Berries in Ice

© Susan M. Hembree

Berries in Ice

Dominick M. Dimacale Student 1/3/2008 9:59:46 AM

Great image and work here, Susan!


Dominick #820802

Nancy L. Barrett 1/3/2008 10:14:30 AM

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... #5286581

Sharon Day 1/3/2008 10:15:26 AM

I love this, Susan!!! Great job with the effects! #5286584

Nikki McDonald 1/3/2008 10:19:15 AM

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! #5286594

Erika Haight 1/3/2008 10:19:45 AM

Outstanding Sue! Amazing effect I love the end result! erika #5286597

Jessica Jenney 1/3/2008 10:24:36 AM

Gorgeous image and effects, Susan! #5286616

Dr Silly 1/3/2008 10:39:59 AM

And your name is VanGo. LOl wonderful PS work. :O)
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Susan M. Hembree 1/3/2008 10:54:52 AM

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! #5286700

Joy Rector 1/3/2008 11:14:52 AM

awesome, stopped to admire your work and say hello to a friend #5286770

Bonnie C. Lackey 1/3/2008 11:24:32 AM

This is just gorgeous, Susan! Awesome work... #5286805

Susan Fox 1/3/2008 11:38:54 AM

Fantastic PS work Sue! Love how it turned out #5286855

John Caruso 1/3/2008 11:47:45 AM

Nice effects work, Susan, and great colors! #5286881

Christopher J. Budny 1/3/2008 12:23:19 PM

Terrific work, Sue... very convincing. #5286974

Susan M. Hembree 1/3/2008 12:48:29 PM

Thanks Joy, Bonnie, Susan, John, and Chris for your comments. #5287042

Mitch Spence 1/3/2008 1:43:20 PM

I'm impressed with the work and with the most realistic effect you've achieved, Sue #5287246

Sherry L. Davis 1/3/2008 3:21:36 PM

Wow, Sue, this turned out great! Love it! Wonderful work! #5287696

Sherry L. Davis 1/3/2008 3:22:15 PM

Wow, Sue, this turned out great! Love it! Wonderful work! #5287701

Datha Y. Thompson 1/3/2008 6:01:46 PM

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) #5288408

Christine Czernin 1/4/2008 12:38:43 AM

It is just beautiful, Susan.
I love how you created a real 3D feeling. #5289347

Les Rhoades 1/4/2008 1:55:38 AM

Super work here susan. I like everythig aobut it! I'm sure BP will like it too. #5289511

Daniella Puente 1/8/2008 6:50:14 AM

Hi Sue :o) I just find this beauty! love the artistic look and the presentation you did, VERY BEAUTIFUL!!! #5309357

Nikki McDonald 1/8/2008 2:08:46 PM

I thought they had skipped this one, Sue and I was so disappointed. Congratulations on the EP--it's a terrific image. #5310863

Steven E. Ray 1/19/2008 9:17:52 PM

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! #5365244

Sylvia Rossler 2/22/2008 3:49:28 PM

Big congrats on another amazing finalist Susan :O) #5533904

Michelle R. Kovach 2/22/2008 5:36:29 PM

Congratulations Susan! #5534741

Corinne M. Thompson 2/22/2008 6:31:16 PM

You put alot of work into this with fabulous results, Congrats on your Finalist for it! #5535226

Nikki McDonald 2/22/2008 8:09:58 PM

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. #5536094

Christine Czernin 2/22/2008 11:30:58 PM

I loved this one right away, Susan.
Big congrats. #5536861

Katarina Mansson 2/23/2008 3:59:16 AM

I cannot believe I missed this one before - it is stunning and I love it! Congratulations Susan! #5537568

Anna Diederich 2/23/2008 7:46:52 AM

Stunning image! Congratulations!! #5538774

Ken Smith 2/23/2008 2:26:49 PM

You had a great month!! Congrats! #5540798

Susan M. Hembree 2/23/2008 2:35:13 PM

Thanks everyone for your kinds comments. I appreciate them all! #5540827

Susana Heide 2/24/2008 9:23:22 AM

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!! #5544291

Christopher J. Budny 2/24/2008 9:43:24 AM

Congratulations, Sue! #5544421

Datha Y. Thompson 2/25/2008 10:39:54 PM

YEP!!!!! Perfect it is Sue!!! Another Congrats to you my friend!!! WTG :0) #5552313

