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Challenge: Still Life With Fruit (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Pozzuoli
Date: Jan 19, 2010
Aperture: F/4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/25sec
Galleries: Nature, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jan 19, 2010

develop the raw with dpp˛in photoshop: levels, crop,usm. clone out some little point,selective blur.

Statistics
Place: 108 out of 141
Avg (all users): 5.0238
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.8000
Avg (non-participants): 5.1837
Views since voting: 495
Views during voting: 274
Votes: 168
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0


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02/01/2010 01:28:23 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

First impressions are that this is a very good shot of a pear. The crop makes this very big and it stands out.

Technically This is good but there are a couple of areas that could be improved. The apple on the left is quite prominent even though blurred due to the stalk, removing the stalk would have softened it's impact. The DOF is quite shallow and that means the stalk of the pear is OOF and we are thus left with more of a study of texture of the pear than a still life. The centred composition works quite well.

Artistically this is not so strong. It's a pear sitting on some apples and that's about it. I think this is what hurt your score more than anything.

In summary this is an ok shot of a pear but lacks the special something to make the voter think it is anything more than that.

Feel free to PM me if you have any queries.
Gerry

Message edited by author 2010-02-01 13:52:19.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/29/2010 01:01:06 PM
Woah! That baby sure jumps out at'cha! Wish the top of the pear was a little sharper. The blue in the lower left bg grabs some serious attention also.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/25/2010 09:44:19 AM
great texture on the pear, nice dof
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01/25/2010 06:26:23 AM
Great DOF on the top of the pear
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