,
JouŠo 14 56 Finland
20 Oct 2007 4:01PM
fantastic work!

Love this very much......

this is beautiful...great imagination
mhaseman 11 608 1
20 Oct 2007 6:52PM
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
21 Oct 2007 12:30AM
Absolute first class in every respect
imander 11 388 7 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2007 12:32PM
brilliant piece of work, looks really fantastic
Digicat 11 127
22 Oct 2007 10:04AM
very clever and well done Smile
culturedcanvas 12 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2007 2:17PM
A cracking shot and exactly the type of image photoshop was designed for. Nice to see it being used properly ... Wink

mhaseman 11 608 1
22 Oct 2007 2:37PM
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
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
24 Oct 2007 3:29PM
very original ....deserves a RC
mhaseman 11 608 1
24 Oct 2007 3:31PM
Thanks Oliver Smile

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