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Artichoke Hearts with a Nice Red
Artichoke Hearts with a Nice Red

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Heart II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D
Location: Melbourne Australia
Date: Nov 17, 2008
Aperture: F1.8
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Nov 16, 2008

The Image: My image from the last hearts challenge was the worst photo I have taken and edited in my life. I was new to dpc at the time and I took an image of artichoke hearts. This is my better, if maybe not perfect attempt to make up for the last embarrassment. I do love food photography, but haven't had much success here with it. I thought I would go again, hoping this might make it into the top 20.

The Edit: Just adjustments of levels and colour etc with some blur and d and b. I then went back and did a black and white layer adjustment and masked it to reveal the colour where I wanted it, so this is a selective desat. I like what happened to the lighting and the bits of blue on the plate.

The Prediction: 6.0000 ... there will be too many creative people out there for this one. I wanted to strap a lambs heart to my sleeve and call it 'wearing your heart on your sleeve' but couldn't get one in time :)

Place: 24 out of 105
Avg (all users): 5.8457
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.5556
Avg (non-participants): 5.9573
Views since voting: 1389
Views during voting: 305
Votes: 162
Comments: 15
Favorites: 4 (view)

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11/24/2008 12:30:38 AM
hey enzo .. so out'v the box and such an excellent shot .. just the other day someone asked me whether i'd ever eaten artichokes .. i think i tried them years ago and was unimpressed .. looking at these artichokes so beautifully presented i think i'll have to try them again, they look incredibly yummy !!! .. its a brilliant food shot and you nearly got in the top 20 .. i think the heart on your sleeve might'v been a bit too gross for the dpc crowd .. but you never know .. they can surprise you in their reactions those voters .. !!..:)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/23/2008 11:19:04 PM
Yum Yum. Oh and Nice shot.
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11/23/2008 02:32:19 PM
Fabulous! Everything about it is just right!
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11/19/2008 12:38:40 PM
Well done...
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11/18/2008 12:31:27 PM
Dare to be different! Cute idea!
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11/17/2008 08:07:57 PM
Superb quality! And a truly different take on hearts. I am really impressed with the clarity, the lighting, the color tones, even the reflections lol. 10
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11/17/2008 07:16:24 PM
WOW great food shot!
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11/17/2008 04:56:26 PM
A bit of a shoehorn, but a really, really nice image...I am not going to ding you. Great composition, great use of colors, great lighting, I like this picture.
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11/17/2008 12:20:43 PM
I have to admit I was wondering how that picture fit :) But then, after reading your title, it hit me. A very different and interesting take on this challenge
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11/17/2008 09:25:43 AM
This is making me so hungry. I like that this is a different take on the theme, but that without the title we could still get it. Should be in a menu somewhere. Should be in my tummy!!
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11/17/2008 05:39:19 AM
The wine looks blue rather than red
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11/17/2008 04:57:04 AM
a tad oversaturated maybe. had cropped the glass a littleat top . otherwise yummy. Enzo?
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11/17/2008 02:29:53 AM
Like the scene but perhaps the shot is a little over worked IMO
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11/17/2008 01:54:28 AM
My mouth is watering now - looks good!
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11/17/2008 01:39:09 AM
This makes artichokes look edible.

There's some weird stuff happening with the lighting on the wine, otherwise I love it.
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