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Berries in Ice
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Berries in Ice
Berries in Ice

For Erika and Kara and the 101 Gang--Thanks for the Inspiration.
This used two different photographs--one of ice and one of berries. The berry photo I took in November and did some cloning to eliminate some dead berries. I then did some color adjustments, including the use of Kyoto color to saturate the berries a little more. I then layered the ice photo on top of the berry photo and applied a mask. I painted, adjusting the pressures to either allow more leaf and berry to come through and some to just remain "under" the ice. All in all, I was trying for a 3-D effect of berries sticking out of the ice.

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Dominick M. Dimacale
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    Great image and work here, Susan!


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1/3/2008 9:59:46 AM

 
Nancy L. Barrett
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What a stunning effect, susan! It works...if you hadn't explained what you had done, I truly would have believed you found this scene unretouched...

1/3/2008 10:14:30 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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I love this, Susan!!! Great job with the effects!

1/3/2008 10:15:26 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Wow, Sue--you have done everything you wanted to do. This is a gorgeous image and you chose the perfect shot to try these effects on. I love the composition and the colors and the depth. Great job!

1/3/2008 10:19:15 AM

 
Erika  Haight
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Outstanding Sue! Amazing effect I love the end result! erika

1/3/2008 10:19:45 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Gorgeous image and effects, Susan!

1/3/2008 10:24:36 AM

 
Dr Silly
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And your name is VanGo. LOl wonderful PS work. :O)

1/3/2008 10:39:59 AM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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LOL! Doc you make me laugh so hard! ROTFL! :)

Thanks Dominick, Nancy, Sharon, Nikki, Erika, Jessica, and Doc for your kind comments and for the laugh!

1/3/2008 10:54:52 AM

 
Joy Rector
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awesome, stopped to admire your work and say hello to a friend

1/3/2008 11:14:52 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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This is just gorgeous, Susan! Awesome work...

1/3/2008 11:24:32 AM

 
Susan Fox
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Fantastic PS work Sue! Love how it turned out

1/3/2008 11:38:54 AM

 
John Caruso
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Nice effects work, Susan, and great colors!

1/3/2008 11:47:45 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Terrific work, Sue... very convincing.

1/3/2008 12:23:19 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Thanks Joy, Bonnie, Susan, John, and Chris for your comments.

1/3/2008 12:48:29 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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I'm impressed with the work and with the most realistic effect you've achieved, Sue

1/3/2008 1:43:20 PM

 
Sherry L. Davis
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Wow, Sue, this turned out great! Love it! Wonderful work!

1/3/2008 3:21:36 PM

 
Sherry L. Davis
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Wow, Sue, this turned out great! Love it! Wonderful work!

1/3/2008 3:22:15 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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WOW You did an Awesome job with this Sue!! I LOVE it!! Beautiful colors and I agree you chose the perfect shot for this!! :0)

1/3/2008 6:01:46 PM

 
Christine Czernin
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It is just beautiful, Susan.
I love how you created a real 3D feeling.

1/4/2008 12:38:43 AM

 
Les Rhoades
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Super work here susan. I like everythig aobut it! I'm sure BP will like it too.

1/4/2008 1:55:38 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Hi Sue :o) I just find this beauty! love the artistic look and the presentation you did, VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!

1/8/2008 6:50:14 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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I thought they had skipped this one, Sue and I was so disappointed. Congratulations on the EP--it's a terrific image.

1/8/2008 2:08:46 PM

 
Steven E. Ray
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This composition is simply outstanding Susan. The combination is strike in both color and subject. One of kind creation no one else would come up with. Wonderful!

1/19/2008 9:17:52 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats on another amazing finalist Susan :O)

2/22/2008 3:49:28 PM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Congratulations Susan!

2/22/2008 5:36:29 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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You put alot of work into this with fabulous results, Congrats on your Finalist for it!

2/22/2008 6:31:16 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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One of those 3 favorite selections is mine, Sue. I just love this and am so glad to see it final. Congratulations and good luck.

2/22/2008 8:09:58 PM

 
Christine Czernin
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I loved this one right away, Susan.
Big congrats.

