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Orange Zest

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Challenge: Free Study 2010-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenge Entries
Camera: Sigma DP2
Date: Apr 21, 2010
Aperture: 5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 160
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2010

My wife can't eat an orange without zesting it first. This was a "found" still life -- found on my kitchen table. What caught my eye was the light from the setting sun, being filtered through some distant trees, beaming in through the kitchen window, and briefly but brilliantly illuminating this plate of zest. Within seconds after I shot this, the sun had sunk and the light disappeared. So there was no set up. Just a little piece of everyday life as seen in available light.

I'll add that this entry was straight off the camera. Zero editing -- not even in SPP (the Sigma raw editor) where all the sliders were set to zero. Not exactly bragging rights given my finish...

Place: 387 out of 394
Avg (all users): 4.2878
Avg (commenters): 3.0000
Avg (participants): 4.3163
Avg (non-participants): 4.2195
Views since voting: 485
Views during voting: 210
Votes: 139
Comments: 5
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05/08/2010 01:14:48 AM
I thought this was an interesting play of light and shadow. The scene seemed a little curious, but now that I read your notes, I totally get what you were doing. I sometimes do that myself. Such spur of the moment shots might make a nice side challenge. This got a 6 from me, btw.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/06/2010 11:22:28 PM
Nice idea, but the heavy shadows tend to make it less effective.
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05/05/2010 02:09:51 AM
Lighting seems poor and picture notquite in focus?
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05/03/2010 09:35:11 PM
ok sorry but this doesn't do it for me. The lighting is really not good.
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05/01/2010 04:35:47 AM
yeaa,,,, good experiment ,,,, playing with shadow and light and form,,,, love this one,,, but only thing is the dish,,,, use white next time,,,,
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