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Challenge: Still Life II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko Digital
Location: -
Date: May 15, 2006
Aperture: -
ISO: -
Shutter: -
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: May 16, 2006

We knocked down our fireplace a few days before so it provided a perfect backdrop for a still-life. Plus my folks had just bought that wooden basket, and we had lots of food in the house. Ashamed to admit all the veg was from the supermarket though...

Was tempted to include a memento mori in the style of classical still -lifes, but thought that the majority of the voters wouldn't get it and it could be an unnecessary complication to the composition.

Place: 24 out of 338
Avg (all users): 6.2078
Avg (commenters): 8.0769
Avg (participants): 5.8021
Avg (non-participants): 6.4963
Views since voting: 980
Views during voting: 289
Votes: 231
Comments: 20
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/01/2006 05:33:54 PM
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beautiful still life, compostition, colors and lighting is excellent, the subject is very well selected and placed in the image, the only thing that I think doesn't fit is the cloth under the veggies, it doesn't look medieval or Renaissance, but everything else in the image fits to those eras.
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05/25/2006 11:12:50 PM
hello again,

i thought this was absolutely gorgeous. scored it very well.

the only thing is no vibrancy. i think it is probably not supposed to have any, but that may have got you a bit more points.

very well done.
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05/25/2006 07:14:44 PM
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Congrats on a new PB. That is always nice to see. I liked this shot. My comments still stand. Great feel but a fuller basket would have been nice. Great shades of colors and wonderful detail with no focus issues at all. Well done.
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05/24/2006 11:59:54 PM
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Congrats on a great score and your new personal best!! This is a very peaceful and intriguing image. I really love the subtle colors and the differences in textures. Excellent focus and crispness throughout the entire image. Very well seen and presented!
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05/24/2006 11:47:22 PM
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Top 25 and your highest scoring photo to date...very well-deserved. I think that the only thing that kept you out of the top 10 was the tool set blending with the bricks. Great toning, excellent subject and nice composition. Congrats on the great finish.
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05/24/2006 09:21:46 PM
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Wow! Congrats on your new PB! You really are a great photographer. I gave this an 8 in voting. I really liked the concept. The lighting is fantastic. It has an old time feel to it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/23/2006 05:34:27 PM
I have no real idea why I like this so much, but I really enjoy looking at it. I don't even really focus on any one thing. Very cool.
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05/23/2006 02:13:08 AM
Great look to this...very rustic
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05/21/2006 11:57:51 PM
lovely country feel. nice lighting
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05/20/2006 02:05:36 PM
This is awesome! I love the nostalgic feel to it. This would look great matted, framed, and hung in a kitchen. One of my favorites! 10
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05/19/2006 09:28:01 PM
Great rustic feel to this. The colors and lighting work well. A couple of more items in the basket would have helped out some.
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05/19/2006 10:55:41 AM
Nice composition. Not enough contrast for my taste between the brick and the fire tool set. Having the fire tools and basket close enough to vistually "touch" might improve the composition slightly. 6
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05/18/2006 11:00:33 PM
love the textures
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05/18/2006 08:58:43 PM
This photo has a wonderful rich look of the past. The colors and textures are wonderful. Well done.
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05/18/2006 12:13:18 PM
I love the "heavyness' of this arrangement...the brick hearth, the iron tools, the sturdy stick basket filled with hearty root vegetables...very nice.
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05/18/2006 08:40:57 AM
This meets the challenge its inanimate and arranged. More of a situation than a composed picture, but we (I) can't have everything... 6
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05/18/2006 01:56:11 AM
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05/18/2006 12:00:22 AM
would be great with tighter crop
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05/17/2006 02:12:42 PM
Simple and very tastefully done. It's a nice reminder of a simplier time. Excellent work!
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05/17/2006 03:16:24 AM
Bumping up 8+1=9
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