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Challenge: Dairy (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Home, balcony
Date: Aug 19, 2005
Aperture: 2.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Studio, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Aug 20, 2005

When i first read the challenge's description, i knew exactly what i wanted to shoot. Only problem was time.

So in a rush, on my way back from work, i stoped at the groceries store and picked up what my mind had shown me. After a few tries and some very bad lighting (still waiting on my gear), this is the best i could come up with.

Lots of mistakes in the shot, especially the bad ligthing from the top (single light source with weak left reflection on white board). Composition could have been slightly better, and the DOF is weak. For some reason, i couldn't get the effect i was looking for. In my mine, 5,6 would be perfect, but it turns out even 2.2 wasn't exactly what i was looking for, to give the cheese the deserved attention. Looks more like the grapes are the subject... damn yellow colour.. arg!

Oh well, thanks for voting! I hope to get lots of good comments!

work: Adjusted level and curves, went on with colours and contrast. Did some sharpeness adjustments, crop and rotation adjustment, frame and voilą!

Statistics
Place: 14 out of 284
Avg (all users): 6.2952
Avg (commenters): 7.6486
Avg (participants): 6.0556
Avg (non-participants): 6.4337
Views since voting: 1296
Views during voting: 522
Votes: 393
Comments: 41
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/11/2006 08:51:45 PM
i like this image. makes me think of a classy, relaxed restaurant with romantic lighting and really good food.. lol anyway, nice job. the only negative to me is the glass full of grapes. i would have left those grapes out. and perhaps it would have been better if you had left the plant out of the background too. it's a bit distracting.
08/31/2005 11:16:54 AM
Thank you! I was hoping for a top 10, but heck, this is great none the less. Learned a lot about lighting and photoshop adjustments as well! awesome!

08/31/2005 12:40:24 AM
Hey Antoine: very well done with strong composition. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/30/2005 08:41:36 PM
very plain
nice set up though
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08/30/2005 08:24:43 PM
GREAT IDEA!
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08/30/2005 07:10:45 PM
This is an extremely stylish still life. The inclusion of the living greenery in the BG is a wonderful touch. Good use of limited DOF to delineate the cheese as the main subject and avoid busy confusion. While on first glance there appeared to be an unwanted highlight of yellow on the plant (easily remedied with spot editing not allowed here), after looking at it, I thought of it as an accent mark over the cheese. With or without the "accent", this is superb and one of my picks to ribbon. Well done!
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08/30/2005 05:34:05 PM
The light is a bit too harsh, otherwise a lovely composition - you could have filled some of the wine into the glass though. 8.
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08/30/2005 05:09:56 PM
I really like the lighting.
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08/30/2005 02:08:29 AM
IMHO lighting is a little flat and DOF is poor. 7
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08/29/2005 10:04:36 PM
nice
08/29/2005 08:51:48 PM
Nice still
08/29/2005 06:26:29 AM
A well executed classy capture. It has a very professional look to it, like something you would see in a cooking book or tourist brochere. The lighting seems perfect to me, the image is well composed and the objects in the image all feel well balanced.
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08/27/2005 04:41:57 PM
Yummy! Good food shot.
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08/27/2005 01:32:05 PM
Oh, this has made me hungry and thirsty! Good job with the overall composition and lighting.
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08/26/2005 11:26:40 PM
Very nice!!!! The arrangement is very appealing; the lighting is rather direct, but I like it.
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08/26/2005 06:05:20 PM
Nice light and composition.
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08/26/2005 01:29:05 AM
Lighting is gorgeous. Would like to see details on how it was achieved.
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08/26/2005 12:29:48 AM
Excellent composition and nice lighting. Looks very yummy.
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08/26/2005 12:16:15 AM
Lovely still life, the cheese is especially good.
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08/25/2005 08:36:33 PM
I like this because I can almost taste the bread and grapes and cheese, but not the wine because I haven't ever tried wine before. I like the warmth and richness; nice colors. Border works well too.
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08/25/2005 08:25:27 PM
TERRIFFIC clarity, focus, lighting,,,10 10 10
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08/25/2005 06:12:33 PM
Beautiful presentation, right out of the cooking magazine! Well done
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08/25/2005 05:27:10 PM
Lovely still life. Good lighting, good focus.
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08/25/2005 03:24:30 PM
I like the crispness of the foreground items, the grapes inside the wine glass are a good addition (remove the big stem next time).
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08/25/2005 01:42:11 PM
The best still life in my opinion. The wine and grapes in the background are a little OOF. It probably could have worked except OOF words are distracting to me. Still, an 8.
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08/25/2005 10:06:38 AM
excellent shot....great lighting and composition of subject matter....9
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08/25/2005 08:56:26 AM
Nice still life. Well composed. Good soft background also. 9
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08/24/2005 09:24:04 PM
Classic composition.
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08/24/2005 09:20:02 PM
Nice job.
08/24/2005 08:37:28 PM
6-7 range I will give you a 7 because there are so many that suck in the challenge.
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08/24/2005 08:36:44 PM
nice set up. The light sweems a little bright or not angled properly. The grapes in the glass are great up upfront are too bright, I think this could have a more dramatic feel to it.
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08/24/2005 04:50:49 PM
Beautiful photograph. It should be featured in a food magazine. The sharpness of the image is right where it should be; my eye immediately goes to the cheese, then the grapes, and then through the rest of the photo.
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08/24/2005 08:50:06 AM
Nice layout and lighting. The soft focus of the background is done just right.
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08/24/2005 08:31:54 AM
Nice, I want to see the wine bottle more tho.
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08/24/2005 07:46:14 AM
Terrific stock shot. This is a framer for sure.
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08/24/2005 01:22:18 AM
great composition. Maybe the glass could be sharper.
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08/24/2005 12:54:38 AM
i'm looking for a dinner invite asap ;)
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08/24/2005 12:44:19 AM
very nice
08/24/2005 12:34:03 AM
this is one of the few where the low light seems to work ...very nice 7
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08/24/2005 12:23:43 AM
I think with the bread, the wine and grapes, the main focus really isn't on the cheese, although it is a nicely staged and executed shot.
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08/24/2005 12:10:01 AM
Looks like something that could easily be in a magazine -- very nicely lit! My only suggestion would have been to keep all of the grapes in the frame at the bottom.
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