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Sour Grape
Sour Grape

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Challenge: Purple II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D
Location: home
Date: Sep 26, 2006
Aperture: f/14
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Still Life, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2006

i was tempted to show the finger fork-style but voted against it. but the idea, "sour-graping" i hope would work.

took several angle shots and finally decided on the fork outline just showing.

window light and a lot of improvised setup. you kow, using cardboard as reflectors, etc.

post-process: bumped curves to wash-out gray background and adjusted hues to get that "purple" at least on my monitor.

Place: 16 out of 290
Avg (all users): 6.3040
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 5.9524
Avg (non-participants): 6.5238
Views since voting: 1250
Views during voting: 435
Votes: 273
Comments: 29
Favorites: 5 (view)

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10/08/2006 05:45:06 PM
Simplicity, artistry and great humor very well combined. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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10/05/2006 05:39:41 PM
Great picture. Congrats on your top 20 finish!
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10/04/2006 10:57:57 AM
Hmmmmmmm nice concept ........ very innovative........ should have been higher that 16th
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10/04/2006 06:37:55 AM
I love how you bent the fork and I am always a fan of makeshift set ups. The lines really give it an interesting flow. Congratulations on your top 20 finsih.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/03/2006 07:00:43 PM
unusual pose, great job
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10/03/2006 01:11:57 PM
I really like the idea for this image and the the way you have composed it. Subjectively speaking, I think there may be a tad too much contrast. As a consequence the vine on top of the grape seems to be a little unrealistic.
10/03/2006 07:42:29 AM
Simply beautiful
10/02/2006 02:28:26 PM
nice grape, goo choice to leave the stalk on
10/01/2006 04:40:11 PM
great picture
though i think i'm going to have to lodge a complaint with PETU
(people for the ethical treatment of utensils)
10/01/2006 12:28:14 PM
Very clever and well shot. There is something about the that seems a bit off as this shot is really great. Maybe the contrast and the glare off of the grape? Nice work otherwise and I hope you do well. Good luck!
10/01/2006 12:24:04 PM
Cool shot!
10/01/2006 07:52:28 AM
One word..... Quirky! But I still love not looking at flowers!
09/30/2006 02:03:26 PM
Very nice, I like the really purple look of the grape and the clean lighting
09/30/2006 01:39:15 PM
Good idea!
09/30/2006 01:37:26 PM
Cool idea. Maybe a little different angle of light to avoid the bright spot on the side of the fork.
09/30/2006 03:28:09 AM
Oh man...you shouldn't a done that...he was just a fork! Hooray for not flowers! Thanks for something different! 8
09/29/2006 08:59:49 PM
A fun image although maybe a bit too bright?
09/29/2006 06:47:32 PM
Interesting and different, i was hoping to do something with grapes, but got distracted elsewhere, this purple has come out great
09/29/2006 12:32:01 PM
Very interesting... creative to brak a fork ;). Looks good to me.
09/28/2006 09:49:21 PM
interesting and clever - great shot!
09/28/2006 05:33:03 PM
Very cute image, and nicely rendered.
09/28/2006 09:18:08 AM
great quirky title! nice
09/28/2006 02:25:25 AM
09/27/2006 11:40:57 PM
Like the composition. A little too high key on fork handle.
09/27/2006 09:34:32 PM
It's art! Very Creative. 8.
09/27/2006 09:35:06 AM
Funny shot - even the fork is recoiling. The grape stem looks a little blown out.
09/27/2006 08:02:23 AM
Oh Yeah - VERY nice, no better than that FANTASTIC
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09/27/2006 07:35:45 AM
I love the concept! Nice, simple composition spiced with a helping of humor. One gripe about the grape, though, it looks like a green grape that's been color shifted...red grapes don't have the same type of striations on the skin and the stem has gone a bit saturated on the yellows...but I could be wrong.
09/27/2006 06:53:56 AM
a bit overexposed, yellow a bit obersaturated. nice idea, but had shot from a slightly higher angle

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