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kirbic


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Challenge: Primary Colors (Classic Editing)
Collection: Challenge Photos
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 995
Location: My Bathroom
Date: May 11, 2003
Aperture: F 3.9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: May 11, 2003

Bell peppers on Granite Counter. Exposure of 1/2 second with manually synched external flash and no other room light.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 99
Avg (all users): 7.0320
Avg (commenters): 7.9630
Avg (participants): 7.1944
Avg (non-participants): 6.8113
Views since voting: 7403
Votes: 125
Comments: 39
Favorites: 12 (view)


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04/14/2005 12:39:29 PM
I love this shot. Wonderful use of colors and lighting. Congrats for a fantastic achievement!
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04/14/2005 12:19:30 PM
because there was no other room light, did you have to manually focus on the subject first before firing?
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12/30/2004 07:53:13 PM
Hey thanks for the welcome, and I love this idea very cool.
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01/26/2004 11:47:36 PM
Great photo Fritz.

I really enjoyed reading how you created this picture. It demonstrates a well educated photographer knowing exactly how to achieve the final result.

Wish I could have voted, it certainly would have been a 10.
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10/06/2003 09:02:48 PM
great photo. I love the colors and the sharpness. The water droplets definitely add interest, and I like the reflection you captured of the objects. Good job!
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05/20/2003 02:16:14 AM
I'm still envying the knife! Nice finish!
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05/19/2003 05:50:33 PM
Originally posted by eloise:

After further looking, the peppers are made of wax, aren't they?


Nope, they are real. For all those who asked, the blue pepper is a common green bell pepper, color obtained thru hue adjustment. Note the bits of blue on the green stem of the yellow pepper. Just a bit too close in hue to differentiate from the green one.
In fact, this shot really gave me heartburn. I could not find a really deep green bell pepper, and so was forced to use the coolest light source possible, e.g. flash. This allowed me to differentiate between the green pepper and the yellow.
Since on-camera flash gave really poor results, I used a remote flash. But, lacking ability to synchronize the flash to the camera, I had to darken the room completely and use a 1/2second exposure, manually triggering the flash with my left hand just after triggering the remote release for the shutter with my right. I finished this thang at 04:00 AM, and I'm very happy about the 4th place showing (ohhh, so close!). I'm also very happy with all the constructive comments, 31 in all during the challenge. Thank you all.

Fritz
05/19/2003 09:43:14 AM
After further looking, the peppers are made of wax, aren't they?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/18/2003 11:50:00 PM
a blue pepper? did you change the color?
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05/18/2003 12:24:03 AM
I think this is excellently composed. I'll be interested in learning how you did the blue pepper. My one complaint is that I think the elements are too crowded in the frame - yellow and blue but up to the edge too closely. If they had more room to breathe this would be a stronger composition.
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05/16/2003 11:03:35 PM
like the texture
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05/16/2003 05:34:24 PM
This is a very good picture. I would like to see it without the knife and just the reflections as you have it.
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05/16/2003 12:04:41 PM
A blue capsicum! Well done, tell me how you did it......
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05/16/2003 10:17:25 AM
Great job!
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05/15/2003 10:42:02 PM
East Meets West!! Great shot! I have not "negative" criticism for this. Is a kitchen wall piece for sure.
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05/15/2003 06:13:48 PM
Great idea, nicely done.
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05/14/2003 12:45:47 PM
too bad the hue shift caused weird blue things on the base of the yellow pepper's stem. Great shot thought, and love the addition of the knife!
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05/13/2003 11:40:30 PM
Cool. Though the blue pepper is a little frightening.
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05/13/2003 06:01:18 PM
your shot has good design elements, simple but effective, one suggestion though is, i think it's much better if u used a knife without any text on it as it distracts the focus from the main subject due to it's placement in the foreground.....

one question... how the hell did u make the pepper blue?? :)
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05/13/2003 03:44:17 PM
I must say, this is very interesting to look at. Your presentation is very nice. The lighting may need to be diffused some and some of the negative space in the top of the frame could be cropped out, but other then those two items, you have a nice shot that would make a good print. 8 -danny
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05/13/2003 10:28:35 AM
Very nice. How on earth did you make that pepper blue? Did you spray paint it?
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05/13/2003 12:13:38 AM
I have never seen a blue bell pepper??????
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05/12/2003 11:16:06 PM
This is spectacular!! How did you make the blue pepper so BLUE?!! Excellent! 8.
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05/12/2003 07:51:03 PM
Wow, where'd you get a blue pepper (although I'm sure 100 people have asked, or you just changed the hue of a green pepper to blue)
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05/12/2003 06:03:47 PM
good job turning the green pepper into a blue pepper. Nice set up. Jacko. 8
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05/12/2003 05:42:42 PM
Did you paint the blue one? :-> That's a really neat image, great contrast, great sharpness, nice movement of the color from dark to sunny gold.
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05/12/2003 05:05:05 PM
How did you color the blue pepper? Simply an excellent job! This shot caught my eye imediately. Good lighting, composition, and sharp focus! I personally do not care for the reflections on the lower portion of the shot (I find them a tad distracting). Still earns double digits though.
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05/12/2003 12:18:48 PM
creative....just unique as it gets......! Not crazy for the knife name/or reflections on the counter. Still this is a strong shot. Really good.
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05/12/2003 10:39:14 AM
I love this image. Very bright and beautiful colors, I just wish the knife wasn't cut off on the bottom, but I gave it a 9.
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05/12/2003 10:29:03 AM
nicely done. good composition and focus. i'm glad to see that you eat healthy as well ;-)
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05/12/2003 09:57:22 AM
great shot and I love the way you did the blue pepper! I think this should do very well this week. Good luck, Todd.
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05/12/2003 09:31:57 AM
love how you got that guy blue, the blue at the stem of the yellow pepper is a bit distracting to my eye, but i suppose it was unavoidable. great job - 8
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05/12/2003 08:58:53 AM
Beautiful shot. Nice blue color on the pepper. Clear and sharp, it's a ribbon.
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05/12/2003 05:20:02 AM
Nice! Though Iím pretty sure peppers donít come that blue... :)
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05/12/2003 04:20:45 AM
a blue pepper!? - love the wet.
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05/12/2003 01:59:12 AM
shame the green stem on the yellow pepper gives the game away. Other than that a nice shot
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05/12/2003 12:56:29 AM
interesing image for sure... the color change on the green pepper is bleeding over into your yellow pepper below the stem and making it look 'icky' around the stem...
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05/12/2003 12:48:34 AM
Funny! But unnatural! I like the inclusion of the knife - that blue pepper scares me.
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05/12/2003 12:15:58 AM
That is one expensive knife! Great shot though I'd like to see the whole frame move down a bit so the peppers are closer to the top and the knife is a little higher, too. But that's a small matter. Excellent focus and DOF. Wonderful lighting and colors!
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