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Challenge: PEAS! (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: At home, Iceland
Date: Aug 14, 2006
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Macro, Studio
Date Uploaded: Aug 14, 2006

Got this idea immediately after seeing the challenge description but I didnīt get around to shooting it till last minute, this is just shot right before midnight.

Lit with 2 bowens monolights, one direct from the behind to give the shadows and one from the front with a softbox.

In case someone is wondering how the peas are standing up like that, my wife helped me out with that. She put a piece of white string through the peas and then we hung it up like that and I removed it afterwards in post processing since this is an advanced editing challenge. Cropped to a more square ratio, curves for contrast, sharpened after resizing. A little dodge/burn to even out the lighting, I really need to get some barn doors and a snoot for these kind of shots, this time the lack of it led to a poorer photo, I donīt wanna blame the equipment though if this crashes and burns, I sort of like this photo and it came out pretty much the way I saw it except I originally intened to use a white backround but changed my mind and decided to use our dining room table wich is made of oak. I would not submit this normally though, think I can do better but itīs a feeble attempt to try and improve my WPL2 score for week 6 wich is at 6.1 at the time I submit this.

Place: 62 out of 209
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Votes: 227
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10/25/2006 04:28:06 PM
I like the oak. Would'be been too sterile with a white background. The added texture and color of the table makes it a warmer photo. And it's like someone is playing with their food on the kitchen table :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/20/2006 11:21:38 PM
Clever. Did you line them up on a toothpick?? Imaginative and fun.
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08/19/2006 07:39:53 PM
I don´t like the peas, they just look terrible.
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08/18/2006 12:35:49 AM
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08/18/2006 12:20:35 AM
Great idea! Toothpick? Nail? Pin?
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08/17/2006 03:42:41 PM
not a bad idea, maybe some betterlloking peas would have helped.
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08/15/2006 03:59:36 PM
Ha ha! Funny idea and nicely done!
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08/15/2006 02:45:40 PM
The Magic Pea...might have saved this for the magic challenge
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08/15/2006 10:23:36 AM
What trickery is this! witchcraft ! ;)
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08/15/2006 06:49:16 AM
Wow, the same idea as I had, did not have the time to do it... but good luck to you :o)
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