Challenge: Personification III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: Toronto, Ontario (My Living room)
Date: Dec 14, 2008
Galleries: Emotive, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Dec 14, 2008
|yea,,, yea,,, yea....
I already took a pic JUST like this a while back... I first entered it in the "Abstract Emotion" challenge, but according to DPC's definition of "abstract" peanuts do not count, so it didn't do very well... Anyways, I decided to hold onto these three peanuts, becuause I had to go through like a 5kg bad to find them! The second I saw that Personification was up for the challenge, I KNEW that my peanut pic would be PERFECT!!! You can search ym old one, this one is simmilar, but I think that this one is edited much better...
Here is the old one (it only got a 5.06)
It was an easy setup since I saved the props from last time I shot it... just sit the peanuts on a white piece of bristol board, and make them stand up with thumb tacks from below through the bristol board into the bottom of the peanuts. Easy as Pie! I had to shoot at f/2.2 to get a shallow enough depth of field to blur the peanut, but not shallow enough that you can't make out any details in the sad peanut in the back. I used a Soft box to light the peanuts the first time I did it a while back, this time I used an umbrella... I think the umbrella worked a bit better for this setup... it is more directional so I think the shadows turned out better... I'll propably post some setup pics later...
How will this do? Well, I have lost my ability to predict on DPC... it better do better than my last attempt at this pic which only got a 5.06 !!!
meh... oh well... =)
Yay!!!! Top 10!!!!
Much better than my first go at it =)
and yes... I DID save the peanuts this whole time =) I knew I would find another use for them =)
Thanks for all the votes and comments!!!
here are some setup pics
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