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Challenge: Fractals (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Date: Aug 19, 2012
Aperture: 4.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/8
Date Uploaded: Aug 19, 2012

This is the cauliflower of our last sunday lunch. I was just preparing lunch having already decided not to submit in the Fractal challenge (nothing occured to me how to create something special...) But then, cutting the beautifully creamy white vegetable I thought it would perform well as a model, placed into the right light...hope i got that right light, its all natural coming from my kitchen window from the right. The foto was taken on a placemat right on the hob between some steaks and pasta. I removed the placemat structure and changed the backgound to black to create a somewhat classic and elegant effect, making the cauliflower feel reeeally attractive...lol

Place: 81 out of 85
Avg (all users): 4.6870
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 4.8667
Avg (non-participants): 4.5714
Views since voting: 294
Views during voting: 231
Votes: 115
Comments: 5
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09/08/2012 02:28:33 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club

I think the choice of subject was perfect for this challenge and I love the choice to use black and white. I suspect it is a bit disappointing to get a low score for this, as it does meet the challenge topic pretty well.

Sadly, I think some technical issues are letting you down with this image.

Composition: Nothing really wrong with the composition, but it's possible that it could benefit from having a little bit more of the background surrounding the subject. The bottom edge, the cauliflower is very close to the edge of the frame.

Exposure: To my eye (and when checking the histogram) the image feels a little bit underexposed. I think a very minor adjustment to levels or curves would bring some life into the image and yet still retain the low key look that was clearly what you were aiming for.

Focus: This is one of those images where the focus needs to be spot on. In this image the focus really is a little bit off. you make no mention of using a tripod or another form of stabilisation. 1/8 of a second is a bit on the slow side to get a sharp image.

It's such a pity about the focus, for I'm certain if this image was sharp, it would have scored at least 1 full point higher than it did.

I noticed you have joined DPC quite recently, so don't let this one put you off. Keep entering and welcome to DPC.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/23/2012 08:36:09 AM
A true fractal for sure
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08/22/2012 07:58:17 PM
Nice subject and lighting, but for a shot like this, I'd like razor sharp focus
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08/22/2012 03:57:39 PM

what a good idea to go back to Madelbrots origine.
Hope you get some good ratings,
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08/22/2012 05:56:08 AM
focus is a little off, good try though!
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