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Avocado & Peppers

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Challenge: Seed (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Harwich Port, MA, USA
Date: Sep 17, 2006
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 3.2
Date Uploaded: Sep 17, 2006

From RAW

B/W conversion via channel mixer in a "palladium print" action I am working on, local cloning, a little burning, cropped significantly (left extra to play with, last minute setup), add vignetting, resize, USM, borders, save for web

I saw how few entries there are in this one, and I've been playing with B/W conversion, so I gave this a whirl. I like the print, I don't like the image very much, expect mediocre score.

Place: 115 out of 163
Avg (all users): 5.0685
Avg (commenters): 5.3000
Avg (participants): 5.0000
Avg (non-participants): 5.1149
Views since voting: 632
Views during voting: 198
Votes: 146
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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09/30/2006 10:47:18 PM
I thought the tones you were able to capture, especially in the lower left peppers, was pretty good. Not the easiest subject to get really great contrast, but you seemed to handle it pretty well. I ended up giving this one a 6, but I don't think I really looked all that closely at it when I scored it. That lack of color causes people to really bypass the black and whites unless there is a lot of contrast.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/21/2006 11:56:20 AM
Oh. Colour would have been such a good thing here. What with all the vibrant colours nad to desat them.
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09/20/2006 06:00:17 PM
in my opinion B/W doesn't help this image ... would love to see the vibrant colors that I know these things have ...
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09/20/2006 07:09:14 AM
Nice use of black and white.
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09/19/2006 11:21:32 PM
It's risky shooting something so colorful as avacoado and peppers in black and white, but you have pulled it off.
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09/18/2006 06:41:46 PM
I'm thinking the lack of color for this shot wasn't the best choice. You did meet the challenge. Best of luck.
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09/18/2006 10:28:44 AM
i think you should have left them colorful
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09/18/2006 08:37:54 AM
This looks interesting - I'd like to see it in colour.
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09/18/2006 05:52:59 AM
Really not sure about the B&W in this one , the peppers have "stange" tones.
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09/18/2006 05:17:24 AM
interesting as a B/W
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09/18/2006 04:34:23 AM
Although some tones and textures are there, they are just scattered here and about. This screams out for really strong and vibrant colors.
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