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A zest for life
A zest for life

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Challenge: Table Shot III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges: Macos / Close ups
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Sony DT 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Aspherical ED High Magnification Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Date: May 3, 2009
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: May 3, 2009

An element of serendipitous interaction in coming up with this one. I was trying, unsuccessfully, to make a composition using some lemons. Robert (Bear_music) popped the skins of some orange quarters on the table. I remembered that the last section of skin had been used for zest then thrown away, and retrieved it. It was "logical" then to add the zest peeler. Later, after seeing my images, Robert suggested I add some zest tendrils and I tried that. I think it made for a more interesting composition, but by then the light had changed and the metal section of the peeler was getting blown out, and I just needed to get this wrapped up!! Minimal processing.

Added later: Thanks for the comments, and here, just for fun, is an image of that process underway that Robert just posted in the Topaz thread ...
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05/11/2009 10:11:56 AM
A lovely finish :-) Whupped the heck out of mine... I guess you're just a kinder, gentler photographer than I am :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/09/2009 10:37:05 AM
Terrific shot. Very well done.
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05/08/2009 12:21:40 AM
I can smell it - that's a great photo in my book
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05/05/2009 03:08:16 AM
There is something oddly pleasing about this shot. Great clors, nice bokeh reflected on the surface. Maybe a bit of zest curls for added texture?
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05/04/2009 09:39:02 PM
This is what this reviewer has been waiting for - a perfect minimalist construction that combines the minimalist meme with impressionist ideals - the abstract reflection perfectly compliments the solid and properly composed subject with the added feature of zest stripes on the skin of the orange. An excellant composition and still life complimented by pleasing tones and colors set off brilliantly with the zest scraper. An extremely effective image - well done.
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05/04/2009 09:35:49 PM
Great shot, good luck, Mike
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05/04/2009 05:17:59 PM
This is a very good image reflection for this challenge...
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