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The Duchy of Grand Fenwick
The Duchy of Grand Fenwick

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Challenge: Postage Stamp (Expert Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Lens: Canon 12x IS USM (S3 IS built-in Lens) -- 36-432mm (35mm EQ)
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: Sep 16, 2013
Aperture: 3.51
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/2 second
Galleries: Humorous, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Sep 16, 2013

This diminutive country is the fictional setting for the books (and movies) The Mouse That Roared and The Mouse On The Moon by Leonard Wibberley. IMO the books are better, but both are funny.

-Main image of bottle against backlit windowshade shot with tripod & timer.

-FL 193.2mm (35mm EQ)

-Cloned-out some stuff and used Curves to make even BG.

-Cloned-out original type on label and created new label art in Photoshop using photo of Fenwickian flag; copied onto main image.

-Drew mouse separately in Photoshop; pasted into main image.

-Pasted-in separate image of wood grain.

-Pasted in separate images of near-full Moon taken 9/17/13.

-Pasted-in photo of candle flame; overlaid with some painted "flames".

-Shot existing stamp and cloned-out original art to make perforated border; used as base to assemble final composite.

-All type set in Photoshop using Victorian LET and UniversityRomanLET fonts (Windows TrueType fonts).

File: Btl_IMG_7960-DPCstamp-v2

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Place: 19 out of 32
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09/27/2013 08:53:29 PM
Totally whimsical
09/27/2013 12:35:46 AM
I figured this might be yours. Gave it an 8 on whimsy alone :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/26/2013 10:56:17 PM
Nice work
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09/21/2013 10:47:05 AM
1962 sure was a good year!! Well done
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09/21/2013 01:26:40 AM
Is that mouse roaring?
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