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Desire ............ Fulfillment
Desire ............ Fulfillment

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Challenge: Time (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D1X
Location: Studio
Date: Mar 22, 2003
Aperture: f/1.4
ISO: 125 EV -2.0
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Abstract, Studio
Date Uploaded: Mar 22, 2003

As your fulfillment grows your desire diminishes, and the reasons for wanting the object of your desires become blurred.

The apples were arranged as follows, the full apple was the furtherest from the camera and the most bitten off one closest. The lens used was Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 at f/1.4. The light was a 24"x36" 500W/s softbox at 1/8th stop, directly over the apples.

Place: 96 out of 209
Avg (all users): 5.0146
Avg (commenters): 6.7273
Avg (participants): 4.7304
Avg (non-participants): 5.3736
Views since voting: 950
Votes: 206
Comments: 27
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/05/2003 06:56:30 AM
what is wrong with everyone, I thougt this one would get a ribbon, fantastic job, you should be proud. All of a sudden I feel so much better about my photos that I´ve liked and have been put down too. I find that if my photos aren´t in total focus ppl tend to mark them down, why? If this had been in focus the whole way it would have been flat and uninteresting, just remember that a lot of the ppl who wote don´t know much about photography...
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03/31/2003 06:26:22 PM
97th!?? You got screwed. This was one of my top 2 last week!
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03/31/2003 01:31:38 AM
Brilliant artistic shot. I didn't vote on this challenge because I knew I didn't have time to get to all of them, but this would have been a 10. Very, very clever - with a great message underneath it all. I see lots of people didn't "get" it - but I guess you have to expect that with real art, sometimes. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/30/2003 11:56:00 PM
Interesting approach to the challenge; in my opinion, I would like the shot better if all five apples were in focus, but I understand you intended the shot to turn out this way.
03/30/2003 11:45:34 PM
Dang, those apples must have been out for a while because those cores are so b-r-o-w-n! ;-)

Message edited by author 2003-03-31 04:17:54.
03/29/2003 09:45:19 AM
I don't know about the blur as it goes toward the right... and you should have put lime or lemon juice to keep the fruit from turning brown. It's a good idea though. And I like the framing.
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03/29/2003 09:04:40 AM
Great idea. You would have gotten top marks but you lose all the extra for the poor focus. Had great potential. I don`t know if you are trying to show more time has expired with the more eaten apples but this in my opinion is totaly unnessesary. The light green border is not a help either! An apple lover
03/28/2003 09:26:35 AM
Great job! The concept is clear and DOF technique is related to the issue. Good luck
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03/28/2003 08:20:48 AM
Love the idea but the blur do not work for me. 4-Martin
03/27/2003 08:55:31 PM
The receding blur is engaging, but I'm not sure why it's there. I love the idea of expressing time with this apple. Well composed and interesting image!
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03/27/2003 08:48:42 PM
I'm wondering why the progressive loss of focus ? I think you could have accomplished the same theme with manipulation of the light or placement..good idea
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03/27/2003 11:11:19 AM
Excellent DOF, wonderful composure and great idea on top!
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03/26/2003 12:23:43 PM
I like this a lot, shame about the lack of DOF. ( Lemon juice would have stoped the yellowing BTW )
03/25/2003 10:20:21 PM
the progressive focus is cool, doesnt' shout time to me, personally, but I like the photo nonetheless
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03/25/2003 04:50:37 PM
there is so much more of that apple you could have ate
03/25/2003 03:00:50 PM
What a marvelous waste of apples!!
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03/25/2003 01:31:03 PM
nice photo good idea.
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03/25/2003 07:34:14 AM
great idea, great lighting, great dof, a breath of fresh air after all those photos of clocks :) definently a 10
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03/24/2003 11:18:41 PM
How was this done?? I'm hoping you'll tell us!
03/24/2003 04:53:57 PM
Brillaint work! The shallow DOF really brings to the shot! One of my tops of the week!
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03/24/2003 12:48:42 PM
Pity you couldn't have stopped the apples from oxygenating like this - but a very nice idea indeed.
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03/24/2003 10:24:40 AM
good idea, opent the DOF though. The whole apple is no more important than your conclusion, the eaten apple.
03/24/2003 08:22:56 AM
This is an excellent concept, but is lacking in focus and quality. Also, It would be better if only the last apple was turning brown. Lemon juice may have helped with the others.
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03/24/2003 08:17:21 AM
I quite like the way the progression of the DOF works against the usual progression of the eye. The slight irregularity of spacing disturbs the image a little much for me.
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03/24/2003 08:16:53 AM
Interesting... nicely done. Different.
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03/24/2003 01:56:45 AM
I feel that this would have been better if all of the apples were in focus and on the same plane. Excellent idea though (and original so far?)
03/24/2003 12:13:16 AM
Ermm..... the person was becoming seriously inebriated while eating the apple? Sorry, that's my first reaction. I think that this photo had alot of potential, but that all the apples should have been in focus.

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