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Old Feb 1, 2011, 1:49 PM   #1
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I saw this in the frost on my back window this morning. I am curious what others think. My PP skills are young, but in general, what do you think about the idea and what I did with it?
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Old Feb 1, 2011, 2:43 PM   #2
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I think that's kewl. I like the artistic merit of it. Very clever
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Interesting concept, alhto I think I would have liked to have seen it naturally. The green and pink are a bit too 'neonish' IMO. Detract from the beauty and delicacy of the frost.

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Hi, Very nice and well presented except one thing, there is something just trying to come into the photo on the left about a third of the way from the top.
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Old Feb 6, 2011, 1:25 AM   #6
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Katsi and Russell, thanks for the comments. They are much appreciated.
Here is a sized down copy of the original photo. What you see crawling in on the left is the neighboring frost. I missed it when I was cloning out the other white spots you see in the original. I agree that it is too neonish. I will blame my poor PP skills. With the original frost being white, I couldn't figure out how to darken the white area, so it came out very light.
I took pictures of this frost with a number of different backgrounds and colors. I thought the blue showed the details of the ice crystals the best. As I was taking the pictures I kept seeing this "rose" in the frost and thought I would try something new.
Again, I am very grateful for all the comments. Feel free to try something else with it (or teach me how to darken the neon problem). I am interested to see what other's interpretations would be.
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Old Feb 6, 2011, 10:39 AM   #7
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Hey Soup ... I like the natural much better. I do like them both singly ... (you know the 'rule' of odd numbers ... 1, 3, 5, etc). The blue is nice for the backgrnd. Perhaps a separate crop of each ... they'd lend themselves well to an 6x6, for example. I can see each matted and framed and used as a set....

I especially like the darker background. Don't know much about PP, but perhaps highlighting the frost and then deepening the shadows would make them pop a bit more?

They are a beautiful example of nature's extraordinary intricacies! Keep working at it!
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