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Lemon Drop
Lemon Drop
joanns


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Fruits and Vegetables (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: Redmond, WA
Date: Sep 8, 2002
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Sep 8, 2002

The difficulty with this shot was shadows. I have the lemon half suspended over the bottle with a skewer and I took dozens of shots before I got this one. Another challenge was captureing the drop of lemon juice. I sprayed water on the lemon but before I could get the shot set up, the drops if water already drained. The drop in this shot is corn syrup. I played with the levels a small amount to lighten the overall photo.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 201
Avg (all users): 6.8266
Avg (commenters): 7.6122
Avg (participants): 6.9424
Avg (non-participants): 6.7045
Views since voting: 3415
Votes: 271
Comments: 52
Favorites: 4 (view)


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09/15/2002 10:19:00 PM
Very cool! The only thing that bothers me is the greenish tint to the back lemon. Other than that, GREAT!
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09/15/2002 06:02:00 PM
Interesting shot. I'm sure we will find out how the lemon slice is suspended after this ends.
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09/15/2002 05:18:00 AM
How did you suspend the lemon? I really like this photo and have to say that the background really does make a pleasant change from the obvious BLACK. Perhaps there is too much glare on the glass jug, but overall an excellent piece of work. Well-done!
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09/14/2002 03:06:00 PM
IMPACT!!! Yeah!
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09/14/2002 01:11:00 PM
Highlights seem a little too much but otherwise a great idea and VERY well done. Love the yellow background especially. 8 - floyd.
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09/14/2002 12:23:00 PM
oh very nice shot ... i wonder what the shot woulda looked like with an orange back ground or red .... i like the yellow though - i could see this hanging up in my kitchen - ayme-8
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09/14/2002 11:42:00 AM
Very nice! Good luck in the callenge. Gracious aka Grayce
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09/14/2002 12:21:00 AM
Like the double lemon "drop" effect; also like the yellow tonality of the image. The image could be sharper; also the lighting could have been better controlled, i.e. the harsh reflections on the bottle. Creative idea. 8 Journey
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09/13/2002 11:53:00 PM
great color combo 8
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09/13/2002 06:01:00 PM
great colors!
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09/13/2002 02:45:00 PM
I really like this arrangement. To me it demonstrates a keen sense of composition, arrangement, and artistic development. I think that it would be a top rated image if it were sharper and without the technical lighting problems, such as excessive reflections and blown out highlights.
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09/13/2002 10:47:00 AM
I like the whole yellowness of this shot. Its good how you appear to have got the lemon floating above the jug, and still kept a drop of juice on it. I have a couple of down points aswell. I think the glare on the jug is a bit too bright. True, it adds contrast to the piece, but I think it should be a little less bright. Also, the shadow on the lemon behind is green, and I think that takes away a bit from the prominently yellow photo. I'm not sure how you could have avoided this. One last thing, The whole photo seems slightly out of focus to me. Now this most likley is that when you resized the photo down, it caused a blur, even if the original photo was in perfect focus. Try adding a sharpen filter to it.
8
-Konador
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09/13/2002 07:49:00 AM
Wonderful! Makes me want some lemonade! Too bad the gradation in your background idn't completely smooth.. there's that dark spot on the right. Your image seems to have a slight green cast to it.. but that could just be my monitor..
Love it! 10
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09/13/2002 05:38:00 AM
7, Kavey
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09/12/2002 08:37:00 PM
Ohhh! Nicely done, though that uncut lemon looks a little green.... I love the bold yellow background, and however did you suspend that lemon slice?
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09/12/2002 05:43:00 PM
Beautiful yellow hue ... nicely consistent. The particular yellow you used supports the lemon concept wonderfully (as opposed to, say, buttercups or some other yellow thing). I like your light and shadows, the dry and wet, the smooth and dimpled -- all very nice contrasts, held together by a central theme.
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09/12/2002 04:46:00 PM
this pic would go well in my kitchen, nice yellow 7--shutterfly
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09/12/2002 03:40:00 PM
Great single-color work.
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09/12/2002 12:06:00 PM
I love the all yellow theam of this picture. Just a nit-pick, only because I've been hit hard with it in the last several challenges, the soft focus in the forground doesn't go over well on this site. One of my top ten.
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09/12/2002 11:45:00 AM
