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Fruity Bumbo
Fruity Bumbo

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Fruits and Vegetables II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1
Location: Vietnam
Date: Feb 5, 2007
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Travel, Children
Date Uploaded: Feb 8, 2007

A picture of a boat from a dock in Vietnam.
Lady was selling fruits and her child was helping.
Cropped out a woman on top of the boat
Saturated heavily
Desaturated areas where there was excessive noise
Added Border

Place: 4 out of 346
Avg (all users): 6.8452
Avg (commenters): 7.5517
Avg (participants): 6.6893
Avg (non-participants): 7.0923
Views since voting: 4037
Views during voting: 329
Votes: 168
Comments: 46
Favorites: 7 (view)

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02/24/2007 04:19:03 AM
Can't wait to see what is next.. the subject matter seems to get better almost everyday doesn't it? Or is that us? :p

02/21/2007 10:22:31 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

This photo does not need critique club. I admire your modesty for checking off that box, but this photo has proven itself in both scoring and beauty. Critique club would gladly give up its empty words for this image.

It's not always (almost never?) a good decision to go heavy on saturation, but it works perfectly in this photo. A truly great piece of art is the result of any number of bad decisions made exactly when they were needed. I can only guess you had a very well-exposed, well-focused photo to not create noise with all that saturation.

I'll try to talk about some of the reasons this is a great work of art, but I'm just guessing, really. Ultimately, I know it when I see it. And this is it. Ok, then, the angle is unusual. Shooting from above is a godlike perspective. It gives us the illusion of having a great insight into the situation, of knowing the character's whole life up until that point, of knowing what led to this event and what will come of it. At the same time, it risks trivializing the subject, since it put the subject below us. Here, however, you have us watching an almost mythic struggle: man vs. nature! Or at least, boy vs. fruit. I think the profundity of this image comes from the way the boy blends in with the fruit, becomes one of them even as he interacts with them. This is emphasized by the daring placement of the boy all the way at the top of the frame, in a position of superiority but also on the verge of being overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of beauty below him.

The Critique Club bows to you.
02/20/2007 09:00:56 AM
Great shot, love the colours, congrats.
02/20/2007 12:26:23 AM
Unusual and beautifully colourful image. Big congrats on top 5, Denise.
02/19/2007 05:16:41 PM
Excellent and a very different, unique, and refreshing perspective on the challenge. Congrats on the great score and placement!
02/19/2007 05:12:04 PM
Fabulous color and I love the perspective!!
02/19/2007 01:17:41 PM
Love the color saturation and copmosition on this beauty. Congrats on the new PB...way to blow the old PB out of the water!
02/19/2007 12:00:42 PM
This is fantastic. I wish it was top 3 so more people would see it =^)
02/19/2007 09:02:20 AM
Now it's the 4th! Congratilation! A realy nice shot!
02/19/2007 03:01:34 AM
Congrats on your 5th, good shot with a difference!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/18/2007 11:48:33 PM
Bravo! This is fantastic - the perspective, the colors & your crushing of the blacks is great! << 9 >>
02/18/2007 07:10:18 PM
Thanks for a different perspective, well done.
02/18/2007 05:01:33 PM
The hot colors on the edges of the containers really set this out front. The whole scene, and the direct overhead angle are first class camera handling skill. PP is excellent to get the desired powerful effect of the colors.
02/18/2007 03:54:14 PM
I confess I don't know what "bumbo" is, but I love this shot! Wonderful color and the composition is flawless.
02/18/2007 03:02:15 PM
those colors are amazing
02/17/2007 09:31:29 PM
My favorite of the challenge. wow, love it, wow. one senses the realism of economic struggle but at the same time is transported to a fantasy land, perhaps one emanating from the child's dream. 10 10 10
02/17/2007 08:54:41 PM
The baskets of fruit are very appealing and I like the point of view, but the other stuff is distracting: yellow basket, the bag in upper left and whatever the other thing is next to it, plus, the figure who has been foreshortened due to angle.
02/17/2007 04:34:01 PM
Great alternative view of a farmer's market. Great pattern, texture, and color.
02/17/2007 06:39:10 AM
sorry but I feel there is more focus on the baskets rather than the fruit, would have probably been better in a pile, but that is omo.
02/17/2007 05:50:43 AM
superb perspective and intelligent cropping. The vibrant colours perfectly complement the symmetry and flow of this. love it.

02/16/2007 05:29:48 PM
I love the perspective and colors. Hope this ribbons.
02/16/2007 01:39:50 PM
I like that you shot this from above.
02/16/2007 04:33:48 AM
Amaxing angle and the processing really works for this.
02/15/2007 09:36:21 PM
Awesome shot, grats
02/15/2007 07:48:07 PM
This is a great POV. The shapes and tones are outstanding.
02/15/2007 04:16:29 PM
Good job!
02/15/2007 07:15:03 AM
colors popping all over the frame -- one of my ribbon picks
02/14/2007 11:52:21 PM
Nice shot
02/13/2007 09:34:48 PM
this is terrific, so lively..
02/13/2007 07:59:38 PM
Colors are fantastic, great perspective. 7

02/13/2007 05:48:30 PM
Really nice! I love the perspective and how you have a person in the corner up top.
02/13/2007 04:25:37 PM
Nice colorful shot. The above perspective is interesting.
02/13/2007 03:52:33 PM
awesome perspective and colors
02/13/2007 09:49:47 AM
02/13/2007 04:26:38 AM
Good patterns. It might have been better without the person at the top breaking up those patterns.
02/12/2007 11:52:09 PM
Beautiful colors. I venture to say this is either in Central or South America....right? (8)
02/12/2007 11:30:17 PM
i think the individual colors are too saturated. good idea though and i like the perspective from above.
02/12/2007 09:19:18 PM
I really enjoy this capture, wonderful colors, perspective, and texture.
02/12/2007 03:52:40 PM
Interesting perspective.
02/12/2007 03:41:50 PM
Love the angle of your shot, and the variety of fruits and vegetables. I also love the different kinds of fruit, they are not your everyday supermarket fruits. The colors are incredible, and the composition is excellant. Well done.
02/12/2007 11:44:35 AM
great perspective!
02/12/2007 07:33:40 AM
I have looked at this one 4 times before it came around in my voting queue. By far my favorite from both thumbnail and full size image. Giving you a 10 right off thebat and adding to my faves. Beautiful image.
02/12/2007 07:22:18 AM
Fantastic details and vibrant colors - 9 -
02/12/2007 01:21:05 AM
Love the bright colors and the different shapes. Composition is nice. Great photo! 9
02/12/2007 12:54:20 AM
A tighter crop on just the baskets would be interesting!
02/12/2007 12:51:25 AM
Lots of interest. Love it~

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