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Still LIfe With Pears
Still LIfe With Pears
dsidwell


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Challenge: Impressionism (Advanced Editing II*)
Collection: Miscellaneous
Camera: Sony DSC-F828
Location: Nibley, Utah USA
Date: Nov 2, 2004
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1 second
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Nov 2, 2004

Impressionism was inspired, in part, by photography, and so I see photography as an inherently impressionistic art form without any adjustments at all. What I tried to do most for this image though, was to point up the transient light and the painterly feel. I suppose I'll get a lot of 'this is not impressionistic' comments. My intent, however, is NOT to resemble a painting, but to be impressionistic photographically.

This was taken very dark with a long exposure, when I knew the grain would be heightened. The background is a granite countertop. I adjusted the colors to be more true, and adjusted levels. I cloned out some of the pears' skin aberrations. No filters were used.

I don't expect this will do extremely well, but I just love it! I feel it's some of my best work, perhaps simply because I planned and was deliberate about what I would do all along, and it came out better than I had expected. My wife won't let me unsubmit, so I'll be proud to get the brown ribbon, if that's how it turns out!

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 39
Avg (all users): 6.7304
Avg (commenters): 7.8000
Avg (participants): 6.1875
Avg (non-participants): 6.7859
Views since voting: 1362
Views during voting: 704
Votes: 345
Comments: 33
Favorites: 6 (view)


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11/22/2004 06:36:16 AM
One of my ribbon picks -- simply beautiful!
11/22/2004 12:22:18 AM
Congratulations on your 12 finish. This image has punch and most important it has integrity and beauty. Very nice accomnplishment.

Message edited by author 2004-11-26 21:00:54.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/21/2004 05:52:42 PM
Wonbderful effect..great rust-like feel and unusual background. Like the composition also.
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11/21/2004 03:25:15 PM
this looks like one of those old masters images......striking!!
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11/21/2004 10:09:53 AM
Nice texture and colors. Good work.
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11/21/2004 12:08:09 AM
Very nice take on the challenge.
Not centered, nice tone & subdued colors.
Well Done ! ((8))
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11/20/2004 09:36:54 PM
Nice image looks like a painting I hope you do not suffer your score because you have used effects ( I did on another entry)
I like this 8
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11/20/2004 07:38:09 PM
Looks like an impressionist painting -- right on the mark, well done!
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11/19/2004 11:34:55 PM
Looks photoshopped. Although the effect may also be digital noise at high ISO. I think this would have done better in B/W and softer focus.
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11/19/2004 10:10:39 PM
returning for comments:
Direct and to the point with great color and pleasing execution. certainly an eye catcher. Bumping up
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11/19/2004 08:23:48 PM
Very nice, looks like brush strokes.
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11/19/2004 02:56:39 PM
Doesn't look like a photograph.. Not sure if thats a good thing or not.. Still a nice piece :-)
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11/19/2004 02:15:53 PM
there's something... funny... about this one... ;-)
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11/18/2004 09:08:21 PM
I loved this composition. The grain and coloration appear to have been brushed on with actual paint. The edge artifacts on the pear lift it off the canvas and still I have this sneaking suspision that you used a 2500 speed ISO a very small aperture and the lowest form of candle light possible.
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11/18/2004 11:04:23 AM
One of the best! Great impression, beautiful rendition.
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11/18/2004 10:54:06 AM
Sometimes I don't what to say, don't really see anything I would change if needed. Moving score up.
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11/17/2004 06:16:42 PM
The restricted use colors is good as well as the textures. What I find myself doing is looking at whatever it is that the bowl is resting on. It has some great texture to it. This looks almost more from the Renaissance tradition with the precisely outlined fruit and the modeling of the fruit and bowl.
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11/17/2004 02:50:15 PM
Great deep rich color. The grain is perfect representation in your well composed still. Wonderful job
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11/16/2004 03:27:51 PM
Very nice, punch color, not to over filtered like some of the other entries
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11/15/2004 09:24:32 PM
You have beautifully duplicated an impressionistic picture. I would have difficulty differentiating it from an actual painting. Great job.
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11/15/2004 07:33:13 PM
this is on track, but i don't think it gets all the way there. i think the composition could have been punched up a bit more to make this stronger. as is, there is a lot of uninteresting negative space that doesn't add to the image.
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11/15/2004 04:47:56 PM
Nice use of color and shape.
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11/15/2004 03:46:36 PM
the simplicity, textures and colors in this. really awesome.
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11/15/2004 01:05:08 PM
WOW. Excellent. Classic. Great colors. Love the textures coming through the shadows. 9!
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11/15/2004 11:41:24 AM
Very nice final result no matter how it was achieved. Looks impressionistic to me. Nice composition.
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11/15/2004 11:03:27 AM
Doesn't really strike me as impressionistic... I don't like the quality of noise in the reds. Nice mood here though. 4
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11/15/2004 10:32:07 AM
very nicely done! I am giving this a 8 regardless. but I would have liked to have seen something else in the picture.. a couple of leaves or something around the bowl. Very nice picture still. ... reviewed.....bumping you up to a 9
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11/15/2004 10:14:37 AM
Simple but effective. 10.
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11/15/2004 07:56:11 AM
Fantastc colors...just so good.
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11/15/2004 04:20:20 AM
Nice photo, although a different vbackground would have set off the red fruit better and made the image more interesting to me.
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11/15/2004 01:47:16 AM
Could almost be an actual painting.
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11/15/2004 01:17:05 AM
Excellent color and light.
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11/15/2004 01:10:08 AM
yes
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