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Challenge: Out of Place (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Grand Falls, NB
Date: Mar 27, 2004
Galleries: Abstract, Humorous
Date Uploaded: Mar 27, 2004

Totally inspired by an image I saw in Digital Photo Pro magazine this month. A photograph by Pete Turner, a photographer well known for the intense colors of his photos.

Going more for a surreal look than for the gross out factor.

This is a link to his image

Pete Turner's Site


About my photo:

I found a picture of an eye on the Net and printed it. Placed it in the middle of a peach halve. Placed the can on a piece of white construction paper. I'm not crazy about the shadow, but it does give depth to the photo. I shot it handheld with my Canon 550EX as light source. Bounced the flash off another piece of construction paper on the side of the can.

Processing:
-rotate
-crop
-Levels
-Hue/Saturation to boost the color of the eye and pears.
-add border with Canvas Size
-Sharpen
-25% Neatimage.

Lens: Canon 28-135mm IS @28mm

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 241
Avg (all users): 6.7178
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.7692
Avg (non-participants): 6.6885
Views since voting: 10044
Votes: 287
Comments: 39
Favorites: 10 (view)


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10/03/2007 09:30:32 PM
The vibrant oranges of those peach halves that contrast very nicely off of the stark white backdrop and the dull silver of the can. The orange draws us in then we jump back with a 'WHOA!' as we notice that eye staring back up at us. Surrealism and surprise all in one little can:-) Your eyeball resting in the peach half is great for it with that shading around the eye it really gives it a 3-dimensional look. That hypnotic blue hue of the iris is also eye-catching. I also like how the eye is reflected in the lid of the can giving us a double on this double take eye-catching image. Your lighting is well-done for everything is illuminated effectively. That shadow of the can to the right absolutely does give it added dimension not to mention 'ground' it - for if the shadow did not exist it would look a tad odd 'floating' in this stark white space.
04/13/2004 03:47:57 AM
Hehe, cool! Congrats on the ribbon. I just picked up the March/April issue of DP Pro a few days ago, and did a double take when I saw your image on the site.

Good to see that there are other readers of the magazine here. They have great articles and there's definitely a ton of inspirational photographs. I really enjoyed the article/work of Nick Vedros from the Jan/Feb issue. Been meaning to try a remake of some of his stuff.
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04/10/2004 07:36:04 PM
Congrats on another ribbon. I relly liked the lighting and angle/perspective. I think it would have looked more real if you have used a glass eye instead of the printed one.

Good luck...
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04/07/2004 08:36:17 PM
I knew it, I knew it, I knew it, I knew it was you. Good one Jacko!
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04/07/2004 04:49:17 PM
Wow! Thanks for the nice votes and kind words. I was certainly surprised to win a ribbon with a 6.7ish shot.

Cheers,

Jacques.
04/07/2004 02:04:51 PM
Congrats! Only you can come up with wierd shots like this :)
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04/07/2004 09:04:30 AM
you turd. like you needed another ribbon. rofl.gif

nice job. :)
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04/07/2004 06:48:39 AM
Technically, of course, wonderfully executed - attention to detail is aastounding, even the scalloping of the edge of the tin's lid is organised. Would it be ungracious of me to point you at this photo of mine?

Many congratulations on the ribbon.
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04/07/2004 04:42:22 AM
Evil dead inspired you?? Congratulations ;-)
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04/07/2004 01:23:50 AM
Jacko,

I love it. Colors are rightous and the composition rocks.

Regards,

Michael
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04/07/2004 12:36:04 AM
Great shot. Congrats.
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04/07/2004 12:11:29 AM
Alright Jacko!!! Awesome shot. congrats!
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04/07/2004 12:10:42 AM
jacko...this rocks! and so do you. :) congrats!
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04/07/2004 12:06:22 AM
I saw the same image in Digital Photo Pro Jacko and remember it well, it left an impression... great job!!! Congrats on the ribbon :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/06/2004 11:55:07 PM
I wish eye'd thought of that! The straight-on eye just rivets you to that spot- maybe a bit of an angle would be even better? This could be a ribbon.
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04/06/2004 11:32:31 PM
Astonishingly similar to the Pete Turner photograph located at http://www.peteturner.com/jazz1layout.html, though the eyeball is much less realistic. I have a feeling this will take home a ribbon. 9
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04/06/2004 08:16:41 PM
Peach recall! Not something you would want to eat if you were blind. That would make for a weird textured peach. Reflection in lid really adds to this shot.
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04/06/2004 10:53:02 AM
ewww...this would be so freaky if this really happened. Great shot!
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04/06/2004 07:38:29 AM
Kool man that someone takes the challenge seriously. I "see" here that you took on the challenge head on, eyeball to eyeball so to speak. You must be a pupil of great photography and your iris was stopped down just right for this little peach of a shot. Just one thing, did you use mirrors or somethin' to make it look like your eye was in the can? I can tell it must have took a long time cause it is bloodshot. Should get a good score cause of that.

Top notch composition, lighting and interest. Capturing the reflection in the lid is a great touch. It is simply the "best" photograph in the challenge.
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04/05/2004 04:09:12 PM
Nice composition. I especially like the reflection on the can lid.
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04/05/2004 03:32:38 PM
lovely sharp image. Great shot
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04/03/2004 12:38:59 AM
Ewww,Gross, disgusting, great! The reflection of the eye in the lid is what puts this in ribbon land. Good compostion,great lightings trong colors, and a nice sense of story. the 10. the only 10
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04/02/2004 11:09:58 PM
Funny and a technically good picture. Good job.
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04/02/2004 05:11:26 PM
The eye looks like a sticker
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04/02/2004 10:10:42 AM
Great colour and LOVE the reflection in the tin. Fun and eye catching (pardon the punn) image.
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04/02/2004 05:38:27 AM
Hmmm, this looks like the same can that Kiwiness used for his "can of worms" image. Great work with the reflection off the lid of the can...also, I really like the can opener waves around the edge of the lid.
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04/02/2004 02:13:51 AM
Have my suspicions as to who's done this.... :-)

Very good shot, white balance perfect, love the lighting, great idea for the challenge!!! A tiny dust spot on your lense maybe? Doen the bottom RHS? Well done, full marks!
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04/02/2004 01:52:44 AM
Great shot! Nice colors and sharpness.
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04/02/2004 01:30:30 AM
just beautiful... amazing colors.. very weird and odd!! but effective to this subject... great job, very creative...
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04/01/2004 11:56:53 PM
Genius!
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04/01/2004 03:43:47 PM
Very neat original idea. Great focus and depth of field.
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04/01/2004 03:06:47 AM
too funny
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04/01/2004 12:21:11 AM
Totally unreal yet effective. Definetely has that wow factor you need on here. I think this will do extremely well.
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03/31/2004 11:36:49 PM
I like the lighting and focus for sure (esp. the tin top). DPChallenge is all fun and games until someone loses...er, never mind! ;-)
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03/31/2004 09:09:49 PM
Definitely one of my favorites. Very funny! Great shot.
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03/31/2004 09:08:10 PM
Creative and very good detail. I like how you removed the label from the can. I'm assuming so it wouldn't be a distraction. Nice composition and colors.
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03/31/2004 04:39:48 PM
Good'un! Technically & creatively solid.
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03/31/2004 02:22:43 PM
do not like this shot
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03/31/2004 09:29:42 AM
My pick for 1st place...a real treasure. Love the color and of course technically it's very good.
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