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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Still Life II (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Columbus OH
Date: May 16, 2006
Aperture: 10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Humorous, Still Life
Date Uploaded: May 16, 2006

Never done still life before. Thought this setup might at least get a chuckle out of some. Ate more fruit in one day than I have in years. Waited for the rain to stop and setup outside to get the lighting without shadows. I actualy placed a piece of raw fish in the bowl in hopes of attracting a fly or two.

Cropped, levels, saturation, unsharpen mask, save for web, Neat IMage, border

Statistics
Place: 44 out of 338
Avg (all users): 5.8874
Avg (commenters): 7.2917
Avg (participants): 5.5169
Avg (non-participants): 6.1197
Views since voting: 1178
Views during voting: 302
Votes: 231
Comments: 37
Favorites: 0


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07/21/2007 11:55:22 AM
HILARIOUS!
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02/12/2007 11:09:40 PM
That is BRILLIANT! One of the best takes on the cliche that I've seen!
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06/01/2006 06:00:09 AM
Sorry i'm so late to get to you,

This is a very creative take on the theme. Lighting is very good, all soft and subtle, without any harsh shadows.

The one thing that I would suggest is a darker background, and maybe a touch more contrast on the image.
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05/28/2006 08:29:46 PM
Another image that's even better after the challenge. Challenges (sometimes) hinder pleasurable viewing and appreciation of images.
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05/28/2006 05:56:43 PM
Trading Post

I love this image and think it should have scored higher. Sometimes I think humorous shots are at a disadvantage with DPC voters...but not with me. Good technique and lighting. I like the color of the background given all the complementary yellow in the subject.
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05/27/2006 04:44:36 AM
[[trading post]]

I really like this image, I didn't vote on it but would have given it 8.

the setup looks really good, even though I like to have some fruit left on the fruit ;)
the only thing i dislike in the image is the white cloth or whatever it's called under the fruits, it's not old enough to look renaissance, and it doesn't look like 20th century either. it's just bright white and steals the attention from that great setup, that's why you wouldn't get a 10 from me :)
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05/25/2006 11:22:34 PM
hello again,

absolutely loved this one. thought it was a great take on still life. i cannot beleive someone could actually score this a one.

oh well, life is like that sometimes. well done in my opinion.
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05/25/2006 12:21:38 AM
Trading Post comment
Homer Simpson still life? This is a nice humorous take on a still life - scored pretty well, too - you've just gotten spoiled lately, and well, there's that having the wife get the blue ribbon and all... :-) I like the concept a lot, like the use of a continuous background - even like that it's purple, which seems to work for some reason. I do think it needs to be either a tighter crop, or have more room to the right and the top. Very cool idea - nice execution - and the score ain't bad either.
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05/24/2006 11:51:28 PM
--Trading Post--
I really thought this was a top ten for sure. Your lighting is great, the composition awesome and the idea among the most creative of the challenge. I laughed. I really don't know what you could have done differently. Maybe using a darker background would have added more contrast, thus more pop to the shot. I think it was well seen and well executed. It was one of my favorites in the challenge. Only your wife was more creative.
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05/24/2006 09:25:36 PM
Trading post...
I was greatly amused by this. Cool idea. I gave this a 7 in voting. The lighting was great, your background color was great. I really don't remember why I didn't vote this higher.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/22/2006 08:59:18 PM
Great concept.
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05/21/2006 06:29:33 PM
Hilarious! I love it!
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05/21/2006 10:35:18 AM
Interesting.
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05/20/2006 11:34:08 PM
haha. splendid!
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05/20/2006 05:34:24 PM
I have looked at this several times, and it always makes me smile!
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05/20/2006 10:19:48 AM
great take on the usual whole fruit version, bet you were full after eating that lot. well done.
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05/19/2006 09:08:50 PM
Nice idea and well executed. Good lighting and colors. Well done.
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05/19/2006 06:21:30 PM
great idea
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05/19/2006 11:35:52 AM
This got a real laugh from me - great idea. Only comment I would make is that there is too much background showing. I would have set up a tighter shot or cropped more but well done.
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05/19/2006 07:34:45 AM
Definitely a still life. I understand you took the opposite stance here, rather than doing a traditional still life you decided to do one of eaten fruit. Definitely a twisted and interesting interpretation, but the image came off more unpleasant than anything.
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05/19/2006 01:02:34 AM
After 300 fruity images, I laughed when this popped up.
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05/18/2006 10:54:53 PM
Very clever
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05/18/2006 10:01:21 PM
Good sense of humour.
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05/18/2006 07:54:33 PM
Nice take on the theme
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05/18/2006 06:39:15 PM
did you get enough? i see a few grapes still left. great rendition.
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05/18/2006 06:20:53 PM
Funny, This is missing the classic strong directional light. 6
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05/18/2006 01:44:48 PM
Make note to self, Eat before set up.

I love the hummor in this image.
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05/18/2006 12:40:21 PM
This meets the challenge - inanimate and arranged. I hope you enjoyed arranging it :-) I sort of dislike it for being a joke, but I think it works. The clean doily, bowl and background against the violated fruit. heh 7
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05/18/2006 11:37:33 AM
Looks like you got there a little late.
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05/18/2006 03:00:58 AM
yep0 this is how mine end up as well 10
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05/18/2006 01:38:37 AM
Now thats my kind of still life photograph, very professional studio like. 10
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05/18/2006 12:31:01 AM
You should have taken the picture earlier
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05/17/2006 06:09:04 PM
Wow, you found a way to make 'waste' look good.
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05/17/2006 04:04:13 PM
Lol, perfect!
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05/17/2006 03:28:56 PM
lol! very funy :)
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05/17/2006 11:38:45 AM
LOL!
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05/17/2006 10:11:13 AM
Um, closer to still death than still life. Still works OK tho.
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