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Poisoned Apple (for Snow White)
Poisoned Apple (for Snow White)

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Challenge: Fairy Tales II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ5
Location: My home
Date: Nov 28, 2007
Aperture: F3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/25 sec
Galleries: Portraiture, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Dec 2, 2007

Originally, I tried this with dirty fingernails and gritty face, but I didn't like the way it turned out.

The presentations today of the queen looking like an evil ugly hag is not in keeping with the story. The queen was the second most beautiful woman in all the land. When she gave Snow White the apple, she was disguised as a country woman. As one commentor mentioned, why would she take and eat an apple from someone who looked like an ugly witch? Perhaps in disguise, the queen would have been gritty, dirty and poorly attired, but she would still be beautiful. Dispite her evil intent, she would be like the apple, beautiful but full of poison.

Anyway, I think my score was hurt in part by some modern depictions of the queen. Thank you for the comments and suggestions. They were all very helpful. :)

Place: 43 out of 82
Avg (all users): 5.4150
Avg (commenters): 5.7143
Avg (participants): 5.3158
Avg (non-participants): 5.4383
Views since voting: 1141
Views during voting: 355
Votes: 200
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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03/05/2008 04:16:51 AM
Hey Cindy,

Like this one. Like the nice sharp apple and the DOF for you is just right. Well done. I have one similar but for the fruit topic. ha ha
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12/10/2007 07:58:49 AM
I liked this one. Sorry it didn't score higher.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/09/2007 05:25:37 PM
Good DOF. Model doesn't look wicked enough for the tale, though. The fingernails are too neatly manicured for her to be evil ;-). Still, a nice photo.
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12/07/2007 06:53:10 PM
this doesn't really do anything for me, sorry!
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12/07/2007 04:04:40 PM
Those eyes just jump out at me somehow... Well done.
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12/06/2007 10:33:22 PM
Another take on the apple shot. This is one is a very good shot with great lower light. Unfortunate for your great shot is that the other shot much like this pops quite a bit more. That being said this shot stands on its own and should get a good score. I hope that others vote it that way.
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12/05/2007 07:25:34 AM
Lovely dof and beautiful eyes.
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12/03/2007 06:18:28 PM
nice lighting, helps set the deceptive mood. maybe back out the cro so the hand isn't cut off and rotate alittle to straighten the eyes. just little things, I like the photo. :)
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12/03/2007 12:37:11 AM
DOF and POV are great, but she needs to look more evil. The witch *always* looks evil, or at least sly. Though I suppose she'd have more success looking wholesome and innocent.
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