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Challenge: Abstract Food (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Good Stuff
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Tranquility, NJ
Date: Jul 16, 2006
Aperture: 8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 100
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jul 16, 2006

crop, levels and slightly funky curves. I think this looks like an old-time map, before they knew where everything was.

Statistics
Place: 14 out of 199
Avg (all users): 6.4658
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.0723
Avg (non-participants): 6.7059
Views since voting: 4118
Views during voting: 345
Votes: 219
Comments: 49
Favorites: 14 (view)


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02/27/2017 01:55:40 PM
Very creative. I love your technique.
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01/15/2013 02:27:01 PM
Death of an onion. The Onion skin has spoke like lines instead of the normal radial ones, very creative. A differant way of looking at a common obbject. I also like softer treatment contrasting with the hard line of the grains.
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01/15/2013 01:35:30 PM
10/08/06 - what an excellent day for a comment! Still one of my very favorite favorites...
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01/13/2013 01:42:30 PM
Layers upon layers! Fantastic image!
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01/12/2013 07:13:15 PM
This is like one of those images where they show all of the parts "blown apart" so you can see how it all goes together.

I love the textures.
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01/12/2013 06:28:34 PM
Grog ruins dinner. Grog leave cooking to females from now on.
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01/12/2013 05:32:22 PM
I like how the texures of the onion blend in with the wood grain.
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09/27/2011 01:34:27 PM
Great image!!
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01/08/2009 10:09:35 AM
Another amazing photo, i love the texture.
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09/23/2008 06:05:48 AM
very well seen...
very well done
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09/22/2008 08:37:04 PM
Hey Don, this is very cool. I missed it somehow. I really like the textures here. Kinda reminds me of Ansel Adams' photo of a rose against wood grain. Except this is an onion. Obviously :-) Anyway, well done!
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04/14/2008 05:39:00 PM
really great image! :) inspirational! :)
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01/26/2008 04:16:51 PM
very nice.
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10/27/2007 10:12:04 PM
lovely play of dimensions, textures, and muted color;lov ethe PP
so simple yet effective!
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10/22/2007 01:42:01 PM
Never noticed this shot, but it is quite stunning. The different competing lines. Different items, same type of textures. Ingenious idea.
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12/01/2006 10:17:10 AM
I love this! very beautiful and sad and so romantic and and just great, really great
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11/09/2006 02:51:46 AM
Love the texture and color palette.
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11/08/2006 08:35:32 PM
Wow. That is a fantastic image. It's abstract in a sense yet tenable. The muted colors add a lot of warmth to the two familiar textures.
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11/07/2006 01:13:59 AM
one of your best, for sure.
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11/01/2006 07:44:29 PM
Totally fabulous!
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10/08/2006 02:17:12 AM
Wow. A piece of wood and the skin of an onion. With the skill of the masters, you managed to remove the mundane and let your artistry unfold into a perfectly blended world of crisp detail, texture, lines and color. Somehow this image brings to my mind the painting of Van Gogh's boot...the simple and mundane transformed into timeless art. Beautiful!
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09/27/2006 07:44:43 PM
This is a lovely image, rustic and abstract. Very nice work as regards the textures, colour and overall composition.
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09/25/2006 03:08:17 PM
The more still lifes I see, the more respect I have for film photography. I think that, if this were shot with film, the top and bottom left corners would have retained lots of interesting semi tones. Check this out, for example: http://www.photosight.ru/photo.php?photoid=991824&ref=author
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07/30/2006 12:26:37 AM
Good execution. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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07/26/2006 02:56:55 PM
Originally posted by raish:

This should not have succeeded here


my thought exactly! perhaps it being an abstract challenge made voters more tolerant of the lack of a subject, the flatness, etc. Then again, I've been known to bomb in abstract challenges as well. I have no clue why this made top 20. That's why I can still suck!
07/26/2006 06:38:18 AM
Does this leave the good ship suck without a captain?

It's a canvas of a shot - all those things like cropping and balance-within-the-frame and such that I prefer to see than name, are seen and don't need to be named.

This should not have succeeded here as there are # no large fields of primary colour # no hyper-saturation # no unbroken areas without texture to set off the subject. There's hope for us yet.

You might say the understatement sets it off.

Well did.
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07/25/2006 10:55:59 AM
nicely done v 9
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07/24/2006 03:46:14 PM
I gave this an 8. Good use of colors/textures/patterns, especially in an 'every day thing'. The tonings applied work well, however a little bit more 'depth'/something may have made it even better and brought out the textures more, in my opinion.
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07/24/2006 07:44:59 AM
Just wanted to say that I really enjoyed your take on this challenge. Very unique image with wonderful tone and texture. I had meant to comment earlier but never got back to it. I gave this a 9 and I'm pretty stingy on those. ;^) Congrat's on your top 20 finish!
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07/24/2006 04:38:11 AM
This is a beautiful image. Congrats on your well deserved top 20 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/23/2006 12:54:56 PM
i like this a lot!
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07/23/2006 02:21:31 AM
Nice juxtaposition of the textures.
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07/22/2006 05:36:15 PM
I like this very much!
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07/22/2006 01:48:46 PM
Wow, beautiful texture and use of color! I'd give this an 8.5
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07/21/2006 10:14:52 PM
love the post-processing. Very nice effect
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07/21/2006 08:32:20 PM
very cool arrangement. I love the texture of the onion complemented by the wood grain. well done!
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07/21/2006 07:31:25 PM
I really like the colours, or lack thereof - Good work
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07/21/2006 11:03:17 AM
Looks like a sketch - clever combination of two things with natural layers.
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07/20/2006 07:52:07 PM
Very interesting and unique! 9.

The only issue I have (minor) is the two pieces on the right. My eyes get drawn to it too much because of their high contrast with the background. I would maybe just clone those two out or lighten the dark areas of it so it matched the rest.
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07/20/2006 12:20:31 PM
This is great abstract...with lot of texture, little but good coloring.
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07/19/2006 10:23:52 PM
Nice idea that could be enhanced by a closer crop and paying close attention to the rule of thirds.
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07/19/2006 09:37:40 PM
Nice effect of the onionskin nearly blending with the grain of the wood.
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07/18/2006 01:51:54 AM
this looks very cool
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07/17/2006 10:48:34 PM
I just love the lines and the little bit of color from the onion
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07/17/2006 02:51:05 PM
Awwwww, kinda makes me sad...slaughtered onion.
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07/17/2006 12:06:22 PM
This is art! Fantastic lines and colour!!
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07/17/2006 10:06:50 AM
Nice way to use textures.
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07/17/2006 01:50:21 AM
excellent as an abstract and I love the slight desaturation
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07/17/2006 12:41:47 AM
my first 8 to date... I just love this shot.... the way you worked the skin in with the lines of the wood show the eye of a true artist - hope you make it a print!
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