2/22/2008 11:30:58 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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I cannot believe I missed this one before - it is stunning and I love it! Congratulations Susan!

2/23/2008 3:59:16 AM

 
Anna Diederich
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Stunning image! Congratulations!!

2/23/2008 7:46:52 AM

 
Ken Smith
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You had a great month!! Congrats!

2/23/2008 2:26:49 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Thanks everyone for your kinds comments. I appreciate them all!

2/23/2008 2:35:13 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Susan, your work here paid off!!! This is a work of art and I'm really happy to see this among the finalists! CONGRATS ont his and your other well deserved finalists!!

2/24/2008 9:23:22 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Sue!

2/24/2008 9:43:24 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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YEP!!!!! Perfect it is Sue!!! Another Congrats to you my friend!!! WTG :0)

2/25/2008 10:39:54 PM

 
Susan Fox
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So glad this one made finalist! Congrats Sue!

2/26/2008 9:51:28 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big Big congrats on your win Sue :O)

2/26/2008 12:52:10 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Congrats on your win!

2/26/2008 12:59:08 PM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Very cool image, Susan! Congratulations on your win!

2/26/2008 1:07:17 PM

 
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Super GOLD Sue. Congratulations on your win. :O)

2/26/2008 1:10:51 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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I just love seeing the gold on this, Sue. Congratulations!

2/26/2008 1:23:48 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Congratulations on your Win!!!!

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2/26/2008 1:59:07 PM

 
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Beautiful, Susan! Congrats

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2/26/2008 2:35:21 PM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Beautiful..congratulations Susan on this great winner!!

2/26/2008 2:52:14 PM

 
Susan Fox
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A well deserved win! Congratulations Sue!

2/26/2008 4:18:53 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner, Susan.

2/26/2008 4:26:27 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Gorgeous image, Sue, excellent work and a well-deserved win!

Congratulations!
Debby

2/26/2008 5:45:20 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Beautiful Winning Image Sue! Congratulations!!

2/26/2008 5:52:21 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Thanks all for your kind words!

2/26/2008 5:58:03 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Huge Congratulations on this beautiful Winner, Susan!!

2/26/2008 6:01:45 PM

 
Anna Diederich
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Congratulations!!

2/26/2008 6:02:20 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Gorgeous!! Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Susan!!

2/26/2008 6:30:29 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS,CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible WINNER,Susan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2/26/2008 7:39:13 PM

 
Susana Heide
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Beautiful work from beginning to end!!! CONGRATS on your GOLD, Susan!!!

2/26/2008 8:31:24 PM

 
Les Rhoades
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Congratulations on your FINALIST!

I knew BP would like this one.

2/26/2008 10:22:41 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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...and congratulations again!

2/26/2008 11:04:03 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Well done Susan! Congratulations!!!

2/26/2008 11:25:45 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Beautiful image with very creative PS work! Congrats on your win!

2/26/2008 11:28:40 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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...and congratulations again, on going gold with this great work!

2/27/2008 6:56:51 AM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations on this wonderful Winner Susan!!!

2/27/2008 9:28:43 AM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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This is an outstanding work Susan! The effect is truly magical. Kyoto color worked perfectly on this to enhance the berry color. Congratulations on your winning!!

2/27/2008 5:00:32 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Gorgeous image, Sue!! Congratulations!

2/27/2008 5:40:25 PM

 
Sherrye Nozaki
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Nice work...so cretive:)

2/29/2008 2:02:32 AM

 
Niels Sandal
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Congratulations, well done

3/23/2008 2:14:10 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Remarkable beauty Susan, a wonderful winning image. Congratulations!

8/11/2008 4:51:38 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Absolutely beautiful, Susan!
Smiles, Lisa♥

11/13/2008 3:20:58 AM

 
Erika  Haight
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This is nothing short of a Masterpiece Susan.. How on Earth did I ever miss this!!! STUNNING!!

1/29/2009 9:23:31 PM

 
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Gorgeous image Susan, Congrats!!!!

3/30/2009 8:58:01 PM

 
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