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Tabasco- made with peppers
Tabasco- made with peppers
kellmak10


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Product Shot II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Sony DSC-H20
Lens: Sony VCL-R0752 0.7x Wide Angle Conversion Lens
Location: in my kitchen in deming, Wa
Date: Mar 19, 2010
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/10sec
Galleries: Advertisement, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Mar 20, 2010

tried to take a picture of a tabasco bottle "mosaic" that i made out of real peppers and their seeds, with a real bottle laying next to it coming out of the box. adjusted the colors, cloned out a blemish in my background, resized, cropped, and added a border. took picture in a light box, so had to use my wide angle lens to get back far enough with the camera inside the box.


wow!!! i can't believe it... i thought this photo was not going to do well since i wasn't sure if it was the right kind of shot for this challenge, and i had such lighting issues (and i don't know alot about editing yet)....but i am sooo thrilled about this!! i almost submitted a totally different (less creative) shot... so glad i went with this one. thank you so much for all the wonderful comments!!! this is so going in my profile :)

can anyone help me??.... i provided my original, but they asked for it again, when i check the file, it said it was modified, but i didn't do anything to it. the only thing i can think is that it auto-resaved it after i rotated it upright to look at it. not sure if i can fix that, but i'll feel really stupid if i lose my ribbon just from not knowing stuff about computers and files.... i had no idea that rotating a picture modified the file...
Disqualification Details
You must retain your original, unedited file (exactly as recorded by your camera), and provide it to the Site Council along with a list of your editing steps within 48 hours of any validation request. Files that have been saved or altered with any editing or transfer software are NOT originals.

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04/03/2010 05:47:13 PM
Do you still have the original image on your card?

This just gets my blood going. Seeing great images get DQed for a minor thing like this is maddening. Hope you find your original.

Make a back up immediately after copying them from your card. Use software that will leave the image's integrity intact.

Or just copy and paste them directly from your card to your disk drive. No software involved in this that can change the image integrity.

Lightroom is a great piece of software for transferring your images from the card. I know it's expensive but it's worth it imo.
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04/02/2010 08:12:48 PM
Great Shot! I love Tabasco.
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04/02/2010 08:07:26 PM
LOL. Forget the ribbon your picture was the best
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04/02/2010 03:01:33 PM
feel very sorry for you Kelly! T\As Raj said, that's why you need to switch to RAW shooting ASAP. It is very difficult to destroy RAW files, anything you do with them is saved elsewhere.
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04/02/2010 12:14:37 PM
Sorry to hear about the DQ :(, looks like I finished that critique not long before.
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04/02/2010 12:12:57 PM
Sorry to read about the DQ.
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04/02/2010 11:48:26 AM
Sorry about the DQ, Kelly. I had a DQ for almost the same reason. From then on, I shoot RAW and submit the RAW file for validation. With JPEG, there is always a chance that it might get rotated and saved, if we are not careful with the message that pops up. I learnt it a hard way and I know exactly how it feels.

Raj
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04/02/2010 11:29:48 AM
Great image, took a lot of work to get it right. Sorry about the DQ. Still a Great job!
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04/02/2010 11:09:51 AM
This is tragic... Sorry about the DQ. But, as many people say, blue ribbon or not, it is an amazing image.

I had a close call with the same issue you had. Rotated an image in windows, and it modified the image. Now, I shoot everything in RAW. The RAW image serves well as the original. Hope your camera shoots in RAW.

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04/02/2010 10:31:31 AM
Oh dear, that's really too bad. But yes, viewing software (like Windows Viewer) for instance, does indeed change the data if you rotate a file. NEVER do anything to your originals. If need be, make two folders and put the shots in each folder, mark one as "Original", the other as "Working". Then if you don't need the original you can dump that folder later. Make sense?

Still a darn fine shot and I still think you should send it to the company!
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04/01/2010 03:35:14 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Why did I end up with your picture!? It was one of my highest rated pictures in the challenge and you won the blue, I'm definitely not worthy! Congratulations by the way and I hope everything worked out with the validation!

This is such a creative picture, I wish I had these kind of ideas. 7.7 score is just amazing, that'll be one hard personal best to beat. Reading through the comments there were a couple things that people picked up that I didn't notice. The tiny bit of black in the very bottom right, the yellow corn on the S and people wanted a whiter background. Those are the only very small things that could be fixed in this picture.

Looking at the votes you got, you only received 6 votes under a 6. Has that ever happened before? Excellent job and hop to see more great entries from you.

If you have any questions click here to message me!

