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Fruit by Candlelight
Fruit by Candlelight

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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
Date: Jan 23, 2010
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2010

Curves, slight Hue/sat adj, B&W conversion with Silver Effex Pro, Blur layer, More Blur layer, some D&B, cropped out candle on left, Adamus sharpening, SFW.

I tried to make this about the color and the texture. I wanted to contrast a bit of a painted feel with the 2 blur layers and still keep the cantalope skin as sharp as possible. I hope it does well.

Place: 10 out of 141
Avg (all users): 6.3793
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 6.0959
Avg (non-participants): 6.5842
Views since voting: 1558
Views during voting: 328
Votes: 174
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/01/2010 09:08:10 AM
Congrats on the top 10! I love the lighting, everything almost glows. It's so rich looking!
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02/01/2010 08:22:15 AM
This looks so good! The lighting is absolutely beautiful.

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02/01/2010 04:52:15 AM
The light is fantastic, congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2010 10:51:34 AM
01/30/2010 10:16:29 PM
Nice fruit, nice image -- nice details, except the orange up front is a bit out of focus and you might have been better off without it. (Comment only, no vote)
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01/29/2010 05:33:38 PM
Really well lit. Love the textures on the fruit. A 7.
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01/29/2010 01:32:42 PM
Lovely warm light, great textures on the cantaloupe.
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01/27/2010 12:26:59 PM
Pretty shot. Very nice tones/colors.
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01/26/2010 03:26:52 PM
The cantelope is a little bit of an elephant in the room, but MAN, it sure shows detail nicely! Nice control of lighting. I do wish the front orange was within the focal range... Overall still one of my top choices. Well done!
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01/26/2010 03:52:10 AM
Great classic. The cut orange looks a little soft which is a pity.
01/25/2010 02:11:54 PM
Superb lighting
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01/25/2010 12:25:47 PM
Lovely lighting and good detail. 7
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01/25/2010 11:36:48 AM
Wow! This is really wonderfully done! Congrats! The cut orange bothers me slightly for some reason... perhaps if it weren't so 'straight on' but were turned to the middle a bit? I dunno...

Still it's really really wonderful! (not voting)
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