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A "Ten-Cent Hamilton" in the Upper Right of an Envelope

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Challenge: Postage Stamp II (Extended Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Location: my kitchen table. :D
Date: Dec 22, 2016
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/8
Date Uploaded: Dec 22, 2016

What a LONG process this was... *sigh*

I enjoyed it... the creation of it from "scratch" (a ten-dollar bill)... but getting it to where I thought it looked marginally real... what an ordeal to make things look imperfect, perfectly. :D

For instance... the last adjustment I made was to skew the stamp just slightly. I'd had it perfectly aligned... which would never happen... before.

It's amazing to me how I miss stuff like that... for days while I'm editing, and only figure it out three hours before rollover.

I hope you're sufficiently off balance enough.

I'm particularly pleased with the "hand-written address"... but I'm certain some will hate the "crop" which is actually a "creation".

We shall see.

Stamp On!



Place: 17 out of 29
Avg (all users): 5.9231
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 5.6471
Avg (non-participants): 6.0571
Views since voting: 230
Views during voting: 122
Votes: 52
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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01/21/2017 08:18:12 PM
I was your 9 Lydia.
Had same doubts as Mark but what a job!!!!
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01/21/2017 03:17:39 PM
Wonderful tiny violin! Looking at your comment you did a very great job. As for the voting I think ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/19825.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/19825.gif', '/') + 1) . ' markwiley made the right comment during the challenge.
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01/07/2017 10:24:18 AM
Hello from the critique club

An excellent image that contributes well to the challenge

Your appreciative commenters have already summed it up for me Lydia, as Mark says, 'a masterful job'. I think he may also be right about the under-rated voting, your image is just so convincing and they did not have the benefit of your comments like I do, its a real shame it didn't feature much higher it certainly deserved to. I love the hand writing except that, the only minor criticism I can make, is the faint line to the right of the g. Yes Lydia, I love your creative crop it works perfectly. Thank you for persevering and doing such a marvellous job and sharing it with us all, I and your commenters certainly appreciated it.
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01/06/2017 08:16:01 AM
Totally underrated in my book, Lydia. Masterful job.
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01/06/2017 12:32:24 AM
Well done Lydia! It was 9 from me ( see Mark's comment)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/05/2017 09:50:29 PM
Some interesting graphical effects here which are quite beyond my capability.
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01/05/2017 12:00:24 PM
Wow. This looks like a legit old stamp. So much so, that I wonder if that might be hurting you in voting (i.e., people assuming you simply photographed a real stamp rather than create one). I am also impressed at the job you did on the handwriting. Nicely done.
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12/30/2016 02:22:50 AM
great idea well presented hope you do well
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