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Orange-o-licious
3rd PlaceOrange-o-licious
Bugzeye


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Still Life With Fruit (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: Dining Room Table
Date: Jan 24, 2010
Aperture: F/7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jan 23, 2010

Shot with a light tent and 3 strobes. Originally wanted to use orange juice, but didn't have any here, so I settled for orange soda. I am quite pleased with the end result.

Opened Raw File, Cropped, Adjusted Exposure and Contrast.
Opened in CS4, Adujustment Layers for Curves and Levels. Resized, Sharpened, Added Border and Saved for Web.


Holy Crap!!!!! I finally made it to the front page after almost 150 attempts. I feel like crying... or dancing. I think I'll dance and save the crying for brown ribbons, haha

Thanks for all the wonderful comments and high votes, I knew this shot would pop but kept my hopes down on the ribbon thing.

After browsing through the top 10 images I've noticed mine is a total outcast. All the others have that nice soft light appeal which really makes mine seem loud. Oh well I am not complaining thats for sure.

Thank You for all the post chellenge comments. It was a pleasure to read them all.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 141
Avg (all users): 6.6780
Avg (commenters): 7.6471
Avg (participants): 6.4342
Avg (non-participants): 6.8614
Views since voting: 4535
Views during voting: 347
Votes: 177
Comments: 53
Favorites: 5 (view)


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03/02/2010 02:32:10 PM
Outstanding...!!!!!
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02/07/2010 11:08:55 AM
YYYYYYYYayyy for you!!! Are you still buzzing from your first ribbon!!! Took me at least 4 days to come down!
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02/05/2010 12:58:32 PM
Congrats on the yellow and your first ribbon. The bright colors against the white really stand out well. Good choice on using the orange soda instead of orange juice - the color is much more vibrant.
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02/04/2010 05:05:12 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. These have got to be the orangest oranges I have ever seen. Very nicely done.
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02/03/2010 08:40:13 PM
Nice setup with superb lighting. Congrats.

eta, I'm surprised this is your first ribbon as I've seen lots of great images by you on this site.

Message edited by author 2010-02-03 20:42:18.
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02/03/2010 04:35:24 AM
Wow! Congrats on your first ribbon, Brian. Delightful and vibrant shot. Wonderful clarity.
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02/02/2010 07:03:04 PM
Congrats on the yellow! Excellent bright colors and pop!
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02/02/2010 06:41:41 PM
Congrats on your ribbon. This does POP, really wonderfully!!!
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02/02/2010 06:24:14 PM
This is just divine. I love it.
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02/02/2010 03:43:48 AM
Nice to see a pretend kiwi get a ribbon :)
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02/01/2010 09:46:34 PM
Congrats on your 1st ribbon winner, Brian! Love the bright orange against the white...
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02/01/2010 08:45:10 PM
Holy smokes Batman! Congrats Bugz. I can say "I knew him when..."
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02/01/2010 05:03:39 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon :)
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02/01/2010 03:24:19 PM
Nice job, not too fond of the white for a still life, but Congrats, its wonderful!!
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02/01/2010 01:08:41 PM
You finally cracked it! - Congrats.
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02/01/2010 12:40:53 PM
Beautiful photo. Congrats on your ribbon!!!
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02/01/2010 11:33:13 AM
Excellent work with brilliant colors and textures, congrats on your first ribbon!
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02/01/2010 10:55:27 AM
Congrats! Congrats! Congrats! This is so wonderfully done! I'm glad it ribboned!
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02/01/2010 09:03:16 AM
Congrats on making the front page!! How exciting! Beautifully done shot--congrats!
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02/01/2010 08:41:05 AM
Brilliant composition, congrats on your ribbon!
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02/01/2010 08:28:17 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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02/01/2010 08:13:18 AM
Deeeelightful! I just love the fresh feel of color and vibrance. Its such a nice take on the typical "still life" photo. Congratulations!

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02/01/2010 06:59:02 AM
Wow this is brilliant. In my opinion, this is better than the one that got the first prize, but then, i'm just an amateur. I love the composition, the colors and the absolute clarity. Just positioning the 3 strobes at the right place must have been ...interesting.
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02/01/2010 06:04:00 AM
Totally deserved a ribbon, great colors, congratulations !
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02/01/2010 04:55:38 AM
congrats on your ribbon
i am glad it did it saved me searching for your entry :)
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02/01/2010 04:46:19 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! Great work!
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02/01/2010 04:20:41 AM
Congrats on your Ribbon! 150 attempts and this is your first...You should have had one long time ago looking at your profile. I dont think we should call it attempts since the love creating these images and us enjoying them is a great reward in itself. Having said that...still many more ribbons whished for you. I think there should be a ribbon for persistence
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02/01/2010 02:23:49 AM
bravo for your ribbon!
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02/01/2010 12:51:46 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! Well done. :)
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02/01/2010 12:44:07 AM
Very striking, congratulations this is very well done.
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02/01/2010 12:43:38 AM
Could be an ad for OJ - Congrats on your ribbon!
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02/01/2010 12:22:34 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. I really loved your entry while voting.

Raj
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02/01/2010 12:20:48 AM
A lighthearted and pleasing entry which matches its ribbon beautifully.
Congratulations on your win.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2010 10:38:09 PM
Outstanding.
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01/30/2010 03:37:03 PM
Eye catching composition with nice bold colors. 8
Style reminds me of scarbrd....hmmmmmm
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01/30/2010 03:01:35 AM
the tilt on the glass is a little distracting but i love the colors and your lighting
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01/29/2010 05:15:44 PM
Nice, crisp, clean image
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01/29/2010 02:44:42 PM
i almost feel the smell and the taste, nice work!
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01/29/2010 01:30:00 PM
A very clear, clean image, good colours.
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01/29/2010 01:09:47 PM
Send this to Florida - someone out there can use this for a advertisement I'm sure! :-) Well done shot with stock photo written all over it. Best of luck to you in the challenge.
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01/29/2010 08:20:14 AM
excellent colourful image - lovely presentation 9!
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01/28/2010 06:12:05 PM
The glass is falling slightly to the left.
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01/28/2010 08:30:49 AM
Great lighting and good composition.
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01/27/2010 06:58:31 PM
Very Clean And Fresh. Great focus , crisp images. Love it
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01/27/2010 04:52:49 PM
Even lighting..great! Love the color, pure. Well done!!! Congrats this is a top shot.
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01/27/2010 12:33:56 AM
I love the clarity of this picture. The orange on the white pops very well. one of my top 3 favorites.
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01/26/2010 05:55:18 PM
i like the colors
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01/25/2010 07:51:36 PM
this would make a nice juice ad
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01/25/2010 03:21:59 PM
I could see this as an add. 9
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01/25/2010 12:51:31 PM
Love this, the colours are awesome, well done.
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01/25/2010 12:14:17 PM
Looks like an ad! Lovely job of it all! (Not voting)
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01/25/2010 11:30:16 AM
nice and sharp :-) the orange color is really vibrant!
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01/25/2010 09:49:49 AM
looks yummy and refreshing!
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