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A Modest Vegetable.
A Modest Vegetable.
jjbeguin


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Textures II (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Sony DSC-F828
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Date: Feb 17, 2004
Date Uploaded: Feb 17, 2004

cabbage on black cardboard.
Natural indirect light from window + bounced on white cardboard
Light measured with "spot measuring" on the clearest parts of the subject
Chanel Mixer, Levels (black dipper), Unsharp mask.
Will probably end up as soup.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 406
Avg (all users): 7.0896
Avg (commenters): 8.0755
Avg (participants): 6.9716
Avg (non-participants): 7.2913
Views since voting: 4316
Votes: 279
Comments: 62
Favorites: 9 (view)


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03/03/2007 02:34:42 AM
Really nice conversion with great resolution. It'd be interesting to know your RGB values in the channel mixer or your workflow.
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03/03/2007 01:01:55 AM
the texture really is good.. the treatment is also very effective..
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02/26/2004 01:30:40 AM
Only we colorblind folks know how wonderful the tones of a nice b/w photo are, JJ, and this image certainly has them! I for one am now hungry!
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02/25/2004 09:04:56 PM
Just to explain the small peak of lower scores for this photo, although it is technically good, I think others, like me, found the image as a whole unappealing. In other words, I look at it and don't think: "What a clean photo that shows off texture"; I think: "I would never want to eat this abnormally veined, gray cabbage, and I want better presentation of it" -- it's a little unsettling.

