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The Urban Hen

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Challenge: Book Cover III (ARCHIVAL) (Extended Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Lens: Sony 16-50mm f2.8
Date: Sep 19, 2015
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Aug 11, 2020

Thanks to everyone who commented for the words of encouragement.
I created the main picture - the rooftop with street below, grass, hens, and, yes, ladder - about a month and a half ago. It's horizontal - just a bit of sky above the chimney and a bit of grass below the chickens. I did it for myself and had a great time coming up with it (base photo is the rooftop with street and ladder; I added the grass and chickens, scooted the ladder over, cleaned up the street, etc.).
When I saw the Book Cover challenge - archival AND extended - I knew I wanted to use it. I actually found more than one possible title along these lines, but this worked best for my purpose. Horizontal wouldn't do plus I wanted a clean place for the text, so I extended the sky and replaced the grass (extending the wall on the left) in order to have the space.
I did work hard on the text - style, placement, size, etc. - BUT I am soooo glad I already had the base picture done and had done the work for my own pleasure. I'd have been disappointed to finish just over 50% if I'd done all that work for the challenge LOL

Place: 20 out of 45
Avg (all users): 5.9310
Avg (participants): 5.8276
Avg (non-participants): 6.0345
Views since voting: 67
Views during voting: 107
Votes: 58
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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09/09/2020 10:15:34 AM
Beautiful design! Fits so well with the title (or vice versa)
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09/02/2020 05:20:54 PM
hey Nikki ..
found this in the tiniest violin ..
it's an awesome book cover ..
love the colours and how vibrant it is ..
would definitely stand out on the shelves in any library .. or anywhere books are sold .. it really pulls me in .. xx
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08/26/2020 12:50:59 PM
Great image, but the chicken on the title is definitely my favorite feature :) It is such a great idea! This way the text feels like part of the composition. Very clever.
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08/26/2020 06:51:37 AM
My favorite !!!!! Great job, Niki
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08/26/2020 01:00:32 AM
utterly charming.
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08/26/2020 12:58:03 AM
One of my top picks! So fun.
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08/26/2020 12:44:16 AM
I gave it 8 but it was not enough.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/25/2020 08:53:38 PM
Just coming back to comment on this one, itís such a sweet little image., I donít know why but I really love that ladder and the shadow. I gave you seven.
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08/25/2020 12:47:15 AM
Hahahahaha love this.....
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08/20/2020 05:08:38 PM
I loved this image on FB... or was it on your sales site? I can't remember.

BUT... I love it!

It's so... ME! (sorry if that offends! Ha!)

The shadow from the ladder is really cool.
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08/19/2020 12:24:57 PM
Very well designed, I am in awe!
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