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Still Life With Lemons
Still Life With Lemons
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Challenge: Nude IV (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Lx
Date: Jan 28, 2007
Aperture: f/11.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Still Life, Nude
Date Uploaded: Jan 28, 2007

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Statistics
Place: 11 out of 121
Avg (all users): 6.8326
Avg (commenters): 7.7931
Avg (participants): 6.3293
Avg (non-participants): 6.9385
Views since voting: 28056
Views during voting: 1900
Votes: 472
Comments: 82
Favorites: 32 (view)


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04/05/2011 11:15:12 PM
This image has stuck in my brain, and now I no longer look at lemons in quite the same way.
The technical mastery and clever use of vermeer light aside, just very well seen. You have expanded my world just a bit, which is what art is supposed to do.
12/12/2008 06:24:36 PM
Lemons have nipples =pierce a lemon nipple , not flesh - You are just an artist.
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08/26/2008 12:24:24 AM
I like the lighting and the special composition. Great photo!!
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04/05/2008 11:48:57 AM


Rembrandt van Rijn, Well done. Great photograph! Love it!

Tamas
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01/22/2008 09:00:37 PM
But where are the lemons?
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08/02/2007 08:50:35 AM
that ring still cracks me up LOL
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05/23/2007 07:49:58 AM
great pic mutch humour (i like the oercing lemon...)
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05/15/2007 03:53:24 PM
Very nice work and quite an artistic statement.
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02/13/2007 08:16:55 AM
this was my favorite... what a powerful image.
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02/13/2007 06:56:48 AM
As usual, good work. I have a question though. Why the piercing in the loner lemon?
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02/07/2007 09:09:40 AM
This is my favorite one of all. I grow lemons and it just plain gets my attention!
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02/05/2007 08:00:28 PM
Don't you dare enter this into Fruits and Veggies :-P Great shot!
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02/05/2007 04:17:32 AM
This is art, my friend. Good stuff like this belongs on a museum's wall.

Parabéns Jorge! É pena que tantos DPC'ers não apreciem limão.
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02/05/2007 04:13:13 AM
Ya know... I'm kinda disappointed this one didn't make the top 3... It is just such a fun photo!
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02/05/2007 02:58:18 AM
Congrats on your 11th, though it should have scored higher
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02/05/2007 12:59:34 AM
I think this one deserved to be on the front page for sure.....
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02/05/2007 12:14:26 AM
Hey congrats on your high placing. Smile.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/04/2007 09:16:51 PM
7
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02/04/2007 07:34:20 PM
I really like it, especially with the pierced lemon to the left! Great use of colour and composition.
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02/04/2007 05:35:05 PM
love the pierced lemon, great touch to this artistic image!
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02/04/2007 03:19:20 PM
great figure, but not too sure about the lemons. Should have left these out and then i would have given you 10.
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02/04/2007 10:27:56 AM
Great touch with the Lemon Ring. Great composition and lighting.
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02/04/2007 09:47:41 AM
I just noticed that there are Lemons in this photo. Actually, I like the shadow play in this photograph. well done.
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02/04/2007 07:54:01 AM
Hopefully not too subtle for most. Nice touch.
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02/03/2007 09:28:14 PM
nice technicals with the shot, but the lemons don't fit for me. Maybe if they looked like HER breasts it would work, but they don't, and it just misses for me. Still scored it up though, it is very well done.
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02/03/2007 01:10:20 PM
Wonderful...love the piercing.
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02/02/2007 11:05:43 PM
MAKE LEMONADE! HEHE Beautiful lines, great lighting.
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02/02/2007 08:38:41 PM
Perfect... it could be in an art museum
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02/02/2007 03:02:11 PM
I think this is a very strong image. LOL, and I just now noticed the piercing on the left-most lemon! That is cool. I like the lighting and the pose of the model. Great focus and I think the composition works well.
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02/02/2007 07:59:45 AM
Great idea - Great photograph! Also great - the nipple ring lemon!
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02/02/2007 01:42:23 AM
Beatifully crisp focus and colour excellent
I like your idea Poor lemon!
Nice work
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02/01/2007 10:09:38 PM
Interesting combination and eye catching piercing
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02/01/2007 08:26:26 PM
LOL... this is probably the most entertaining image I've seen in this challenge. The lemons are well chosen. I particularly like the pierced lemon. Bravo!!!
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02/01/2007 04:56:04 PM
Nice job. I feel that you have every thing right. The only thing is, I find that the lemons are a little distracting. Maybe if there was not as many or something. Who knows six of one, half a dozen of another. I'm sure that one person will tell you one thing, and another will tell you something else. Good Luck. 9
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02/01/2007 04:25:36 PM
I like this, excellent lighting on both the lemons and the model - 8
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02/01/2007 08:55:33 AM
nice.i like the one outside of tha plate...good light
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01/31/2007 05:11:49 PM
Sorry ... I'm not a big fan of nipple piercing.... I mean lemon piercing! Hey.. that's great, I didn't notice that the first time through. I like your lighting and the composition. Bumping up to an 8.
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01/31/2007 02:04:48 PM
I like. The yellow shows against the smooth skin very nicely!! 8
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01/31/2007 11:00:55 AM
Like the nipple ring twist. Nice lighting.
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01/31/2007 01:49:05 AM
wow very nice!
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01/30/2007 08:03:13 PM
Love the lemons ;-)
Good lighting, nice idea, overall good photo.
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01/30/2007 07:17:36 PM
Beautiful use of rich light.
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01/30/2007 03:41:14 PM
Interesting concept, I like the composition but for me the lighting on the body is a little flat (just my humble opinion) :o)
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01/30/2007 02:31:04 PM
Interesting shot.
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01/30/2007 12:51:46 PM
I knew there had to be a "twist" to this image! Very cool stuff! Great lighting! Nicely done.
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01/30/2007 07:42:24 AM
nice image. amousing the piercing to the lemon.
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01/30/2007 06:38:09 AM
Nicely done.....
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01/30/2007 05:52:22 AM
nice idea and composition, but didn't notice the pierced lemon on first and second look, had turned it to the center and had used less lemons on the plate. good lighting.
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01/30/2007 12:37:12 AM
Winner. Blue for sure. I really like the lighting here.
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01/29/2007 11:42:21 PM
i like the use of the lemosn

