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Strawberry Fields Forever
Strawberry Fields Forever
xianart


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Challenge: Beatles Song/Lyrics (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Date: May 30, 2006
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Landscape, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2006

Photoshopping:
USM
levels
hue/sat
burn
dodge
noise ninja
reduce to 640
save for web

post challenge
o dear o dear. when i woke up on the morning of the rollover, i looked at my home page, and saw - o gawd blah colour and general wimpishness. never never never post process AND submit while drunk!

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Views since voting: 977
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Votes: 273
Comments: 16
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06/16/2006 11:36:03 AM
Greetings from CTP2 Gunnsi
First impression

You met the challenge but this picture only shows strawberries but not a field. Good looking strawberries and some of them in superb focus and show a great detail. Lovely colours. This picture would have scored well in the Bokeh challenge I think.
What can you do better
The picture is maybe a bit too simple. Adding something to the strawberries might have helped. There is nothing that connects this to the Beatles but the title. (the same for my picture).
I saw this thread two days ago, read'em and weep :-)
Win a Ribbon

Message edited by author 2006-06-16 11:38:38.
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06/09/2006 01:12:20 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club

First off let me say that as a thumbnail this image works really well. It definitely pops among the group due to its color rendition.

I The image and the title definitely meets the challenge. The intent here is a good one as is the concept. I think what is lacking here is the extra push for this to pop really well as a full sized image. Either a level or a curve adjustment would have been good to make the colors come out. Even a play with the Hue and Saturation would be great as well.

Photographing food items are never easy. However, I'll let you in on a secret. Use PAM or a similar ingredient when photographing food items. PAM creates a sheen on the items and gives them luster. Luster enhances light thus making the strawberries more suculent and looking tasty ;)

This is a good image. Minor adjustments (specially since it's an Advanced Editing challenge) would have made this image truly "sing".

If you have any questions or comments regarding this critique, feel free to PM me ;)

Cheers,

Rikki
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 06:05:46 PM
nice shot
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06/06/2006 12:10:30 AM
7.
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06/03/2006 01:51:15 PM
nice DOF, probably could use with a slight increase in the saturation, but nice shot (best of the strawberry fields shots i've seen so far)
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06/02/2006 10:01:39 PM
very nice macro! 10
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06/02/2006 03:26:03 PM
I love this close composition! This is awesome.
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06/01/2006 04:27:38 PM
they don't quite look red enough?
they look a little too pinkish.
that may have been the original color, but, it would have been nice if you could have made them redder.
nice idea anyway.
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06/01/2006 12:16:07 AM
This is very nice.
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05/31/2006 04:45:34 PM
It looks like an acupuntured tongue.
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05/31/2006 04:35:10 PM
Beautiful shot, love the DOF, needs a slight curves adjustment to make the colours less washed out.
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05/31/2006 04:26:42 PM
i like it. maybe a higher viewpoint would have complemented the Forever aspect
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05/31/2006 04:00:31 PM
Let me take you down
cause I'm going to strawberry fields
Nothing is real
and nothing to get hung about
Strawberry fields forever

Nice strawberries....5
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05/31/2006 12:35:16 PM
I like this shot, but maybe a little boost in contrast would make it a bit more appealing.
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05/31/2006 05:34:59 AM
NOTE.... I'm looking at the image first and tyrying to guess the title. If I can't guess, I can't give high marks :-(

got it, though there have been some with nice fields in the shot as well - they get a bit more credit, but this is a good fruity shot
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05/31/2006 03:47:34 AM
The picture could do with a bit more contrast and saturation, but overall pretty nice.
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