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Challenge: Fruits and Vegetables II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Kodak P880
Location: My dining room table :)
Date: Feb 9, 2007
Aperture: 1:4.0
ISO: idk preset
Shutter: 1/60s
Galleries: Water, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Feb 9, 2007

Editing steps:
rotated image for a slightly better crop
cropped about 6 times to get the position right
dodge and burn quite a bit to remove outside distractions like white spots :-/ had to paint over a few with black too
cloned out a tiny cut on the outside of one of the plums
cloned in a few extra seeds on the kiwi because it looked sick
dodged the water to give it some form
channel mixer to give the fruit a more yummy appeal :)
dup layer and burned the kiwi because it was too bright and you couldn't see the reflection in the mirror
2 layers USM
resized for challenge
1 layer very low setting Neat Image
saved for web

This was a pain to set up and I made quite the mess :)

I decided to use the cameras flower setting.

Fruit is on a mirror that was primed with scotch guard
water has oil mixed with it so it would hold form when splashing. I halfway depressed the shutter with my left hand and when the water I was pouring with my right hand hit the fruit, I clicked. LOTS of outtakes :) This was my first time doing anything like this so I hope it does ok.

I am hoping for at least a 6 :)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/18/2007 12:16:51 PM
Nice sink shot! Like the dark skins and the sparkling water. Good light for this.
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02/17/2007 01:15:04 PM
Nice effect and well presented.
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02/16/2007 07:42:14 PM
Nicely bright and fresh looking.
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02/16/2007 04:47:44 PM
Nice colors. Two things that bother me. It is a mighty tight crop on those Fruits. Maybe leave 1/2" on the right side. Also I think this would be much better if you had a slower shutter to make the water blurry. It would have a much better mood IMO.
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02/16/2007 12:52:13 AM
i like the fact you're trying to get some originality into it
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02/12/2007 04:33:15 PM
Nice image. Would like to have seen more detail. Composition could have improved.
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02/12/2007 12:00:37 PM
funky set-up ..nice color and lighting 6
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02/12/2007 10:26:26 AM
personally, I think that the crop is a bit too tight at the bottom and right sides ...
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