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Challenge: Shallow DOF in Red (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Date: Jan 8, 2012
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250 sec
Galleries: Humorous, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Jan 8, 2012

Thank you all! Glad you liked it.

Not extremely inspired for that challenge, but I thought some fun was not a bad option. I bought a cheap disguise, some make up, tomatoes, and that was it.

The longest part was to hang the tomatoes to the ceiling, using black threads and wooden sticks: adjusting their position in the frame was a pain. Processing was quite minimal, just cloned out the said threads, added some contrast, some dodge & burn here and there.

Lighting details:
- Large softbox from the upper right, to light the tomatoes
- Snoot from upper left on the clown
- Bowl+Grid+Red gel as a backlight

Now the remaining question is, what to do with that disguise? :)

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 123
Avg (all users): 6.7953
Avg (commenters): 8.3750
Avg (participants): 6.6842
Avg (non-participants): 6.8857
Views since voting: 4616
Views during voting: 338
Votes: 127
Comments: 29
Favorites: 3 (view)


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01/17/2012 05:45:57 AM
Originally posted by tome:

Tomato is a little wrinkled - is it the same model from the Weston challenge? :)
Just a thought remembering your shots with the TS lens... maybe it would have been interesting to close in on the tomato and add some distortion, could go well with the clown suit :). Nevertheless, well done, congrats on the ribbon!


Thanks for your comment! It is hard for me to use my TS lens in my home studio, since its focal length is 17mm: my back wall is too narrow, unless I put the lens very close to it. Yes, I know, I need a bigger studio ;-)
01/17/2012 03:02:32 AM
Tomato is a little wrinkled - is it the same model from the Weston challenge? :)
Just a thought remembering your shots with the TS lens... maybe it would have been interesting to close in on the tomato and add some distortion, could go well with the clown suit :). Nevertheless, well done, congrats on the ribbon!
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01/17/2012 02:06:39 AM
Well done on yet another great image. I hear the Moscow Circus is coming to town...
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01/16/2012 06:13:10 PM
Wow! What a fun shot. Huge congratulations to you for this creative image.
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01/16/2012 04:15:25 PM
You bought a disguise for this challenge?? (kidding) Well thought out and executed image Christophe. Knew this would place high, just didn't know how high! I'd say keep the costume for a future re-make challenge. Congrats on the Red.
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01/16/2012 10:51:12 AM
Congratulations,had to be one of the three.
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01/16/2012 09:49:43 AM
Congrats on the red, Christophe...and as for what to do with the outfit, hell I'd keep it with all your other props and disguises so you can use bits and pieces of it for future shoots. Fun shot!
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01/16/2012 07:17:27 AM
Congrats on the red Christophe!! Great setup and effect!
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01/16/2012 05:54:36 AM
Truly a fun shot and congrats on the Ribbon. As usual the outstanding work that we have come to appreciate
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01/16/2012 04:56:05 AM
Great work, Christophe. Perfect lighting, as always!
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01/16/2012 02:42:33 AM
Wonderfully creative image. Congrats on the ribbon!
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01/16/2012 02:14:45 AM
Congratulations. Very creative, and a fun image.
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01/16/2012 12:38:11 AM
Fun image Christophe, congrats on the red in red :)
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01/16/2012 12:14:30 AM
wow..... your creativity and photography both inspire me a lot
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01/16/2012 12:11:44 AM
Never thought I'd say this about one of your images, but... adorable :-)
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01/16/2012 12:09:56 AM
Another masterful creation!
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01/16/2012 12:02:34 AM
Nicely done Gyaban!
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01/16/2012 12:01:54 AM
YES!!! Go, Team "Drive By Shooters"!!

Thanks, Christophe!

Wonderful.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/15/2012 10:51:18 AM
Looks like a french entry, nice image and should do very well. 9.
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01/15/2012 09:36:28 AM
Ha!
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01/14/2012 02:31:39 PM
OK, I saw this in thumbnails & didn't get it. Flipping thru full size it made me laugh! Great concept, great shot!
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01/14/2012 08:55:42 AM
This really is a creative use of "shallow dof". Nice job. (voted earlier)
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01/11/2012 09:01:08 PM
This should be a top 5! Great Picture!
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01/11/2012 04:30:17 PM
Wow, such a cool idea. I'm trying to figure out how you set this up... amazing job.
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01/10/2012 10:27:32 AM
Good one.
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01/09/2012 03:44:36 PM
Another gryban masterpiece? This is so well thought out and executed.
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01/09/2012 12:39:38 PM
Ha! I hope this is doing well for you. Reminds me of the flying tomato being sliced scene. :D
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01/09/2012 10:22:57 AM
looks like Christophe's back! *waving*
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01/09/2012 07:00:56 AM
christoph, nice i like the effort in this and getting made up as a clown must have been fun, one thing that i notice is the apparent perfection of the other tomatoes yet the imperfections of the one in focus. nice trademark gradient light on the backdrop
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