I Love U 2 by Johanne Brunet

Special upload for Valentine’s Day!

Focal length 50mm
Aperture f/1,8
Shutter 1/20 sec.

Nikon D60 with Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.8D

Shot in manual mode, no flash fired, on a tripod.

I used a sheet of black foam on which I drew a heart and punched small holes along the outline. I then pushed a LED Christmas light bulb through each hole, in order to create a heart of light. I placed everything on a dark fabric on the floor, with Scrabble letters on a plexiglass about 0,5 m above (18 in.).

Processed in Lightroom 3 (levels, curves, hue and saturation) then used Photoshop CS4 to clone out the worst of the scratches on the plexiglass. Also selectively desaturated the lights and applied this texture of mine to make it look less like Christmas.

Featured in The Woman Photographer on February 15, 2011

Featured in the 50mm Prime Group on February 20, 2011

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  • John44
    John44about 4 years ago

    wow.. Johanne..
    This is a very intrigueing picture.

  • Thank you John! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Kyoko Beaumont
    Kyoko Beaumontabout 4 years ago

    Awww so sweet! :)

  • Thank you Kyoko! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 4 years ago

    So creative, a fabulous Valentine’s ccomposition!

  • Thank you so much, Joanne! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ
    ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђ...about 4 years ago

    .`·.¸.·´ ♥
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    A wonderful idea Very creative love the colours Nicely done and presented. HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO U

  • Thank you very much! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • ZeeZeeshots
    ZeeZeeshotsabout 4 years ago

    Love it!! Beautifully done!

  • Thank you Zoraida!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinabout 4 years ago

    Lovely, lovely shot!

  • :-) Thank you, Vik!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Lyn  Randle
    Lyn Randleabout 4 years ago

    Fab image! Made me smile! :-)

  • That’s nice, thank you! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • tmtphotography
    tmtphotographyabout 4 years ago

    Please add this beauty to the Valentine Hearts group!

  • Peter Denniston
    Peter Dennistonabout 4 years ago

    Opps sorry I see you don’t want banners on your page my mistake. Apologies and thanks for the mention and link.

    Cheers Peter

  • No problem, Peter, I don’t mind at all, and I only have to remove them after all. My problem is that I feel uncomfortable doing so without giving notice because a lot of people do like banners and I don’t want to hurt any feelings… :-) Thank you for being so understanding!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosabout 4 years ago

    How wonderful, this really is fantastic.

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