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Red spice
Red spice

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Challenge: Seed (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Sep 14, 2006
Aperture: F16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60th s
Galleries: Macro, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Sep 15, 2006

Another difficult one for me (which one hasn't been ;-)
Red is a colour I find very difficult to bring over well. Combined with black, it's one of the most effective colour combinations around and something I've tried to avoid photographing like the plague ;-)
Hope the voters like this one.

Place: 33 out of 163
Avg (all users): 5.9792
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.6842
Avg (non-participants): 6.1724
Views since voting: 1795
Views during voting: 229
Votes: 144
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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10/01/2006 01:09:55 AM
Critique Club Review:

Color, saturation, hue are dead on. Focus and depth of field are excellent. I really like the detail of the seeds. When combined with the reflection, they really make this picture work.

The body of the pepper does look a bit flat and dull. Vegetable oil, wiped on the pepper body would give you a rich sheen.

I would also suggest a fresh trim of the pepper stem. The end where it was picked has dried and started to deteriorate, making it look a little old. Cutting to a fresh edge would have helped with the overall image.

I'm a little suprised that this picture didn't do a little better than this. I would have thought top ten.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/24/2006 12:15:07 PM
The reflection really makes this picture pop
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09/18/2006 10:17:14 AM
Beautiful light,color balance.
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09/18/2006 08:53:34 AM
Cooooooooool composition! I love the reflection. Great shot. 10.
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09/18/2006 12:19:18 AM
nice colour and subject...lighting is good at the front but a little flat at the back...great image in any case 8
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