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Bobbin' for Apples
Bobbin' for Apples

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Challenge: Apple (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8D
Location: Atlanta, GA
Date: May 17, 2005
Aperture: 22
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Family, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: May 17, 2005

The biggest challenge to this challenge was finding a glass-bottomed container big enough to bob for apples. My 8-year-old son was more than happy to "model" for this one.

Before I explained to him what we were doing, I turned around to find him eating the best apple. So apple #2 had to step in at the last minute for the shoot.

I was surprised at how clear the water was. When the bubbles settled, you could not tell the image was taken from under water, so I had to be quick on the shutter when he dunked his head in to get some of the bubbles.

Post processing included removing couple of dust spots, and resizing it.

Place: 69 out of 386
Avg (all users): 5.7195
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.4837
Avg (non-participants): 5.9600
Views since voting: 1234
Views during voting: 436
Votes: 303
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/24/2005 11:36:42 PM
oh, this is just so-o-o-o great! 10!
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05/24/2005 09:55:02 PM
If I was gonna enter this challenge, and I didn't, btw. I had 2 ideas in mind, one was either to try to shoot an apple with a bow, and try to capture the arrow entering/exiting the apple, and my second Idea was "bobbing" and Im so glad someone attempted it, Nice work-
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05/24/2005 07:43:13 PM
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05/24/2005 07:10:32 PM
I like this on many different levels. It is creative, fun, technically advanced and that kid is just the perfect bobber! His freckles make this so classic that one cannot help but smile warmly when looking at this. Only way to make this better is if those trees on the left were replaced by other party-goer's faces watching the action with joyful smiles. One of my top ten in this challenge.
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05/23/2005 06:55:42 PM
cute idea and nice image too!
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05/21/2005 10:48:34 PM
This was a great shot. Very different. I wouldn't change a thing.
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05/19/2005 10:18:43 AM
Very good angle to capture the image...I like how you caught it lokigng up at him, and i also like how the water looks so realistuic
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05/18/2005 08:50:01 PM
Really nice. Love it. How did you focus it so well?
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05/18/2005 06:17:38 PM
I love this one
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05/18/2005 06:09:40 PM
This Is by far my fav so far!!! all the others are the same !! but this one jumped off the screen!!! great job!\
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05/18/2005 04:32:21 PM
more distortion on the left would make this easier for my eye to read, I really really like it though!
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05/18/2005 01:36:42 PM
Nice idea!
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05/18/2005 11:58:49 AM
kids eyes looks like he's been bobbing in chlorinated water.
05/18/2005 11:20:20 AM
Love it. This one takes me back.
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05/18/2005 08:27:27 AM
Great angle and perspective. One bubble near the right eye makes it appear as if the model was crying, but that's a small nitpick. Scoring high.
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05/18/2005 12:36:27 AM
nice idea taking it from the inside 10
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