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Praying for Spring by Lori Deiter

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A winter storm ~ Poor Chippy!!
I am thankful for Adobe Photoshop (and Chippy is thankful for spring). Since Chippy hibernates from November until March, I never get “real” pictures of him in the snow. I wanted a wintry image for my Chipmunk Adventures calendar.

This is a digital compilation of Chippy with several layers of falling snow (made in adobe photoshop). Cloned some real snow from another photo and a little air brushing for a wintry look.

Original photo taken in my backyard
Canon Rebel Xti, 75-300 mm lens at 300 mm
F/5.6, ISO 400, Shutter 1/100 sec.

Image created 10/29/10 – original photo (without snow) taken from my back door, Clarks Valley, Pennsylvania, USA

Here’s a Tutorial on Creating Snow in photoshop
If you don’t get snow…. make your own!! :o)

Thank you for the features:

- 4/2/11 ~ Before and After
- 11/29/10 ~ Hall of Fame for Artists of Animal Images
- 11/2/10 ~ Around the World
- 10/30/10 ~ Caption Fun
- 10/30/10 ~ One a Day for 2010
- 10/29/10 ~ Live, Love, Dream

Stats: 7/19/11 ~ 942 views, 77 favs

Christmas Card Version



  • PirminNohr
    PirminNohrover 4 years ago

    Instant fave! Had to laugh at once. Great capture!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaover 4 years ago

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 4 years ago

    this is heart melting………………

  • Thank you LisaBeth!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Christina Rollo
    Christina Rolloover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, excellent natural look!

  • Thank you very much Christina!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Shelley Neff
    Shelley Neffover 4 years ago

    Oh no, Chippy’s stuck in a snowstorm!! I LOVE it!! Great work Lori!!!!

  • This is a rendition of Chippy’s nightmare! Thanks Sneffy!

    – Lori Deiter

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 4 years ago

    very well done, poor Chippy

  • Thank you Lynn… he’s doesn’t deal with the snow like we do… he’s all snuggled up with 10 pounds of peanuts!

    – Lori Deiter

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansover 4 years ago

    What a gorgeous effect Lori…you made a wonderful job of that.

  • Thank you so much Lyn!!!

    – Lori Deiter

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsover 4 years ago

    class image

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosover 4 years ago

    Just wonderful.

  • Diane Peresie
    Diane Peresieover 4 years ago

    Absolutely too cute for words!!!

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