Senay
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04/01/2010 01:48:41 AM
There's nothing wrong with adding the watermark Kelly. That's exactly what the feature is there for. There have been plenty of examples of "low-res" files being ripped off for commercial purposes, including one by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' DrAchoo that was used for a billboard!
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03/31/2010 09:56:45 PM
Yes my friend, it is authentic as per rules newly created. The size of the image on DPC are not high resolution. They can not be used for professional purpose. They give just an idea to the budding photographer about the techniques used and not more than that. I wanted to make this picture my favorite, but I felt the copy right text like an ugly spot on a beautiful face. I perhaps may be wrong !
Anyway, it is a very creative idea,hard labor and excellent result.Keep it up in future !
Many many congrats for a BLUE :-)
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03/31/2010 01:25:30 PM
Originally posted by DAWAR:

Embedded Copy right Kelmark 10 in the picture of a member seems....?
Will you comment about it to make it authentic ?
Criticism from other members ?


did i do something wrong by adding a watermark to my photo? i just thought i was protecting my image from being stolen.... i've had so many views on my profile since this ribbon, i thought i needed to protect myself (and my pics). if i used this incorrectly or in bad taste, that was not my intention at all..... my only intent was protect my photos
03/31/2010 06:54:22 AM
I saw that trademark as well and wondered why it was disqualified. Was it added after the fact by DPC and if so, why not on all of the entries?
03/31/2010 04:48:07 AM
Embedded Copy right Kelmark 10 in the picture of a member seems....?
Will you comment about it to make it authentic ?
Criticism from other members ?
03/30/2010 02:53:26 PM
Kelly
A really great piece of work - especially the set up and execution of the Tabasco bottle with peppers - brilliant idea and brilliantly delivered.

I am really sorry to hear about the issues with the image deletion. Just remember, that you have this great image no matter what befalls the fate of the image in the challenge.
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03/30/2010 11:39:40 AM
The artwork you created to photograph is amazing!

Congrats on your ribbon.
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03/29/2010 11:07:58 PM
Excellent thought, set-up, and execution! Unquestionably the right choice for the Blue Ribbon! :)
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03/29/2010 07:11:32 PM
well done Kelly this is a masterpiece and well deserving Blue ribbon winner
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03/29/2010 02:37:32 PM
Originally posted by coryboehne:

Per the need for verification: Try doing a data-recovery on the card if you have deleted the files off it. :)


thank you for the suggestion....would you be able to tell me how to do that? (sorry,this is all very new to me) thank you for the help.
03/29/2010 02:30:09 PM
Per the need for verification: Try doing a data-recovery on the card if you have deleted the files off it. :)
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03/29/2010 02:07:27 PM
a raw file in it's original format is .dsc for Sony cannot be changed. If you sent anything other than xxxxxx.dsc format they won't accept it as an original file.
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03/29/2010 02:03:35 PM
Huge amount of setup time and worthy of a blue!
Nice job
Debbi
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03/29/2010 12:25:28 PM
Funny I was actually using Tabasco as part of a health-food conversation the otehr day. It uses so few ingredients but has such a huge following. Love it.
Great photo as well =)
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03/29/2010 09:58:03 AM
I'm curious about the color, if this was shot in a light box why the orangish tones?
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03/29/2010 08:18:24 AM
Congrats on your well deserved ribbon, and being the first I can only imaging how good you feel right now. Very creative, well done.
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03/29/2010 06:43:34 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon, and a HUGE score.
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03/29/2010 06:08:44 AM
just sensational congrats on a well deserved blue *added to Fav's*
i would be getting in touch with tabasco producers i can see this plastered on billboards
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03/29/2010 05:09:15 AM
Congratulations on winning the big Blue with your entry.
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03/29/2010 03:15:57 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon and a great score that you probably won't beat for a long, long time :)
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03/29/2010 03:05:47 AM
clever, but wheres the photographic side of it, i mean its good and well done but, its just lacking..sorry
03/29/2010 03:01:35 AM
very clever and creative!
Congrats on the well deserved ribbon!
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03/29/2010 02:09:45 AM
Congratulations! ...and good luck ever topping that score - WOW!! ;-)
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03/29/2010 01:57:40 AM
Wow, this is just amazing. So nice to see that people put so much effort into their work. Well deserved ribbon, congrats!
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03/29/2010 12:27:58 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon !!
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03/29/2010 12:19:47 AM
All your hard work is paid here with the ribbon... Huge congrats on your Blue!

Raj
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03/29/2010 12:19:14 AM
Congratulations on your first Blue. Looks like a lot of effort went into this shot but it has obviously paid off.
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03/29/2010 12:12:51 AM
WOW !! CON GRA TU LA TIONS! Glad to see a good image and a big effort received something in change. Congratulations! very deserved blue!
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03/29/2010 12:11:36 AM
Very well executed. Glad it won.
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03/29/2010 12:11:12 AM
well deserved ribbon!
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03/29/2010 12:03:22 AM
Congrats! Didn't vote, but man, the effort paid off. Nicely done and well inspired!
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03/29/2010 12:01:45 AM
Congrats! loved this shot!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/28/2010 07:09:08 PM
Ah, yes. The pride of Avery Island. I toured their facility as a kid. The smell was AWFUL!
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03/28/2010 06:07:53 PM
Good job! Nice work on the peppers.
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03/28/2010 02:19:12 PM
Fabulous set-up, but the lighting is too flat, the colors oversaturated.
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03/28/2010 01:28:24 PM
Great idea! Nice artwork too
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03/28/2010 01:24:13 PM
Clever idea. Well done. 10
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03/27/2010 06:05:52 AM
ooooooooo ,,, nice,,,,,
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03/26/2010 11:19:14 PM
I can definitely see this in a magazine ad. Great gob! I might whiten the whites a bit more, but otherwise this is very well done.
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03/26/2010 10:45:13 PM
Brilliant! This goes to show that one must look at all images close up :-) This is not noticeable in thumb form. I am super impressed, and I hope it ribbons. 10
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03/26/2010 01:06:58 PM
clever original and beautiful technically. not crazy about the border. 8
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03/26/2010 12:52:45 PM
Love the concept and do appreaciate the time spent to make your bottle. Think a pure white background (and I hate the white background shots) would have really made this photograph and highlighted the bottle nicely.
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03/26/2010 08:41:30 AM
//www.dpchallenge.com/challenge_vote_image.php?IMAGE_ID=861933#Very Creative. Meticulous job. The border also works great here.
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03/26/2010 08:29:57 AM
Wow, now that's dedication.
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03/26/2010 03:02:01 AM
I'll add another comment to the 75 you probably already have..

