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Nature Morte
LevT


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shadows III (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Humor
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: Jun 10, 2006
Aperture: f/9.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/6s
Galleries: Humorous, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jun 11, 2006

Had fun time assembling the fruit piece by piece to create a double "nature morte". Used an LCD projector to create sharp shadows and also an Alien Bee strobe for a little bit of filling light. Now I am looking forward to eating the props :)

In post-processing, desaturated the shadow, adjusted contrast, sharpened, and slight crop. A little bit of dodging and burning, cloned sensor dust from the white background.

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 154
Avg (all users): 6.5855
Avg (commenters): 7.8261
Avg (participants): 6.4595
Avg (non-participants): 6.6639
Views since voting: 2477
Views during voting: 300
Votes: 193
Comments: 60
Favorites: 5 (view)


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06/13/2011 04:50:24 PM
Well done Lev, I don't I've ever seen anything like this.
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09/07/2007 02:25:06 AM
I must not have commented on this when I saw it the first time in the challenge. I thought it was great, it was one of those images where I would show people when they came by my place. Really creative and well executed.
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07/25/2006 10:06:32 AM
Archive Collection - Food Faces & Edible Effigy
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06/23/2006 10:03:02 PM
Greetings from the critique club

What a creative use of shadows! I "Got it" at first glance, wouldnt recommend trying to make it more obvious as commented by some others.

Congratulations on well executed photograph. Thanks for sharing.

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06/19/2006 09:31:56 PM
Congratulations on your 12th placing. Very well done!
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06/19/2006 08:49:21 PM
Sorry, I missed it as well, I feel like a real goose. No excuses, I must have been rushing, but seeing as it is a shadow challenge I really should have had a decent look at the shadow. Prehaps a tighter crop might have made it easier for idiots like me.
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06/19/2006 08:17:08 PM
I missed the shadow when I voted-very very sorry. That is great and I would have given it a 9 easily had I seen the shadow. I'm sure I'm not the only one or else this would have scored much higher.
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06/19/2006 01:54:23 PM
ahhh shit, I didnt vote for this challenge, but to be honest... it took me a second to get it too. (dunno why, as it is very obvious and pretty damn cool) Its too bad pple have to go thru the photos so fast when voting, but i also understand why. With DPC its normally gotta be pretty obvious, unless the challenge is something like "visual pun" was. GREAT PHOTO though! I think cropping the image down might have made it a little more clear perhaps. I also would have added a little more lighting directly onto the fruit (from the top, to get rid of the harsh shadows coming from your main lightsource)
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06/19/2006 01:45:57 PM
I got it. Thought it was great. Gave it a 7.
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06/19/2006 01:36:21 PM
wow thats awesome, I missed out on the voting and would have giving this one a 10!!!!

I really love this shot, very clever and so well done and setup
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/18/2006 11:59:29 PM
Fun an very clever image. Great shadow play here.
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06/18/2006 09:47:33 PM
cool shadow face! great job!
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06/18/2006 01:24:05 PM
It's a clever wake where the deceased can also provide the refreshments : )
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06/18/2006 02:21:01 AM
Cute!
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06/18/2006 02:14:09 AM
Very clever arrangement.
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06/17/2006 02:31:01 PM
One of the most creative ideas! Great work!
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06/17/2006 10:25:44 AM
excellent composition... one of the best for the challenge... congrats!
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06/16/2006 01:26:20 PM
Challenge: SHADOWS III
Description: Creatively capture a shadow

