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Challenge: Banana II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012 Challenge shots
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Sep 18, 2012
Date Uploaded: Sep 18, 2012

[Sep. 25th, 2012 09:39:23 PM]

What in the heck do you do with a banana??

Ok -- this was my original idea:

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And nobody liked it. My husband asked "why?" and I said "What do you mean, why? There doesn't need to be a why -- it just is."

Son didn't like it.

Friends didn't like it.

Ok -- skip the dumb banana candle idea. I thought it was a dumb idea, as well, but I kinda liked the smoke, and I really liked the candle stick. So if you just ignore the banana....

Oh wait, you can't really ignore the banana...

Ok. Scrap that idea.

But the light coming through the banana skin was pretty cool. How can I hold up a banana skin?

Drape it over a wine glass.

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then hold it with a pin

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add another banana to the glass?

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That had possibilities... Could I backlit the front banana and light the regular banana? All in high key? That might look kind of cool!!


Couldn't do it.

Extreme lighting on a banana? Half dark, half light? I didn't want any background... hang it in the air?

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Not worth it -- swings around too much. Have to drag out a black background. Really sick of bananas by this point.

Stuck a banana on a table and went for a shadow instead. :)

Thanks for all the great comments!!

[Sep. 25th, 2012 09:50:00 PM]

oh, that's right -- here's the backlit banana macro:

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(can you tell I was really bored that day?)

Place: 7 out of 66
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09/26/2012 04:38:29 PM
Well done. I like it.
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09/26/2012 03:39:14 PM
Another great story! For what it's worth, I really like the macro. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/26/2012 11:36:32 AM
Love your story! HA! You're as pitiful as I am! ;)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/26/2012 02:48:43 AM
This was one of my top two picks in the challenge!
the only thing i'd have preferred is a slight oof on the shadow/background - it would really make the image pop!
great job anyway
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09/26/2012 12:21:38 AM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/25/2012 11:44:38 PM
I've been picking a lot of bananas, and this is one of my top picks.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/25/2012 11:10:43 PM
love the shadow and curve.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/25/2012 08:33:20 PM
Perfect texture, light and shadow. Nicely done.
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09/25/2012 08:25:17 PM
Simple, but elegant in composition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/25/2012 08:19:02 PM
simplistic beauty
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/25/2012 03:57:07 PM
Love the surface and light.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/21/2012 06:00:21 AM
I love the composition and the editing. One of the bananas I like the most :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/19/2012 07:21:41 PM
I like the simplicity of this one and also the grain. Nice composition for a banana. (voted earlier)
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09/19/2012 01:02:50 PM
I like the grain, the textured background and the nice long shadow. A minor critique would be to say that it is a little on the bright side, but you did get detail in the shadows and the highlights indicating a good exposure.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/19/2012 08:51:13 AM
I think this is my favorite of the challenge. Love the crescent shadow.
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09/19/2012 03:22:15 AM
Loving the light and texture here, what is a banana ? this picture screams the answer.
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