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Cauliflower... brain food
Cauliflower... brain food
asimchoudhri


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Fruits and Vegetables II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Date: Feb 10, 2007
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Black and White, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Feb 11, 2007

partially inspired by this week's release of "hannibal rising," and also reminded me of an emerson lake and palmer album entitled "brain salad surgery." i hope people don't find it too off-putting...

POST: I'm very excited about the response to this! Thank you everyone for the votes, helping me achieve my first 6! I had debated about cloning out the hook, but I thought there was some benefit to having something like that made it look artificial. I was worried that some people may find it too unsettling without something to remind them this was fake. Anyways, I'm excited to get a taste of a 6... hopefully this won't be my last time in this territory.

Statistics
Place: 27 out of 346
Avg (all users): 6.3187
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
Avg (participants): 6.2018
Avg (non-participants): 6.4932
Views since voting: 5792
Views during voting: 366
Votes: 182
Comments: 35
Favorites: 0


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02/20/2007 04:21:37 AM
super shot!
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02/19/2007 08:43:31 AM
Congrats on your score and placement! Good job!
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02/19/2007 01:22:52 AM
What a amazing and very clever idea.....
Yes, it is also your highest score to date.....
Well done mate, and I really like this one.....
I am so impressed with your creation here, and pleased it scored so well for you.....

Message edited by author 2007-02-19 01:23:44.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/18/2007 11:23:01 PM
creepy
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02/18/2007 10:30:31 PM
Very clever! imaginitive shot and definitely a different twist on the competition!
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02/18/2007 04:34:13 PM
Cute idea...
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02/18/2007 10:01:35 AM
So incredibly clever! Good lighting! Pretty teeth! lol Hope you do well - good luck!
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02/16/2007 01:37:41 PM
a little creepy!:)
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02/15/2007 09:39:27 PM
Looks like an ad gone bad for "Your Brain On Veggies"!!!!!!! *wink, grin*
Quite cleaver shot! I like your creativity!
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02/15/2007 07:46:38 PM
Cool. That's a lot of brains.
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02/15/2007 05:04:24 PM
Thats why broccoli make you smarter
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02/15/2007 04:37:40 PM
Clever idea! I would lighten up the midtones just a little more - if it didn't wash out the cauliflower detail too much. And maybe removed the clasp hook on the skull. Very cool though.
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02/15/2007 09:01:21 AM
I gotta give you credit, cauliflower really does look like the chambers of the brain. Pairing the cauliflower with the skull was a good creative move and is a visually interesting photograph. But what makes the composition suffer is that the main subjects appear in dull grey tones that really does not pop off of the black background. There is no dynamic difference in the tones of the skull and the cauliflower from it's backdrop. The color tones are flat when I know that whites of the cauliflower is much brighter that how it appears here in the photograph. I have a feeling that you mayhap did just a straight and simple Desaturation from color to B&W. Problem with the straight desaturation is that most of the time you loose the dynamic color tones. Playing with the levels in the Channel Mixer or Hue/Saturation adustments are just two ways to improve on color tones in B&W. This is a good tutorial that can demonstrate the ways to improve the image //www.dpchallenge.com/tutorial.php?TUTORIAL_ID=43
This is a good and very creative photo but it just needs more tonal variation in the main subjects to make it pop visually. Accomplish that and this photo moves from average to above average.
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02/14/2007 11:23:42 PM
Nice texture
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02/14/2007 03:28:26 PM
ouch...lol, great idea. That's what I call using your brain.
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02/14/2007 06:28:05 AM
well done!! good B&W conversion.
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02/13/2007 06:36:42 PM
Very original and well executed.
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02/13/2007 01:28:50 PM
Very creative!
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02/13/2007 11:50:35 AM
Great shot... I won´t be eating Cauliflower any time soon.
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02/13/2007 06:55:01 AM
congratulations - this photograph contains a fruit and/or a vegetable, therefore it meets the challenge! well done!

very cool shot ... but i'm not a fan of your post processing. you need to brighten this image up a lot!!! 8!
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02/12/2007 08:02:29 PM
Now there's a different concept.
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02/12/2007 05:51:59 PM
haha, good creative mind
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02/12/2007 05:06:13 PM
Ha haaa ha haa! And there you probably have the reason I've never liked this vegetable - it really does look too brain like to eat, doesn't it?
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02/12/2007 03:29:01 PM
That's brilliant - pun intended. 9
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02/12/2007 01:48:44 PM
brilliant idea
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02/12/2007 01:14:36 PM
most creative shot yet! good choice with B/W also ...
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02/12/2007 12:15:14 PM
creative but not very appealing to me.
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02/12/2007 12:02:50 PM
how freaky!! 9
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02/12/2007 10:25:41 AM
I love it... =D
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02/12/2007 10:21:46 AM
brilliant. 9
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02/12/2007 01:08:48 AM
Shoulda cloned out the hook!!
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02/12/2007 01:08:02 AM
LOL...hillarious...well done
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02/12/2007 12:59:14 AM
Great idea, but for me personally...this is not appealing. Sorry.The focus is great. I would like to see it in color.
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02/12/2007 12:25:30 AM
That is really weird but well done. I might have it to the left with more neg space to the right hand sand. All I can think of is Hamlet. LOL
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02/12/2007 12:13:16 AM
Clever idea!! I saw brussel sprouts in the store when I was shopping for this challenge and thought of how I could make them into little brains... I never even thought of this!

:) Would be really cool if you could have colored the cauliflower somehow...
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