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Challenge: Desserts (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-500D Rebel T1i
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Date: Jul 14, 2012
Aperture: 1.4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/25
Date Uploaded: Jul 16, 2012



[Jul. 19th, 2012 01:13:37 AM]

Everyone wants to see the colored version so here it is. I didnt take the time to fully edit it because the B&W hid some of the things the colored photo showed.
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Also this is the other photo I thought about entering but got a consnsus from my friends to stick with the current one.
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Statistics
Place: 5 out of 51
Avg (all users): 6.7983
Avg (commenters): 7.0417
Avg (participants): 5.7586
Avg (non-participants): 7.1333
Views since voting: 1069
Views during voting: 303
Votes: 119
Comments: 31
Favorites: 2 (view)


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07/27/2012 12:04:30 PM
Josh, you're just storming the fort, aren't you! Congrats on your HM and second top ten finish in your short time here.
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07/25/2012 12:57:45 PM
Congrats on the HM!
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07/25/2012 10:59:08 AM
Good finish as one would have expected.
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07/25/2012 10:06:16 AM
Congrats on the HM!
Only 3 entries and you have a 7th and a 5th, that's awesome.
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07/25/2012 09:58:33 AM
Congrats on the HM...luscious
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07/25/2012 12:10:38 AM
Originally posted by CNovack:

Voted earlier coming back to comment now.

Focus and details are good. The vibrant colors of the red strawberry and the red lipstick pops visually off the black nicely. Lighting is a little uneven causing some blown highlights on the fingers in the backdrop, the chin, and a deep 'outline' glow on the finger in the foreground holding the strawberry. I suggest perhaps bouncing the light with a reflector and/or using a faster shutter speed to let less light 'in' on exposure. I can see that you want the focus to be on the red lips and the strawberry but I'm not sure the desat works well in making the dessert look mouthwatering tasty. The chocolate is robbed of the rich brown tones that promises the taste buds sweet pleasure. When paired with the now vibrant color of the red strawberry it appears dull, unappealing and tasteless. I think the visual appeal of the image would be stronger if the chocolate covered strawberry was in full color and the woman & backdrop appear in B&W. That will draw the eye's focus on the main star, the chocolate strawberry, and later the eye will notice the supporting cast of the woman ready to take a taste.


actually now that you mention it, the desat on the whole photo minus the strawberry proabably wouldve been much better. Might have even ribboned with that cuz I can see selective color is very touchy here!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2012 11:44:17 PM
Top ten or ribbon I guess, dp'ers love these shot's.
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07/24/2012 11:29:45 PM
Voted earlier coming back to comment now.

Focus and details are good. The vibrant colors of the red strawberry and the red lipstick pops visually off the black nicely. Lighting is a little uneven causing some blown highlights on the fingers in the backdrop, the chin, and a deep 'outline' glow on the finger in the foreground holding the strawberry. I suggest perhaps bouncing the light with a reflector and/or using a faster shutter speed to let less light 'in' on exposure. I can see that you want the focus to be on the red lips and the strawberry but I'm not sure the desat works well in making the dessert look mouthwatering tasty. The chocolate is robbed of the rich brown tones that promises the taste buds sweet pleasure. When paired with the now vibrant color of the red strawberry it appears dull, unappealing and tasteless. I think the visual appeal of the image would be stronger if the chocolate covered strawberry was in full color and the woman & backdrop appear in B&W. That will draw the eye's focus on the main star, the chocolate strawberry, and later the eye will notice the supporting cast of the woman ready to take a taste.
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07/24/2012 09:15:16 PM
I like the focus and tones, perhaps the desat is a bit too elegant vampire for me.
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07/24/2012 08:57:29 PM
Best partial desat. 6
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07/24/2012 01:28:40 PM
Love the idea, absolutely hate the selective saturation.
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07/24/2012 10:00:30 AM
This is another instance of an image that would benefit from greater depth of field, in my opinion, but it's a really well put together shot, and that deserves a sincere compliment.
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07/23/2012 10:08:15 PM
i donno if the selective does it for me here. I like the concept, but i think i woulda liked it better with the original skin color intact.
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07/23/2012 04:51:42 PM
I like the concept and the combination of red strawberry and lips. I feel like a little too much of the image is blown out and loses its details.
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07/23/2012 07:35:08 AM
Interesting desat idea, I think it works!
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07/22/2012 08:54:15 AM
Nice use of selective color,good image.
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07/22/2012 07:26:02 AM
Well executed photo, but desaturated chocolate doesn't look nice to me.
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07/21/2012 03:34:07 PM
been done about a million times and overly suggestive, but nice shot
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07/21/2012 11:24:07 AM
Great shot!
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07/20/2012 07:06:55 AM
This is a tough challenge to vote. I'm torn between "what are you trying to do here" and "what do I expect here". Further complicating matters is the question "what would I do here".

What I would expect would be a technically strong piece of eye-candy that would present the dessert in a way that I would want to at least sample it, if not order it. Along these lines I'm looking at technicals: backgrounds, distracting elements, exposure, sharpness. I'm also looking for creativity, imagination, and originality, which can make up for less than perfect technicals.

So, where does this leave me with your image?

Not a fan of the desat. Also, the lighting is distracting.
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07/19/2012 03:48:34 PM
Nice desat to bring out the flavor!
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07/19/2012 01:42:59 PM
beautiful - says it all
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07/19/2012 12:56:38 PM
I really like the idea of this. The strawberry is nicely done, and the lips are nice. However, the rest is not working quite right for me. I think it's because the grey makes it look a little dead (literally) -- it's such a strange color for a person. I think I would have preferred just a very high key skin tone, slightly desat. This is just a guess, but a living, warm color, but really high key I think would have worked so much better. Plus the back fingers being so blown makes them just glow and stand out.

It's a 6 as it is, but I think this could have been an 8 or 9 shot.
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07/19/2012 11:36:40 AM
Best in show award, congrats
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07/18/2012 11:27:39 PM
Really nice comp. personally, I would like to see the full colored version but very nice. 8
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07/18/2012 01:31:13 PM
The color on the lips looks to be added as an afterthought.
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07/18/2012 09:14:35 AM
Oh, la la! Top three, I think.
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07/18/2012 07:36:42 AM
My favourite pic of the challenge
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07/18/2012 04:01:57 AM
Sorry, the way I worded that was a bit harsh. What I mean to say, is the selective desaturation does not work for me.
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07/18/2012 12:14:26 AM
One of the top shots, great use of selective color. You should ribbon with this. Nice.
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07/18/2012 12:10:18 AM
this is a great shot... too bad i think the whole selective color thing is way over used and cheesy... i am sorry i am not trying to be mean, i just think this would have been a killer shot in all color
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