Wow. I wish that the single (corn?) light colored dot wasn't on the S.

Incredible.. an 8 from me
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03/26/2010 01:16:51 AM
Hehe this is pretty cool, very creative
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03/25/2010 10:53:26 PM
Good colorful and attractive product shot. A lot of work went into this with all the chopping. Good one. (Commenting only)
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03/25/2010 07:54:21 PM
great idea
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03/25/2010 07:53:38 PM
Very creative!! It would have been "perfect" if you had moved the seeds off of the "S" in "tabasco" (possibly the second "a" also), and had more light to get rid of the shadows. Very Nice!
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03/25/2010 09:11:12 AM
Extra points for the effort involved in chopping up all those veggies. :) 7
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03/25/2010 12:01:12 AM
That's creative and well taken.
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03/24/2010 08:08:21 PM
Now THAT is very impressive!! You ought to send this to the company. (Commenting only.)
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03/24/2010 07:59:27 PM
Excellent job! It is absolutely a brilliant idea and you executed it perfectly!!! 10!!!!
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03/24/2010 07:09:55 PM
very nice
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03/24/2010 05:58:26 PM
I think this one should be called "An Exercise In Patience"...
B-}

Good job.
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03/24/2010 07:43:52 AM
This was so creative!!
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03/24/2010 12:38:27 AM
nice!:)
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03/23/2010 06:01:37 PM
Wow - this is awesome and fun.
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03/23/2010 12:02:26 PM
This is very cool how you made the tabasco bottle! Very creative!
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03/23/2010 11:26:38 AM
WOW!!! This is awesome!!
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03/23/2010 11:20:21 AM
Brilliant! This is my favorite in the challenge. Sharpening is a bit overdone, especially on the printed letters.
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03/23/2010 09:42:35 AM
What a cool setup! Must have taken a long time. Very creative.
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03/23/2010 12:08:01 AM
Brilliant, I love this! Want to see this on the front page :D
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03/22/2010 07:36:39 PM
Best in challenge. Great image! My fav! 10
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03/22/2010 06:00:38 PM
wow the effort here... good one
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03/22/2010 04:45:58 PM
great idea and image
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03/22/2010 03:16:10 PM
Wow! :) Great creativity. Nice shot!
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03/22/2010 02:08:58 PM
by far the best in the show. see you on the podium 10
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03/22/2010 12:16:13 PM
Truly appreciate your efforts in setting this up.

The background you have used here seems to be white, but it actually looks pink on my monitor(or I don't know if it is actually pink). So the overall image looks predominantly reddish with the red subjects. Something could have been better here. Either the lighting, white balance or exposure.

Raj
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03/22/2010 11:22:48 AM
Very original. Nicely done.
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03/22/2010 11:16:14 AM
Very creative, great idea! This deserves a ribbon as far as I can tell :-)
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03/22/2010 11:09:09 AM
Very creative and well done!
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03/22/2010 07:17:16 AM
Really amazing setup. Would have been so much better though if you had managed to get the background white in processing by playing with the levels. You may possibly have it anyway, but I imagine that would have guaranteed you the blue.
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03/22/2010 06:13:19 AM
creative idea and quite well executed; lighting could be enhanced, and, to be picky, there's an edge of the bg in right lower corner
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03/22/2010 05:25:59 AM
nicely done, creative
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03/22/2010 05:10:47 AM
Very creative work. Well done!
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03/22/2010 04:49:26 AM
The effort will undoubtedly (and deservedly) get you a top 5 if not a ribbon. Awesome work!
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03/22/2010 04:12:24 AM
great composition..7
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03/22/2010 02:10:28 AM
nice idea
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03/22/2010 01:00:55 AM
very nicely done.
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03/22/2010 12:33:28 AM
Great shot!
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03/22/2010 12:30:26 AM
wow! well done ! you deserve a ribbon!
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03/22/2010 12:05:52 AM
That is dedication!!!
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03/22/2010 12:05:29 AM
while the idea is good, the colour caste is a lit of a bother...great job though 7 for effort
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