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Autumn Leaves
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Autumn Leaves
Autumn Leaves
This is a collage made up of five different leaves, all picked from our Manchurian Pear Tree on the same day.

After each leaf was picked, I held it in front of the lens, set the camera onto 'Macro' and then pointed it directly to the sun. Each image was then adjusted, identically, using Photoshop Elements 3 - saturation was set to +25 and then the lighting and contrast levels were adjusted until I felt the image looked its best. All of the images were cropped to a size of 2200 x1500 pixels. They were then placed side by side on a blank canvas in Paintshop Pro Version 9, a 5 pixel black border was added, and then the image was resized to permit uploading.

© Phillip D. Minnis
Fuji FinePix S7000...

 
 
 
Aimee S. McMaster
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    .....how stunning and such creative use of effects Phillip...Aimee

10/25/2006 3:25:15 AM

 
Michael Garth
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Phillip,

Nice job on this one. It would make a great print for hanging.

~mike

10/25/2006 4:11:15 AM

 
Terri L. Scribner
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This is GREAT! I love the different colors and textures!

10/25/2006 4:15:02 AM

 
Linda McLellan
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This is excellent!

10/25/2006 4:18:43 AM

 
Amy Jackson
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Very beautiful image, Phillip!!

10/25/2006 4:20:55 AM

 
Shelly L. Rauscher
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Beautiful Phillip! Thank you for sharing the details on how you come to this final image, it really helps those of us trying to learn! This image is amazing!

10/25/2006 7:37:46 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Phillip, excellent colors, detail, lighting, textures and framing.

10/25/2006 10:31:05 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Hi Phillip ~ glad to see this beautiful collage get due recognition on BP ~ many congrats on your finalist!!
Susie

11/23/2006 1:32:28 PM

 
Aimee S. McMaster
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hi again Phillip...congrats on this excellent finalist...Aimee

11/24/2006 3:40:23 AM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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A lot of work on your part, but well worth it. This is gorgeous! Congratulations!

11/24/2006 9:58:42 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Phillip, congratulations on your finalist.

11/24/2006 10:50:22 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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Magnificent Phillip! How wonderful that all these colours were on the same tree and that you have put them all together so brilliantly! Congratulations!

11/24/2006 3:27:41 PM

 
Robert Baer
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Phillip
you did alot of work to get this photo and the results are beautiful! congratualtions! justin baer

11/25/2006 7:13:46 AM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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Phillip..congrats on your beautiful win

11/27/2006 2:25:35 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner.

11/27/2006 4:26:39 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations on your well deserved Winner Philip

11/27/2006 4:51:11 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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Congratulations!

11/27/2006 6:14:33 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Big congratulations on your win, Phillip!

11/27/2006 6:16:15 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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Congratulations Phillip on your wonderful win!

11/27/2006 7:09:01 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Phillip, congratulations on your Second Place Winner!

11/27/2006 9:34:18 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Very interesting work, Philip! Congratulations on your WINNER!

11/27/2006 8:20:02 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your SECOND place win!!! Great idea, nicely done!

11/28/2006 10:14:28 PM

 
Les Rhoades
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Congratulations on your winning picture. Well deserved!

11/29/2006 11:46:28 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Your careful work and creative eye really paid off with this beautiful image. Congratulations on a well-deserved win!

11/29/2006 6:38:33 PM

 
Sherrye Nozaki
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Great work. Thanks for sharing about how you made it! Really neat! Congratulations:)

12/16/2006 2:58:34 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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A beautiful collage, and a hearty thank YOU for your clear description of your process! Congratulations on this win!

12/28/2006 8:26:19 PM

 
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