Magical!

© Jane M

Magical!

Tonya R. Boles 12/15/2006 6:02:10 PM

This is cute. I like what you did. #572874

Janine Russell 12/15/2006 8:55:21 PM

Jane, cute image; excellent lighting, composition and effects. #3707181

Ross Throndson 12/16/2006 7:18:26 AM

Glad to see this one again, Jane...Really Wonderful Capture of your Kids....Fabulous Image....A Winner in my book!!! :^) #3708328

Jane M 12/18/2006 5:30:08 AM

Tonya, Janine and Ross-thanks for commenting! #3714092

Kay E. Mahoney 12/18/2006 5:55:47 AM

Fantastic work on this one Jane. #3714205

Jane M 12/19/2006 5:07:10 AM

Thanks a lot Kay! #3717374

Melissa A. Mannon 12/27/2006 4:04:03 PM

this is so creative! I love the lighting, expression, and the little fairies! #3745571

Jane M 12/28/2006 12:23:15 PM

Thanks Melissa! #3748357

Megan p 5/23/2007 5:30:02 PM

I have always LOVED this image, bubble or fairies! Congratulations Jane! #4319269

Kay E. Mahoney 5/23/2007 8:11:04 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Jane. Hope to see it again. Good luck in the next round. #4320690

Marie Fields 5/23/2007 8:35:41 PM

What a FUN image, Jane... Love it! Congratulations! #4320950

Les Rhoades 5/24/2007 12:09:38 PM

Congratulations on your FINALIST!


Another PG101 WINNER
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Christopher J. Budny 5/24/2007 1:49:38 PM

Terrific work; congratulations!! #4325297

Christy Nichols 5/24/2007 5:19:28 PM

Congratulations on this super creative finalist, Jane!! #4325966

Jane M 5/24/2007 8:01:09 PM

Congrats from everyone are much appreciated! Many thanks! #4326557

Pat Gamwell 5/24/2007 10:41:43 PM

Awesome presentation, Jane! SUPERB WIN! #4327074

Wendy Bristol 5/24/2007 10:54:57 PM

Well deserved win. Congrats! #4327095

Dominick M. Dimacale 5/25/2007 12:59:30 AM

Congratulations Jane on your First Place win...Dominick #4327266

Mary K. Robison 5/25/2007 1:26:21 AM

Easy to see why this is a winner, Jane ~
CONGRATULATIONS to you! #4327319

Su Sana E. P 5/25/2007 4:31:43 AM

Huge Congratulations on this exceptionally creative and beautifurl First place Win, Jane!! #4327998

Megan p 5/25/2007 5:02:30 AM

Oh Jane!!!!! I am SP thrilled for you on this win!!! Many Many Congratulations! #4328198

RC Fritz 5/25/2007 5:23:45 AM

Congratulations your First Place Win! #4328326

Christopher J. Budny 5/25/2007 5:34:58 AM

Congratulations on the gold, Jane!! #4328384

Judy V. Kennamer 5/25/2007 5:36:20 AM

Beautiful Jane! Congratulations! #4328393

Denise M. Snyder 5/25/2007 5:40:39 AM

This is so wonderful - congratulations on your well deserved win! #4328416

Kay E. Mahoney 5/25/2007 6:06:31 AM

Jane ,Congratulations on your adorable first place winner. I knew this one would be in the top. #4328547

Dr Silly 5/25/2007 6:09:31 AM

Congratulations on your Super Gold. :O)
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Ross Throndson 5/25/2007 6:16:59 AM

So they're a little slow.....Many Congratulations, Jane!!! Sorry I'm late....haven't had an internet connection. A Wonderful & Creative 1st Place Winner, Jane...WTG....I know it's one I've always loved!!! #4328624

Nikki McDonald 5/25/2007 6:28:58 AM

This is enchanting, Jane. I could see it on the cover of a book of children's stories. I love the expressions on their faces: your daughter, in her young innocence, is captivated by the fairies while your son's gaze seems slightly more mature--as if he is taking as much pleasure from his sister's delight as from these magical figures themselves. What a lovely 1st place winner! #4328703

Susan Fox 5/25/2007 8:22:50 AM

Congratulations Jane on your first place win! #4329179

Jeana Clark 5/25/2007 11:52:15 AM

CONGRATULATIONS JANE ON YOUR VERY BIG WIN!! EXCELLNT IMAGE!

