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1/27/10 - March 2006 Viewers Choice (Memorability: Medium (score: 0.553 ) Pop:4.259)

1/27/10 - March 2006 Viewers' Choice (Memorability: Medium (score: 0.553 ) Pop:4.259)

Month #23 - Retrospective of Daily Photos posted from 5/04 to 12/09 (most viewers for the month)

About this time (2005-6) I was competing and needed images in three different categories. One was "enhanced prints" and I came up with this technique that I called Out-of-Frame. It served me well during the competition year. Here's a gallery of images with this technique - - where if you click on the gallery's 1st image, you can see a "How-To" series. Here's what I wrote in 3/06 -

This will be the scene at the Virginia state arboretum in a few weeks. I'm still fooling around trying to come up with a good "enhanced" competition image. I prefer not to alter the basic image and so have settled on this out-of-frame technique as a compromise - fanciful cropping by overlaying a border over the bottom of the original image and erasing the parts of the border that cover the out-of-frame branch. Complete the project by extending the canvas on the remaining three sides and placing a border around the inside of the canvas to give it a 3-d mat look. Oh - and I placed a very soft and subtle "shadow" over the bottom "mat" to match the overhanging branch. This may be one for competition.

Nikon D70
1/2s f/16.0 at 27.0mm full exif

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Cornelis Heijkant f / ∞28-Jan-2010 10:06
Delicious spring shot! v.
regi olbrechts27-Jan-2010 17:46
Superb. Well done Ed! So bright, so inviting.
(Fed up with the cold and the snow here)
J. Scott Coile20-Mar-2006 20:44
Well applied Pop Photo process! Incredible and appropriate application. Amazing result. Vote!
Bryan Ramsay18-Mar-2006 13:19
Beautiful shot. Very well done. -BJ GMV
Char18-Mar-2006 02:55
This is a fantastic picture Ed! GMV
carol maldonado17-Mar-2006 22:29
Rene Hales17-Mar-2006 21:42
I think your technique works well. It is a lovely photo.--Rene
Bob B.17-Mar-2006 21:41
Well, I don't know where you will enter it, but I think it may have already won! Thanks for sharing your technique as well as a great image.
Antonis Sarantos17-Mar-2006 20:06
Excellent frame work!!!
Naomi Sheaffer17-Mar-2006 19:59
I recognized this immediately. I frequently take photos at the arboretum, and it's close to where I live. Very nice composition, Ed.
Nicki Thurgar17-Mar-2006 19:50
Lovely scene, and great technique!