Crabapple Autumn Fantasy

© Nikki McDonald

Crabapple Autumn Fantasy

Uploaded: December 01, 2023 20:25:54 | Entered: December 01, 2023 20:25:54


I should perhaps explain this one. It's a single photo of an ornamental crabapple tree as it was turning colors this fall. I duplicated it and used a vertical motion blur on the "underneath" copy. Then I used a layer mask on the top layer to mask down to select just the branches, fruits, and leaves I wanted. I also cloned over a lot of partial berries and leaves along the branches. Obscene amount of work. I entered the original last month in Catch-All. Category for this: Techniques

Exif: Camera: SONY ILCE-7M3; Shutter Speed: 1/640; Aperture: f/8.0; ISO: 2000; Orientation: 1; Date: 2023:11:29 10:57:54


Terry Korpela level-deluxe December 02, 2023

Nicely Done Nikki! #1809317

Joy Rector level-classic December 02, 2023

great shot....background, well done #12062889

Wanda-Lynn Searles level-classic December 02, 2023

Awesome work! The background reminds me of ICM photography. #12062897

Geoffrey Wilson level-classic December 03, 2023

Creative and well executed. #12063081

Christine Greenspan level-deluxe December 04, 2023

Wow, all that work paid off! Outstanding. #12063320

Bob Cournoyer level-classic December 04, 2023

Outstanding work you did... :-) #12063365

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic December 26, 2023

What fun!! #12065655

Terry Korpela level-deluxe January 31, 2024

Congratulations on your First Place Winner Nikki!! #12070387

Laura Greene level-classic February 01, 2024

Congratulations! So glad you described your creative process. It was well worth the time and energy. #12070495

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 01, 2024

Well rewarded for all that work and thoughts you put ubehind it. BIG CONGRATZ on the First Place Gold, Nikki :) #12070505

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic February 01, 2024

I love the colors and design of this unique image! Well done, Nikki, and congratulations on your first place win!! #12070536

Mitch Spence level-classic February 01, 2024

Yep, I thought that about the work. Wow. And beautifully done. Certainly deserved the 1st place. #12070571

Natasha Pliss level-deluxe February 01, 2024

Brilliant work, Nikki!! Congratulations on your gorgeous First Place Winner!! #12070574

Jane Hirst level-classic February 01, 2024

Wonderful. Congrats. #12070664

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 01, 2024

Thank you all for the wonderful comments. I appreciate them. #12070670

Oscar J. Pung level-classic February 02, 2024

Congratulations, Nikki, beautiful photo and well executed editing. Thanks for explaining... I've got to try this myself now! #12070735

Christine Greenspan level-deluxe February 03, 2024

I love this, Nikki! Many congrats! #12071049

LJ Corliss level-classic February 06, 2024

Congratulations on your wonderful First Place win :) #12071567

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