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Nature`s Colors
Nature`s Colors

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Challenge: Color (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: kitchen
Date: Apr 2, 2003
Aperture: f3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 2, 2003


Place: 57 out of 295
Avg (all users): 5.7991
Avg (commenters): 6.5556
Avg (participants): 5.7692
Avg (non-participants): 5.8592
Views since voting: 1055
Votes: 214
Comments: 20
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04/16/2003 08:35:18 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club
By Inspzil

Composition - Nice array of fruits with some good colors involved. The arrangement is good. The first 2 things I notice about this is the bottom left corner and top right corner are a little blank. You could've filled in these "holes" with some lighter colored fruit or cropped them out. I think the strawberries should definitely stay over top of the citrus fruits to provide some contrast. The one on the top right is almost invisible. Generally the composition is good.

Technique - I think this could've used a slightly slower shutter or a little more light. I guess I'm trying to say it could use a little more exposure. I don't think its "dark" but the colors would benefit from a little more exposure. The focus is great and there's no apparent problems with the DOF. If brightening this up a little didn't make the colors stand out a bit more, saturating them a little more with PS or equivalent would be another option. For that matter you could've brightened up the pic a bit with PS, but a little more exposure would've been preferred.

Overall - I like the photo but would like it better without the dead spots. The colors should really be jumping off the page to really maximize the visual impact of the piece and really grab the viewers. I really think the potential to this pic is here, it just needs a little kick in the pants to make people stop and really look at it. It's a good photo as is, but could really benefit from a little more exposure and color with a little tighter crop for good measure. Nice work and good luck in future challenges - Inspzil
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/13/2003 04:32:31 PM
Delicious. I would suggest more of an edge to the title, however. 'Always Carry a Knife' would be my title suggestion.
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04/12/2003 04:23:08 PM
Nice idea. I would have increased the saturation.
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04/12/2003 01:34:42 PM
Being a New Zealander.... i will give you an extra mark because you included Kiwis!!!!!
Nice composotion.... but could have bumped up the colour levels a bit..
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04/12/2003 12:47:51 PM
Nice shot.
04/11/2003 11:42:46 AM
Very good arrangement! Well focused. The colors just don't seem to pop out as they should. Appears dark and a bit bland.
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04/11/2003 01:17:32 AM
looks good enough to eat
04/10/2003 08:36:15 AM
Well done! A very original and well composed photo. (healthy too :-) The colors here are very vibrant. I hope you enjoyed eating it afterwards!
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04/09/2003 09:52:36 PM
good texture
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04/09/2003 06:35:16 PM
Okay, now I'm hungry. Nice shot. COuld benefit from some more color saturation.
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04/08/2003 10:58:49 PM
Great approach to the challenge... I would have preferred to see a bit more saturation, perhaps through different lighting, to create a more engaging shot.
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04/08/2003 03:12:57 PM
Wonderful shot of the fruits - I like that they are all facing the same general direction and that we can't see the backs of any (exception being lower left corner) What if the lighting was a touch brighter or the colors a tad more saturated? 9
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04/08/2003 03:12:44 PM
the colors are rather dull. boosting the saturation a bit could have helped.
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04/08/2003 02:18:47 PM
nice photo. good job.
04/08/2003 07:28:27 AM
Love the variety of the fruit and variety of color in this picture. Very nice.
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04/08/2003 03:01:14 AM
Yummy! Please send them my way ;-) Colours are a tad muted though.
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04/08/2003 12:39:57 AM
Color, content, arrangement fantastic
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04/07/2003 12:48:39 PM
04/07/2003 07:00:43 AM
I feel the colours could have been brought out more here - could maybe have turned the saturation levels up a bit?
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04/07/2003 03:29:32 AM
Fruity tooty! Nice photo!
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