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From My Dirt
From My Dirt
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Challenge: Dirt (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Melbourne Australia
Date: Dec 11, 2006
Aperture: f3.2
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Dec 10, 2006

This was an image I really had in my head to do for a while. I wanted a lot of texture and colour.

I did some major burning to get rid of the background, som sharpening and did a few layers, one in grayscale, one slightly oversaturated, and varied the opacity till I got the result I was looking for.

Natural light in the shade at the side of my house.

6.5XXX ??? I am hoping this will do well. I reckon people might pick on the fact that there's no focus on my thumb...anyhow, let's see how we go

Post:

I should have used the full colour image and not the slight desaturation...D'Oh!

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I reckon I might have been in the top 10...you live and learn!

Statistics
Place: 14 out of 144
Avg (all users): 6.4821
Avg (commenters): 7.2353
Avg (participants): 6.2500
Avg (non-participants): 6.6179
Views since voting: 2078
Views during voting: 333
Votes: 195
Comments: 29
Favorites: 0


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12/23/2006 06:29:32 AM
Very nice. Congrats on the top 20!
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12/18/2006 06:29:15 PM
Howdy neighbour! :) Congrats on the top 20 too!

Really liked this and gave you an 8. I think the understated colour was actually a big factor in why I voted highly in the first place and would disagree with the "more saturation" movement. But, different strokes for different folks though, eh? :) Cheers!
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12/18/2006 03:35:09 PM
Good finish Enzo. I've read and re-read my comment below and i'm still not sure it makes sense ;).
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12/18/2006 09:41:16 AM
bump up the red a bit in RGB. Or raise the contrast. The tomatos have to light up more.
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12/18/2006 07:45:59 AM
Great job Enzo! This is an amazing illustration of dirt!

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12/18/2006 07:00:05 AM
Great texture and light Enzo! Congratulations on the top 20!
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12/18/2006 05:21:21 AM
I really loved this one, and actually gave you a "10" from me.....
I really thought it could get a ribbon.....Well done mate.....
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12/18/2006 03:42:15 AM
congrats on your top-20 finish, Enzo (right behind me, hehehe), nice work!
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12/18/2006 12:39:20 AM
fantastic shot. congrats!!
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12/18/2006 12:34:56 AM
A very good study with razor sharp detail to make those tomatoes speak! Congratulations on your 13th place.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/17/2006 05:43:40 PM
I like this shot. Simple and clean...I mean simple and dirty : ) Back to bump you up to 8.
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12/17/2006 11:44:17 AM
kitsch
12/17/2006 11:25:01 AM
Nice arrangement/composition. I think that a touch more saturation would help both the tomatoes and the stems.
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12/13/2006 10:03:09 PM
Great concept, maybe rotate 45-degrees CCW and add a mound of dirt on the wrist.
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12/13/2006 10:47:58 AM
Simple and dirty - I like it. The water on the tomatoes works well with the wet/dirty hands.
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12/12/2006 11:51:24 PM
Def Top 5!
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12/12/2006 08:45:55 PM
Nice shot. You should hang this on your kitchen wall. 8
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12/12/2006 07:14:12 PM
Very nice, the tomatoes could have been a little redder maybe.
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12/12/2006 04:55:11 PM
Do you need to dig down to get tomatoes ? :). Good image.
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12/12/2006 03:48:12 PM
NIce composition and arrangment. I'm giving you a 9 with this proviso. I have never thought of picking tomatoes as a muddy job and they don't normally have such nice droplets of water. From a strict realism standpoint, it seems off to me. Giving the benefit of the doubt, it could just be a proud husbandman showing off the fruits of his labor so... 9 works for me.

The photo is very well put toghether and from a technical standpoint it really leaves nothing behind. YOu should do well in the challenge and this is a very pleasant picture.
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12/12/2006 02:05:18 PM
Nicely processed. the right hand on the palm either has some motion blur or is out of the DOF. That gets my eye just a bit. Otherwise, nice composition with the three tomatoes. 7
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12/12/2006 09:03:47 AM
Very nice lighting and excellent detail. The composition is very good as well. Nicely done!
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12/11/2006 11:23:02 PM
Nice tomato crop! My current work is assembling and wiring up a machine to wash, wax, and sort tomatoes at the rate of about 900 25lb boxes per hour. Most people don't know that you mostly get green stained hands from picking tomatoes, but this is a photo contest. Good concept, and excecuted well in the tech dept. I take away one little click for the back light showing behind the lower tomato, right side, and above the top tomato. If you could get that little border around the outside of the hands, like where the leaf on the right goes over the finger, it would really stand the whole subject out from the background.
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12/11/2006 08:10:30 PM
Excellent..... love this one.....
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12/11/2006 07:37:25 PM
Nice color and lighting.
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12/11/2006 06:21:21 PM
Really like the use of the negative space here. Love this idea. Very well done.
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12/11/2006 03:27:20 PM
Doesn't make sense that the tomatos look like they have just been washed but they are held with dirty hands.
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12/11/2006 10:36:06 AM
10 !
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12/11/2006 12:51:35 AM
awesome tones and focus.
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