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Challenge: Calendar II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Subjects
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Tranquility, NJ
Date: Feb 22, 2009
Aperture: 8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1.6"
Galleries: Portraiture, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Feb 22, 2009

My other carved apple, a little worn out. some curves, some brightness/contrast, some poster edges, some selective color and hue/sat to bring the yellow down, some crop, resize and USM.

I was using a tripod, so it was megadumb of me to leave the ISO on 800.

Statistics
Place: 36 out of 182
Avg (all users): 6.1250
Avg (commenters): 8.0476
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.2093
Views since voting: 1198
Views during voting: 310
Votes: 144
Comments: 35
Favorites: 11 (view)


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01/23/2010 07:32:40 PM
Originally posted by Jac:

I would love to see this in its current state, if indeed you still have it.

OK, I'm a PITA, sorry.


Sorry, man, preservation is not my thing. Both of these apples rotted away.
01/23/2010 01:04:09 PM
I would love to see this in its current state, if indeed you still have it.

OK, I'm a PITA, sorry.
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01/20/2010 01:38:25 AM
First time I see this. It's beautiful. Do you still have it? I carve apples too, and potatoes, pumpkins, etc.
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05/03/2009 06:16:28 PM
You should make a series like this. love it. reminds me of a joel-peter witkin still life without the dead people :)
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03/05/2009 02:39:03 AM
Okay, so I knew this was yours, but it is a horse of an entirely other colour. It haunts me, it reminds me, and I wonder what the other months feel like. The mouth, the mouth, the mouth. The glazed coffin of skin.
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03/04/2009 01:17:25 AM
Wow. incredible. :)
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03/02/2009 08:26:50 PM
Arteeeest Extraordinaire.
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03/02/2009 10:37:29 AM
Oh dear. This scored over a 6 and the commenter average is out of the ball park. What has happened? AND it's a cool shot. Wrinkly and fits the challenge month selected. I think I'll work on my bucket list - the world is rapidly approaching a sooner-than-we-thought demise....
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03/02/2009 08:36:37 AM
you should do a whole calendar of carved apples. I think the ISO added some beautiful textures. Great piece!
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03/02/2009 12:54:02 AM
So freaking cool!
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03/02/2009 12:47:55 AM
I should have known ol' shrivel face was yours. :~P

Got a 7 from me. COOL STUFF
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/01/2009 01:56:38 PM
That was creative. I don't feel like eating that apple tho... Would've fit nicely in some form of art calendar perhaps. 8
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02/28/2009 11:27:16 PM
MUCH better this time! Congrats!
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02/27/2009 09:14:17 PM
I suppose I should make a wisecrack about the "bottom of the barrel", but that would be unworthy because this is unquestionably the best entry. I thought briefly of Mt Rushmore, but it's better than that (if on a less heroic scale). Perhaps The Scream is closer to the mark? Or it could be Count Orlok, I suppose. Whoever it is, it's going to keep the doctor away. I know I'll not feel comfortable biting into a pippin for a while.
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02/27/2009 06:00:02 PM
Not my taste for a calendar, but very well done. 8
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02/27/2009 05:51:26 PM
nice shot
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02/26/2009 05:44:28 PM
Is there a copycat in the house, or has the master reprised his apple entry? Either way this is a masterpiece of apple carving and photography.
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02/26/2009 11:54:44 AM
I like this a lot better than the one in the apple challenge.
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02/26/2009 08:47:22 AM
A rotten apple in more ways then one. Good job!
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02/25/2009 03:37:02 AM
I can imagine this as Posthumous' shot. A bit late for the apple challenge? Anyway, great subject, but lighting could be enhanced. Bumping you slightly up to 7.
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02/24/2009 11:30:49 AM
How did you do that?
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02/24/2009 01:48:29 AM
so frikkin funny! Why don't you make an entire calender out of apple heads? I think it would be a hot seller.
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02/24/2009 01:33:38 AM
Gravity gets us all eventually...
The processing/color choices makes me think this might be Skew's. I particularly love the eyes and the artist's sig at the bottom right.
Exceptional.
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02/23/2009 09:47:40 PM
Front page stuff for me! Just awesome. Great prep and execution. Terrific lighting and contrast. The wrinkles and sheen on the skin is killer.
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02/23/2009 09:05:08 PM
wowwww cool shot!
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02/23/2009 05:57:59 PM
Cool looking! Nice background to go with it too.
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02/23/2009 01:29:43 PM
Really novel idea. I like the color tone too.
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02/23/2009 12:55:28 PM
a wizened apple, was this an accident or did you carve it out then let it dry out...great shot
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02/23/2009 07:26:24 AM
This is not a nice image, and I'm saying this in a good way. Extraordinary powerful expression coming out of a decaying apple. He seems peacefully angry (if that's possible). I like how the lighting supports the image, and the slight slant gives it a nice touch (oops, I said nice).

(not voting, but I do fave)
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02/23/2009 05:30:23 AM
VERY COOL and a little creepy! 8
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02/23/2009 02:52:18 AM
How cool..and it does say October and things withering for winter. Curious as to how this was done.
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02/23/2009 12:29:11 AM
I've been starting at this photograph for a good 10+ minutes now and it is still just as beautiful. At first I didn't really like the post-processing on this, but it is actually beginning to grow on me. The lighting is wonderful. This image brings out so many thoughts that I have yet to formulate into words. Needless to say, I like this.
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02/23/2009 12:18:56 AM
Did you REALLY? Rotflmao....
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02/23/2009 12:17:51 AM
This is freaky man.
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02/23/2009 12:17:32 AM
WOW!!!!
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