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Fall Foliage Collage
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By kayaksailor   |   Watch
Published: June 4, 2008
© 2008 - 2019 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]
Image size
3657x2783px 2.44 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D100
Shutter Speed
8589935/1073741824 second
Aperture
F/14.0
Focal Length
135 mm
Date Taken
Oct 14, 2007, 3:18:44 PM
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Congratulations!
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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
meihua's avatar
Oh oops! I didn't notice the date on this ^^;
kayaksailor's avatar
no problem :D Things still look like that down there :giggle:
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very cool collage :)
1001G's avatar
this belongs on a calendar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconredbullglompplz: Thank you soooo much!!
1001G's avatar
my pleasure for sure
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Beautiful job and congrats on your win ! :D
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:blowkiss: I was quite pleased :D
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Excellent piece of work and Congrats! :party:
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LadyAliceofOzProfessional 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:
kayaksailor's avatar
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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LadyAliceofOzProfessional 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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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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LadyAliceofOzProfessional 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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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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LadyAliceofOzProfessional 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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congratulations for the prize!!!
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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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:winner: This deviation has won Second Place, the *Everything-Nikon "Seasons Contest"!:winner:

:clap: Congratulations! :clap:

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Thanks to the judges! :nod:

Congratulations!


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