Pat Couder  

"Fall Heart" by Pat Couder

November 2020 - "Fall Heart"

November 2020 - Pat Couder


About the Image(s)

I die cut the heart from the leaf and used a flatbed scanner to "photograph" them. Applied a texture and created the falling movement in the heart using motion blur and layering. Homage to the American term for Fall. In the UK its Autumn.

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6 comments posted

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
(Group 81)
Simple but clever idea. Well executed and I like the post processing you have done. Like the texture in the background, well done.
  Posted: 11/01/2020 16:09:55

Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
I find your picture very appealing, especially the combination of colors and texture with a delicate stroke.
The idea of a falling heart didn't come across to me, so a simple shadow would suffice to add depth. I wonder if turning the leaf a bit counterclockwise might add interest to the composition.   Posted: 11/04/2020 18:35:37

Irene Bergamini   Irene Bergamini
I enjoyed the concept and technique. I think I would place the leaf on a diagonal, perhaps in landscape mode.   Posted: 11/12/2020 18:35:24

Pat Couder   Pat Couder
Good ideas both of you re composition. I shall try that   Posted: 11/13/2020 04:52:49

Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
(Groups 64 & 95)
Super, I do like many aspects of this, especially the luminance and the clarity. I've never thought of using a scanner, but I've noticed a couple of other pictures in previous months doing this. I like the "stroke" inside the border too.
Having said that, I think I'd prefer it a little with the adjustments suggested.   Posted: 11/18/2020 16:09:19

Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
Very well done...however, the shadow behind the "fallen heart" bothers me a bit...I would like to see it a bit higher from the base...perhaps to almost the top of the shadow. This image is well thought out and executed, but could stand some more work....Were it mine I think that I would have placed the leaf at more of an angle rather than straight up.   Posted: 11/20/2020 12:57:31