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Sweet and Sour
Sweet and Sour
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Oxymoron (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Melbourne Australia
Date: Oct 17, 2006
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 17, 2006

Just got an idea at the last minute...maybe it will or won't work for me.

A lemon on toothpicks with a black background and natural light from a window. I couldn't get a fast enough shutter speed to really stop the action. Tried my SB600 with lightsphere, but couldn't really freeze the action.

In the end, I like the result.

EDIT: levels, curves, saturation, USM, resize, Noise Ninja with some extra sharpening, border and that's it. Wish we could spot heal some blemishes under basic, but nooooo...

Hope for a 6 plus.


POST CHALLENGE: I am really pleased finishing 7th...it was probably the quickest shoot I have done and the quickest editing...I really am pleased, chuffed actually! Thanks everyone

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 155
Avg (all users): 6.3369
Avg (commenters): 7.4667
Avg (participants): 6.2308
Avg (non-participants): 6.3781
Views since voting: 2186
Views during voting: 431
Votes: 279
Comments: 22
Favorites: 4 (view)


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10/30/2006 02:53:05 PM
This is so nice, Enzo - I thought sure I would see it as one of the Ribbon Winners. To me, it is the quintessence of OxyMoron. I'm really glad it got in the top 10.
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10/29/2006 09:05:44 PM
Enzo, you outdid yourself here. A super image. Congratulations on your 7th place.
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10/25/2006 04:30:52 PM
Congrats on the 8th place. Excellent shot!
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10/25/2006 11:41:00 AM
Great colors in this picture! I thought it should have finished in the top 5! Great work Enzo
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10/25/2006 10:07:09 AM
Oh this is AWESOME! The minute I saw this one in the challenge I thought it was going to win the blue ribbon. It is BEAUTIFUL! As always! Your work just continues to amaze me :)
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10/25/2006 09:06:01 AM
Great shot Enzo. Freezing the action with sugar is something I haven't tried yet....;-) It worked out very well for you though and the idea, colours and composition are wonderful. Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/24/2006 08:45:04 PM
very nice!
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10/21/2006 05:27:55 PM
I'd like to learn how to compose a photo like this! Really excellent!
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10/20/2006 04:51:05 AM
really nice colors and composition
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10/19/2006 11:06:37 PM
Meets Challenge - 2
Lighting/Processing - 1
Composition - 2
Overall Impression - 2
"WOW" factor - 1
Score: 8
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10/19/2006 10:41:59 AM
Sweet! Nicely done, the colors, framing and concept all work, the motion on the sugar makes it a little hard to tell what it is but still a very pleasing image.
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10/19/2006 09:07:57 AM
Nice idea, composition, color, illumination, texture, capture of motion. Should do well, I hope. Love it.
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10/19/2006 08:20:13 AM
Nice picture but it took me a second to figure out the water was sugar. Overall very nice.
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10/18/2006 11:36:04 PM
very nice
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10/18/2006 06:49:44 PM
The sugar looks a little bit like water. This is a great idea for the saying!
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10/18/2006 05:56:49 PM
Simon.. buena foto loco.
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10/18/2006 04:50:10 PM
This is a really nice shot, but what I assume is sugar is a little too out of focus to make out what it is.
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10/18/2006 03:42:44 PM
This is a beautiful photo, at first I thought it was water until I looked closer.. Details on the lemon are great! I hope this scores well -- it is one of my favorites from this challenge.
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10/18/2006 10:56:33 AM
brilliant. One of my favorite oxymorons thus far. Nice job. I like the cropping, colors and exposure.
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10/18/2006 09:37:53 AM
Interesting and neat way to express this.
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10/18/2006 12:51:20 AM
great! lotsa sugar, and I suspect lots of high votes for this image.
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10/18/2006 12:41:59 AM
thsi could be popular!
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