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Aerodynamically Slippery
Aerodynamically Slippery

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Banana (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Olympus E-10
Location: In my office in Escondido, CA
Date: May 23, 2004
Aperture: f 4.8
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Humorous, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 23, 2004

1 yellow banana for the body, 1 red banana for the wheels & roll bar & 1 banana chip for the windshield.
Basic PP: Crop, +10 saturation & USM.

Place: 43 out of 122
Avg (all users): 5.4533
Avg (commenters): 7.1429
Avg (participants): 5.2778
Avg (non-participants): 5.6154
Views since voting: 1548
Votes: 150
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/05/2004 09:40:23 PM
Hi Amanda,

Me? Worry about the nay-sayers on a shot like this? It was done in pure fun, and put a smile on my face while shooting it. A grown man, making a car out of 100% banana - HA!
One member thought the wheels were chocolate, so that would have been on the other end of the spectrum from "icky" I guess.

Thanks for the feedback, and I hope I put a smile on your face when you saw the shot. If so, the shot was a success!

06/05/2004 09:28:00 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Ah the silliness! I thought it was a cute idea- reminds me of one of those Richard Scary childrens books. I think the monkey has a car just like this! The main thing that turned me off about this picture was the color of the wheels and roll bar. I didn't realize that you had used a different kind of banana- to me it just looked like they had gone bad under the studio lights, and thus were kind of icky.

I know there is always some debate about the kind of pictures that we take on DPC- are they fine art, are they commerical, are they allowed to be utterly silly? I think that there is a place for all of these kinds of pictures, and I wouldn't worry about the nay-sayers.

Good luck in the future,
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05/30/2004 12:24:38 AM
I just wanted to put a smile on someone's face.
Hope I acheived it, as this was fun.
I was actually suprised it made it to 43rd place, and would have been happy if it only made 123rd place.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/26/2004 06:37:45 AM
do like the lighting, focus and DOF
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05/25/2004 04:19:57 AM
Great idea. Nicely photographed. Well done.
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05/24/2004 08:41:01 AM
Creative and interesting use of fruit!
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05/24/2004 07:45:33 AM
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05/24/2004 12:51:29 AM
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05/24/2004 12:33:55 AM
...and chocolately good!
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05/24/2004 12:08:17 AM
Similar to mine except I didn't make a car... nice!
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