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Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 10 February 2009 in Art & Design.

I skipped a few posts because I was under the weather. Have improved enough to sit at my computer.

This is the third in a series of challenges my photo-buddy Mary Brooks Brown and I set for ourselves this winter. The theme was "hearts."

I took an image of a Cyclamen, overlaid it with a hearts texture by /ishkamina from flickr's textures for layers group. I had changed the texture's color beforehand. I don't remember now how I eliminated much of the texture from the flower. The result is close to what I had in mind, but I see that I need to learn and practice more with layers and textures. It was a fun challenge.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 4/1 second F/13.0 ISO 100 100 mm


I have been INTERVIEWED three times by photo-buddies:
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john4jack from Corvallis, United States

Beautifully done! I'm glad you're doing better.

10 Feb 2009 5:44am

Sue from Paducah, United States

WOW! Striking image with such wonderful color! Very effective use of layers for texture. And, I love how the petals of the flowers imply the heart shape.

10 Feb 2009 9:37am

@Sue: Thanks Sue. I saw a heart in the flower right off. I wanted to play with it more, but, ran out of time and energy. This little challenge series is helping me grow as a photographer!

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

This works wonderfully and makes for a most striking 'heart' image as we come up toward The Day. Glad you are feeling better, Anita.

10 Feb 2009 10:40am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

I am really enjoying these challenges, Anita! Very interesting to see the two different interpretations of your subjects! So far this heart challenge is my favorite, I love them both! Your use of the flower petals is just beautiful, well done!

10 Feb 2009 11:06am

@Betty: Thanks, Betty. I'm glad you are enjoying our little series. It is providing an opportunity for me to stretch as a photographer. I, too, enjoy our different interpretations. We don't see each other's work until the day it is posted, so we are as surprised as everyone else.

Mary from Exton, United States

Anita, This is soooo creative and inspiring! Your interpretation of our subject is amazing! Well Done!

10 Feb 2009 12:21pm

Marcie from United States

Very creative! Love how you've put this together.

10 Feb 2009 12:24pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Muy romántica, Anita...

10 Feb 2009 12:33pm

Markela from Athens, Greece

Very interesting and creative! I never knew that you can do that with a simple flower! Awsome! I really like the colors!

10 Feb 2009 3:14pm

Frida from Sweden

Very creative and well done. It's a beautiful image.

10 Feb 2009 3:29pm

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


10 Feb 2009 4:40pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

beautiful processing - I am impressed with your work... hope you are feeling better...

10 Feb 2009 4:55pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine creative image. I like the color and the way you manipulated the image. Very nice work.

10 Feb 2009 5:36pm

Lorie from United States

I hope you are feeling better Anita! Great shot - very creative! Lorie

11 Feb 2009 2:03am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

Fabulous shot Anita very creative pleased that you are feeling better

11 Feb 2009 6:31am

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

Very unique and beautiful, Anita. Have a Happy Valenties day, we missed yopu last night.

11 Feb 2009 11:24am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

This is clever and pretty. I am glad you are feeling a little better.

12 Feb 2009 4:18am

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States


16 Feb 2009 8:14pm

MAGDA from Canada

Nice work! I need to learn that too - lots of work and patience! Keep up the good work! :)

20 Feb 2009 4:21am

4/1 second
ISO 100
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