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Challenge: Fruits and Vegetables (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: Kitchen
Date: Sep 2, 2002
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2 sec
Date Uploaded: Sep 7, 2002


Place: 125 out of 201
Avg (all users): 5.0520
Avg (commenters): 5.9615
Avg (participants): 5.0780
Avg (non-participants): 5.0234
Views since voting: 1028
Votes: 269
Comments: 27
Favorites: 0

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11/25/2002 11:27:00 AM
There is a lot going on in this photo - way too much.

It is a great idea for the challenge and the title is perfect. I think the idea is worth reshooting to make a great photo (suppose the grapes are gone by now). The colors are great and the shapes are sensuously round - I especially like the round blob on the stem of the glass that matches the grapes.

However, the whole thing is just too busy! And unfortunately the thing that draws the eye is the screw cap on the wine bottle because it's color and focus are harsher. The rest of the photo has a lovely soft look. The cap balances the glas stem on the right and the big grapes on the left to make a visual triagle, but it's defests dominate the effect.

Obviously the lighting is a problem as many pointed out, too glaring on both sides. Pay careful attention to unwanted elements in the background, the spoon on the refrig is also distracting.

How about recropping the photo? the glass on the left isn't necessary, though it;s grapes are. the cooler blue background on the right is better than the black on the left. If you crop just to the right of that vertical stem I think it looks better. Can you get the base of the glass and the bottle back? They look cut short and the rounded shapes of both would have added to the compossition. Then take the cap off the bottle and scrape the label off the glass.

It really could have been a much better photo with a few changes. It is worth trying again. A photo is only as good as it's worst elements (sad to say). The lighting and the cropping decisiosn both spoil this one. I gave it a 4 - just below average.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/15/2002 10:45:00 AM
Good idea but the lighting is poor.
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09/14/2002 07:43:00 PM
Neat idea but like me you may want to learn to control your light exposure better.
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09/14/2002 12:53:00 PM
I like your arrangement but your lights either side of your subject have badly blown out the highlight on your shot. 6 - floyd
09/14/2002 09:49:00 AM
very colorful
09/13/2002 11:33:00 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background6,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing8,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 6,
Total Averaged Rating7. Autool
09/13/2002 02:25:00 PM
I like the framing and composition of this, but hte lighting is a bit bright and distracting for me. I think a softer or more diffused lighting would work better. karmat
09/13/2002 11:42:00 AM
jarring colour! 8
09/13/2002 03:51:00 AM
Over exposed and cluttered. Cropping is too tight at the bottom, detail needs too be sharper. 3-Martin.
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09/12/2002 11:39:00 AM
nice idea and well focused but seems a little too heavy with grapes on the left
09/12/2002 08:31:00 AM
several kinds of light, nice,
09/11/2002 09:06:00 AM
Harsh highlights, but a good idea.
09/10/2002 07:28:00 PM
I liked this set up, but the lght on the right creates a fuzzy haze that distracts from the photograph.
09/10/2002 07:10:00 PM
Cool shot, looks like an advertisement. Don't care for the label on the glass on the right, and the spoon (I think) on the white background (on the left) is distracting. lhall-7
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09/10/2002 01:51:00 PM
Not bad, but a little too washed out for me.
09/10/2002 12:18:00 PM
This is a really great shot, and I think it could have been superb without quite so much glare. That's a personal opinion. Other than that, composition good, and overall the shot is interesting and subtle. (7)
09/10/2002 10:49:00 AM
Too much glare
09/10/2002 01:57:00 AM
good composition but to overexposed on the left
09/09/2002 11:27:00 PM
I like the idea alot, but wish there weren't the areas of overexposure...that ruins it for me. 5 sjgleah
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09/09/2002 07:50:00 PM
Really cute idea/title. The glare on the grapes to the left is just a killer. Looks like arabic on the bottle, cool! I also like the purple on the right hand glass, but the tag near the top has got to go! 7 Swash
09/09/2002 04:42:00 PM
Very good atmosphere. I would have rotated the glass to hide the ugly Luminarc label (but for all you know there's an uglier one on the other side :-) What's inthe bottle ? 7. marcvg
09/09/2002 03:01:00 PM
Too bright on the left side of the image. Otherwise, great concept.
09/09/2002 02:50:00 PM
Beautifully done! Looks like an ad. I could do without the sticker on the glass though.
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09/09/2002 12:44:00 PM
I like the composition, however the lighting is over powering.
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09/09/2002 11:10:00 AM
The glare on the left on the grapes draws me away from the bottle and the subjects of the photo. Nice color though and the drink looks inviting.
09/09/2002 11:09:00 AM
too light on left side otherwise a good image
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09/09/2002 10:59:00 AM
I admire this one as its one I wish I could've had the time to take. I was skeptical looking at the thumb. Good thing for you we don't vote based on those. Well done!

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