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Memories of Fall by lea-michelle Memories of Fall by lea-michelle
My favorite fall memories are strolling through gold, crimson and copper toned forests with loved ones. Fall seems to bring an almost magical feel to the woodlands. In this diorama Iíve featured me, my boyfriend, and my dog, Jack. The background is a photograph taken by me of one of the North Carolina state parks that we explored in the fall. Eventually we plan to visit every state park in NC. (A dream of ours we hope to accomplish before we die.) My favorite memories of fall are simple, because we are poor; but among my favorites are long strolls with my boyfriend, my dog sunning amongst leaves of gold and decorating with pumpkins and fall flowers. I hope to have captured these memories as beautifully as I remember them. I believe that out of all the incredible moments Iíve experienced in my 31 years, it is the simplicity of these moments, and the magic of fall that only nature can provide, that I love the most. I only wish my photographs did the diorama some justice. It is much prettier in person. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed capturing and reliving the memories! A happy and memorable fall to everyone!
- Lea Weikert
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mangasockattack Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful, congrats on making it into the semi-finals! You definitely deserve it!!
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lea-michelle Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
thank you so much for your kind comment! It is greatly appreciated!
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deshy07 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on making it to the next round, beautiful work, good luck.
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lea-michelle Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Thanks so much!
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deshy07 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob. :)
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Nickkat1985 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Dreamy! It brings out so much emotion! Well done!
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lea-michelle Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Thanks so much for your kind comment
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Semantot Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic! and.. CONGRATS making it the semi-finalist!
Although I never experience fall season, but indeed, this is like, giving me a picture of how it make you both feels at that time, during fall season.
(and at times, looking again at the picture, the picture especially from the bird-eye view, give me some kind of eye illusion. The golden leaves~)
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lea-michelle Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Thanks so much for your lovely comment!
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Semantot Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries~ Wish you both happy forever and always. :) :meow: :aww:




(I'm just happy looking at happy couple, I don't have any, but, it's okay.. I know who am I... Will disappear someday, eventually...)
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kristyglas Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
I love how you made it and the photographs show all the details so well :) It looks very complex ^^
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lea-michelle Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Thanks so much! Although A LOT of work went into all of the little details, I was afraid when compared to some of the other dioramas that it didn't look complex enough! lol So glad you like it and thank you for the kind comment! :)
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kristyglas Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Very welcome, its inspiring to see this work :D
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myeyesinthemirror Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this is really beautiful, i hope you win
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lea-michelle Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Thank you! I hope so too, but there's a lot of amazing competition out there! Keep your fingers crossed for me! :)
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myeyesinthemirror Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Crossing them now :)
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FleetastheWind Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! The atmosphere is so striking! I love it! :D
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lea-michelle Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Thank so much!
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FleetastheWind Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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kuddos Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen all the entries, and this is the best by far, I can tell all the work you put into this, I know! since I'm an architect and work with scale models all the time, I can see all the effort and time, and love you put into this. I really hope you win the contest ;)
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lea-michelle Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Wow! What an amazing compliment; especially coming from an architect! Too bad you're not a judge in the contest! lol I hope they feel the same way. It was definitely a labor of love, and holds a lot of meaning for me. If there weren't so much money on the line, I would almost wish I WOULDN'T win, just so I got to keep it! Oh well, I figure with that much money, I could always make another one. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
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kuddos Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure I will! best of lucks for you ;)
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SycrepNarom Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
no way! wow nice work! good luck to you.
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lea-michelle Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Thanks so much!
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ZirTuan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nicely done. I love the cinematic feel to this.
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lea-michelle Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
So glad you like it! Great compliment, since a cinematic feel is kinda what I was going for!
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lilyjosephine Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Photographer
I love this! Very beautifully made... You must have put a lot of work into this. :D
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lea-michelle Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
I really appreciate your comment! You wouldn't believe the work I've put into this; but it was so much fun! So glad you like it![link]
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lea-michelle Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
sorry about the link location. Still getting used to adding the smiley's!
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lilyjosephine Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Photographer
That's alright (:

And no problem! It's always nice to see such beautiful work (:
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mochajelly Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
so detailed! hope you win the contest! <3
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lea-michelle Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Thanks so much! I wish I would win, but there's a lot of amazing competition out there! I sure could use the money! lol! Thank you for your kind comment!
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mochajelly Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
your welcome! c:
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Mizzi-Cat Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
This is really amazing Q v Q Good luck with the contest <3
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lea-michelle Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Thanks so much! I can use all the luck I can get with all of the amazing competition out there!
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ElCosmonauta Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
wow... it looks like a fairy tail scene from a tim burton film.... looks great
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lea-michelle Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Thank you! What a compliment. Love Tim Burton!
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coywolf99Azada Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is amazing! I have never seen one so great, keep up the alsome work.
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lea-michelle Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Tanks so much! It was definitely a labor of love!
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coywolf99Azada Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome and thank you for making this lovely work of art. ^.^
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lea-michelle Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
I meant thanks!
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