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Banana Split

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Challenge: Banana II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Front Room
Date: Sep 13, 2012
Aperture: f16
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Sep 14, 2012

Thanks to everyone for their votes and comments.

Each of the floating pieces is held in place by a toothpick which is attached to the piece of board that's in the background. The lighting is from a softbox and reflector placed very close so that there are virtually no shadows cast by the toothpicks.

I could have removed the horizon line in photoshop but that might have been a step too far in Advanced Editing; so I played it safe.

Place: 4 out of 66
Avg (all users): 6.4729
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 5.9459
Avg (non-participants): 6.6848
Views since voting: 1668
Views during voting: 333
Votes: 129
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/26/2012 07:35:47 AM
Well done. How did you manage the slices to be tender all along. very tidy! I couldn't able to do so. It was slipping all over again and again.
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09/26/2012 05:10:03 AM
This is my favourite of the floating banana slices. I like the horizon. Would love to know your technique. I did a similar one for a different challenge and I ended up using a kebab skewer but the slices were still slipping all over the place:)

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09/26/2012 12:47:58 AM
Congrats on your HM!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/25/2012 09:03:08 PM
Completely forgot how this trick is done, but I saw it a lot in this challenge. Very clean
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09/25/2012 08:32:51 PM
Well done! Not quite as interesting to me compositionally as some of the other splits (I think I might prefer a background with no horizon), but still very cool.
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09/20/2012 11:43:31 AM
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09/19/2012 07:18:06 PM
Best of the sliced. acrobatic bananas; nice lighting. (voted earlier)
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09/19/2012 06:13:23 PM
I was nodding off till this woke me up.
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09/19/2012 12:11:06 PM
i could get technical and say that this is banana slices and not a split banana as it hasn't been bisected up the middle, but that would just be facetious on my part.
Technically a good image, good job cloning out the wire holding the hanging bits.
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09/19/2012 03:58:11 AM
Aah, the old toothpick trick :)
Well done, would have even been better without the edge
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09/19/2012 02:52:20 AM
Cool, how did you manage that?!
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