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I saw red when I was shopping on Monday
I saw red when I was shopping on Monday

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Challenge: Supermarket Still Life (Minimal Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Date: Jan 26, 2017
Date Uploaded: Jan 28, 2017

tried to create a classical still life but with preserved items more related to the "supermarket" theme.
In addition I choose items from different countries to obscure the location of the shot: Pesto rossso from Italy, Bugles from the U.S., lingonberries from Sweden, Mon Cheri sweets might be from France, and the tomato pellets in front are from Japan. I even added a $ and a YEN note. I'm curious if somebody is alert enough to mention this.

Getting a decent lighting was the most difficult part of this minimal challenge: I tried flash, indirect flash, long exposure with a regular living space lamp and long exposure including illuminating with a torch. I was not content at all with any of that... sigh ...finally I decided to go with available light at daytime, there was a window on the right

[Feb. 3rd, 2017 02:58:09 AM]

This was one of the examples I looked up for a classic still life:
Still life Gaston Derval

The problem with my entry is that all props are red -that gives the impression it's too much and maybe messy. Thanks for your suggestions [user]giantmike[/user]
Well, next time hopefully I can do it better...

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02/08/2017 11:16:30 AM
So red! I liked the lingering focus/blur over the wine bottle. and the IKEA reference is nice.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/06/2017 05:38:49 AM
Meets the challenge but lacks finesse for me. You started making an effort with the red cloth, then seemed to stop there.
I reckon this would've been more effective in an entire red background!
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02/06/2017 04:27:12 AM
The shot fits the challenge well, but the execution is not quite up to par.
I do like the red concept but it's still a messy red snapshot to me. Lighting is flat, the focus is undefined, the camera angle is weird...
Minimal editing challenges do pose (ehem) challenge in all of these areas.
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02/01/2017 10:25:15 AM
This is really jumbled for a still life. Some suggestions I have:
1. You really don't need the money and receipt in there. That is taking away from the red.
2. There are 8 products, a bowl, and a red cloth. That's too much. Mayeb it's just too much because they are tipped all over.
3. The background is terrible, and give an amateur feel.
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