Advanced Edit
Nature Morte
Fit: Epitomises the idea behind the challenge 2
Took me a while but I finally got it! RIPů
Aesthetics: Well composed, aesthetically pleasing 2
Aside from the use of the fruit and vegetables to make the shadow of the mask of death, this could be a really good still life and the curve of the shadow is superbly handled.
Technical: Evidence of technical mastery/wizardry 3
I really cannot find fault with this
Wow: Real impact 2
Because it took me a while to see the face I had to mark it down a little :-)
Total Score = 9
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06/16/2006 12:12:22 PM
very creative
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06/16/2006 09:32:50 AM
Cleverly done arrangement! Makes me smile.
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06/16/2006 01:02:33 AM
Great shadow, popped right out, didn't take much to see this creative display. Nice one.
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06/15/2006 08:38:26 PM
this gave me a good laugh!
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06/15/2006 05:20:22 PM
Love this shot very clever, sure to be a winner!
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06/15/2006 09:18:54 AM
I see the face. Good job and capturing that shadow. How long did it take for you to arrange the fruit that way?
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06/15/2006 06:26:52 AM
Hey...now that is so clever.
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06/15/2006 06:26:43 AM
Very creative!
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06/14/2006 11:26:44 PM
Really cool shadow. It look real. I hope that it is. I look like it must have taken a long time to set up.
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06/14/2006 07:34:46 PM
This one I "got" after a deeeep look... At first I only saw some shadows and then volah..there it was - a face :o) LOL, great work.
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06/14/2006 04:50:25 PM
Cute. Definitely original. You should redo this for still life next time too! Heheh.
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06/14/2006 03:31:25 PM
WOW! It looks like a face! Great capture!
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06/14/2006 12:50:38 AM
ONe of the best. Good luck!
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06/13/2006 08:35:08 PM
Terrific idea. Well executed.
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06/13/2006 08:14:49 PM
Clever idea. Well executed.
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06/13/2006 04:41:22 PM
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Message edited by author 2006-08-17 11:30:26.
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06/13/2006 03:37:58 PM
ha ha well done
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06/13/2006 03:20:35 PM
Quite clever! If I had anything to add for possible improvement, would be to have the background closer to white (levels or curves adj.). This is a fun image. Good luck in the challenge.
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06/13/2006 12:23:09 PM
points for originality...
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06/13/2006 10:07:16 AM
well done, quirky, should do well
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06/13/2006 01:57:20 AM
LOL. Nice to see the shadow as the actual subject.
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06/12/2006 11:45:14 PM
Very funny! Nice composition.
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06/12/2006 11:43:13 PM
Now thats cool.
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06/12/2006 11:38:32 PM
Lol, this is great! (Just that one tiny glare on the nectarine... otherwise, superb)
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06/12/2006 11:27:08 PM
Nice almissed the face the first time
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06/12/2006 10:54:06 PM
very creative
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06/12/2006 09:54:54 PM
Shadow artist! Very nice. I would have explored working without the fruit such as olives and tomatoes, yet you have achieved a formidable study regardless of my comment. Bump.
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06/12/2006 08:15:58 PM
HA!! Very creative. Maybe cropping out some of the white at the top would put more emphisis on the shadow!
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06/12/2006 07:36:44 PM
Well shot, sir (or Madam). That is a classic photo a la those Dutch oils in which the artist put together a mosaic of vegetables (and other objects) to make a portrait.
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06/12/2006 06:01:46 PM
It looks like my mother in law!
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06/12/2006 05:43:20 PM
Very nicely done
9
made me smile.
Good luck
should be top ten for sure

Kev
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06/12/2006 05:26:41 PM
very cool shot, love the creativity!
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06/12/2006 04:01:40 PM
Love it!
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06/12/2006 02:41:35 PM
Funny (might have cropped top down a tadge tho?)
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06/12/2006 02:15:17 PM
cool...love that face
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06/12/2006 10:34:56 AM
Does that shadow make a face? It's a great arrangement, and the fruits and veggies make a pleasing still life on their own.
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06/12/2006 08:26:54 AM
;-) Took me a moment to figure it out, but it's good. And humorous.
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06/12/2006 04:18:35 AM
Well done, the grapes give him nice hair.
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06/12/2006 03:48:37 AM
Nice, were fruits arranged or they happened to be that way for the morbid shadow?
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06/12/2006 01:26:38 AM
No Way! That was the first thing I thought of when I saw this. It is awsome.
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06/12/2006 12:50:18 AM
Clever stuff. Well done.
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06/12/2006 12:24:10 AM
clever.
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