nicely done study in yellow (8)
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09/12/2002 07:10:00 AM
how do you get it to flowt?
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09/11/2002 10:04:00 PM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background9,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing8,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 8,
Total Averaged Rating8. Autool
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09/11/2002 08:21:00 PM
interesting shot :) I like the yellow... I would really like this shot if the surface was more even across the botton and the lighting on the background was more even also :) - jmsetzler
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09/11/2002 08:17:00 PM
I'd have preferred a contrasting background.
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09/11/2002 07:13:00 PM
One of the best of many. Gets my ten and I love yellow.
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09/11/2002 05:22:00 PM
Very nice use of the color yellow.
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09/11/2002 09:09:00 AM
Nice use of the color yellow in this shot.
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09/11/2002 12:30:00 AM
One of my favorites. The bright reflections on the glass and lemon are the only real distraction. I like the continuation of yellow with the bg. The cork and front lemon seem a tad out of focus perhaps. ~indigo997
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09/10/2002 11:58:00 PM
background should not be that yellow, but the concept is cool... did you hang the lemon-cut? 6
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09/10/2002 08:58:00 PM
Nice tone.
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09/10/2002 05:04:00 PM
interesting. I still can't figure out how you did that.....very nice
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09/10/2002 02:13:00 PM
Technical: Exposure/focus/composition - 8
Style/originality - 8
Overall 8
Good effort.
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09/10/2002 01:38:00 PM
I'd like to see this one with a more contrasting backround. Great composition.
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09/10/2002 01:14:00 PM
Very nice. I have to ask, How did you suspend the lemon slice? For some reason, the cork seems soft, but the rest of the shot is crystal clear, so it must just be me. The drop from the slice is a wonderful touch. 9 Swash
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09/10/2002 11:53:00 AM
great photo!
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09/10/2002 07:22:00 AM
Clever shot, highly inventive, great composition and superb use of colour. I'd love to know how you achieved the floating lemon effect :o) (10)
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09/10/2002 12:14:00 AM
I gave this a high (9) vote because the composition is great! and I liked how well it blended together.... but the only thing I didn't like was all the yellow (maybe because that was my least favorite color) But, if you were to use a different background color, I don't think I would have voted as High, so good job! (humans or so complicated aren't they??)
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09/09/2002 11:44:00 PM
Very well done. 8 sjgleah
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09/09/2002 09:50:00 PM
Very elegant and atractive. I like the work on the yellowish atmosphere. I only wished the cork and the first plane lemon were in focus. Good work.
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09/09/2002 08:52:00 PM
Very creative - great execution!
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09/09/2002 06:54:00 PM
A very fresh and summer-feelin picture, how is it sticking there?
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09/09/2002 05:19:00 PM
very cool!
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09/09/2002 03:00:00 PM
I like it. too bad about the glare off the glass,but that must be hard to achieve. Everythinig is in focus except the cork?
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09/09/2002 01:49:00 PM
Wonderful photo! I love the stop action as well.
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09/09/2002 01:35:00 PM
There is nothing about this photo that I don't like, but it lacks that "SOMETHING" that keeps it from being a 10 for me. lhall-9
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09/09/2002 01:33:00 PM
it's floating!
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09/09/2002 01:26:00 PM
you instantly made it into my top 5 this week. the idea and the execution of it is just outstanding. i love that you chose a yellow background and how you suspended the lemon with the drop in the air. the arrangement of the other objects works well, too. one tiny nitpick would be the reflections in the bottle. -- gr8photos (10).
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09/09/2002 01:13:00 PM
very nice, the bottom of the picture is somewhat out of focus though
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09/09/2002 01:02:00 PM
A little too harsh and unfocused... nice colors as well. Good composition
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09/09/2002 01:01:00 PM
Slightly out of focus
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09/09/2002 10:43:00 AM
the flash and burn spots on this image have some other lighting and use a tripod
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09/09/2002 07:17:00 AM
Great yellow.
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