Message edited by author 2007-04-01 20:08:50.
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01/29/2007 09:53:26 PM
IMO, this is the best color images of them all. Nice lemons. Awesome picture. 10
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01/29/2007 09:42:43 PM
hm... not sure if this qualifies as still life ;)
though i like the pierced one ;)
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01/29/2007 09:22:10 PM
I like it, but have mixed emotions over all the lemons...maybe too many?
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01/29/2007 08:57:25 PM
delcious !!!! mmmmm!!!! love the whole thing 10
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01/29/2007 08:49:14 PM
to me, her ribs detract from the overall effect (sorry), but love the composition.
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01/29/2007 08:27:10 PM
I love the pierced lemon... i almost didnt see it at first!! The shot is great.. lighting is excellent, composition effective! Well done
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01/29/2007 08:20:27 PM
One of the few naturally colorful entries, very nice, 9 from me!
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01/29/2007 08:01:09 PM
What an interesting composition with the suggestive lemons. I particularly like the pierced one. 10
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01/29/2007 05:10:12 PM
Very original use of a nipple piercing... ;-) Love the texture contrast between the lemon skin and the model's skin. Nice contrast of colors too. Suggestions: bend elbow more downwards to accentuate the waist. Crop more horizontal to emphasize the lenght of the body (instead of an almost square crop at the moment). Ask your model to slightly add some tension in her fingers so it won't look numb. And finally, a slightly softer light on the lemons might have made them complement more the model instead of standing out so much more than the model (maybe desaturating the yellow a bit would also help). Very nice entry. Good luck!
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01/29/2007 04:18:09 PM
Beautiful light. There's something very classical in the composition and the lighting. The model's ribs stand out as sort of anachronistic, given the style- one expects a more, well, Rubenesque figure.
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01/29/2007 03:50:18 PM
Pleasing shot, simple and well lit.

The model looks nearly as cold as some of the lemons :-)

Not sure about the deviant lemon with the nipple ring . . is there a seperate social commentry about how this piercing makes it stand out from the crowd, or maybe it's been rejected by them . . will we ever know for sure? good shot - hope the lemon finds friends of it's own :-)
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01/29/2007 02:09:13 PM
ha, why lemons? :D

mabe without them I'd lke this image better, allthough,... mm, maybe I do like it. lighting is awesome, also the smooth and white skin of your model is nice. focus on the lemons is a good choice, I think.
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01/29/2007 02:07:43 PM
Ohhhh this one is awesome!
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01/29/2007 01:47:27 PM
Nicely planned setup and a great capture. Very creative
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01/29/2007 12:36:27 PM
Generally I do not mind visible ribs, having been very thin for a long time myself. Here I think because the ribcage is in the center of the shot, the pattern of shadows competes for attention. Possibly light from a different angle, or angling the body would help? Or really, just a different composition would probably do a lot, since it wouldn't be in the center anymore. But I do realize that would make your shot totally different, and I do like it. (I should also add that I think the body is beautiful! Very graceful and elegant.)

Oh gosh, I just noticed the ring on the lemon on the left! How totally awesome!!

I think you did a great job with lighting. The dark areas of the body on the right and left blend into the negative space in a really cool way. The colors are great. This is an image where it looks like the levels are a bit off but instead of that being a problem, it actually works very nicely.
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01/29/2007 12:35:33 PM
nice composition, good lighting and naturally colors. - 7 -
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01/29/2007 12:21:42 PM
very evocative, easy to 'get' what's going on here

<why do i suddenly crave fresh-squeezed lemonade?> ;)
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01/29/2007 12:07:04 PM
I like your choice for lighting.. Beautiful picture.
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01/29/2007 11:41:39 AM
very good idea, love the composition - 9
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01/29/2007 11:00:17 AM
this made me smile...great job!
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01/29/2007 10:28:34 AM
Boy, that lemon-nipple ring is just cracking me up!
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01/29/2007 07:05:21 AM
The repetitive theme here works well. I keep referring back to the main point of focus every time I look at the lemons.
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01/29/2007 04:51:59 AM
Love the Lemon Ring
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01/29/2007 03:44:20 AM
nice softness to the skin. not too sure about her ribs..they are very present. LOVE the detail with the pierced lemon!
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01/29/2007 02:12:52 AM
7 top votes of 9 for this challenge, this has been one of them
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01/29/2007 01:58:57 AM
beautiful. soft light, excellent sharpness and lots of depth. the lemons add a nice touch of texture colour. The nipple ring would have been far more amusing if she had one too, but i like it anyway :)

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01/29/2007 01:03:16 AM
hmm lemons ... ha ha love the colours here, also like the nipple ring on the lemon, nice touch
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01/29/2007 01:00:23 AM
Love the piercing and the perfect body! Lighting on the lemons is excellent. never noticed the nipples on a lemon before!
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01/29/2007 12:47:42 AM
Cool idea. Oh I see the lemon on the left is pierced. LOL Beautiful light.
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01/29/2007 12:32:49 AM
Love the lighting and the pierced lemon! 6
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01/29/2007 12:31:05 AM
Lovely, incredible clarity. Great composition. A 9 for you!
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01/29/2007 12:24:50 AM
Um....can we say model needs to eat more!
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