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Pea Cuisine
Pea Cuisine
Bebe


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Challenge: PEAS! (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: home
Date: Aug 12, 2006
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30 sec
Galleries: Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Aug 12, 2006

Many many many thanks to those voting & commenting. I'm over the moon about getting a top ten - this is by far my best showing at DPC.

I didn't expect this to do nearly as well, or I would have put the details in prior to submitting!

When I had this idea, I thought this would be a fun family project. My 10 year old son took one look and said "no way"; my daughter was braver but lasted less than a minute: "too mushy." It took me about 4 hours and 6 bags of defrosted peas to make this.

I apologize hugely for the quality. I completely agree with everyone who said that it was too sharp/not sharp enough/pixelated, etc. I took it with a decent camera & lens, so I can't blame my equipment.

I really don't know exactly what went wrong in PP. It looked better before I downsized it, but even then it was sharp in some areas & less sharp in others. I considered not entering it at all, but after all that work ...

Anyway, I'm thrilled. Many thanks again!

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 209
Avg (all users): 6.5240
Avg (commenters): 7.1000
Avg (participants): 6.2651
Avg (non-participants): 6.6527
Views since voting: 3197
Views during voting: 680
Votes: 250
Comments: 47
Favorites: 3 (view)


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01/08/2010 01:02:44 PM
"Patience is a virtue, and [sometimes] is its own reward."
(anon)
Patience was a virtue here, and you were rewarded with a top ten in a major Challenge.
Congratulations on the fine idea, well done.
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11/22/2007 10:29:11 PM
Really amazing piece of work. Wonderfully creative and well executed.
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08/25/2006 10:37:50 PM
A very nice study indeed. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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08/23/2006 07:52:18 PM
Great shot. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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08/22/2006 09:18:23 AM
No dessert for you until you eat all of your vegetables. :D

Congratulations on your top ten finish Bebe. This is definitely one of the most creative and fun shots in this challenge. Well done!

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08/22/2006 08:19:42 AM
Originally posted by poxy:

Very good idea but the image is to compressed. It's only 43KB where the maximum size is 150KB. If you look at the other pictures they are almost all 145-150KB.


Oh no! I usually use the "size to" option in CS2 save to web - I wonder if I stuck in "50" instead of "150". That would explain some of the issues. Thanks for catching that.

edited for mistyping - apparently I am prone to that.

Message edited by author 2006-08-22 08:21:08.
08/22/2006 08:04:32 AM
Very good idea but the image is to compressed. It's only 43KB where the maximum size is 150KB. If you look at the other pictures they are almost all 145-150KB.
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08/22/2006 03:08:30 AM
a Brilliant idea, VERY creative .. coulda been execute slightly better .. but man.. impressive
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08/22/2006 02:37:40 AM
This must have taken a lot of work ;-) Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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08/22/2006 01:03:20 AM
This is frigging great
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08/22/2006 12:32:39 AM
WOOHO! Nice job on your top 10, now how did you do that??
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/21/2006 11:18:57 PM
Very creative and good looking peas:)
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08/21/2006 07:33:40 PM
Oh my gosh...where did you get all those peas? Great idea, but would be a lot better if it were a little sharper.
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08/21/2006 02:55:48 AM
WOW that is coooooool.
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08/20/2006 06:54:20 PM
Wow, you've spent hours to create this, didn't you? Well done!
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08/20/2006 02:51:08 PM
wow, very nice color. great job in making the bowl and saucer. seems like the focus could be a little sharper.
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08/19/2006 08:53:50 PM
Well done.
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08/19/2006 04:21:05 PM
Good use of texture. Could be sharper.
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08/19/2006 04:12:21 PM
Really nice setup but unfortunately the overall photos quality is poor - there appears to be pixelation and compression artifacts everywhere. If this was a higher quality image it would be a 10 from me, but the low quality is really distracting for me, so a 7
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08/19/2006 02:23:40 PM
Very nice. Appealing bright green.
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08/18/2006 12:35:13 AM
I like it cuz it draws my attention.
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08/17/2006 03:24:56 PM
This photo wins I think. Good luck.
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08/17/2006 01:22:18 PM
Are You crazy???? Magnific!
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08/17/2006 09:51:58 AM
Neat idea.
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08/16/2006 11:48:42 PM
Creative and so green! Very nice.
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08/16/2006 09:30:36 AM
Very nice idea and concept, How many cans or bags of peas did you have to use? I hope that we will see the answer after the challenge. :-)
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08/16/2006 09:19:29 AM
all i can say is 'wow' ! must have taken a while!
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08/16/2006 08:21:37 AM
Very cool idea...just the quality is not the best. Looks like its resized badly from small to big. The same in good quality would be one of top pictures.
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08/16/2006 08:06:21 AM
Absolutely great! 9
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08/16/2006 04:32:32 AM
Very cool. This will definitely do well. Good luck.
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08/15/2006 04:53:02 PM
cool. lotsa work.
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08/15/2006 03:57:08 PM
Wow! That's a heck of a lot of peas and glue! Kudos for setting that up!
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08/15/2006 02:31:24 PM
amazing
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08/15/2006 02:00:33 PM
Holy Peas!! Have a little spare time on your hands? lol j/k
Great shot!!
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08/15/2006 11:23:28 AM
very clever, mirrors? or lots and lots of peas?

The image is a little soft (mushy?) in some areas, maybe too much cloning.
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08/15/2006 11:21:06 AM
This is like Magic Eye. What a wonderful idea. I do however wish tht it was clearer. Still, one of the best in the challenge and I am totally blown away by this.
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08/15/2006 11:14:35 AM
that is so cool! how many bags of peas did you have buy to do this? :)
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08/15/2006 09:01:00 AM
Now, that's a heck of a lot of peas!!!
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08/15/2006 08:37:07 AM
What a lot of work. Have to give you 8 for the effort!
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08/15/2006 07:37:05 AM
I can't imagine how long it took to set up this shot. An extra point for effort and bumping to an 8.
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08/15/2006 06:34:22 AM
At first, it was like "AHHH RETINA ATTACK!"

...Sorry.

But it's good. I love the concept, I would have maybe liked it more without the pea in the spoon. And if the spoon had been a little darker, as to not be so harsh. But it would be hard to do in these conditions.

This was such a weird challenge...
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08/15/2006 06:17:15 AM
good idea but a bit to many peas for me, good luck
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08/15/2006 05:12:36 AM
excellent idea and set up, but very pixelated - trade your mobile phone for a camera!
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08/15/2006 03:26:41 AM
someone went through a lot of trouble here! that's a great shot, but there's something in the processing that is spoiling it...not sure if it's oversharpened or just artifacts from processing...8 for the effort
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08/15/2006 03:05:19 AM
Pretty nice subject but the quality of the photo isn't so good.
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08/15/2006 12:34:10 AM
A lot of effort there i see.....8
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08/15/2006 12:11:44 AM
Oh wow! What an elaborate set-up! An amazing amount of work must have gone into this. Outstanding creativity and vision! However, there's some funky pixelisation going on throughout the image. Did you try enlarging this from a smaller file, or perhaps over sharpened...? It's a terrible pity, the distortion takes away from what I'm certain would have been a ribbon contender! Best wishes for the challenge :) 5
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