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Orange & Blue
Orange & Blue
moonwell


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Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Backyard
Date: Jun 25, 2005
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Macro, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jan 7, 2006

Quarter orange photographed on mirror in water puddle w/ blue background. Natural Light.

Background cleaned up, Levels, Curves, Crop, USM.

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Post Challenge:
Wow, I got a lot of comments about bad photoshop work. Yes, there are some artifacts from oversharpening around the top of the orange which weren't noticable on my old crappy monitor, or visible in a print. But the other things commented on were actually part of the original photo. The orange was sitting in a puddle of water, and the edge of the waterline caused an irregular transition that some people saw as bad editing.

Statistics
Place: 363 out of 833
Avg (all users): 5.7624
Avg (commenters): 6.1600
Avg (participants): 5.7057
Avg (non-participants): 6.0400
Views since voting: 1208
Views during voting: 618
Votes: 442
Comments: 29
Favorites: 1 (view)


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02/05/2006 11:56:42 PM
Wow, I got a lot of comments about bad photoshop work. Yes, there are some artifacts from oversharpening around the top of the orange which weren't noticable on my old crappy monitor, or visible in a print. But the other things commented on were actually part of the original photo. The orange was sitting in a puddle of water, and the edge of the waterline caused an irregular transition that some people saw as bad editing.
02/05/2006 05:20:36 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

What a startlingly nice image of the orange section. When I saw this in competition, I scored it high, as did many of our voters.

However, now that I'm in critique mode, I've got to be a bit more objective about your image. You do have some commentors who noted the photoshop effects around the edges of your orange could use some work. This unevenness shows up loud and clear on my monitor as well. While I note you didn't prefer to mark these particular comments as helpful, they really are meant to assist you. As is this one. There is a light blue halo all around the orange. There are peculiar two-color blue changes at the right side above the mirrored segment. The blue at the bottom shows a marked color change where either erasures or some other changes in color took place. Just a little more practice with PS is likely all it'll take to make your images constant winners.

Overall, a fine image, well placed in the frame and excellent focus.

I see I've had the pleasure of critiquing another of your images recently and for sure, I'll look forward to seeing more of your work on DPC!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2006 09:10:15 PM
Beautiful
01/26/2006 05:05:34 PM
Good contrasting colours ... quite a distraction in the mirroring though.
01/26/2006 07:45:43 AM
Strong contrast in colors, and a strong image....I love the perfect reflection as well.....
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2006 07:32:21 PM
nice lighting and focus. the black line running through the center of the composition is a bit distracting. Being a Florida Alumn i'll throw you an extra point.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2006 03:15:07 PM
Nice colours.
01/22/2006 08:31:45 PM
As someone told me one time..."photoshop gone bad". Would have been better to clean up the rough edges after dropping out the background. Nice colors though..great contrast.
01/22/2006 03:14:49 PM
good constrast
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/22/2006 01:58:39 PM
Awhhh yes the perfect orange and blue image. Best of luck!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/22/2006 12:30:33 PM
Very well done.
01/21/2006 05:14:29 PM
this is a very poor photoshop work, it's way over sharpened, and that blue line on the right should have been cloned out.
01/20/2006 05:33:34 PM
i really like it but im having trouble figuring out how you did it......7
01/20/2006 12:26:51 PM
I'm getting a cut-and-past effect around the edges of the orange, especially at the lower portion and the right of the frame. It is a strong composition though.
01/20/2006 07:45:12 AM
Finally! Something to enjoy in this contest!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/20/2006 06:52:21 AM
Is this the most interesting thing you have seen during an entire year? I'm sorry.
01/19/2006 05:41:56 PM
very interesting
01/19/2006 08:16:45 AM
The idea is good but the ps work on the reflection underneath could have bin better. IMHO
01/18/2006 11:09:32 PM
10 from me...good luck!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/18/2006 07:22:51 PM
good focus and great details but the post processing is too apparent around the edges
01/18/2006 04:16:38 AM
nice and bright - just a bit over-sharpened as their is some haloing along the top edge of the orange peel
01/17/2006 10:38:13 PM
Very nice complimentary colours, and great graphical image :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2006 10:23:33 PM
I really like the concept and the complimentary colours. It looks to me that this has ben over-processed, based on the strange outline around the orange. JMO.
01/17/2006 01:15:58 PM
I relly like the simple uncluttered composition. Nice complementary colors as well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2006 11:09:23 AM
This would have been great for burst of color! Really pretty.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2006 09:52:41 AM
By utilizing the mirror technique, Abdul was able to sell a quarter an orange for a half orange price.


Nice color contrast, good reflections
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/17/2006 01:52:25 AM
Nice colors.
01/16/2006 07:34:30 PM
Good use of contrasting colour. Just looking at this picture makes me hungry for an orange.

Cathy
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/16/2006 02:01:56 AM
wow.... how you get the reflections?


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