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Lemon Drop Kid (1951)
Lemon Drop Kid (1951)

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Challenge: Movie Titles II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DL Macro Super for Minolta
Location: At home
Date: May 19, 2008
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: May 20, 2008

The title from an old Bob Hope musical film. I have never seen the movie, just stumble on the title on the web and it fit this picture perfectly. Some will argue: "Where's the kid?". Let's just say he's gone for break ;).

I took this picture while having lots of fun with my new flash and really making a mess with water splashing everywhere. I wish I could clone out the water drops that show as OOF spots on my backdrop but this challenge being basic rules, I could not. PP included Curves, a copy layer in Multiply mode to increase the colors of the fruits, a little brightness/contrast and Smart Sharpen. then I resized for web and did a quick sharpening again before giving it a white border.

Place: 54 out of 246
Avg (all users): 5.9392
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 5.9444
Avg (non-participants): 5.9358
Views since voting: 955
Views during voting: 296
Votes: 181
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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06/17/2008 10:13:43 AM
looking through old images and ran across this pic. Nice work!! I dig it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/27/2008 09:58:21 PM
i love the water. colors in the lemon and limes are lovely-8
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05/27/2008 09:46:36 PM
Nice capture, I would have liked to see something other than wood as the base though. 7
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05/27/2008 07:54:37 AM
This is really neat!
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05/25/2008 08:32:28 AM
Nice idea. Love the frozen water. Might be too much negative space at the top, maybe a rectangular landscape crop would have worked. Looks like some sensor dust in the middle of the lemon.
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05/24/2008 03:32:43 PM
Very nice. Good lighting, nice stop action. This should score well.
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05/24/2008 11:46:43 AM
Beautiful shot
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05/23/2008 10:00:07 PM
Hah, ha, ha! Your title in conjunction with your photo makes me laugh - good one. There's something about the plain grayish white background I'm not crazy about, but my favorite part of your image is the splash on the right side in front of the kiwi.
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05/22/2008 10:04:19 PM
Very good image. So crisp and clear. I really like this one :o)
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05/22/2008 07:25:51 PM
Great capture but I feel the space in the top of the frame wasn't well used. Maybe more water splashing up there or a tighter shot? I do like the color contrasts and the choice of the lighter plate and table really works well.
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05/21/2008 01:08:01 PM
I like how the water is coming off the lemon in the center and the droplets in the air around it 7
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05/21/2008 10:29:44 AM
a little overexposition on the lemon. I don't know if the water drop on the background work well, it seems a bit distracting. good idea.9
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