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Limonada de Verão
Limonada de Verão

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Challenge: Yellow Still Life (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Dining Room
Date: Apr 6, 2012
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 4 secs
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Apr 8, 2012


Traditional mixed with modern. I love the modern look of the glass pitcher and the 'behive' glass.

The title is "Summer Lemonade" in Portuguese

It is surprising what results you can get with regular items around the house if you just experiment:-) Room was totally dark. Had one small spotlight desk lamp off to the right. To diffuse the light I used a wicker bread basket over the spotlight. I then light painted the scene with bouncing the light from a small flashlight into an aluminum pie tin.

Considered titles :
Cool Lemonade on Hot Summer Night ---
Limonada fresca en la noche de verano caliente
Limonada fresca na quente noite de verão

[Apr. 14th, 2012 10:50:36 AM]

It is always interesting to hear what viewers think about a shot. About 1/3 of commentors think that there is too much in the composition. Nothing wrong with the opinion - just plays into the less is more preference:-)

My reasoning for the arrangement: according to The Paint Basket there are 17 different composition styles (i.e. U-shape, L-shape, etc). I chose a 'pyramid' style.

Place: 7 out of 93
Avg (all users): 6.3578
Avg (commenters): 6.4545
Avg (participants): 6.1429
Avg (non-participants): 6.5333
Views since voting: 1705
Views during voting: 205
Votes: 109
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0

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04/16/2012 06:22:12 PM
I like this one. I, too, got comments on my entry about being too busy and still did fairly well. Traditional still life usually has many elements to it. Nice placement.
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04/16/2012 02:07:03 PM
thanks for the link to the paint basket!
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04/16/2012 11:53:39 AM
I'm fascinated by your lighting technique. I also use tin pies but as cutouts! Congrats on the tt.
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04/16/2012 08:42:09 AM
See? What do I know. LOL Nice finish.
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04/16/2012 02:56:23 AM
Love the mood in this, Novack! Really well done!
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04/16/2012 01:35:33 AM
Very nice Still Life, one of the few classic looking ones in the challenge. Congratulations on top 10, but I thought this would score higher. :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/15/2012 11:45:30 PM
Probably one of the better ones, but I still feel a little cluttered.

Already voted.
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04/15/2012 08:19:56 PM
it all adds up!
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04/15/2012 07:22:42 PM
Nice arrangement and lovely range of yellows.
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04/15/2012 12:35:28 PM
I like the warm tones in this image.
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04/15/2012 07:00:53 AM
Wow. That sunflower is restrained fire. Like a setting sun, still in the observers eyes, blocked by a friendly hand.
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04/14/2012 10:19:27 AM
I think you have put to many objects into this shot.
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04/12/2012 08:19:40 PM
Yes! This is the type of image that comes to mind when I think of "yellow still life". It's so so SO nicely done!
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04/09/2012 02:18:09 PM
Great arrangement, but it seems there could be a little more yellow coming through. Just seems a little flat.
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04/09/2012 01:14:21 PM
too much stuff IMO.
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04/09/2012 11:49:14 AM
too dark
04/09/2012 11:00:13 AM
like the rustic feel
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04/09/2012 09:10:23 AM
I like the lemons. Maybe a touch too busy for my taste. The sunflower, glass and wine carafe could be eliminated, but that's just my opinion. Good luck. ;)
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