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In the Still of the Night
  In the Still of the Night
In the Still of the Night
This is a composite of two images, the scene itself and a sky taken on an overcast day (that's the sun, not a moon but I hoped it looked like a moon). Lots of hue and saturation changes. The tree is just strings of lights that go from the peak down to a semi-circular skirt, so if it looks "flat", it is :) . I made a snow brush to do the snow - first time making and using a brush and I know it's not completely natural looking, but it was fun. Many thanks to my friends in the FFFP Club here at BP for their advice on this one.
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Melinda F. Schneider
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    This is very cool! Bet you had fun doing it, and the resulting image is awesome!!

1/23/2013 8:47:32 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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Great work, Nikki! Very well done!

1/23/2013 8:53:41 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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Nice image. Must have been fun to work up.

1/23/2013 9:57:21 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Very NICE!!

1/23/2013 10:25:05 AM

 
Joy Rector
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beautiful shot

1/23/2013 11:16:19 AM

 
Carol L. Quina
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Love it Nikki! I think the snow looks natural, but I do live in So California, so I'm not sure that my opinion counts, but the photo is very cool!

1/23/2013 11:24:18 AM

 
Robert Jensen
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gorgeous

1/23/2013 12:28:11 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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I like it a bunch. I am woefully ignorant about using brushes. I'd really like to try it though. You must enlighten me one of these days. :) I think the composite works very well.

1/23/2013 12:55:15 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I love everything about this Nikki. So well done!

1/23/2013 3:51:09 PM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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-------BEAUTIFUL DD WORK---------

1/23/2013 4:04:31 PM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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-------BEAUTIFUL DD WORK---------

1/23/2013 4:04:38 PM

 
Millieanne A. Talarico
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Beautiful wintry creation, well done Nikki~

1/23/2013 4:36:05 PM

 
Sylvia Rourke
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You've turned the old barn into a magical scene, love the post work Nikki

1/23/2013 7:28:56 PM

 
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