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Challenge: Magazine Cover (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Location: Hull
Date: Jun 10, 2003
Aperture: f6.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Interior, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jun 10, 2003

My first fruit shot. :o)

In macro mode.

Place: 19 out of 232
Avg (all users): 6.5357
Avg (commenters): 7.7857
Avg (participants): 6.4297
Avg (non-participants): 6.6452
Views since voting: 1489
Votes: 252
Comments: 16
Favorites: 2 (view)

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06/18/2003 02:17:17 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

I concur with all of the positive statements below--even my own!

This is a marvelous image, and I feel lucky to have gotten it to critique. The positive things that pop out are the wonderful lighting, that illuminates the pear very clearly, but which also adds drama to the photo and depth to the fruit. The black background isolates the fruit, so it gets the focus. It adds a sense of mystique, too.

The composition is marvelous. Your Health can be seen in this pear as it is positioned; the off center composition implies that this is only a part of the whole picture, and health is a big picture! The water on the fruit aids in making it look inviting and refreshing, and I'm glad you chose a healthy looking pear!

To improve the shot I would . . . Hmmm. I can't think of anything to improve the shot. it is clear, refreshing, inviting, and makes me want to open the magazine. Some below have mentioned the black background being "doom" filled. I disagree, but you may want to think about having a white background or some other color and experiment to see what moods and feelings they evoke.

Again, wonderful shot; I'm glad it did well. Best of luck to you in future challenges!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/17/2003 10:35:44 AM
Unusual image yet very ordinary subject. Has quite a strong 'ambience' to it for a shot of half a pear! 8
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06/16/2003 07:11:17 PM
wonderful lighting on this pear, its just perfect.
06/16/2003 05:54:12 PM
06/16/2003 03:40:35 PM
I didn't know my health was so mysterious! Very nice atmosphere here. The shot makes me want to open the magazine!
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06/13/2003 04:26:15 PM
nice detail. border enhances color in pic.
06/13/2003 03:52:17 PM
Very cool picture. A little too dark and ominous though. I don't want to see such a doom-filled picture on that magazine unless it is about something unhealthy. Please don't tell me pears are evil and unhealthy now.
06/12/2003 12:06:37 AM
nice closeup & lighting...
06/11/2003 11:58:45 PM
Excellent in every way. 10
06/11/2003 06:31:26 PM
Hay there is a pear and yes it is interesting nice capture.
06/11/2003 05:34:12 PM
Great lighting, and having the water drops on the pear is a definate plus. Oh, and the black background... two thumbs up. :)
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06/11/2003 04:37:29 PM
good work! I like it, esspecially idea with the water drops it gives more interest. = 8
06/11/2003 10:49:53 AM
Fantastic shot! Beautiful lighting and the water drops on the pear and stem are reallly eye-catching. 9
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06/11/2003 02:44:15 AM
good use of texture and lighting
06/11/2003 01:53:58 AM
Simply stunning! 9 Jak
06/11/2003 01:20:52 AM

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