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BFFL - Best Friends for Life
BFFL - Best Friends for Life

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Challenge: Pasta (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Aug 27, 2009
Aperture: f 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160 sec
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2009

I love taking pictures of tomatoes and basil.
I think tomatoes are so hard to make look real good and get the colors, hue and textures right.
There are a few things I'm not too happy about in this picture, such as the arrangement of the spaghetti on the right side and the drop of water on the pasta.
It took me quite a few trials to get the drop right on the tomato. I wanted it to appear as if the juice is running right out of the cut.
Here is an other idea I shot. Once I had both shots as I wanted them, I could no longer decide which one to pick :(
So I had some friends vote on both and they decided to go with the one I submitted.
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Processing was not too complicated:
shot in a light tent, with 2 flashes
raw conversion
close out dust specks (I had to use my old 20D as the 50D was out for repair)
a little Lucis Wyeth (transparency set to about 35%)
high pass (20)
brightness contrast
merged layers
USM (amount 25, radius around 200)
USM (15,46,9)
add border
save for web

I hope your mouth waters just like mine did during procesing the pic :))))

Place: 8 out of 70
Avg (all users): 6.4667
Avg (commenters): 7.3750
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.6563
Views since voting: 1640
Views during voting: 320
Votes: 135
Comments: 11
Favorites: 2 (view)

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09/07/2009 05:25:38 AM
Great work, Heini. Love the vivid colors.
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09/07/2009 01:06:32 AM
Definitely! Love the clarity and lighting, hmm...where's the red onion?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/06/2009 04:50:16 PM
looks a little over-tonemapped to me. Actually, no, it seems fine :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/06/2009 08:46:20 AM
I really really love this processing! Gorgeous presentation, and I like your title too!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/05/2009 10:01:03 PM
i like the idea, but a bit overedited for my taste
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/05/2009 12:58:33 PM
This is a nice shot with the water drops, but maybe a little more crisp focus. Nicely composed.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/04/2009 10:57:12 AM
love the over reality
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/03/2009 08:40:48 AM
such vivid color this could be a stock photo
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/01/2009 11:44:47 PM
wonderful color, comp, and lighting
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/31/2009 03:47:42 PM
Seems a tad too bright but a nice photo.
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08/31/2009 12:29:34 PM
very simple but attractive to the eye!
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