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Challenge: Apple II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Lensbaby Composer
Location: Saturday market
Date: Feb 7, 2009
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Lensbaby
Date Uploaded: Feb 8, 2009

So I took lots and lots of pictures at the Saturday market. I never knew they had so many apples, or so many different kinds of apples. It was an educational experience! Had lots of shots I considered, but this here is a Lensbaby shot with something almost in focus, which is something I don't get very often! Not very exciting, but hey, it definitely meets the challenge, yes? :-)

[Feb. 11th, 2009 12:20:14 PM]

Apparently I am the only one who likes the softness of this. That's OK. At least I know better than to enter something like this in challenges in the future! Appreciate the feedback.

[Feb. 12th, 2009 06:27:49 PM]

Oh, and for the record, it's still one of my favorite shots from the day. I'm weird.

[Feb. 17th, 2009 12:45:23 PM]

Is this challenge still running? At least when it closes, I'll have nothing in for awhile so I don't have to worry about another low score for a week or two!

Woo hoo! Made my bottom 10 challenges ever! :-(

27 Feb - I *still* like this shot.

Place: 129 out of 186
Avg (all users): 4.8527
Avg (commenters): 5.6000
Avg (participants): 4.6429
Avg (non-participants): 4.9309
Views since voting: 727
Views during voting: 366
Votes: 258
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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03/01/2009 01:34:17 PM
Nice lensbaby shot. Anytime you get tired of those high scores and ribbons, just enter a lensbaby pic. I think they are great, but few voters agree.
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02/18/2009 02:41:10 PM
I didn't vote on this challenge, but this really stands out to me. The colors are pretty and not hitting me over the head vibrant, which I like. And that sweet spot couldn't be used better here. Very pretty and has a quality to it that reminds me of childhood summers.
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02/18/2009 10:22:57 AM
Deb had I voted in this challenge I would have scored this at least a six. I like the fact that it was not set up and you went out and found this.
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02/18/2009 09:42:24 AM
I was the only one to give this a 10?! I found this photo to be quite refreshing in a field of water drops/splashes and computers. The composition is spot on. Great eye to see this with the one apple with leaves on it. With any lens other than a lensbaby I don't think this would have worked as well (too much would have been in focus - even wide open).

It just feels so REAL. Very nice - I'm sorry to see it placed so far down the line.
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02/18/2009 08:31:18 AM
I think it's a hidden gem. A 7 from me.
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02/18/2009 12:44:32 AM
I'm not sure what I would have given this, had I voted in the challenge, but I'm guessing at least a 6. I love the capture and blend of colors. And I have to say, that my fave part is the leaf that is in focus.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/17/2009 04:48:35 PM
I like the focus, but it would be better if more of that one apple with the leaves was in focus
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02/12/2009 07:36:59 PM
People may complain about the DOF, but I like it here. Something seems to be a bit off, whether it's saturation or brightness, to make this a super-high scorer for me, but I still give it a 7 :)
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02/11/2009 03:10:23 PM
Nice 'organic' shot, but needs more separation of that one apple in focus from the rest. Lift it up a bit and increase dof carefully?
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02/11/2009 12:06:58 PM
need to be just a bit more in focous, but nice shot
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02/11/2009 08:40:40 AM
Nice shot, but would have liked to see more of the main apple in focus. Overall good colors.
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