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Peared with Tea
Peared with Tea

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Upside Down IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Indoors with make shift cardboard box light tent
Date: Apr 27, 2012
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/8
Date Uploaded: Apr 27, 2012


There is a story about the pears - I spent about 8 minutes looking through the supermarket bins for two pears with contoured shapes that would 'fit' together in a yin/yang configuration. Plus they had to have an interesting patchy skin coloration rather than a flat brown.

This is the list the materials used to create the image as you see in the composition:

2 Pears
1 Coffee Cup
2 sheets of textured paper
3.5 inch length of jewelry wire
Tissue Paper
Spray Adhesive Glue
1 Tea Label
Modeling Clay
1 rectangular cardboard box with large squares cut into opposite sides and top portion cut out entirely.
4 sheets of paper towels
2 lights (one large and one small)

Those are the materials...now let's see if you can figure out the steps:-)

[May. 6th, 2012 10:31:43 PM]

Thanks for all the compliments and the votes.

Print Version available: Instead of word Tazo on the tea tag, the print version has the word "Dali" on it.

Place: 4 out of 122
Avg (all users): 6.6132
Avg (commenters): 8.3000
Avg (participants): 6.5741
Avg (non-participants): 6.6538
Views since voting: 1920
Views during voting: 203
Votes: 106
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/14/2012 02:15:21 AM
Really lovely!
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05/07/2012 12:05:08 PM
Beautifully done!! I love pears! I thought of doing something similar, and I'm glad I didn't, because this is so much better than my idea. :)
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05/07/2012 08:45:53 AM
really nice, and the print size, as it appears a bit smaller on my screen, is killer, too.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/06/2012 11:29:44 PM
The textures, tones and warm colors make for a gorgeous still life no matter which way the picture goes. Love the light and shadows... and the upside down pear.... was thinking vawendy but evidently not - take that as a compliment, please!

Message edited by author 2012-05-07 00:10:09.
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05/06/2012 02:56:58 PM
Well done.
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05/06/2012 12:05:18 PM
Clever parody of old master still lifes and well executed take on the topic. Bumping to 8.
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05/03/2012 03:38:30 PM
Haha, what a fun still life. I especially like the tea bag tag.
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05/01/2012 08:45:34 AM
love the post processing
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04/30/2012 11:21:13 PM
wonderful. i like the hues and the upside down that is not reflected water or contrived or just a flipped frame. in my opinion, you nailed this challenge.
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04/30/2012 12:01:56 PM
Up there somewhere near the top.
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04/30/2012 09:34:42 AM
lovely light and composition
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04/30/2012 08:12:15 AM
This is wonderful. Different and artful.
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04/30/2012 06:12:06 AM
Nice one
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04/30/2012 02:57:02 AM
Wonderful still life with a twist.
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04/30/2012 12:15:40 AM
Good stuff here.

Really good stuff.

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