Susan Fox 2/26/2008 9:51:28 AM

So glad this one made finalist! Congrats Sue! #5554906

Sylvia Rossler 2/26/2008 12:52:10 PM

Big Big congrats on your win Sue :O) #5555712

Corinne M. Thompson 2/26/2008 12:59:08 PM

Congrats on your win! #5555776

Shawn Jennings 2/26/2008 1:07:17 PM

Very cool image, Susan! Congratulations on your win! #5555881

Dr Silly 2/26/2008 1:10:51 PM

Super GOLD Sue. Congratulations on your win. :O)
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Nikki McDonald 2/26/2008 1:23:48 PM

I just love seeing the gold on this, Sue. Congratulations! #5556075

Elida Gutierrez 2/26/2008 1:59:07 PM

Congratulations on your Win!!!!

Trophy:

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGallDetail.asp?photoID=5690310
#5556365

Bob Cournoyer 2/26/2008 2:35:21 PM

Beautiful, Susan! Congrats

Bob #5556714

Cyn D Valentine 2/26/2008 2:52:14 PM

Beautiful..congratulations Susan on this great winner!! #5556864

Susan Fox 2/26/2008 4:18:53 PM

A well deserved win! Congratulations Sue! #5557567

Kay E. Mahoney 2/26/2008 4:26:27 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner, Susan. #5557630

Deborah C. Lewinson 2/26/2008 5:45:20 PM

Gorgeous image, Sue, excellent work and a well-deserved win!

Congratulations!
Debby #5558038

Michelle L. Frick 2/26/2008 5:52:21 PM

Beautiful Winning Image Sue! Congratulations!! #5558084

Susan M. Hembree 2/26/2008 5:58:03 PM

Thanks all for your kind words! #5558124

Su Sana E. P 2/26/2008 6:01:45 PM

Huge Congratulations on this beautiful Winner, Susan!! #5558156

Anna Diederich 2/26/2008 6:02:20 PM

Congratulations!! #5558157

Evy Johansen 2/26/2008 6:30:29 PM

Gorgeous!! Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Susan!! #5558322

Patrick Rouzes 2/26/2008 7:39:13 PM

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS,CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible WINNER,Susan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5558694

Susana Heide 2/26/2008 8:31:24 PM

Beautiful work from beginning to end!!! CONGRATS on your GOLD, Susan!!! #5558958

Les Rhoades 2/26/2008 10:22:41 PM

Congratulations on your FINALIST!

I knew BP would like this one. #5559307

Katarina Mansson 2/26/2008 11:04:03 PM

...and congratulations again! #5559414

Cindy Bendush 2/26/2008 11:25:45 PM

Well done Susan! Congratulations!!! #5559472

Carol Teal 2/26/2008 11:28:40 PM

Beautiful image with very creative PS work! Congrats on your win! #5559477

Christopher J. Budny 2/27/2008 6:56:51 AM

...and congratulations again, on going gold with this great work! #5561299

Kristi A. Howson 2/27/2008 9:28:43 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful Winner Susan!!! #5562057

Alex T. Mizuno 2/27/2008 5:00:32 PM

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!! #5563943

Sharon Day 2/27/2008 5:40:25 PM

Gorgeous image, Sue!! Congratulations! #5564064

Sherrye Nozaki 2/29/2008 2:02:32 AM

Nice work...so cretive:) #5570938

Niels Sandal 3/23/2008 2:14:10 PM

Congratulations, well done #5684531

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 8/11/2008 4:51:38 PM

Remarkable beauty Susan, a wonderful winning image. Congratulations! #6300930

Lisa J. Boulden 11/13/2008 3:20:58 AM

Absolutely beautiful, Susan!
Smiles, Lisa♥ #6748728

Erika Haight 1/29/2009 9:23:31 PM

This is nothing short of a Masterpiece Susan.. How on Earth did I ever miss this!!! STUNNING!! #7104529

Janice Mezzacappa 3/30/2009 8:58:01 PM

Gorgeous image Susan, Congrats!!!! #7354581

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Description


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.

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 10/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 135.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on 1/3/2008 9:44:54 AM

Made With

Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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