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Challenge: Apple (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: Keirunga Gardens, Havelock North, New Zealand
Date: May 14, 2005
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/45
Galleries: Rural
Date Uploaded: May 17, 2005


Place: 212 out of 386
Avg (all users): 5.0596
Avg (commenters): 4.3333
Avg (participants): 4.7143
Avg (non-participants): 5.3871
Views since voting: 737
Views during voting: 387
Votes: 302
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/24/2005 08:22:04 PM
Hey, you've been in my garden?? Quite a load you've got there and therefor I think it's a bit crowded. Maybe if you'd blurred the background a bit more, he would stand out more.
05/24/2005 06:52:32 PM
if you tied this to a tree i can see. never let a client see those kind of things. especially in a post production photo 7
05/22/2005 01:14:41 PM
Blown highlights glare harshly at the right and at the bottom. Try using spot metering, and underexpose the image (or better, until you get a feel for it, bracket exposures by taking several shots with different settings).

Not enough draws the eye to the main apple in the center, and the reflected light on it doesn't help the image. While the placement of it on a golden point is good basic composition, I might have chosen the lower left instead of the upper left to give more of a sense of "low hanging fruit". That's a minor artistic quibble, though, and could go either way.

I think this is from resizing, but even the central apple looks slightly soft to me. Try running a very, very slight resharpening on the image after resizing to compensate.

Base: 5
Technical: -2
Interest: -1
Emotion: +0
Bias: +0

Total: 2

Don't be too disheartened by the low score. If you keep practicing, it doesn't take very long before the technical errors stop happening, then you just get stuck around 5 for a while while you figure out what kind of subjects the DPC crowd actually likes. :)
05/20/2005 07:25:03 PM
blown highlights in the bottom right would've cropped out, otherwise good comp.
05/20/2005 08:44:57 AM
for me this photo would have been better if thetop left corner was cropped. the light in the bottom corner is very distracting and the highlights blown on the bottom left. just my opinion :o)
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05/19/2005 03:28:06 PM
Great picture. I think however the bright spot in the lower right conor should have been crop out.
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05/19/2005 12:18:11 PM
nice dof,but the next time try it wireless or cover the wire. We know this picture is impossible, the piece of metal spoils everything because the idea is great....a fast growing power apple.
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05/19/2005 10:39:48 AM
Lucky! I have a little apple tree, and if I get 3 apples for the season, I'm lucky! Nice shot.
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05/18/2005 10:27:36 PM
Nice, but I would have cropped out the blowout on the bottom right.
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05/18/2005 07:50:50 PM
Good effort. But, the blown out area really hurts this image. Though it would be hard to crop it all out and still keep the perspective you were going for.
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05/18/2005 01:04:58 AM
Look like you already did.
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05/18/2005 12:57:30 AM
in a pomegranate tree? eek i would be scared to pick you lol
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