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Challenge: Mystery Word Triptych (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: 2012 Challenge shots
Date: Jul 19, 2012
Date Uploaded: Jul 19, 2012



[Jul. 20th, 2012 04:13:01 PM]

I had a hard time deciding what to do for this challenge. I really didn't have inspiration, I just had a couple of pictures that I liked during the week that didn't go together and didn't go with anything else. I thought about birds or squirrels, but didn't know what to do with them (the squirrels haven't been around for quite awhile.)

Coming up to the end, I kept trying to figure out what I "want" to shoot. I rarely shoot anything unless it's for a challenge or a nature opportunity.

But then I remember pears! I love pears! I've had a marvelous time before shooting pears.

But what word?

Obviously!!! Pair!!! (as I sit and giggle to myself, feeling very silly that I was giggling to myself, but I was doing it anyway.) Pairs of pears. :)

Then, since I didn't know what to do, I made a story. I thought that people would think separated, divorced, etc., but the word I kept thinking was love. That's what's hurting in this shot.

By the way, no pear was hurt in the making of this shoot. The poor thing already had a broken stem, which led to the story. (my daughter helped me pick out photogenic pears with personality, and she found him.) I had to prop the stem back up with matting tape stuck on both ends to take the first couple of shots.

It's only day one, but I'm currently at 29 votes and 7.6 average with 15 comments. I'm completely and totally floored. I like it quite a bit, but didn't think it would go over that well. Maybe too many people have broken stems and are sympathizing? :)

[Jul. 26th, 2012 11:54:49 PM]

How funny! The voters at the beginning and end of the challenge were the best guessers.

Congrats to all who guess Pair(s)!!

Thanks for all the wonderful comments!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 56
Avg (all users): 7.2017
Avg (commenters): 7.6842
Avg (participants): 7.2683
Avg (non-participants): 7.1667
Views since voting: 2657
Views during voting: 355
Votes: 119
Comments: 56
Favorites: 4 (view)


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07/30/2012 01:56:10 PM
great colours. i bet the images look superb full sized.

curious, what kind of background did you use? is it a dedicated photographic background or did you improvise some other material?

Message edited by author 2012-07-30 13:57:17.
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07/28/2012 12:59:53 PM
congratulations, Wendy, nicely constructed story, even if a little sad :). By the way, have you seen the work of this Russian photographer? She creates great stories with pears, as well as with other inanimate objects like nails and chess figures. They come alive in her hands.

Message edited by author 2012-07-28 13:01:12.
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07/27/2012 11:36:13 PM
Wonderfull story :)
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07/27/2012 10:12:05 PM
FAB. One of my favs. Way to go.
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07/27/2012 04:24:55 PM
Very nice story. I enjoyed this one.
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07/27/2012 02:10:30 PM
How sad that some pears just cannot be re-paired!

Aren't you a bird photographer?! Where is the partridge?! ;-P

Congrats on your ribbon, Wendy! ;-)
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07/27/2012 12:26:34 PM
Congratulations, Wendy!!
These are beautiful images.
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07/27/2012 12:03:54 PM
Congrats on the ribbon,nice work.
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07/27/2012 07:40:08 AM
Well done. Lovely still live study!
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07/27/2012 06:50:56 AM
Congrats, Wendy. Glad this beauty won.
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07/27/2012 02:34:55 AM
I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT

I LOVE THE IMAGE
I LOVE THE STORY
I LOVE THE TITLE &
I LOVE THE RESULT
A BLUE RIBBON...YEAH

AND IT GETS MY FIRST FOR A 21_F.gif SHERPET STAR AWARD
CONGRATULATIONS WENDY 21_F.gif vawendy FOR AN AWESOME IDEA THAT WORKED A TREAT XOX

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07/27/2012 02:19:43 AM
Wonderfully done, Wendy. Congrats on the well-earned blue.
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07/27/2012 01:44:20 AM
Who'd've thought a couple of pears could tell such a story! A wonderful series put together really well. Way to go on Blue!
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07/27/2012 12:52:29 AM
This and the blue ribbon are such a pearable pair! Congrats
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07/27/2012 12:07:20 AM
Very Cute title, Congrats on the blue, a really excellent set of images.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/26/2012 11:39:21 PM
beautiful colors and tones and DOF ... I can not think of anything but Apple :-) (9 for the aesthetics)
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07/26/2012 10:47:17 PM
Pairs.. and lovely ones at that!
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07/26/2012 10:18:35 PM
Well, I'll guess pairs, since you didn't actually use that word. Lovely triptych.
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07/26/2012 06:31:07 PM
Wendy? Gorgeous light here.
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07/26/2012 06:00:12 PM
"pair"

