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Challenge: Shapes II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
Lens: Konica Minolta AF D 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6 DT
Location: Gaffney, NC
Date: Jan 1, 2006
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Architecture, Travel
Date Uploaded: Dec 29, 2005

On the way to the mountains for New Year's, I came across this giant peach in Gaffney, NC.

Not much in the way of adjustments. Simply removed a bit of the color cast and adjusted the white balance. Cropped the image and that was it.

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01/13/2006 01:32:30 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Ah, these symbols of small-town America. Personalized watertowers. I love 'em too.

You've got a good start here, but execution didn't quite make the grade. On a bright, sunny day, I'm frequently reminded of the photographer's slogan: "Sunny 16" An aperture of f16 or lower is frequently best in capturing a scene like this with less danger of over-exposure. If it's easy to bracket your shots on your camera, that is a good help too in coming up with a correctly exposed image. One last trick: a polarizer can take the glare away. If your camera can use one. (Edited to add: I see your new camera is a dSLR. Now you can do all this stuff!)

I like the way you showed a suggestion of the dimple in the peach and can only wish the designers made that leaf more pronounced. Nothing you could do about that. ONe thing that does stand out - those utility poles in the background. A few steps one way or the other might have hidden them. But that's not my call. YOu know the terrain. I don't.

Message edited by author 2006-01-13 13:35:45.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2006 12:02:15 PM
Oh my gosh I want to see this peach in person! Nice shot of an unusual tower.
01/05/2006 11:37:29 AM
The lighting is flat. It could use more contrast.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/05/2006 06:21:54 AM
apart from the use peach i dont think there so many special things about this picture. next time try getting it at a diffrent angle. maybe editing the colors a bit.

01/05/2006 03:00:35 AM
I'm sure the local teenagers make fun of it but I love things like that -- seems like something from a different era(?). Well-composed.
01/04/2006 05:53:45 PM
i like it, the peach looks like a butt
01/04/2006 01:29:10 PM
Great capture - Good luck
01/04/2006 01:23:35 AM
An amusing shape that brings a smile to my face, but lackluster composition and processing both are detracting here.

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