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\"I love pears 2.\"
\"I love pears 2.\"

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Love II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G
Location: At home in living room.
Date: Feb 19, 2007
Aperture: 1:22.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 2.8s
Galleries: Abstract, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Feb 20, 2007

I am a first timer & enjoyed playing with this one. Not sure if what I did (cropping, editing hot pixels, & adding a 2 color border) is proper but, I wanted to give it a \"shot\" & see what comes of it.

This was shot in my living room using a glass top end table, a box, my daughter\'s tye dyed skirt, a lamp, & my D70 Nikon with SB600 flash.

Not much else to tell.


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03/04/2007 06:13:16 PM
Greetings from the critique club:

Strengths: Pretty color, somewhat abstract feel. Good use of leading lines.

Weakness: The abstract feel, while adding to aesthetics, makes the connection to the theme a bit less clear. And after a couple of moments looking, it starts to become less abstract, so it's kind of in-between artistically. The pear feels a bit too centered (though not exactly so). Not sure what the pattern on the 'curtain' adds, and the blueish tones which come through strongly bottom right, and in other spots, seems to break the nice orange feel. There's double ambiguity in the connection to the theme: I presume the pear is actually perfume, which does bring in love and romance; but then the title takes it a different direction, loving pears.

Suggestions: A slightly different composition, following the rule of thirds; a duotone approach with the orange; single, strong, connection to the theme; simplify visual elements, use a plain cheescloth (or whatever it is) curtain rather than one with patterns. Consider more dramatic lighting.

Hope that helps!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/26/2007 02:40:00 PM
Wow! How did you do that?
02/23/2007 05:56:57 PM
whats going on here
02/22/2007 09:30:59 AM
Interesting shot...I wish there was a bit more contrast...maybe would have gone with a white border? The orange is a little overpowering.
02/21/2007 07:39:21 PM
Very creative. Great colors.
02/21/2007 07:52:57 AM
Too loud ... difficult for the eye to focus on a main subject / point.
02/21/2007 04:48:58 AM
I doesn't like the frame

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