Message edited by author 2004-02-25 21:10:21.
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02/25/2004 11:39:30 AM
modest perhaps but elevated by your eye/camera
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02/25/2004 09:56:30 AM
As has been said, the texture really does jump out at you! It really conveys the intricacies of even the most overlooked organic objects. Black and white works very well.
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02/25/2004 07:06:45 AM
I'll skip that meal JJ... I hate cabage! Buark! But your shot is, once again... superbe!
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02/25/2004 03:08:07 AM
Soup? I steam the leaves very gently, and serve mashed and peppered swede on them ... great colour-impact on your food!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/24/2004 11:55:18 PM
Reminds me of a scanning electron microscopy shot (SEM)!.
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02/24/2004 11:31:22 PM
Nice photo, imo this would have been better in color. the different tones of green would highlight the texture better... just a thought, beautiful nevertheless
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02/24/2004 11:11:36 PM
Great textures. Did desaturating this increase the effect? I think that maybe a little colour would have really helped this shot with another dimension. 8
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02/24/2004 11:02:25 PM
Great use of bw.
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02/24/2004 07:41:47 PM
The b/w treatment really makes the texture jump out
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02/24/2004 07:15:01 PM
Great contrast but I think I would prefer the color version. -8
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02/24/2004 04:23:02 PM
great lighting
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02/24/2004 03:14:57 PM
very nice picture
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02/24/2004 02:06:31 PM
awesome, reminiscent of those old anatomy books from the early 1900's -8
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02/24/2004 11:35:34 AM
Yes. 10
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02/23/2004 11:43:26 PM
Great texture and background.
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02/23/2004 11:34:39 PM
Well done - lots of texture, that's for sure. Nice lighting.
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02/23/2004 05:58:36 PM
Wow...texture in spades! Good job with lighting!
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02/23/2004 08:00:17 AM
great shot - seems a tad off quality wise could be the grain. Either way like it. 9
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02/22/2004 10:46:42 AM
Good lighting to show texture. One of a few that make me actually what to feel it. Great job!
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02/22/2004 07:17:36 AM
Lots of texture here, but I don't like the black and white.
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02/21/2004 08:45:37 PM
interesting textures, interesting treatment.... very much enjoyed.
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02/21/2004 07:44:09 PM
I quit. Anybody wanta buy a G2 with only 12,000 pix on it? I will NEVER shoot this exquisite a photo if I live to 600 years old. DANG, that is GORGEOUS! BRAVISSIMO! (And I've voted on 86% of this challenge before I saw this. Man, am I glad I kept going!) 10, but it should be higher!
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02/21/2004 06:11:16 PM
very interesting i must say, nice texture
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02/21/2004 10:40:16 AM
Superb Picture!! Looks great in B&W!
And the border adds to teh overall pic aswell.
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02/21/2004 07:07:02 AM
I love the lighting on this! The texture is so crisp, and without too much contrast... Great picture.
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02/21/2004 12:54:52 AM
Cool. Looks like an alien space pod. Who is going to come out of it? One of my top choices.
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02/20/2004 11:50:24 PM
Awesome! My two favorite shots for this challenge are vegetable shots in black and white. As I said in the other one, I find the choice of b+w to be very bold and successful as well. Reminds me of a brain (I'm in a lot of anatomy classes in school this semester). The brain is a terrible thing to eat. 10
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02/20/2004 06:29:25 PM
Great contrast and lighting. I think is great in B&W.
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02/20/2004 05:46:26 PM
wow
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02/20/2004 12:24:31 PM
And a beautifully photographed one at that. Great sense of texture - I almost took the same shot myself. Great light, perfect exposure, functions well in black and white, though might still function well in colour I would think - has the look of being that very dark green that is so appealing. I do feel you might have allowed a touch more room between it and your frame, it feels just a bit cramped to me. Top work
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02/20/2004 08:02:22 AM
Excellent lighting that brings out the veins.
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02/20/2004 04:46:26 AM
Very good picture - my favorite this challenge - probably a ribbon.
Must tell how you set this shot up.
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02/20/2004 03:37:55 AM
a great photo.. such vivid and extraordinary texture... innitially i gave it an 9 but bumping it up to a 10.... i congradulate you for this excellent photograph... absolutely stunning
02/19/2004 11:29:39 PM
Very nice texture. The contrast is a bit too strong for me, but good work.
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02/19/2004 10:45:22 PM
Texture... yup! I might have titled it - Networking
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02/19/2004 02:51:09 PM
nice lighting
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02/19/2004 02:38:08 PM
Excellent contrast and image great still life. 9
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02/19/2004 10:30:26 AM
Nice DOF captures texture over entire subject. B&W certainly helps this pic's mood.
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02/19/2004 08:43:00 AM
fantastic work!
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02/19/2004 08:16:24 AM
fantastic texture.... best of the 'fruit and veg' collection!
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02/18/2004 08:35:29 PM
very well done....good composition...
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02/18/2004 08:29:57 PM
Not an interesting subject.....but SO well done! I like how it fills the frame and really love the lighting and focus....makes the texture just jump right out at ya. So, the photo itself MAKES this an interesting piece and I think it should place very well. I also like the border.
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02/18/2004 08:23:15 PM
Wow. You really brought out the details on this one. Great lighting, how ever you did it.
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02/18/2004 07:20:12 PM
Now thats a big vegetable. Perfect lighting, cool photo.
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02/18/2004 06:39:39 PM
IMO black and white was the only way to go on this photo. You captured texture beautifully. Very crisp photo. (no pun intended)
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02/18/2004 04:50:49 PM
I really like this in black and white!
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02/18/2004 02:14:11 PM
Oh, what gallaxy is that from! Terrific abstract rendition of a mundane object and I wish you well with this beautifully photographed artwork. 9
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02/18/2004 01:50:45 PM
Nice one! one of my favorites so far.
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02/18/2004 12:47:14 PM
Excellent detail. Perfect for this challenge. One of my favorites.
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02/18/2004 12:27:00 PM
This is what I call texture! 10 !
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02/18/2004 11:42:23 AM
Really nicely done, the tones and lighting. Good luck in the challenge.
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02/18/2004 11:20:20 AM
Nice image. Interesting idea. B&W brings out the contrasts nicely
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02/18/2004 08:19:52 AM
Nice image in b/w. Cropped a bit too close on the bottom.
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02/18/2004 05:12:55 AM
[World Record Attempt]
+ Good choice of capturing the cauliflower (?) in B/W. Nice framing and cropping :). Excellent use of light to bring out all the textures.
- Photo doesn't hold my attention for too long.
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02/18/2004 01:37:08 AM
great use of lighting - 10
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02/18/2004 01:17:18 AM
hmmm WOW!

am Speechless (10)
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02/18/2004 12:57:38 AM
mmmm.... cabbage. Kinda creepy looking. I love it.
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02/18/2004 12:47:25 AM
nice one! i can feel the roughness just by looking at it.
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