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Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Lensbaby Composer
Location: Polvadera, NM
Date: Jan 27, 2009
Aperture: f/2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Black and White, Lensbaby
Date Uploaded: Jan 27, 2009

Viewed: 719
Comments: 10
Favorites: 3 (view)

A dry run for Valentine's day cards :-) The background is way too busy (a colander) and the shadows from the blinds are kinda lame, they add to the busy-ness. But I do like the robot holding the heart sucker. So I'll keep working on it...
Did Color Efex tonal contrast and pro contrast, then converted to B&W in Silver Efex pro and masked out candy. The overlay is here from playingwithbrushes on flickr (love her stuff!!!). There are two copies of it on overlay blend mode, then one copy of just the edge on multiply mode.

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02/22/2009 08:51:40 AM
This would make the most fantastic card. Oh, I see that was your intent!!!
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02/01/2009 07:29:14 AM
I agree with Deb, if it were less 'busy' I don't think it would work as well, and I think its a well thought out shot and the pp'ing is great for this, your so clever ;)
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02/01/2009 06:00:42 AM
See, now I don't think it's too busy at all! The busy-ness adds to the delight and charm of this. I very much like it just the way it is, with the textures, both added and natural, and the wee hints of color here and there. I wouldn't change a thing!
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01/29/2009 08:48:59 PM
This would make a GREAT Valentine's day card!
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01/28/2009 11:07:09 PM
You have all the cool toys!
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01/28/2009 09:03:49 AM
I really like the grain in this image.
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01/27/2009 11:24:39 PM
One of the best concept shots I've seen in a while. So sad, but so optimistic. He seems helpless, but he is holding his heart. His destiny is in HIS hands.
I hate the border btw.
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01/27/2009 11:21:07 PM
From the thumb, I thought he'd been pierced in the nads by a dart! Don't send me a Valentine's ... please. But then presumably you had better options available anyway.
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01/27/2009 11:13:09 PM
He's in love! Though he wears his heart on the outside!
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01/27/2009 10:12:38 PM
The b&w with the red gives this a lot of visual punch.
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