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Lonesome Tomato
Lonesome Tomato
hopelessoptimist


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Abstract Emotion (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G IF-ED DX
Location: Glendale, California, USA
Date: Sep 25, 2008
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Nature, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Sep 28, 2008

Hastily shot as the sun went down. Cropped some blurry leaves out of the top. Unfortunate background slicing through the upper half but I'll have to live with it. Bumped tomato red up, smoothed noise out of it. Cropped.

Statistics
Place: 130 out of 140
Avg (all users): 4.3577
Avg (commenters): 5.4000
Avg (participants): 4.0678
Avg (non-participants): 4.5769
Views since voting: 900
Views during voting: 255
Votes: 137
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/03/2008 06:06:37 PM
You're probably getting killed but imho this is a brilliant execution of the challenge. The title might be confusing people, because this photo works not as a photo of a tomato but as an abstract composition. The feeling comes perhaps from the juxtaposition of the red circle and the dark circle below it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/02/2008 12:57:39 PM
What an awesome find!
You can't stage a photo like this one. I hope voters realize that.
Good job!

Your tomato depicts such boldness.
It Shows a true willingness to survive no matter what the surroundings are.
Undoubtedly itís an extremely lonesome life growing up in a less desirable setting. Shunned by other tomatoes I'm sure.
This tomato has risen up through a crack in the road. Kind of like it's saying ďIím an outcast and so what? Who wants to be like everyone else any way?"

Take most humans for example. We would demand that our life is to be strategically placed in a setting only where we are able to grow and live among a cluster of a hundred other tomatoes. You know, living on some plush urban penthouse vine and always looking to win the blue ribbon, hoping and striving to be in People Magazine.
Your tomato humbly states "I am content."
WOW!!! Your tomato says so much!!!!
10/01/2008 04:06:22 AM
nice shot.
09/30/2008 09:20:42 PM
Pretty clever on the dead vine...emotional but not very abstract to me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2008 11:23:55 PM
wow
09/29/2008 03:11:13 AM
Not abstract.
09/29/2008 12:10:50 AM
thats cool-7


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