Golden slumbers - 12/12/12 - Get pushed 21 by peterdegraaff

Golden slumbers - 12/12/12 - Get pushed 21

...for @sparkle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e_j66mgTDE

@sparkle Juliette Packham said "Right then Mr de Graaff! I have thought long and hard about your push challenge (thanks for mine BTW, I have been considering doing a follow up shot for a while but not come up with the inspirational image...looks like I'd better get thinking harder!!!) For you, I'd like to see you visit your favourite scene and create a photomontage of it using at least 10 images, hopefully this will push you not only to think of the scene you are shooting as a series of independent images but also a push for editing. I don't know how you are for time as I see you have not long been back from hols etc, and ... this could be a time consuming one."

I may have misunderstood this challenge a little because I realised after doing all the work that what was wanted was a collage made from a single image cut up. Instead, I woke up at 4:30 am to get out for the sunrise which is getting earlier and earlier.Took 10 images of a scene that I photograph a lot but went for 12 instead, because it was 12/12/12 after all. I then edited the photos, and montaged it, after purchasing some software. What Juliette probably didn't realise is, I don't edit most of my photos very much at all, apart from some sharpening and a bit of adjustment to saturation, brightness and contrast where needed. I very rarely do collages because I don't particularly like them, so this was a real push. On the other hand Juliette had a quiet play in her apartment with camera and string of lights and produced a classic, all time great self portrait. LOL.
December 13th, 2012  
Love the doggy! What a lovely spot.
December 13th, 2012  
awesome collage!
December 13th, 2012  
Yes she did, didn't she! Lot of work there and here to for putting it will together! They are all absolutely brilliant images!
December 13th, 2012  
Jo
Brilliant collage. Love the colours and the different aspects of one location.
December 13th, 2012  
just so great
December 13th, 2012  
Well with all the work you put into this challenge your end product came out great! The colors are beautiful and your arrangement of them artistic. Well done!

Haha... Juliette had it easy ;)
December 13th, 2012  
Love the collage. Came out real well!!
December 13th, 2012  
Well I appreciate all the work Peter and love the result and am happily singing away to the accompanying music as I type. Woops my husband just came in and asked if I could play it a bit louder :)
I love all the recurring cloud patterns.
December 13th, 2012  
@lwain oops accidentally deleted your comment on other photo with phone
December 13th, 2012  
this is awesome Peter, it sounds like a real push for you (and I know you don't edit much which is a good thing becasue you don't need to!!) I love the way you've arranged these shots - really draws your eye in and makes you want to take in all the detail. Particularly like the dog...the light on his/her (?) back is superb and great positiioning in the montage. A grand job...
My motto in giving challenges is never give a challenge you wouldn't be prepared to do yourself...and I do think this is a tough one (I think yours to me was easy in comparison, though I did learn a lot from it!) ...I might push myself tonight if i get a chance to go and do one of these myself as I've never done one...
December 13th, 2012  
@sparkle TY and you never know I might get inspired again too
December 13th, 2012  
eva
This is fabulous!
December 13th, 2012  
Love the way you arranged this fabulous montage. Just beautiful. Fav!
December 13th, 2012  
What a fabulous collection you created here Peter. Spectacular work.
December 13th, 2012  
Peter....Wonderful work!
December 13th, 2012  
There have been some great 12-for-12 collages done. This one is beautiful, with all those clouds and ocean.
December 13th, 2012  
Every shot of this collage makes me want to see more. Well done.
December 13th, 2012  
Great collage.
December 13th, 2012  
gorgeous collage Peter, well worth getting up early to have these shots to kick off the day
December 13th, 2012  
Splendid shots and collage.
December 13th, 2012  
Wonderful collage.
December 13th, 2012  
NIcely done Pete.
December 13th, 2012  
As a collage I really like it. I think because it is so many views of the same scene. My favorite is the close up of the rock on the bottom 2nd from right.
December 13th, 2012  
Gorgeous! I absolutely love the way this turned out - a fav!
December 13th, 2012  
Fabulous collage , Peter! Challenge well met!!
December 13th, 2012  
This collage is quite lovely both in color and arrangement. I want to see some of these great images large.
December 13th, 2012  
is that your puppy. I would love to fave that one specifically.
December 13th, 2012  
Great collage
December 13th, 2012  
Wow! Beautiful landscapes!
December 13th, 2012  
awesome!
December 13th, 2012  
Marvelous. Worth waking up for I'd say! I wonder re putting the dog in the center. He so much draws the eye and he's looking out of the shot which takes my eye out and I have to pull it bak in.or maybe he could be on the right?
December 13th, 2012  
Wow Peter this is beautiful. The colours are sensational. And getting up at 4.30 balances out burning your nether regions with fairy lights @sparkle
December 13th, 2012  
Looks like a beautiful place. Great collage and I love the one of the dog!
December 13th, 2012  
mooie collage van de foto's
December 13th, 2012  
great montage, 12 excellent photos very artistically put together - a fav
December 13th, 2012  
Lyn
well done result of your challenge!!
December 13th, 2012  
Bep
Great collage. Must have been a tremendous lot of work.
December 13th, 2012  
Wow and wow!!
December 13th, 2012  
Very nicely done!
December 13th, 2012  
Beautiful collage!!
December 13th, 2012  
What a wonderful collection! Of course the inclusion of the dog just makes it extra special!
December 13th, 2012  
brilliant collage!
December 13th, 2012  
Nice work.
December 13th, 2012  
It's a beautiful collection of shots xx
December 13th, 2012  
Fantastic, love this Peter! Fave!
December 14th, 2012  
I love this...don't know how missed it. Love the tones, but really love the dog.
December 14th, 2012  
@cmc1200 @phillyphotos Might have to post dog photo separately.
December 14th, 2012  
@cmc1200 Will be visiting Utah next year
December 14th, 2012  
Amazing collage--love the way the colors flow. I love the dog!
December 14th, 2012  
@peterdegraaff Really?! Summer? Winter?
December 14th, 2012  
@cmc1200 Spring! last week of April for three weeks. Zion for two days, then I am going to do a landscape photography workshop and trek in Escalante Grand Staircase (and my wife is going trail riding near Torrey). Then we are heading up to Tetons, Yellowstone and Glacier Lakes. Just over three weeks altogether
December 14th, 2012  
This collage is just outstanding! I'm always so hopeless when it comes to putting together complicated collages like this, but this one is just so incredibly done, makes me want to try my hand at something like this. Love the theme (early morning/sunrise is such a magical time) and the way it all came together.
December 14th, 2012  
beautiful collage... the blues really stand out.. congrats on the pp
December 14th, 2012  
Gorgeous collage.
December 14th, 2012  
Oh I missed this. I love it, especially the addition of the dog shot.
December 14th, 2012  
You are a landscape photographer, Peter. These are really beautiful.
December 14th, 2012  
Awesome to be on the PP too!
December 14th, 2012  
Just saw this on PP and wow! I really love it. And the pup just kills me so Fav+++++++++++
December 14th, 2012  
Lovely
December 14th, 2012  
Lovin' the way this looks on the popular page!
December 14th, 2012  
Gorgeous set of images!!! Lovely collage!
December 15th, 2012  
the individual photographs are great in themselves and you could've spared yourself with 12 days of posting. but the way you put them together, i.e., the strategic placement of each shot in the collage, made this great collage seem like one beautiful whole scene.

btw, i'm feeling nostalgic for palawan and your photos have been very comforting for me. i take it you had a pleasant stay?
December 17th, 2012  
Amazing collage
December 18th, 2012  
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