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Six of One, Half-Dozen of the Other (or Am I Comparing Apples and Oranges?)
Six of One, Half-Dozen of the Other (or Am I Comparing Apples and Oranges?)

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Challenge: Literalisms (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus D-550Z
Location: My living room
Date: Nov 15, 2003
Aperture: f3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 10/20
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Nov 16, 2003


Place: 23 out of 109
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Votes: 139
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12/09/2003 09:17:52 AM
Great work. I can see how you manage with light it is the way it should be. The resolution are very crisp and colours are very rich.
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11/24/2003 03:55:15 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

Excellent idea for this challenge, it really works well.

The lighting on this shot very soft, exactly what a person needs when shooting fruit like this. The thing that I find missing with the lighting is depth. The top and front of the fruit is illuminated perfectly; but, for food images such as this one, I find that lighting from above and slightly behind helps to add more dimension to round fruits. Lighting from above and slightly behind keeps the hot spots (not that yours are bad) to a minimum and gives the bottom of the fruit a bit of light causing a slight silhouette effect. I suggest playing around with it (if you want to) and youíll see what I mean.

The composition is pretty straightforward. I donít know what you could have done to improve it, but it leaves me a bit flat.

I hope this helps,
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/21/2003 06:25:38 PM
Thought of this one also...was gojng to do it with flowers...like this one better. Dark background is great.
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11/20/2003 10:27:35 AM
Two literalisms in one - cute idea, nice shot.
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11/19/2003 10:25:23 PM
fantastic, either title. I love the placement of the fruit, and the shadow and light is magnificent. wonderfully creative too. 10
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11/19/2003 09:59:05 AM
The apples are a little dark. Good title and idea. Nice composition.
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11/18/2003 11:59:42 AM
Looks like you may have some hot pixels, such a shame we cant clone. Anyways, the light reflections are good and miminal, something I often find annoying with fruit, especially the shiny kind. There feels like just the smallest amount of tilt with the apples higher than the oranges, otherwise it could be the heavier amount of shadow on the apples that are making it look like that. I'm assuming you had the light closer to the oranges, which is probably why they are more prominent and the apples are more in shadows. I like the shadows, it gives the feeling of much more dramatic lighting. The shadows on the bottom of the oranges just looks a little odd. Overall I like it, but there seems to be something missing and I'm not sure what.
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11/17/2003 08:34:29 PM
You have your bases covered with two literalisms. Ooh, I just made one... LOL. The hard part of this challenge, in my opinion, was to illustrate the challenge and also to come up with a compelling photo. I think the composition and lighting here could have been more interesting, but this comparese favorably to others who did the same thing.
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11/17/2003 01:28:47 PM
nicely done.
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11/17/2003 09:30:20 AM
Great composition! I love the color contrast.
Focus is great, lighting very effective. Great job :D
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11/17/2003 02:19:59 AM
I love the lighting here. Nice work.
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11/17/2003 01:55:48 AM
colors are really nice here, and title is perfect too. My favorite so far. 10
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11/17/2003 01:14:14 AM
Wow. You killed two birds with one stone in this challenge. ;) I love the contrast of the different fruits and the black background worked very well with this. Get rid of those few hot pixels on the bottom right and this photo will be ready for a print.
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