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Challenge: Banana II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-500D Rebel T1i
Lens: Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Canon
Date: Sep 15, 2012
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Sep 18, 2012

Wow!!! Finally a ribbon. That too a blue ribbon. :) It took 4 years(93 challenges) for me to get a ribbon here.

Thanks guys for the support.


After DQ:
Hmmm... As usual, as everyone I'm confused with the rules here. This is my RAW ver ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/85000-89999/89220/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1035142.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/85000-89999/89220/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1035142.jpg', '/') + 1) . '.

I've seen ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1297/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_919839.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1297/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_919839.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' & ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1413/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_960115.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1413/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_960115.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' and few other entries got passed thru after cloning out the thread or whatever.

My question here is whats the thread/stick size should be (or allowed to remove)? If I know the answer will be useful in upcoming submissions.
Disqualification Details
You may not use ANY editing tool to move, remove or duplicate any element of your photograph that would change a typical viewer's description of the photograph (aside from color), even if the tool is otherwise legal, and regardless of whether you intended the change when the photograph was taken.

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09/28/2012 03:31:55 PM
Wow nice image, sorry for the DQ. I got stripped of my first ribbon. Same reason, not the same technique though.
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09/28/2012 10:50:53 AM
Sorry to see the DQ. I noticed you have been on a great run on your recent return to challenges. I am sure this is just a minor bump in the road. Nice job.
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09/27/2012 12:00:00 PM
Great image. Sorry about the DQ. I understand why you used the stick - banana chunks are a bit heavy to try to levitate on a thread.
I'm guessing acceptability depends on how visibly significant the original was - a thread being pretty insignificant, but the stick being pretty significant. Not sure about the visible in the thumbnail concept - one of my dq's was for a software bug-induced change that was barely visible in the full-sized image, and others have gotten a DQ for something not visible on their monitor (but it was on others').
Regardless, it is still a great image, and was voted highly by the majority of your peers on dpc.

WE NEED NEW REFS! (Oh, sorry, confused DPC with NFL there for a second...)
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09/27/2012 11:23:00 AM
Oh... yeah... the stick is too thick to not be noticed in the thumb... that's the rule I heard one should use. Can't remove anything that's noticeable in the thumbnail image of it.

Still... it sucks. I hate DQs for anyone.
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09/26/2012 11:28:36 AM
Wow! Well done! Congrats on your first ribbon,and I hope it makes you feel special all week long!
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09/26/2012 11:18:58 AM
Congrats on the ribbon,first of many I hope.
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09/26/2012 09:26:44 AM
Yep thought this would do well, congrats on your first blue, and first ribbon as well!
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09/26/2012 07:29:56 AM
Originally posted by paulsteven:

slices just slipped so I used a metal kebab skewer - still a bit of a slippery experience though.

Yeah, it was slippery for me too. You can see the slices started melting because of adjustments I did (many times). I used a lengthier stick :)
09/26/2012 07:13:13 AM
congrats on the blue:

we'll see if it passes, i was always curious if doing this would. well, we'll now have a benchmark to go by.
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09/26/2012 03:09:33 AM
I agree with you ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Giles_uk on the creative part. Its not a new thing I tried. I just wanted to try this for this challenge. Thanks for the frank opinion. I also had doubt on the approval of SC and submitted the original along with my entry when I entered into this challenge. I've seen similar cloning out methods got approved. Anyway, fingers crossed.
09/26/2012 03:04:46 AM
Congratulations on the blue. Well set up and executed.
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09/26/2012 02:50:19 AM
Be interesting to see if it survives validation, I'm guessing you cloned out the cocktail sticks, I'd think that's pushing it for advanced but will leave it to sc. I google imaged searched for this challenge and a sea of these came up, surprised this did so well given its a cliche of sorts. I gave it a 5, unimaginative and not particularly amazingly executed lighting was flat and It just didn't wow me. Not to take credit away or have a go just wanted to give my honest opinion, was a good score and well done on your ribbon, it's just didn't connect with me.

this is what i meant re lighting //500px.com/photo/5306378

edit for spelling

Message edited by author 2012-09-26 03:45:24.
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09/26/2012 02:47:17 AM
Congrats with your first (blue) ribbon. Well deserved, great picture (especially the two peels the banana is resting on).
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09/26/2012 02:08:02 AM
Well done and great execution! I have done one of these before and know how damn fiddly it is. I read that people use cocktail sticks to do it but when I tried this the slices just slipped so I used a metal kebab skewer - still a bit of a slippery experience though.

Congrats on the ribbon!!
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09/26/2012 12:57:52 AM
Well executed definitely deserves the blue
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09/26/2012 12:45:53 AM
Fabulous! Of COURSE you got the BLUE!
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09/26/2012 12:38:09 AM
You deserve itů Congrats oppicer!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/25/2012 08:15:00 PM
My favorite of the sliced banana entries and one of my favorites overall in the challenge. Really like the lighting; the individual slices are nicely shiny and detailed but nothing is blown out or harshly shadowed. The peel is also rather artfully composed.
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09/24/2012 09:30:18 PM
one of my favorites 9!
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09/21/2012 08:09:33 AM
best shot for floating in the air bananas of this challenge. A 8 from me for the excellent technique and result, but still some emotion is missing.
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09/20/2012 11:40:11 AM
Top 3
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09/20/2012 09:24:28 AM
very nice
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09/19/2012 06:18:49 PM
Very creative. WD.
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09/19/2012 08:45:22 AM
Very creative! Nice lighting.
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09/19/2012 08:37:31 AM
Haha, I was watching a video from Youtube on how to do this! Nicely Done.
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09/19/2012 01:48:30 AM
How the heck did you do this? I mean its advanced editing so really thinking hard cuz this could easily be done in expert of course. You have me baffled.
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