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Challenge: Shadows VII (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012 Challenge shots
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Oct 30, 2012
Date Uploaded: Oct 30, 2012

[Nov. 6th, 2012 09:19:11 PM]

This was so not what I wanted to do. I really, really, really wanted to do something so incredibly awesome for shadow, but I waited too long.

Then a hurricane came, but I thought -- I can still do this inside. No problem.

Had an epic idea.

Did a really simple test shot the day before it was due. Was going to do the more complicated shot the day it was due.

Nope. Really bad headache. Just couldn't do it. :(

But I didn't want to miss it, so I tried doing something much simpler, and did a number of takes on it. This was the idea, and probably the best shot.

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I just really didn't like it. But felt too crumby to do something different. Started running a bath (tmi, hmmm?) and then I realized that I did a very plain shot of an apple with a pear shadow, and I never really even looked at it! Would it at least be a better shot than the forks?

Turned off the bath, spent 5 minutes editing and entered it.

Did expect it to make it past 6.0. Pleasantly surprised with the 6.2 and the comments.

Was proud of the title, though. Too many woman spend their life wishing for a different body shape. But when it comes down to it, we all seem to be apples or pears, neither of which we want to be. :)

So be happy with what you are. :)

Place: 9 out of 101
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Avg (commenters): 7.0000
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11/07/2012 03:10:40 AM
Well executed, Wendy. Congrats.
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11/07/2012 12:08:30 AM
See you still snuck into the TT, haha, you always seem to do that :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/06/2012 07:31:42 PM
I like the concept and it's nicely done.
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11/06/2012 06:48:52 PM
Nice. I gave it a seven but I wish the apple was not bruised. But then I guess our selves all have bruises in one way or another. :)
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11/06/2012 02:03:29 PM
Would have done a closer cropping
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11/05/2012 10:00:22 PM
Great work! Love it.
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11/05/2012 12:46:06 PM
Nice lighting, well executed. I would prefer a better defined shadow and a bit more texture in the apple it seems a bit flat. A longer stalk with a couple leaves maybe. The marks of been hit here and there in the apple doesn't help much. I get the feeling that a different crop (maybe landscape) would have worked better.
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