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Fresh Sugar Snap Pearls
Fresh Sugar Snap Pearls

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Challenge: Indoor Macro Shot (Classic Editing)
Camera: Kodak DC4800
Location: At home in Florida
Date: Mar 30, 2003
Aperture: f/13.45
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Macro, Studio
Date Uploaded: Mar 30, 2003

Orientation: Upper Left (1)
X Resolution: 230.00
Y Resolution: 230.00
Resolution Units: Inches
Exposure Time: 1/8
F Number: 13.00
Exposure Program: Aperture Priority
Date/Time: 2000:01:06 09:00:18 These dates are wrong! I took this on March 30, 2003
Date Digitized: 2000:01:06 09:00:18
Shutter Speed: 1/8.00
Aperture: f/13.45
Exposure Bias: 0.00
Max Aperture: f/4.76
Subject Distance (M): 0.41
Metering Mode: Average
Light Source: 3 tungsten
Flash Fired: No
Focal Length (mm): 17.70
Color Space: sRGB
Exposure Index: 100.00
Sensing Method: One chip color area

Place: 19 out of 122
Avg (all users): 6.5175
Avg (commenters): 6.9375
Avg (participants): 6.4096
Avg (non-participants): 6.8065
Views since voting: 1643
Votes: 114
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/08/2003 10:03:38 PM
Critique Club Comment:

Hello again :-)

You have a nice composition here. I like the line of pearls and the mix of leafs below them. You already mentioned the few things I was going to comment on. The glare of the light, the color tone and saturation of the leafs, etc. The only other technical aspect would be the focus. It seems off some how. Not blurry really, but just not real sharp. Did you use a tripod for this shot? With that slow of a shutter speed you had to. If so, did you use a remote shutter release or timer? Maybe the focus issue is camera shake when you press the shutter. Your picture doesn't have any compression issues.

This is a nice concept and good composition. I think that as you get a handle on your lighting and colors you will be grabbing many ribbons.
04/07/2003 12:13:06 PM
These are real sugar snap pea pods. I carefully opened this and placed pearls in it.
I tried photographing this under a light tent to soften the glare, but the pearls still took on the reflection of light. They also took on the green tone of the pods. So I desaturated a the whole image a little to eliminate the green on the pearls. Unfortunately it also washed out the green of the pods.
Thanks to all of you who commented.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/06/2003 03:16:42 PM
Wonderful.Detail,texture and color are right on
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04/06/2003 10:57:13 AM
what adifferent idea, good color too.
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04/05/2003 10:41:56 PM
Good idea. I think it would have been a better macro shot if you could have moved in and used only 1/4 of this image.
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04/05/2003 10:38:02 PM
lovely colors and detail...lighting is just a bit harsh on some of the pearls, but, all in all, a beautiful photo.
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04/04/2003 04:49:17 PM
Wow. Love the clarity.
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04/04/2003 02:30:59 PM
Wow! everything about this photo is nice. The lines, the colors,the lighting. They really do look like pearls, and the green you've captured is stunning. 10 for sure!
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04/02/2003 12:31:30 PM
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04/02/2003 01:28:56 AM
This is just beautiful, interesting, artistic & cleaver. The water is a great addition. My only suggestion would be to diffuse the lighting on the pearls, but it also might hurt the detail in other spots. This is a 10
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04/01/2003 09:57:58 PM
what a concept. this is very artsy. great job!
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04/01/2003 01:15:15 AM
I would have preferred the pearls standing out in a brilliant white color (though maybe not possible, look like silver pearls). Nice detail, decent composition.
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04/01/2003 12:47:32 AM
If was different lighting photo would be more interesting!
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04/01/2003 12:19:58 AM
I can't find any thing wrong here, very nice. Good luck.
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04/01/2003 12:15:49 AM
Color saturation is well done here and the lighting is perfect for this image. Very creative substitution of the pearls. It all just works nicely.
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03/31/2003 10:09:15 PM
Are they pearls or peas?? Made me take a second look. I don't care much for the color of the pea shell, but what a very clever idea you have here.
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03/31/2003 05:09:47 PM
Something doesn't seem right with the color here.
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03/31/2003 04:35:20 PM
Pretty shot, nice light but the colors are muddy. There is also a lot going on here. Over all not bad, just dead colors..
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03/31/2003 07:14:13 AM
the lighting in this picture doesn't do justice to the subject. I'm sure those pods aren't pukey yellow/green. Very clever idea
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03/31/2003 03:01:45 AM
Nice idea. The green pods look a little sickly (white balance?) but otherwise, this is great.
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