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Challenge: Abstract Food (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: home studio
Date: Jul 16, 2006
Aperture: f11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 0.3sec
Date Uploaded: Jul 16, 2006

I sliced one slightly red and one green apple into wedges, then I pieced the wedges together in varying patterns in a light tent, playing with the different shapes and colors until I found a few arrangements that were interesting, then shot these with one spotlight and 100mm macro lens: camera on tripod...levels, curves, hue/saturation, selective color, brightness/contrast, shadow/highlight, usm, cropped.. there was some condensation on a couple of apples; at first I wiped it off then I changed my mind because I liked the shots with the condensation..

Statistics
Place: 64 out of 199
Avg (all users): 5.7885
Avg (commenters): 7.5556
Avg (participants): 5.7500
Avg (non-participants): 5.8106
Views since voting: 750
Views during voting: 300
Votes: 208
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0


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08/27/2006 11:25:36 PM
This is just amazing how you did this as I would have no idea if just looking at the image without you comment on how this was done.
I love it and it definately deserved a higher position re this challenge.
07/30/2006 11:03:50 PM
* Greetings from the Critique Club *

Hi Marion. This is an intriguing photo and a great idea for the challenge. You've also captured some great texture with the skin of the apples.

My main gripe would be it's quite dark in the lower centre of the photo. It would of been great to have a bit more light showing through in that portion. Even maybe a little bit more processing just to bump it through there may of created a totally different photo.

This is one of those photos where I find it hard to pin point focus. The moisture on the green apple in the middle looks quite sharp but the red apple to the left looks slightly soft, though it may also be the texture of the apple itself that causes that. The crop you have used has worked well for the subject.

Your photo faired pretty well and you should be pleased with your finish. I agree that I don't think it would be the same if it didn't have the moisture on the apples so I think you made the right choice there. Most of the top placed photos in this challenge were abstract but were still pretty much recognisable in what they were and yours is no exception here. Well done and best of luck with future challenges.

Neil

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07/25/2006 10:53:48 AM
...delicious colour v 7
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07/24/2006 08:37:47 AM
I guess that food was more important than the abstract art aspect of this challenge; thought this was a good abstract and would place higher..thanks for all the positive votes, though..and thank you for the7,8,9, and 10s...sometimes, I find my interpretation of art gets in the way of my entries...

Message edited by author 2006-07-24 09:09:27.
07/24/2006 12:19:27 AM
A beautiful shot and IMO deserving of a much higher placing.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/23/2006 09:45:20 PM
Personally I think it's great and meets the challenge more than any I've seen thus far in voting. I'll bet it won't be in the top 10 but it sure deserves it.
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07/21/2006 11:42:47 PM
great rhythm in this image. a deeper DOF that kept all the pieces in focus would have been nice.
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07/21/2006 02:49:30 PM
wonderful texture, great shapes/lines/composition. 8
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07/19/2006 09:37:14 PM
Colors, softness, processing all work well here.
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07/18/2006 05:18:41 PM
Very unrecognizable macro for me, great color and pattern for a wonderful abstract. Very nice!
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07/17/2006 11:08:21 PM
Nice mix of colors and textures. 9
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07/17/2006 05:16:54 PM
very odd looking but has great sense of movement. 8
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07/17/2006 12:07:25 PM
Very nice colours and curves, great image for this challenge.
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07/17/2006 01:38:09 AM
great depth and great as an abstract
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