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::Open Your Heart::

::Open Your Heart::
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Copyright: Pamela DG (fotofreak) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 80 W: 145 N: 421] (1763)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2005-01
Categories: Experimental, Mood
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700, 35-280mm, @ ISO 200
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Hands, reflection of a beautiful mind [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-02-14 16:32
Viewed: 3172
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!

"Happiness is not something you have in your hands...it is something you carry in your heart."

Have a wonderful day and a fantastic week! :)


**Post Pro**
- converteed to B&W in Adjustments> Channel Mixer> Monochrome
- Cropped closer
- slight diffused glow (mainly for the grain)
- dodging and burning of the metal hearts
- increased contrast slightly, and darkened image
- UnSharpMask, and resized for web

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Very good and very nice sentiments, works well in b/w.

Well, not strange you placed it on the «mood» category matching the spirit of the day. Besides, admiring the tenderness you loan it with your hands and acepting it as a gift you had from someone, the image and your words just gain a magic mood indeed. Happy week to you too :) Kisses

Thanks Pamela and the same to you!!
Your pp work looks great, the composition speaks for itself.

Excellent compo! Original.. B&W and noice are of a good effect. Great shot!

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2005-02-14 18:17]

Happy Valentine's Day to you too, Pamela ;o). Unfortunately I'm unable to open my heart... it's open already - to my loved ones at least. TFS.

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  • lady Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 167 W: 0 N: 20] (1443)
  • [2005-02-14 18:38]

J'aime ce noir et blanc...belle texture...et bien pensé....

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  • mwebr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 448 W: 141 N: 666] (3402)
  • [2005-02-14 20:30]

The senitment is wonderful and the composition is excellent. Like the b/w and the grain. The lighting just moves you right to the heart....hehe. Great Job!


The grain makes this pciture stand out.

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  • tty007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 64 N: 185] (2599)
  • [2005-02-14 22:32]

Happy V to you too!!! Great moment! Very Nice Picture. Well framed and as always very original. The hands fit perfectly in this shot, the details are great, it's fun that you add the grain, The black line in the frame is really well done, it doesn't distract from the main subject. The exposition is extremely good. TFS

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  • zto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 911 W: 122 N: 48] (254)
  • [2005-02-15 2:12]

Pamela, i justlove everything you do. This is wonderfull. A beautifull hart.

Wonderful composition, texture and detail. Nice lighting on the palm of the hand as well. I love it!

Happy Valentines day to you too! This is a perfect valentine great idea.

Excellent composition...Black and white is really good choice to express the mood...


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  • Miqra Gold Star Critiquer [C: 865 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-02-15 15:15]

Thanks Pam, this is a very good idea and excellent photo, well done!

Thank you very much, the same to you. Very beautiful composition Pamela. Very great work for the post pro. Well done.

Great shot and great work dear Pam
i like very much, b&w and grain have sense here...congratulations.

Wow! That's beautiful. Wonderful composition and elements in the shot. The B&W effect is perfect for this shot. It also looks like a 'love everyone and donate to make a difference' kinda shot, but the shot is also perfect for this subject too. I like the way the hands are placed, enveloping the other and then the other holding both the hearts. Beautiful shot, I'm adding it to my fav's. Thanks for sharing this picture here.


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