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Hugh: "The Presentation of an Orange Raspberry..."
Hugh: "The Presentation of an Orange Raspberry..."

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Orange II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
Location: My House, Statesboro, GA
Date: Mar 28, 2010
Aperture: F/4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Humorous, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Mar 28, 2010

RAW to Jpeg Conversion in Adobe RAW 4.2, Multiple Layers with Multiple Opacities & Blending Methods, (Including Luminosity, Overlay, Multiply,)one layer Black & White Conversion to use as an Overlay Filter, Magic Wand, Clone Tool & Blur Tool to Moderate the "Hot-Spot," Gradient Map (with Orange to White Blending,) Enhanced Red & Yellow Channels, Merged Visible, Resized, Duplicated Layer, Auto-Sharpened, USM, 83% Opacity, Merged Down, Saved for Web...

Place: 162 out of 175
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Avg (commenters): 3.2000
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Avg (non-participants): 4.5571
Views since voting: 516
Views during voting: 242
Votes: 145
Comments: 6
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04/07/2010 12:55:58 PM

Awwww, 21.gif 777STAN, and you worked so hard on this one too!

When doing a set-up like this, it probably is even extra-important to consider the size and make up of the props, keeping everything in proportion and in perfect balance to create the illusion.

Consider making the backdrop perfectly flat, perhaps with a poster board or even with the blanket you used on a very flat surface. Then, unless the chipped part of the plate contains some of your illusion information, either disguise it or select another surface. finally, consider that the "eyes" and the "mouth" are pretty much the same size here, where even in most illusions the 'eyes' are likely to be smaller (or larger).

You have good sharpness and probably used a tripod. Good! Did the shadows come from a flash? Or lighting? If so, with a tripod, it is usually possible to just select a long-enough exposure to get the image sharp without the extra light.

Still, all in all, it looks as if you had fun creating this cute little image, and that, 21.gif 777STAN, is what it is all about!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/03/2010 10:12:36 AM
it's a good idea, but the angle of the plate doesn't work for me...
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04/02/2010 05:11:29 PM
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04/02/2010 03:50:59 PM
I could see the expression better if it were straightened.
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03/30/2010 02:07:23 PM
The peels are garbage, and they detract mightily from the picture. I would guess the title is something of a play on words, but it doesn't really justify putting garbage into a picture. Must mean a lot to Hugh, though.
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03/29/2010 10:17:35 PM
The overall image has a very yellow tinge, which is not very pleasing to the eye. This could be corrected either in Photoshop using Curves or Color Balance, or in the camera itself by changing the White Balance.
The face is cute, and certainly orange, but I think voters are going to dock you because this gives a very hurried thrown together impression.
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