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Keith Maniac


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Challenge: Lighting II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: In the Kitchen, Chicago, USA
Date: May 22, 2005
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 30 seconds
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: May 22, 2005

This was done using the "Painting with Light" technique. I turned the lights out, and used a small pen light to "paint" the light onto the pears during the 30 seconds that the shutter was open.

Post Processing: crop, neat image, cloned out a couple blemishes on the pears, color balance, selective color to darken blacks, resize, unsharp mask, save for web.

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 239
Avg (all users): 6.4000
Avg (commenters): 8.2105
Avg (participants): 6.2857
Avg (non-participants): 6.5091
Views since voting: 1387
Views during voting: 342
Votes: 215
Comments: 26
Favorites: 5 (view)


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07/02/2005 06:56:31 PM
This is simply magnificent. I've never seen a fruit still life as beautiful in my life. The colors and lighting is too lovely for words.
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07/02/2005 06:24:41 PM
Very painterly...lovely lighting and tones. :)
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05/30/2005 10:11:17 AM
This is a beautiful shot, and I was amazed when I read how you did it. I'll have to try this myself, but I suspect that you make it sound easier than it is! Congratulations on a great photo; I've added it to my favorites.
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05/30/2005 12:39:09 AM
Congratulations on your top twenty finish with this lovely trio.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/29/2005 11:57:27 PM
masterful execution to bring out the soft textures. Bump.

Message edited by author 2005-05-30 00:38:30.
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05/29/2005 11:18:37 PM
Well done. 7
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05/29/2005 04:23:46 PM
A still life where light says it all. Good job.
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05/29/2005 07:37:37 AM
By far one ob the best images in the pack. Reminds me of a Dutch Master. My choice for a Top 3 finish. 10
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05/28/2005 02:56:55 PM
Nice still life, good texture on pears from sidelighting.
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05/27/2005 05:33:10 PM
Somehow this reminds me of a painting.
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05/26/2005 08:02:07 PM
Nice and well lit stil life. But lightning, not sure.
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05/26/2005 03:44:09 PM
This reminds me of a Flemish painting...of the old Masters. Beautiful, elegant yet very simple lighting...gorgeous textures...a very refined image...well done.
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05/24/2005 10:51:36 PM
Exquisite llighting. Highlights softly done without glare. Like the simplicity of the composition and the contrast.
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05/24/2005 04:52:17 PM
A very humble and delicate photo. The balance in light and composition is among the best in the challenge.
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05/24/2005 02:20:10 PM
classic shot, maybe a softer sepia tone with grain would be even more effective?
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05/24/2005 09:21:20 AM
Tres bien!!!
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05/24/2005 12:22:39 AM
10
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05/23/2005 08:26:11 PM
This is a clinic in how to use lighting. Nice, nice job
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05/23/2005 05:53:57 PM
Thumbnail caught my eye, Fullsize is even more beustifull..
Excellent light, not too harshe at any point on any of the pears.
If I had one small nitpick, it would be one of the pears has lost most of its stem, but thats not enough to distract me from giving you a full blown 10!
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05/23/2005 05:17:23 PM
Maybe it's my monitor, but the lighting looks PERFECT to me!
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05/23/2005 03:09:13 PM
I really like this. The lighting really just washes over the detai of your subject making it appealing to the eye. Wonderful!
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05/23/2005 01:29:41 PM
I love the subtle lighting of this still life.
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05/23/2005 11:41:40 AM
merveilleux!
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05/23/2005 10:03:54 AM
Well done. The lighting and shadows is perfection, IMO.
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05/23/2005 02:08:24 AM
I'm very happy to see this, a simple still life with classic, unadorned "modeling" light. Beautifully rendered. You can actually FEEL the surfaces here. 10
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05/23/2005 02:06:41 AM
Holy crap, this is some seriously good lighting! :-) This is an outstanding still life photo with rich detail, nice composition and absolutely professional lighting. Very nicely done.
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