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The Raspberry & The Watermelon
The Raspberry & The Watermelon
MarkB


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Textures III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Rochester, NY
Date: Jul 19, 2005
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2.0
Galleries: Abstract, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jul 19, 2005

Shot RAW and developed in CS2

PS2
Tweaked the levels on green channel to lighten melon as I had to under expose it in order to keep the reds from blowing out.

A tad bit of smart sharpening and cropping and resized for the web

The set-up was actually fairly simple. One half of a watermelon was hollowed out and a small hole cut into it. The raspberry was inverted over the hole and a small flash light inside the melon was pointed upwards. I then removed some additional portion of the inside of the rind to fine tune the lighting of the melon in the vicinty of the berry.

If you have any additonal questions feel free to ask.

Statistics
Place: 57 out of 614
Avg (all users): 5.9582
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 5.7688
Avg (non-participants): 6.3069
Views since voting: 1255
Views during voting: 407
Votes: 287
Comments: 32
Favorites: 2 (view)


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07/27/2005 01:35:38 PM
I share your dissapointment - this is too good to be placed 57th!
Its a wonderful photo and some of us appreciate it!>

Mike
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07/27/2005 09:48:27 AM
Thanks Jutilda and Fetor. I though it would do better as well but I can't complain as it did set a bunch of personal bests for me. I'm guessing some voters marked me down for not meeting their view of the challenge.

I'll post how I created the shot this evening for those of you who would like to know.
07/27/2005 12:16:40 AM
yes i agreey with Jutilda, this was a wonderful picture and i would of loved to see it place a lot higher than it did
better luck next time
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07/27/2005 12:08:01 AM
I'd hoped for a higher placement. Still an excellent shot!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/26/2005 12:18:16 PM
Space station on the earth. A cool modern art composition.
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07/25/2005 02:08:42 PM
Nice image - great back lighting
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07/24/2005 11:54:10 PM
Clever Idea. Is that a christmas tree light thru a hole in the melon? Neat.
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07/24/2005 07:02:23 PM
how'd you get it to be lit up? light stuck in the melon shining through a hole under the raspberry??? Anyways, awesome pic
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07/24/2005 06:36:36 PM
Interesting composition. Nice lighting - looks like it was tough.
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07/24/2005 03:09:29 PM
That is too cool! Was that shot with a Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ20?
This is the last shot Im voting on today because it has made me hungry and I need to get lunch now.
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07/24/2005 01:50:25 PM
WOW. how'd you do that???
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07/24/2005 07:59:43 AM
very nice!
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07/23/2005 07:22:07 PM
Can't wait to see how you did this. Excellent work!
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07/23/2005 06:50:46 PM
Fascinating image. I really like it.
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07/22/2005 07:48:00 PM
fantastic shot,,,,,
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07/22/2005 04:11:44 PM
I have never seen a glowing raspberry before. Quite original...
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07/22/2005 03:17:31 PM
Cool lighting technique! Bumping.
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07/22/2005 11:20:12 AM
gorgeous pic! 10
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07/22/2005 03:48:58 AM
Very nice effect! Well done!
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07/21/2005 11:45:36 PM
Nice. Like the contrast in light and color.
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07/21/2005 08:19:41 PM
Ok... How'd you do it? Tell me, is there a light behind it? Any way you put it, it's an awesome picture.
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07/21/2005 12:22:01 AM
interesting lighting
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07/20/2005 11:42:30 PM
Cool, but too much negative space.
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07/20/2005 10:45:13 PM
Very cool effect. Love how it's lit. Meets challenge well.
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07/20/2005 08:38:37 PM
Heh, similar to my entry as far as fruit and lighting. I like your's better. Must be a 10 then. :)
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07/20/2005 08:13:14 PM
Clever lighting! although, it does make the color and lighting more the theme of the image, rather than the texture. Still, very pretty.
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07/20/2005 03:26:37 PM
....this is cool...so so cool...
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07/20/2005 03:07:45 PM
Interesting internal light.
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07/20/2005 10:35:05 AM
COOL@@@@@ How did you do that??? Like a neon raspberry. Great use of negative space. I love the composition. 10
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07/20/2005 06:55:25 AM
Awful photo. Superb lighting
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07/20/2005 01:27:31 AM
This is a funny shot! It's easy to figure out HOW you did it, but you get a lot of credit for just thinking it up in the first place!
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07/20/2005 01:25:44 AM
cool lighting! 7
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