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Cherry Tomatoes
Cherry Tomatoes

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Challenge: Something New (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 880
Location: Barrington, NH
Date: Aug 11, 2002
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/617
Date Uploaded: Aug 11, 2002

These cherry tomatoes in my yard are not yet ripe. I took this in Macro mode and applied Curves and the Sharpen filter.

Place: 7 out of 168
Avg (all users): 6.6301
Avg (commenters): 7.8667
Avg (participants): 6.2439
Avg (non-participants): 7.0163
Views since voting: 1337
Votes: 246
Comments: 31
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/19/2002 12:15:00 AM
Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments! I too wish the pole had not been there. Had I been more addicted to DPChallenge last week, as I seem to be this week, I may have uprooted the tomato cage for a better shot. Thanks again! It feels great to come in 7th on my 2nd submission!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/18/2002 04:44:00 PM
In my eyes it would have been the bet photo of this weeks green tomatoes, if there was not this distracting pole in the background.
I still like the photo because of the water drops, the good lighting and the good DOF.
08/18/2002 10:58:00 AM
I really like this image. The water on the tomatoes is wonderful along with the prickly stuff on the stems. Great job.
08/17/2002 07:52:00 PM
The reflection in the waterdrop is very clear.
08/17/2002 02:33:00 PM
08/17/2002 11:08:00 AM
great shot :) I love the fine detail on this one... the only minor distraction that I catch here is the pole/wire in the background behind the main subject... = 9 - jmsetzler
08/16/2002 07:14:00 PM
Nice plant shot! Good composition, nice focus on the forground tomato. Good work! 9 md
08/15/2002 10:44:00 PM
Great job, my second favorite this week! I can feel the warmth of the morning sun on my face as I walk through the garden.
08/15/2002 04:40:00 PM
Beautiful shot.
08/15/2002 04:12:00 PM
Well done. Score-7 Kee
08/15/2002 10:13:00 AM
Love the droplets on the tomato in the foreground, but would like to see more clarity on the two tomatoes right behind, although I realize that can be hard to achieve. I find the fuzziness of the background kind of distracting so I might have cropped this a bit more... again, I don't know how much you had to work with, and have often had to settle for something less than I thought perfect because I simply didn't have enough to work with in the original.
08/15/2002 05:09:00 AM
This is a really great shot, it really captures the newness…
08/15/2002 02:48:00 AM
I love the focus on the front tomato. Great detail with that fuzzy stem. The water is a cool effect, but may be a little distracting from the tomato. I look at it and automatically look down to the water, only to see the distorted image of the pole in the background. My eyes then follow the actual pole in the background right off the picture, and then I'm not looking at the "something new" anymore. The pole definately bothers me, but you have still captured a really great photo here. And there is definately newness. Maybe try that "rule of thirds" everyone is talking about. Not sure how it works, but heard that it's visually appealing. Great job and good luck with the challenge.
08/14/2002 05:17:00 PM
nice!!!! 10
08/14/2002 02:37:00 PM
This is pretty well done. I like the water droplets hanging off the tomatoes and throwing the background out of focus helps to emphasize the nicely rounded, wet tomato up front. It's difficult to get a good photo when so much of the frame has roughly the same tones and this is a good job.
Score: 7
08/13/2002 06:04:00 PM
Something new.
Composition - very good. Dew drops make this
Technical Aspects - very good
Meets Challenge - yes
Visual Impact / Originality – quite good
Jim msp
08/13/2002 03:53:00 PM
i think I would have prefered if the tomatoes were turning red, just alittle too much green. tomlewis1980
08/13/2002 03:14:00 PM
Love this! 10! Kaz
08/13/2002 01:28:00 PM
Wonderful picture. Depth of field is great as is texture.
08/13/2002 08:27:00 AM
Good focus.
08/12/2002 09:49:00 PM
Technical Aspects9
08/12/2002 07:53:00 PM
what a nice picture.
08/12/2002 06:29:00 PM
I guess I can't say anything negative about the choice of subject since I submitted one of the "competing" tomato shots :) I love the way the water is built up on these -- nice DOF and very nicely captured!
08/12/2002 06:20:00 PM
nice lighting, nice picture
08/12/2002 05:20:00 PM
Oooooooooh this is nice. Wish the stick wasn't in it though... But LOVE the sun and hair and water and sheen of the skins and background and all.
8, Kavey (would have been 9 or 10 but for the rod in the shot).
08/12/2002 04:51:00 PM
very nice.
08/12/2002 12:18:00 PM
Good picture colors and composition.
08/12/2002 11:09:00 AM
Well, this is just a very, very perfect photo in my opinion, albeit a bit cliche. The way it has been photographed absolutely expresses "NEW" from the drops of water to the tiny, new hairs. Excellent DOF. Excellent photo! I'm giving this a ten!
08/12/2002 03:39:00 AM
I really like the drops coming off the un-ripened tomatos.
08/12/2002 01:15:00 AM
Wonderful photo !
08/12/2002 12:44:00 AM
Very nice. The water droplets really make the shot. lhall

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