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Challenge: Lucky 13 II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2013 Challenge shots
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Date: Mar 17, 2013
Date Uploaded: Mar 19, 2013



[Mar. 26th, 2013 08:11:47 PM]

I really do like working with the bosc pears -- they're so wonderful and have so much personality.

Luckily, they still feel pretty firm, because I'm supposed to be making a pear tart for my husband. (can you use bosc pears for this? I've never cooked pears before...)

Thanks to my son and daughter for helping me pick the pears with the most personality.

(there really are 13 here -- look for the stems. The two that are hard to find have stems sitting kind of horizontal. :)

Thanks to the lone pear for having to feel so left out in all of the shots:

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plus many other incarnations. After awhile, he really was starting to get a bit of a complex. He felt much better when I put them all back in the bowl together at the end of the day. But when we had to reshoot the next day... Well, let's say the therapy is getting rather expensive.

Thanks for all the wonderful comments!!

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Place: 1 out of 129
Avg (all users): 6.9098
Avg (commenters): 7.7647
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Views since voting: 3389
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Votes: 133
Comments: 41
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03/29/2013 06:40:51 PM
Excellent image, Wendy.
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03/28/2013 05:05:36 PM
Congrats Wendy. You certainly have winning ways!
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03/27/2013 09:03:26 PM
Brilliant Wendy!!!
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03/27/2013 06:22:23 PM
There is a lady on 500px that does tons of these and this looks as good as one of hers! Nicely done Wendy!
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03/27/2013 04:56:55 PM
Congratulations Wendy - this is a fantastic image and very deserving of the Blue. Well done!
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03/27/2013 01:17:21 PM
Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by tanguera:

Fabulous, Wendy. You really do have a way with pears. I bet the squirrels are feeling abandoned...

Can you share your light setup? Looks like two.


Yes -- there was a flash behind the group with one of those 8" velcro soft box attachments (there was also a big window on that side, but I had the speed set to 1/160, so I don't think that played into it at all), and then I had a shoot through umbrella set up on the right side, close in, pointed at the lone pear. I have no idea what the settings were -- sorry. I'm still trying to learn flash, so I change things a lot. I really love the shoot through umbrella though!! I need to get another one of those. :)


Well, you've really gotten the hang of the lighting thing!
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03/27/2013 11:43:51 AM
Wendy - this is such a great image. Lovely as usual. Congrats!!
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03/27/2013 11:12:51 AM
First rate work, Wendy! Congrats!
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03/27/2013 10:39:42 AM
Originally posted by tanguera:

Fabulous, Wendy. You really do have a way with pears. I bet the squirrels are feeling abandoned...

Can you share your light setup? Looks like two.


Yes -- there was a flash behind the group with one of those 8" velcro soft box attachments (there was also a big window on that side, but I had the speed set to 1/160, so I don't think that played into it at all), and then I had a shoot through umbrella set up on the right side, close in, pointed at the lone pear. I have no idea what the settings were -- sorry. I'm still trying to learn flash, so I change things a lot. I really love the shoot through umbrella though!! I need to get another one of those. :)
03/27/2013 07:01:39 AM
Nicely done, Wendy! Such great character in these pears!
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03/27/2013 04:29:52 AM
congratulations! very deserved ribbon!
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03/27/2013 04:23:27 AM
incredible image wendy! congrats on the blue, and making some pears really come alive with personality!
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03/27/2013 04:07:20 AM
Fabulous, Wendy. You really do have a way with pears. I bet the squirrels are feeling abandoned...

Can you share your light setup? Looks like two.
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03/27/2013 04:06:10 AM
congrats Wendy :)
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03/27/2013 03:58:36 AM
And I thought I had beat you this month and quarter. Doh!

Congrats on your blue, that was one of my three second highest rated shots.
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03/27/2013 02:29:26 AM
Congratulations, Wendy! Pearfect shot.
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03/27/2013 01:56:32 AM
Awesome image Wendy!!! You were one of my highest scores!! Congrats!
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03/27/2013 01:05:11 AM
You are... the master of FUN, Wendy!

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03/27/2013 12:26:44 AM
Wonderful, wonderful - and look at all the rave comments. Telling a story takes this from a very nice still life to, well, a novel? Certainly a classic. WTG, Wendy.
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03/27/2013 12:24:27 AM
I thought this was great. I loved the personification. Congrats on the blue!
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03/27/2013 12:22:23 AM
Congratulations on the blue Wendy! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/24/2013 09:32:27 AM
I'm not a pear man but oh do i like this.
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03/24/2013 04:16:42 AM
Beautiful toning and a funny concept.
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03/23/2013 10:29:43 PM
A lynch mob! Gorgeous b/w, perfect tones across the range, and the backdrop textures are very complimentary. Perfectly anthropomorphic image. Just because she's got a thing for pears, this reminds me of Wendy's work.
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03/23/2013 03:49:54 PM
Nice coloring.
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03/23/2013 11:17:31 AM
PERFECT!! The lonely pear looks so shameful and sorrow. The lighting on this is just perfect. I'm guessing this is a 21_F.gif vawendy or 21_N.gif tanguera submission?
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03/22/2013 04:29:01 PM
Awww.. the poor fruit. Good theatrical staging - minimal like some stagings of Wagner's "Ring" operas. Like his mythical characters, these fruit have taken on a monumental posture.
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03/22/2013 09:20:12 AM
insPEARed shot! ;)
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03/22/2013 02:43:03 AM
Beautiful tones and composition. Those pears sure have personality!
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03/21/2013 11:38:34 AM
poh peah!~
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03/21/2013 10:06:14 AM
So, you're wondering why I called you all here today? Nice still life.
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03/21/2013 06:20:22 AM
Best of the 12 plus 1 images. Nice lighting and tones in this humorous shot. Deserves top 3!
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03/21/2013 02:36:43 AM
I'm sure there are 13, I believe you - love the lighting, and the bronzey look to the pears, great lighting front page stuff.
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03/20/2013 10:54:22 PM
LOL, I love it! Great lighting!
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03/20/2013 06:24:17 PM
Very nicely composed and wonderful tones too.
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03/20/2013 04:45:17 PM
So clever! Nice tones
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03/20/2013 03:54:36 PM
That's a funny idea :) It looks like he really regrets whatever he did. I really like the tones, the background and the vintage look to it.
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03/20/2013 02:01:05 PM
LOL love your humor and he shot! Nice light and PP
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03/20/2013 12:53:15 PM
Nice to have a story.
The magistrats and the accused look like Wendy's pears to me.
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03/20/2013 08:52:53 AM
A penitant pear...that makes me go pear-shaped :)
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03/20/2013 01:58:43 AM
This gave me a laugh so soon as I brought it up. 13 of a random object is easy and uninteresting, but to tell SOME story with 13 whatevers is what gets my vote, and you have done that quite well. Nice lighting, I particularly enjoy the shadows of the "crowd" upon the dejected pear. Nicely done.
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