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Challenge: Yellow III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: home
Date: Mar 30, 2006
Aperture: 4,5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Humorous, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Mar 30, 2006

First I took a yellow / red apple, peeled it (unfortunately the apple's skin didn't get off in one piece) and sewed the skin back together. I held the apple's skin on a little wire. Used my softbox at the right.

I really don't like the background, it's a bit uneven, but I couldn't fix it better in PS somehow.

Crop, USM, cloning, adjusted the red level with hue to get it yellow too.

I'm planning to make a serie of these kind of set-ups, with all kinds of fruit.

Place: 66 out of 404
Avg (all users): 5.9521
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 5.7869
Avg (non-participants): 6.4000
Views since voting: 1687
Views during voting: 259
Votes: 167
Comments: 14
Favorites: 4 (view)

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07/07/2006 12:24:48 AM
I would have thought that a great idea like this would have went over better.
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05/26/2006 01:30:01 PM
Very cool shot & creative idea. The complimentary colors work well together too. Well done.
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04/29/2006 05:38:26 AM
thats really cool, not sure its entirely recognisable as a pear though!!!

I bet this would look great with oranges and lemons
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04/13/2006 06:26:14 AM
I gave this a 10 and was really disappointed not to see this in the top 5. This is a great shot...sorry you were robbed!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/08/2006 04:06:40 PM
a very good concept, must have been quite hard stitching.
i wander whether a different backgroung color wouldnt be better.
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04/08/2006 11:40:10 AM
I love what you've done with this pear! Nicely done.
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04/07/2006 07:25:08 AM
This had to take you some time to set up. I appreciate your ambition.

Message edited by author 2006-04-13 13:16:27.
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04/06/2006 09:36:39 AM
Very cool concept here. That must have taken some time to sew it all together like that.
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04/06/2006 01:52:36 AM
Clever - and a lot of work! Like the use of purple as background.
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04/05/2006 08:20:33 PM
Cool idea. I like the purply background too. Nice job.
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04/05/2006 02:06:52 AM
wow! what a creativity! right on!
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04/03/2006 04:14:33 PM
Very creative. Love the concept. The lighting seems a bit harsh (bit of a hot spot on the peel - can be corrected by diffusing the light). Good choice of background color.
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04/03/2006 10:43:06 AM
I love the creative idea that you have captured here!!! The emply shell of this yellow pear is held together by yellow thread. The juicy heart of the matter is gone but the stiched up shell is presented in such a way that the viewer still can sink their teeth into this conceptual shot and 'taste' the flavor of its meaning. Wonderfully executed; the lighting is spot on and the focus is great with lots of details present in the skin of the pear. The only critique I have for this piece is that the background color does nothing to complement the subject. That dull plum purple hue is rather detracting from the main subject. A bold or vibrant hue (say green) would complement this subject better and really make it visually pop off instead of withdraw on the page. A solid black background could do that for the focal point as well but then you would not have a really rich & vibrant color from which to bounce this off of. Great job, I can see this in the top 20.
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04/03/2006 01:00:16 AM
excellent study and idea here...love the complimentary purple...hope this does well...should finish top 10 in my opinion ... 10
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