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Still Life with Fruit
Still Life with Fruit

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Challenge: Perspective IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: San Diego
Date: Nov 20, 2006
Aperture: f8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Nov 17, 2006

Too much time on my hands this week. I painted the checkerboard pattern on a piece of posterboard. Then I spent an entire morning photographing an assortment of things on the checkerboard. The hanging pear is an homage to Dali. My original intent was to do a surrealistic Dali knockoff, but then I found out how hard it is to do Dali well, and went with something simpler.

Very little editing. Conversion from raw (color temp, levels, contrast, saturation), slight rotate and crop, and a tiny bit of sharpening. All the magic happened with the lighting.

Place: 64 out of 319
Avg (all users): 6.1170
Avg (commenters): 6.7000
Avg (participants): 5.9765
Avg (non-participants): 6.2558
Views since voting: 933
Views during voting: 280
Votes: 171
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/28/2006 03:31:59 PM
Quite the unique still life. I like it.
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11/28/2006 10:56:14 AM
Looks inspired by Magritte. I think the glass throws things off somehow, but you might be right by having something fill that space. Maybe a standing banana? Great concept, hope it does well.
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11/27/2006 08:49:32 AM
The rough border between B&W in foreground is really distracting from an otherwise cool photo.
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11/26/2006 11:07:51 AM
Crazy fun!
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11/24/2006 08:29:56 PM
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11/24/2006 06:01:12 AM
nice shot, but does it have something to do with perspective? i will pretend it does, ok?
11/22/2006 07:48:25 PM
very random, but also very interesting, and surreal looking, nice. had to pause and ponder this one. The only thing that bothers me is that the "tiles" have a do-it-yourself-in-a-rush look to them.
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11/22/2006 05:17:48 PM
very creative composition.
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11/22/2006 12:01:27 PM
Instead of a "wing and a prayer", it's a "string and a pear".

I love this shot. Very clever set up.
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11/22/2006 11:08:54 AM
I think I would prefer the glass not to be in the photo. Otherwise, the fruit lends a delicate colouring to the image. 7.
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11/22/2006 02:01:03 AM
nice idea.
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