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A shoehorned entry

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Challenge: Apple II (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF for Canon
Location: Table in my middle bedroom
Date: Feb 9, 2009
Aperture: F7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 8 Seconds
Galleries: Humorous, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Feb 8, 2009

Lit with a small led flashlight. Getting the right exposure on both the apple and shoehorn was tricky. I'm still having some trouble learning how to avoid the glare.

Pre-challenge notes:
I am going to get sooooo creamed in this challenge! I doubt the effort I put into this will be worth the score, but if I get a lot of good comments, that will make it a success for me. I could raise my average if I avoided these gag shots, but I just have too much fun with them. Expecting the usual sub-5 that my shoehorns tend to achieve, but maybe I pulled off the lighting well enough to get a decent average out of it.

[Feb. 14th, 2009 12:55:04 AM]

Lots of comments on that glare. Based on past experience I thought it might only be a minor thing. I was wrong about that. Note to self: Work on controlling glare.

Post-challenge notes:
Can't complain about a 5 on one of my shoehorns. There are always a lot of low votes on these, but they pull in some good comments.

Place: 105 out of 186
Avg (all users): 5.0538
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 4.5132
Avg (non-participants): 5.2772
Views since voting: 697
Views during voting: 416
Votes: 260
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/17/2009 04:29:45 PM
Fun concept!
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02/16/2009 09:35:32 AM
I love how the shoehorn is appearing in contests now. Good color too. 7
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02/15/2009 05:23:18 PM
The lighting is a bit harsh, but I like the idea.
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02/15/2009 01:56:28 PM
Like the concept
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02/14/2009 12:24:21 AM
There is absolutely, positively no reason whatsoever for a shoehorn to be stuck into the side of an apple. It simply makes one say, "what the..." (However, the effect would be even stronger to those unfamiliar with this technique.) I still love it. I think the highlights really hurt it, though. They pull your eye to them and subsequently blind you.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/13/2009 01:21:32 PM
i dont really like the highlights on the apple and shoehorn but good lighting non the less
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02/13/2009 08:28:25 AM
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02/12/2009 10:55:42 AM
i like the centered crop, the lighting on the shoehorn is good, but the burned out bit on the top of the apple is a bit distracting (aren't shiny apples a pain to photograph!). The crop at the bottom seems a bit tight and there almost seems a bit much neg space at the top.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/11/2009 05:54:17 PM
I like the composition and the spotlight lighting, but I feel it's a bit harsh/bright on the apple's highlights.
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02/11/2009 04:53:24 PM
Photographed well and funny, good job.
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02/11/2009 03:58:01 PM
Really nice shoe-horn!
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02/11/2009 01:33:09 PM
Who else besides, Yo Spiff, would use a shoehorn! Very nice lighting.
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