Love the personification. The dof in the bottom scene is beautiful.
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07/26/2012 03:33:54 PM
goodbye?
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07/26/2012 03:23:25 PM
breakup?
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07/25/2012 03:04:12 PM
separation
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07/25/2012 01:27:26 PM
Not sure which one you're going for here. i think it's a fantastic story though.
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07/25/2012 01:48:11 AM
hmmm that pear looks like it's heart broken. Nice job telling a story using only pears. My guess is something like divorce or seperation
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07/24/2012 09:11:39 PM
Unpaired?
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07/24/2012 07:10:58 AM
Forever alone! But not forever. Just amazingly clever.
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07/23/2012 03:28:03 PM
#2, tied with another.
Nothing really to say. Simple and effective. Can't rate this with my #1 only because it's boring, in a good way. This is one of those photos you'd hand in your kitchen or dining room, but doesn't ask for a conversation to be spoken about it. For that reason I knocked it down to second place in my books.
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07/22/2012 12:09:55 PM
Two
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07/22/2012 12:00:55 PM
Beautiful tones and dof.
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07/22/2012 10:57:06 AM
Forlorn?
Love the images, having trouble coming up with a one word answer. Broken?
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07/22/2012 12:38:33 AM
Pairs I guess, you do still life's so well, I love the DOF on the last one.
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07/21/2012 01:03:23 PM
Already voted, am coming back and guessing at your word and leaving comments.Clever title, guessing pair as your mystery word. Love the lighting the tones and hues are very sooting, very well composed. 9
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07/21/2012 11:53:56 AM
Top 5
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07/21/2012 11:49:42 AM
stillife?
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07/21/2012 10:50:01 AM
"Separation". "Parable". Nice set.
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07/21/2012 09:42:11 AM
Seasons
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07/21/2012 09:18:59 AM
Nicely shot and developed.
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07/21/2012 12:47:42 AM
Seperation
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07/21/2012 12:17:33 AM
The lighting and tones are wonderful here - this has a really nice old world masters feel to it.
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07/20/2012 10:23:09 PM
Inseparable?
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07/20/2012 10:08:30 PM
divorce/separation/argument

love the color tones
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07/20/2012 04:32:38 PM
Marriage
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07/20/2012 11:18:54 AM
Oh how I love this one. I think I have looked at it like 10 times. I love the colors and the DoF. I love the title! But I am not sure what the mystery word is, haha! Broken? Either way, beautiful photography. 10 from me. :)
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07/20/2012 11:02:55 AM
separation
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07/20/2012 10:58:41 AM
"parting"
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07/20/2012 10:52:44 AM
sorry - no idea exept parable
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07/20/2012 09:54:59 AM
Great lighting and photos.

Fruit....pears
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07/20/2012 09:33:39 AM
'Story' of the break up of a pair of pears - this is wonderful. Love the tones and textures and DOF
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07/20/2012 08:50:02 AM
The appearance of so many pairs prohibits the possibility of producing proper pityful points precluding me to say pretty pears.
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07/20/2012 06:56:15 AM
LURVE!! But I have no idea what the word is. Pair?
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07/20/2012 05:39:03 AM
Gorgeous, my favourite so far. This reminds me of Wendy work(which is a big compliment). Good luck.
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07/20/2012 03:40:03 AM
Hmmm, I can see the story in the pictures just not sure of the word, maybe Unrepairable?? Oh really nice images too, nice lighting and colours,
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07/20/2012 01:40:26 AM
patience...slow and steady wins the race. lovely color and DOF. The photos are fantastic and simply clean. one distraction for me is the missing border on the bottom picture's left side. outside of that well done.
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07/20/2012 12:30:18 AM
Pair
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07/20/2012 12:13:17 AM
What a sad story of pears pair.

LOL!


Lovely.


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