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Challenge: Banana (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Location: Lake Zurich, Illinois
Date: May 23, 2004
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/22 sec
Galleries: Humorous, Still Life
Date Uploaded: May 23, 2004

went to JoAnn Fabrics and bought several different zippers, a yellow one, black fabric with gold metal teeth and this black one, which I think worked best as I like the contrast with the yellow banana. Used a yellow piece of posterboard for the background. I cut off the bottom of the banana and pulled the zipper though - it was a pain to clean off all the banana goop before taking the picture. I held the zipper and the peel strips in place with push pins. Tried many different angles til I got this one. Used Neat Image and some spot editting to clean things up and remove evidence of the pins.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 122
Avg (all users): 7.0329
Avg (commenters): 8.2778
Avg (participants): 7.0972
Avg (non-participants): 6.9750
Views since voting: 7319
Votes: 152
Comments: 44
Favorites: 13 (view)


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07/08/2012 08:54:35 PM
Y2K
06/04/2004 10:54:49 AM
Congrats on the well deserved ribbon!
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06/02/2004 01:01:04 PM
i thought this was one of the best shots, i voted a 10 on this one
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06/01/2004 04:11:15 PM
My True openion is : Concept is very nice but execution is not very
clear. your concept is that 'zipper is opening the cover
of Banana... good,
but cover is tearing from back side also

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05/30/2004 11:11:30 PM
Congrats!
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05/30/2004 05:05:18 PM
Great out of the box shot, or shall I say "Out of the banana!"
Congrats
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05/30/2004 03:55:27 PM
Congrats, that was my bet!
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05/30/2004 02:48:09 PM
Fun shot, David. Congratulations on the ribbon!
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05/30/2004 02:17:02 PM
I actually didn't like this photo very much, cool idea, but lacking detail..
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05/30/2004 11:56:46 AM
In my opinion, the yellow background wasn't the right choise.
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05/30/2004 02:28:34 AM
David, very cool! Congratulations on the blue. The bionic insertion of the zipper is really smooth, seamless and believable. Excellent concept and execution.
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05/30/2004 02:08:04 AM
Congratulations on your win. This is so clever. Love all the yellow too.
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05/30/2004 02:06:12 AM
congrats on your first blue ribbon! this is a very creative and well thought out shot. good job!
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05/30/2004 01:18:50 AM
Congrats. You earned your ribbon with this shot. I'm amazed on of my choices for first actually made it for a change.
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05/30/2004 01:00:59 AM
I knew this was a winner. Congratulations!
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05/30/2004 12:36:55 AM
Congratulations! I thought this one would do well. I really liked the zipper.
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05/30/2004 12:25:48 AM
Congratulations David! Great idea, and nicely photographed. A zipper with "Chiquita" engraved on it would have been too cool! :)
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05/30/2004 12:22:51 AM
Top banana, kudo's on a great job.
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05/30/2004 12:16:17 AM
Very nice idea, I think a contrasting background would have looked better (blue or black) :) Congrats...
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05/30/2004 12:10:44 AM
Congrats! Well done!

Deannda
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05/30/2004 12:07:28 AM
Nice job, David! Wow...the zipper fit in so well. COngrats on your Blue! RoB
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05/30/2004 12:05:06 AM
Congratulations on this one!
Superb imagination putting this one together.
It was the best pick of the bunch.
LOL
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/29/2004 01:18:36 PM
Very cleverly done, and good point of view!
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05/28/2004 07:05:54 PM
WOW, that is too cool. What a very clever and terrific photo.

Well done. 10
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05/27/2004 02:12:51 PM
Great photography!!! It Is a winner to me!!!
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05/27/2004 08:32:51 AM
This was really clever. Love the detail on the pull tab.
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05/27/2004 05:41:47 AM
Very clever indeed.
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05/25/2004 08:16:22 PM
This is a good one.
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05/25/2004 05:34:43 PM
great idea but the inside looks like you left the zipper down a little too long
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05/25/2004 10:25:53 AM
Extremely well done. Very very original. Love it
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05/25/2004 04:43:00 AM
A winner for sure.
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05/25/2004 02:45:27 AM
Really not sure how you got that zipper in there, but it's great! Very creative idea indeed. The monochromatic color really focuses on the zipper as the main subject. Well done.... 8
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05/24/2004 08:57:52 PM
Neat idea. I think I'd like a little more differentation between the skin and the background.
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05/24/2004 06:13:27 PM
LOL Very creative. I like.
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05/24/2004 02:10:28 PM
Outstanding composition & imagination!
Stunning colors & contrast. Definitely my #1 pick of this bunch! LOL
(Sorry - had to!)
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05/24/2004 02:03:29 PM
This was one of the few 'clever' shots I rated high. It is in my top three picks. It is not only genuinely witty but very well executed. The photo is visually appealing regardless of the boundaries of the challenge.
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05/24/2004 01:14:03 PM
I like the idea but wish we could see more of the banana. I do like the "V" shaped composition.
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05/24/2004 10:12:03 AM
I predict this will win!!!

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05/24/2004 09:56:09 AM
Very nice composition! I love it!
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05/24/2004 03:44:33 AM
Brilliant 10
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05/24/2004 01:54:18 AM
Good idea!
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05/24/2004 01:52:40 AM
Very nice! Great idea for this contest and the result is really excellent Great job!
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05/24/2004 12:46:57 AM
Very inventive.
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05/24/2004 12:12:07 AM
Great idea!
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