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Poisoned Apple
Poisoned Apple
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Still Life (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Date: Nov 1, 2003
Aperture: f 22.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.0
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Nov 1, 2003

Rather than extensive manipulations in Photoshop, the painting here was done prior to taking the photo using spray paint (black, white and 2 shades of grey).

It enabled me to get the different shades of banana, for instance, which was not possible by desaturation alone.

This was also an exercise to see if the spray painting idea would work for me.

Statistics
Place: 35 out of 326
Avg (all users): 6.0449
Avg (commenters): 7.7895
Avg (participants): 6.1679
Avg (non-participants): 5.8889
Views since voting: 1427
Votes: 245
Comments: 23
Favorites: 0


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11/23/2003 03:28:08 AM
i like what's being insinuated here.. even if i am misinterperating... color IS poison.. B/W photography FOREVER :0
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2003 11:12:18 PM
Super originality-- love it-- 9
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11/11/2003 07:40:21 PM
Very nice setup and structured shot 7
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11/11/2003 07:04:45 PM
nice idea, great composition. Did yo paint those bananas to get such different tones out of them? Did you paint all the fruit but for the apple. Bizzare effect. I like it! 10
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11/11/2003 05:37:57 PM
too dark for me. Focus is good. Don't like the color changes.
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11/11/2003 08:05:23 AM
I like the red apple here.
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11/11/2003 07:33:11 AM
it's a still life, but I personally don't like the colors ... matter of taste I guess
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11/10/2003 07:54:21 PM
Very cool, but I'm confused about what message you're trying to convey. What's the point of this; what's the point of drawing our attention to the apple. Be more descriptive in your photography and less concerned with making a pretty centerpiece.
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11/10/2003 05:41:08 PM
I bet that took a lot of work. I can see some over spray on the pine apple, which I'm assuming was done to prevent any of the red from showing up when desaturating. Great creativity, good shot. - 9
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11/10/2003 10:24:14 AM
There has been a lot of desat with one color photos recently, and I think that has made those type of images not have the usually high impact they can normally have. However, this is certainly more than just a desat with one color photo. The black/white background and square dish is certainly what makes this stand out. The leaves of the pineapple going off into the black is good too. The fruit arrangement is good, but I dont know, just something doesnt feel right about it. It's sharp, clear, clean, clever. I like it!
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11/08/2003 02:38:13 PM
I like the way you desaturated all the other colours here. 9
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11/07/2003 05:31:43 PM
There is something very disturbing about the bannana being such veried shades. However the composition is great, exposure is perfect!
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11/07/2003 02:00:44 PM
Liek the black and the white but not the red, otherwise a nice shot.
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11/07/2003 12:55:57 PM
I see that this image was validated. I don't know why it would have to be, it looks fine to me. Nice image. I really like the composition and the light used. The one red apple really stands out giving you something to zoom in on. Nice work.
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11/07/2003 12:02:14 PM
I´m usually not very fond of these desaturated shots but this one is SO well done. Very interested composition. Great shot! /9
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11/07/2003 09:53:19 AM
Amazing. Superb modern composition. Intelligent use of selective desaturation.
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11/07/2003 06:45:17 AM
Wonderful composition... this picture could almost be a blue ribbon winner, but the burnt out highlights (on the pear and pineapple) spoil it. There's a bit too much glare on the apple. I love your black and white background, very imaginative and striking. 8
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11/06/2003 01:18:26 AM
Interesting. I like it. The problem,though is that the pineapple appears to be oe. I know how difficult it is to capture whites. Creative image nonetheless.
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11/05/2003 05:38:38 PM
I think the idea here was good, and the subjects. I guess it's the white bottom that I find a distraction to the over all shot. Maybe without the plate? However, I like this and like the contrast.
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11/05/2003 04:51:54 PM
very interesting... I'm curious what the original take looked like. 8
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11/05/2003 10:51:20 AM
Wow! Did you actually paint the fruit??? The lack of light on the banana in the middle and the piece of fruit above the apple, along with the paint on the pineapple leaves are the only things stopping me giving this a 10. Brilliant. 9/10
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11/05/2003 06:51:16 AM
haha...it looks as if all the others are poisoned instead
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11/05/2003 01:11:26 AM
a 10
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