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L'odore di un'arancia
L'odore di un'arancia

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Challenge: Scents and Aromas (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
Location: San Antonio Texas
Date: Nov 24, 2003
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 23, 2003

Lit with only a hand held flashlight.

USM, median, dust&scratch filters. Contrast adjusted.

Camera Model Name
Canon PowerShot G3
Shooting Date/Time
11/24/2003 7:55:32 AM
Shooting Mode
Aperture-Priority AE
Photo Effect Mode
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
Center-weighted averaging
Exposure Compensation
ISO Speed
7.2 - 28.8mm
Focal Length

Place: 7 out of 188
Avg (all users): 6.6201
Avg (commenters): 8.0526
Avg (participants): 6.5275
Avg (non-participants): 6.6812
Views since voting: 1890
Votes: 229
Comments: 21
Favorites: 6 (view)

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12/03/2003 01:02:03 AM
Greetings from the critique club:

Overall, this is an excellent photo and true to the challenge topic.

The composition is excellent. I think I would have left less space at the top, which from scrolling my window to simulate it makes the orange stand out more, to me at least.

The lighting is very good. There's a bit too much reflected light on the edge of the orange, and on the closest peel on the rock. I think a slight backlight on the orange might have made it's color sparkle on the main surface more than the edge. A fill light on just the orange might have worked too without spoiling the interest and mood of the way the light falls on the rock. Otherwise, you might have played with lower lights and longer exposures (and subsequent noise reduction) to achieve a non-reflecting exposure.

Aesthetically, this is a very nice photo, that will work beyond the challenge, perhaps with some postprocessing that wasn't allowed to achieve some of the cleanup mentioned above and whatever else you wanted to do artistically.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/02/2003 11:22:05 PM
Excellent realized. I can't say that there is something I would like to change about it. Perfect. Deserves a 10.
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12/02/2003 09:45:38 PM
Very nice setup, Lighting and subject. Well done.
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12/01/2003 08:33:07 PM
Just beautiful, and very evocative, aroma-wise. A 10 from me.
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11/30/2003 01:16:37 PM
Perfect composition, excellent lighting, very creatrive work !
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11/30/2003 11:29:09 AM
nice composition....lighting.....I like this overall
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11/29/2003 10:30:50 AM
I like this! The composition, and the idea of resting thin slices on top of something porous. I could smell it. :)
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11/28/2003 06:33:37 AM
Very sharp and clear. Great lighting. Nice work.
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11/27/2003 09:19:42 PM
I think the rock steals teh show, wonderful textures and peal. I wonder if you could have back lighted the orange slice to "pop" it?
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11/27/2003 09:10:49 PM
Doesn't only smells good but looks tasty as well. Very sharp picture. Well, I can't find anything bad about this picture. Good work!
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11/27/2003 07:07:58 PM

The crisp finesse of the arrangement is both apt and tangibly delicious. The various technical givens in this shot demonstrate a high degree of skill and accomplishment.

For a photograph (and a studio shot at that) of this calibre I\'d prefer to see a more standard format, either vertical or horizontal, especially since there appears to be no compositional reason for the very static square.

I rate this examplary image 8 (on a personal scale, mainly because of the limited range of both subject and topic). Within the context of DPC, it is a 10, no holds barred.
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11/27/2003 06:34:17 PM
Very nice work here. so clear and wet looking I can almost smell the.... is that an orange or a lemon? well a 10 anywhey.
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11/27/2003 03:32:56 AM
Nice image but I am having topic failure
11/27/2003 01:05:36 AM
A beautiful image. Very creative and perfect for this challenge. 10
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11/26/2003 06:52:26 PM
Wow. Absolutely perfect. (10)
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11/26/2003 05:30:34 PM
I like your picture a lot, nice composition, nice contrasts. 9
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11/26/2003 12:32:58 PM
beautiful composition.. maybe just a touch underexposed...
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11/26/2003 09:20:47 AM
Nice dof and contrasts. great shot.
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11/26/2003 08:44:41 AM
This is lovely and the lighting and textures a very nice. For me there is too much negative space on the left as you look at the image and a crop would have strengthened the whole effect.
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11/26/2003 06:05:40 AM
Nice setup and mood. one of my favs as far.
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11/26/2003 02:30:01 AM
interesting composition though I think the lighting could be better? the orange seems to dark, especially at the top. but nice shot anyway, 7.
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