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Challenge: New Happiness (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2013
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: Jul 11, 2013
Date Uploaded: Jul 11, 2013

This sort of paint job is not very common in my neck of the woods, but at the last possible minute, I took a walk around the neighborhood. Of course, to assist with the no-bright-colors was the not-visible-sun.

It was an interesting exercise to look at my neighborhood as if it were the tropics. I walked around for about an hour, and quite surprisingly, I ended up with 7 viable options! Wouldn't you know it - this image is from the building right next door.

convert from raw
crop and straighten
pro contrast
a little dodging
save for web

[Jul. 12th, 2013 03:01:02 PM]

Cory: nope, didn't touch the leaf or anything else in this image. I actually considered moving the leaf up just a tish so we could see the "e", but I decided a little mystery worked better :-)

Place: 15 out of 80
Avg (all users): 6.1724
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.0417
Avg (non-participants): 6.3333
Views since voting: 350
Views during voting: 175
Votes: 87
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/18/2013 10:43:46 PM
this makes me happy:) love the colors, in particular.
07/18/2013 02:49:06 AM
Hard to do better than this! 10
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07/17/2013 10:05:09 PM
Love the texture of the stucco. This is gritty in a happy vacation kind of way!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/17/2013 01:46:50 PM
Wow, the green/blue/brown combination does wonders.
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07/14/2013 04:33:14 AM
sweet comp, love the blue 7
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07/13/2013 10:25:43 PM
I like the composition with the diagonal leaf.
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07/12/2013 09:43:58 PM
I like how the tree mimics the vertical lines of the pipes in the inspiration photos. Very light and airy feel...calming.
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07/12/2013 02:58:22 PM
Really really really nice.

Can't say enough about how well I like this image.

I think maybe you moved that leaf into the composition? (is that a banana leaf?) Looks really good there.

The composition is really the strength of this image, and is what makes it work so well.

Of course, the inclusion of the word Felice is just a super bonus. If this doesn't make it to the top ten I'll be shocked.
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07/12/2013 02:04:15 PM
Wonderful, great composition .
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