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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 9 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 10 608 1
20 Oct 2007 12:36AM
Hmmm. I'd love to. Cheers, Martin
User_Removed 10 485 13 England
20 Oct 2007 1:25AM
a superbly well presented image

chrissd 11 304 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2007 5:46AM
thats original, nice work
LisaRose 10 172 4 United States
20 Oct 2007 7:05AM
Very creative, nicely done.

imagio 10 12 1 England
20 Oct 2007 7:26AM
Excellent creativity, works well.

shutter speed 12 369 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.

20 Oct 2007 10:53AM
Super shot, have a great weekend.
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
20 Oct 2007 12:33PM
What a fine and original approach to the subject.
ChristineL 12 39 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2007 3:38PM
it's great Martin, a very clever idea that worked really well,
JouŠo 13 56 Finland
20 Oct 2007 4:01PM
fantastic work!

Love this very much......

this is beautiful...great imagination
mhaseman 10 608 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 10 388 7 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2007 12:32PM
brilliant piece of work, looks really fantastic
Digicat 10 127
22 Oct 2007 10:04AM
very clever and well done Smile
culturedcanvas 11 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 10 608 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
11 2 Austria
24 Oct 2007 3:29PM
very original ....deserves a RC
mhaseman 10 608 1
24 Oct 2007 3:31PM
Thanks Oliver Smile

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