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Une Nature Morte avec Fruits, Pains et Fleurs
Une Nature Morte avec Fruits, Pains et Fleurs
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Challenge: Still Life With Fruit (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: challenge prints
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Carl Zeiss 50mm ZE f/1.4 Planar T for Canon
Location: Houston, TX
Date: Jan 23, 2010
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1 second
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2010

I hope I don't get burned by the purists that read the challenge os "only" fruits.

DId a lot if set up on this. Going for the classic still life from the Impressionists. Natural side light from a window. I hope it creates depth with the side light modeling the fruit.

I tried to pick the colors that would go from yellows to reds to browns. I had other fruits, but they seemed to fight in the color palette, so I took them out.

Put a bit of lens blur on the background since I didn't have the room to separate from the main subject. Lot's of selective dodge and burn to bring out detail.

I am pleased with the result.

Loving the Zeiss 50mm 1.4 I got for Christmas. What an amazing lens!

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 141
Avg (all users): 6.6610
Avg (commenters): 7.3750
Avg (participants): 6.6800
Avg (non-participants): 6.6471
Views since voting: 4874
Views during voting: 348
Votes: 177
Comments: 30
Favorites: 2 (view)


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02/02/2010 07:04:14 PM
Congrats on the HM! Certainly enough here to keep you fed for days on end.
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02/01/2010 05:12:12 PM
Looks tasty. Awesome shot...natural lighting makes it that much more impressive.
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02/01/2010 03:24:36 PM
Lovely...Congrats on 4th!!!!
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02/01/2010 12:11:31 PM
You get the award for the most amazing and delicious setup! Congrats on top 10!
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02/01/2010 11:05:43 AM
Congrats for this lovely pic!
Great composition, great light and so much to look at.
I could stay staring at this image for so long. It's a pleasure in so many ways
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02/01/2010 10:58:07 AM
Dang! So close. But really nice finish!
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02/01/2010 08:50:29 AM
Nice work, congrats on your 4th place! Definitely a classic.
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02/01/2010 08:16:45 AM
This is about as good as it gets! A beautiful art piece. Congratulations on an honorable mention.
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02/01/2010 05:05:05 AM
missed by 3 :)
well done on such a high finish it wa s my fav of the challenge
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02/01/2010 04:47:16 AM
Gorgeous composition! Congrats!
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02/01/2010 12:47:06 AM
I'm impressed with all the work you put into this, and it paid off - congrats on your HM!
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02/01/2010 12:21:58 AM
A lovely bounty of fruits and other food.
When I first saw it I was reminded of Cezanne. I still am.
Beautifully done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2010 10:47:13 PM
What a lovely feast. I hope you are rewarded well for the trouble you went thru to put this together lol. I love that the grapes are about to spill off the table.
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01/30/2010 09:17:07 PM
Nice fruit, nice image -- nice details and colors, lots to look at, but one could argue a bit busy (Comment only, no vote)
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01/29/2010 05:24:20 PM
Wow, you won't go hungry after this challenge! I like the overall balance and lighting. The lace is nice touch. An 8.
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01/29/2010 01:32:11 PM
Beautiful setup, well done.
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01/28/2010 02:29:21 PM
At first glance this feels like two photos merged together; bright, comtemporary type of image on the left, and a more traditional, subtly lit classic style on the right. The background even seems split (even though it's obviously one piece). Interesting.
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01/27/2010 10:10:39 PM
Needs more to look at. LOL. Lots of material here...maybe a bit too much? Well lit and properly arranged, though.
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01/27/2010 04:50:08 PM
How lovely. Appealing shot. Nice composition.
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01/26/2010 09:29:06 PM
Aussi baguette and other things.
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01/26/2010 05:53:45 PM
wow this picture make me hungry...excellent 9
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01/26/2010 03:48:51 AM
A classic.
Very nice composition.
perhaps a bit dark on the breads
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01/25/2010 08:07:21 PM
wow, that is a great set up.
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01/25/2010 05:52:52 PM
Seems a little busy, but nice
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01/25/2010 02:19:34 PM
Beautiful set-up.
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01/25/2010 12:37:38 PM
Lovely and well thought out composition with nice detail and lighting. 8
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01/25/2010 11:55:15 AM
Cela me donne envie de prendre le petit déjeuner à cet endroit
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01/25/2010 07:10:02 AM
wow this is my first 10 and my pic for blue
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01/25/2010 01:04:44 AM
Excellent lighting. Composition is a bit busy though, IMHO. Still - a 9 from me.
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01/25/2010 12:10:20 AM
nice, but there's probably a little too much here...flowers, nuts, bread, ceramics...lighting is very good...somewhere between 6 and 7 so I will give you a 7
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