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I love Apple!
I love Apple!

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Challenge: Shadows VI (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR
Location: Riyadh
Date: Mar 6, 2010
Aperture: f/14
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Still Life, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Mar 6, 2010

Two-light setup
1-SB 600 @ 1/8
1-SB 900 @ 1/8
-both casting shadow to create heart shape.
-shot from the rear of the light to cover the overlapping shadows.
adjusted shadows and sharpen a little bit.

Place: 109 out of 139
Avg (all users): 4.4272
Avg (commenters): 4.0000
Avg (participants): 4.5370
Avg (non-participants): 4.3882
Views since voting: 630
Views during voting: 280
Votes: 206
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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03/17/2010 10:02:37 AM
What I understand is that basic editing requires minimum modification on your image. My style is to "take pictures as is" as much as possible. I am aware that imperpfection can be easily edited in Photoshop but I wanted to make sure my images qualifies because it is not clear to me the limitations of the rules (I have a poor reading comprehension). I now realized why my images are getting very low appreciation which is shown in the votes because of my simple images. Anyway, I would want to learn first to focus on the basics of photography before I move on to "flashy" editing. I think this is not the right time to participate in this challenges. Thank you for your comments. It somehow enlightened me having these flaws. Again, thanks to your support.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/16/2010 04:39:52 PM
It's a good idea but it is table top, and has to be perfect, because you have full control.It is spolit by all of the dirty marks on the background and there is what appears to be a large bruise on the front of the apple.Also your shadows are secondary to the apple which is the main subject.
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03/15/2010 07:29:09 AM
nice still life...the red and green colors work well together
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03/14/2010 09:38:13 PM
I almost overlooked the heart shaped shadow.
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03/13/2010 05:26:25 AM
So do I, but the underground is slightly too distracting with the pattern and the small spots of dirt on it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2010 01:10:00 PM
I would have spent some time in polishing the apple well, and some dents are visible
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03/10/2010 11:49:49 AM
Background is a bit dull and doesn't really seem to go along with the shot. the apple is a good choice in subject though
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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