365 seasons of love by ltodd

365 seasons of love

How do you measure your year? Here on 365 there are plenty of photos capturing our memories....
..."In daylights, in sunsets
In midnights, in cups of coffee
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife"

There are probably at least "five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred" ways to show people how much we care about them, every single day of the year. It needn't be an annual event! ;-D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hj7LRuusFqo

...go on.. watch the video clip... 💚 ❤
what a beautiful image you've created!
February 14th, 2015  
This is incredible lyn! Gorgeous!
February 14th, 2015  
fabulous
February 14th, 2015  
@northy thankyou ma'am! The actual scene and almost-heart shaped tree featured way back in 2011..one of my very first attempts at compositing ! woah.. http://365project.org/ltodd/365/2011-09-07
February 14th, 2015  
Wow, this is beautiful. I love the way you've processed this image and the poem/lyrics add to the mood you've created. Fav
February 14th, 2015  
Lovely!
February 14th, 2015  
Very creative and well done.
February 14th, 2015  
you've evolved a lot since 2011 :)
February 14th, 2015  
Beautiful and creative editing Lynn. I can dream:-)
February 14th, 2015  
This inspires me Lyn. I so want to create like this. Hoping to learn some of these techniques from you through the Sandbox. I've got a long way to go. But this is fantastic. And I hope you sell these and make some money doing it as an illustrator perhaps? Or gallery? How do you measure a moment of life? Measure in love.

Have that musical memorized just about.
February 14th, 2015  
Another masterpiece Lyn!
February 14th, 2015  
Beautiful!
February 14th, 2015  
Wonderful creation! Fav
February 14th, 2015  
A fabulous creation... Just gorgeous.
February 14th, 2015  
Nice processing to give the feeling of happiness. Where did you get that number from?
February 14th, 2015  
Loved that clip Lynne. Love your composition and looking at that original just emphasise how your works have evolved.
February 14th, 2015  
@maggiemae Hi Maggiemae, the quotes and the number are from the lyrics from the song 'seasons of Love' from the Broadway musical & film called 'Rent'. The lyrics reflect on how we measure a year of a life ( and there are 525,600 minutes in 365 days).
I see a connection with how we approach our 365 projects because it is easy to take for granted our 'photo of the day' moments, and on Valentines Day it is easy to think of & tell people we care about them, but it would be nice if people thought about giving love every day, rather than just 'showing' love once a year, on February 14.
February 14th, 2015  
@adambralston thanks Adam. The Sandbox 'curriculum' will hopefully give you the opportunity to practice and build upon the individual steps involved in projects like this. My benchmark for colour & 'meaning' in editing is Brooke Shaden http://brookeshaden.com/gallery/?page=1&title=the_creation_of_blood_and_bones and Aaron Nace from Phlearn http://phlearn.com/category/photoshop for his speed & technical ability ( and his sense of humour).
As soon as I finish a project like this I have to fight the impulse to fix the mistakes and re-do it, having (hopefully) learnt how to do it a bit better next time. Like photography, the more I learn about editing, the more I know there is still to learn!

@lwain @northy yes, looking back is a laugh, I remember being so frustrated because I took absolutely ages to do anything & I had to learn absolutely *every* step from scratch.
February 14th, 2015  
I love this shot!
February 15th, 2015  
This has a wonderfully vintage Valentine quality and yet is still contemporary and fresh. You are a master at these images!
February 15th, 2015  
Terrific image! i am glad ou goaded us to watch the video because I might not have and it was a terrific song! This resonated so much with me! I was actually thinking just tonight that it is too bad we cant keep that Christmas/ Valentine feeling all year long!
February 15th, 2015  
@grammyn yes - maybe we need to schedule in a daily reminder of what really is important in our 'busy' lives.
February 15th, 2015  
Sweet compilation
February 15th, 2015  
I have been looking through your pictures the other day and was already impressed. This is just sensational though. Catchy tune too :)
February 15th, 2015  
How about....LOVE? :-) Beautiful image.
February 17th, 2015  
Love and fav:)
March 28th, 2015  
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