~Jeana~ #4329647

Jane M 5/25/2007 11:58:57 AM

Wow! This is a nice way to start the holiday weekend. It's great to get an image picked with both my kids in it! Thanks to the judges and everyone for their congrats! #4329665

Michelle R. Kovach 5/25/2007 1:12:46 PM

Wonderful job Jane! A Very beautiful & well deserved Winner! Congratulations! #4329842

William C. Raco 5/25/2007 5:10:18 PM

Simply wonderful and magical
Congratulations, Jane

Bill #4330547

Sharon K. King 5/25/2007 6:10:32 PM

Oh Jane, this is just wonderful! Congratulations! #4330690

Datha Y. Thompson 5/25/2007 7:47:08 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Jane on this magical WINNER!!! Precious capture and Beautiful work!! Love it :0) #4330902

Cora Miller 5/25/2007 8:43:08 PM

Pure magic, and absolutely adorable! Congratulations on your win, Jane. #4331021

Janine Russell 5/25/2007 9:31:40 PM

Jane, great colors, lighting and effects; BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your FIRST PLACE WIN! #4331102

Les Rhoades 5/26/2007 12:36:18 AM

Congratulations on your WIN! #4331424

Wally Orlowsky 5/26/2007 3:27:58 AM

Congratulations on this well-conceived and executed winner, Jane! #4331719

Terry L. Ellis 5/28/2007 8:11:00 PM

A remarkable First Place win, Jane! Congratulations! #4340789

Betsy Labuschagne 5/29/2007 10:39:33 AM

Huge congratulations Jane!! #4343271

Joan Kocak 6/1/2007 7:03:24 PM

amazing shot Jane, very well done! CONGRATS~ #4356218

Christy Nichols 6/1/2007 10:02:04 PM

Congrats on your winner, Jane!! #4356603

Emily E. Bem 6/4/2007 4:54:15 AM

I love fairies! This is so creative! EXCELLENT editing! #4363703

Jane M 6/4/2007 7:05:19 PM

Thanks again everyone! #4366108

Patrick R. McMullen 6/7/2007 1:23:13 PM

Congratulations Jane! Excellant PS work. Great composition too!
Pat #4376308

Leslie L. Gregg 6/9/2007 8:48:55 PM

This is a wonderful composition. So well captured and imaginative. Definately deserving of the winning position. Congratulations and Hats off to you. I have to admit, I would love to know how you accomplished the fairy dust effect. #4382553

Sherrye Nozaki 6/17/2007 2:25:02 AM

Too good this! Amazing creativity. So impressive:) Congratulations. #4404612

Toni Riggs 10/10/2007 11:52:10 PM

Fun and creative image! #4910391

Jane M 11/26/2007 6:45:13 PM

Thanks everyone, just found an older version of this photo where I said how the fairy dust was done:

1) Used clone tool to remove bubbles
2) Took new photograph of fairy figures in exact same lighting conditions as for original photo.
3) Selected fairy in new photo using lasoo tool, and used move tool to move it to the main photo which causes a new layer to be created with just the fairy in it.
4) Used the move tool to select the fairy then dragged in the corner points to scale it to the right size and move it to the right position.
5) Used the paintbrush tool (spatter brush) with color selected to match fairies dresses to make dust trails.
6) Then used star brush to make stars around faires, varying the size and colors
7) Used the star brush on a very large setting on a layer underneath the fairy layers to create background glow around the fairies.
8) Adjusted brightness/contrast/sharpness on the fairy layers to match original photo.

Hope my daughter enjoys it when she's older!

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Sobia Chishti 2/26/2009 8:49:31 PM

Jane, this is BRILLIENT!!
Thank you so much for sharing the technique and in so much detail. I will give it a try. #7220119

April Riggs 4/12/2010 6:39:02 PM

Perfection~ #8529940

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Description

A fun one here - removed bubbles, added fairies and pixie dust!
For the fairies I photographed figurines under the same lighting conditions as the kids and resized them for this image.
1/100, f7.1, 50mm 1.4 lens, natural light with reflector.

Exif: FNumber: 7.1, ExposureBiasValue: 0/2, ExposureTime: 0.01, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 400, WhiteBalance: auto white balance

Uploaded on 12/15/2006 5:40:57 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner


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