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Banana Flavoured Milk
Banana Flavoured Milk

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Challenge: Product Shot (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Sigma 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical HF for Pentax
Location: Japan, at home
Date: Sep 7, 2008
Aperture: f10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Still Life, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Sep 7, 2008

I had borrowed a book from the library called HAPTIC (yes, I had to check in the dictionary to see if it was a real word, too), mainly because it had a picture of a milk carton done as a banana (also as kiwi fruits, i.e. furry brown milk cartons). I thought it would be cool if dpc came up with a challenge that I could use such a thing in - and here it is, and it's still within the borrowing period of the book.
So I bought a carton, pulled it apart to get the dimensions, then made one from yellow paper. Stuck on a sticker from Banana King).
Remote flash. Levels layer to make the background completely white, sharpen, resize, save.

Place: 103 out of 118
Avg (all users): 5.0654
Avg (commenters): 5.6000
Avg (participants): 4.8636
Avg (non-participants): 5.1468
Views since voting: 2478
Views during voting: 267
Votes: 153
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/12/2008 08:50:59 PM
Really? It almost looks like you've used the 'cut' feature to make the background disappear (which would be against the rules I believe). But, I'll go with the shadow of the doubt: 8
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09/11/2008 10:37:38 AM
Watch the shadows. For a product shoot, it'll make or break the photo. In This case, the shadow is too "artificial". Usually, for a stock photo, it'll be good to not have shadow. But for product shots, it might be better to have some natural shadows. Other than that, the framing, composition is good. Hope this helps.
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09/09/2008 07:49:12 PM
did you print a pic of bananas to put behind your box?
09/09/2008 05:49:15 PM
Very clean lines and good lighting.
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09/09/2008 05:11:22 PM
Fit Challenge Criteria: 2/2
Contrast/Color: 0/2
Composition: 1/2
Photo Quality: 1/2
My Subjective Affinity: 1/2

Too much contrast. The background appears to have been removed during post processing, and the edges are very choppy. It is also just a bit too centered.
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09/09/2008 02:55:59 PM
The lighting seems a bit harsh, but I like that you created your own product!
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09/09/2008 11:58:25 AM
My son's favorite! Nice change of pace. lighitng is good albiet a bit of fill flash or side lighting would've softened the shadows.
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09/09/2008 09:28:59 AM
Did you make the banana carton yourself? Looks aweseome.
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09/09/2008 02:19:29 AM
Great idea, nice job on creating the box, but the harsh harsh light causing the shadows really hurts it. Good effort...5
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09/08/2008 03:27:35 PM
Nice idea, background looks flat, focus and lighting are good, nice try 5.
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09/08/2008 12:41:21 AM
Nice concept!! Lighting is very nice too .. drink box could have used a bit more to give it some punch
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