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Fall Foliage Collage by kayaksailor Fall Foliage Collage by kayaksailor
I won:winner:2nd Place:w00t:

This is for the Seasons Collage contest by the Everything-Nikon Club...[link]

Everyone thinks of Southern California as a lush green paradise. In truth it is, by nature, a desert. Only where people live and import water is it green. This being so, we do not get the expanses of glowing autumn leaf color.

The far left photo shows the chaparral, grass and yucca of the typical foothill brush. But when water gathers, the sycamore and beech trees can grow as the far right photograph illustrates.

The center five are a collection of leaves as they float and pool in the corners of the creek.

In my collage I have attempted to show our fall color in all its subtle beauty.



Links to the original leaf deviations, clockwise from the top, left...
upper left: [link]
upper right:[link]
lower right:[link]
lower left:[link]
center:[link]
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Congratulations!
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Thanks! Did this at the beginning of my photoshop learning, and have come a long way since then :laughing:

I went back to this collage to illustrate a point I was trying to make and realized how many new watchers I have now so I thought I'd submit it around again :D
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Oh oops! I didn't notice the date on this ^^;
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
no problem :D Things still look like that down there :giggle:
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DigiPainteR Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
very cool collage :)
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1001G Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
this belongs on a calendar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
:iconredbullglompplz: Thank you soooo much!!
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:icon1001g:
1001G Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
my pleasure for sure
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:icondeliciaa:
Deliciaa Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
Beautiful job and congrats on your win ! :D
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
:blowkiss: I was quite pleased :D
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:iconartbykassie:
ArtByKassie Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
Excellent piece of work and Congrats! :party:
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
:blowkiss:
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:iconladyaliceofoz:
LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Congrats on your win! :party: :dance: :party:
This is awesome work Ruth!! :wow:
I'm just sorry that I hadn't already :+fav:ed this, and I would now fav it twice or three times, if I could!! :hug:
:shh: I ended up having to dump my devwatch, after we got home from being on the road, with only one comp :faint: for two weeks... and I just haven't gotten around to everyone's page... to fav the stuff I missed, yet :O so, I will be back to raid your gallery some more, just as soon as I can catch my breath :phew::thanks: :hug:
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
Not a problem - I now how full my deviation list is when I've only been off for two days...I don't think I'd be able to recover from two weeks! I'd be :faint:ing, too!!!

Thanks for the fave on my collage :D As I told your hubby I would have loved to win first for the Nikon program, but I will not sneeze at second :laughing:
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:iconladyaliceofoz:
LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
:nod: :hug:
Now, are you gonna donate or compete in our contest???? :hmm: DECIDE!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
I'm being a pushy bitch :giggle: for I need to get the journal with the prize stash up tomorrow :fingerscrossed: for I just got the stamp!! :w00t:
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
We're going for a drive today so we'll figure it out and I'll let you know tonight :D
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:iconladyaliceofoz:
LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
:rofl: :rofl: :hug: I'll be waiting.......... :giggle: (I think you ought to get Bryan to join, then you can both compete!) :lmao:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
Ok, we've figured it out... I'll donate two three month "subbies" under Caitlin's name (caitiekabob) for you to use as needed...keep them together or split them up or only use one :D
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LadyAliceofOz Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
WOO HOO!! :party: :dance: :party:
That is absolutely awesome Ruth!!! :hug: and many thanks to Caitlin, too!! :glomp:

and thanks for letting me know this morning, for I will be putting up the Prize Stash later today. Does Caitie want to be a judge? or is she going to decline, so that you won't loose the vote of one judge? it's her choice! :hug: Just let me know, when you get a chance, there is no hurry :nod: With the winning collage that you did for Everything-Nikon, I can't wait to see your entry to entice us to visit your "hometown" wherever you decide that is - you know, you do have several options, now that you are living out in the boonies :giggle:
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xiratxex Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008   Photographer
congratulations for the prize!!!
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
Thank you!!!! I haven't been on dA or my computer in a few days so I didn't know! :dance: I'm so happy :D
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Everything-Nikon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
:winner: This deviation has won Second Place, the *Everything-Nikon "Seasons Contest"!:winner:

:clap: Congratulations! :clap:

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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
:w00t: :dance: Thank you!!!!
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Everything-Nikon Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
Thanks to the judges! :nod:

Congratulations!


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:iconkelly63:
Kelly63 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008   Photographer
Lovely collage! Well put together!
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
:blowkiss: Thank you! I had fun :D
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Kelly63 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008   Photographer
I know exactly what you mean!
I did a collage before and It was difficult because I didn't know how to do it on my own. I had a very impatient daughter helping me! ;) Now I can do it myself and it is a blast!
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
my daughter claims that I have high design ideas but low ps ability! But I'm learning :D
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:iconkelly63:
Kelly63 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008   Photographer
Me too! These daughters, they think they know it all! :laughing:
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
and sometimes they do! For me it's I've got an acient graphicarts degree (back when computer drafting ment ploting x,y,z numbers to get a point!) so I know what I want to do in the old fashion hands on way - but until only recently I had absolutely NO idea of how to do it on the computer...where it is sooooooooooo much easier and indepth! click, click, click and it's done!

Back when my daughter :iconcaitiekabob: was first learning Photoshop (the last 4-5 years), a bit from school but mostly her own playing around, I'd give her hints as to how things MIGHT look and she figured out the HOW to do it...I was constantly amazed at what could so easily be done...
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:iconkelly63:
Kelly63 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008   Photographer
Oh, I know, they are miles ahead of me... Ain't technology grand!
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
I don't know if I could ever catch up...tho I'd love to take a class!
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:iconerene:
erene Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
Very well composed and framed Ruth!!!
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
:hug: so glad you like it!! I had fun learning new stuff with photoshop :D
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:iconerene:
erene Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
My pleasure dear Ruth. I have been taking some lessons on layers in photoshop, from my daughter, just haven't had the time to experiment. I have quite a few ideas.
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
seems like we're all taking lessons from our daughters! Hope your's is a bit more patient than mine... she seems to think that I'll remember everything from showing me once - but I have to do it myself with her talking me through it :( Or I'll keep asking how again and again :D
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erene Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
She is very patient, but she is very fast and I also have to keep asking her to repeat things. What I do is take notes until I get used to it. I am busy learning layers, but I haven't really had the time to work on my actual ideas.
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
Cait uses the key shortcuts which I'm very unfamiliar with... I'm so busy watching the screen to see what happens, trying to watch her fingers to get which buttons she's typing, taxing my brain to remember what she's telling me (the words are often different but I know the outcome :giggle: translations needed) - how do you get notes in there too?!?
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:iconerene:
erene Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
I write very fast. All my class mates used to copy my notes during break, but there are times when I have to say Chriso just hang on a sec....
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
lol!
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Violet-Kleinert Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008   Photographer
Wonderful collage!
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Papillonbleu Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
that's a great collage :clap:
I love fall :heart:
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
I really liked the series I did last October and the contest was a perfect oportunity for me to try my hand at a more complicated photoshop graphic design :D
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:iconpapillonbleu:
Papillonbleu Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
by the way, I follow the link that you give to the site that organizes the contest but i "fall" in your deviation named First day out with your cute cat :p
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
oops! Thanks for letting me know - I'll fix it right now!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a lovely well-done piece Ruth!
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
Thank you! I've been wanting to do something for that contest but couldn't decide what...it took me waaaaay longer than it should have to put together but I learned a lot with the trial and error method :D (I did it with out help from my daughter, except for critique...:w00t:)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it's really well done!
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:iconkayaksailor:
kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
:blowkiss:
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zasu Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
very professional looking :D
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