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Air ap(pear)ent
Air ap(pear)ent

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Challenge: Light On White VII (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-600D/T3i Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Indoor Studio
Date: Feb 25, 2016
Aperture: 16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Feb 24, 2016

Originally it was just the three pears resting on the plate. But I came up with the idea of having them 'hover' after the first photo shoot. Since I did not have the materials I had to wait til morning (the last day of challenge) to buy bamboo skewers and white poster board that I was willing to poke holes through.

I already had a foam board which I then placed behind the white poster board. The foam board is used to stabilize the bamboo skewers once a hole has been poked through them. I measured the height I wanted each pear hover and then poked a hole through the poster board & foam board. I then used duct tape to hold each bamboo skewer firmly in place so that when I skewered each pear, it would stay in place.

So all the audience sees from a front angle is that the pears appear to be floating when in fact the bamboo skewers hidden directly behind them are holding them up. That is how this illusion is achieved. No strings, just sticks:-)

I want to thank my husband for the working title. I was going to title it, aPEARently Light but I loved his suggestion more.

These spray painted pears will also be making another appearance with being PEARed with Mondrian. I liked the way Mondrian's Apples turned out so I decided to do pears next for a matched set.

Place: 8 out of 49
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03/05/2016 07:22:19 PM
hehe -- love the story! Nicely done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/03/2016 08:43:02 PM
Nice composition. I gave 8
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03/03/2016 02:31:45 AM
Very quirky, my top pick!
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02/29/2016 12:47:39 PM
Funny composition that fit with the title I give 8
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02/26/2016 05:14:34 PM
Love it - and ur title made me smile :)
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