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The Apple
The Apple

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Challenge: Fairy Tales III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Location: McMichael Grounds, Ontario
Date: Sep 24, 2010
Aperture: 3.3
ISO: 3200
Shutter: 1/4000 sec
Galleries: Nature, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Sep 25, 2010

Inspired by Snow White and the Sever Dwarfs. The apple that the Evil Queen invites Snow White to take a bite of.

Place: 36 out of 65
Avg (all users): 5.3816
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 4.9737
Avg (non-participants): 5.5175
Views since voting: 707
Views during voting: 352
Votes: 152
Comments: 9
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10/06/2010 12:17:56 PM
Hi Lucille, thank you for the crit! I was walking through the forest and this apple was just sitting there! I didn't have to manipulate composition.. and the light shone on the apple just the second I took this shot - I was waiting for it. There were two shots and this was the better of the two.

The c shaped branch is a distraction and I could fix that. However, I do like the triangular shape it creates and that was the deciding factor in not messing with the image too much - leaving it as natural as possible.

Thanks for the notes Lucille!!!
10/06/2010 11:47:31 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club

First Impressions:
When I first saw this I thought, "Don't touch it! It's a poisoned apple! Stay Away!" :-) So, to me it was a good first impression! After all why would a perfectly good apple be positioned there like that?

Technical (Comp, lighting, color, focus):
I like the composition. With the apple being in the center you are drawn into the frame of the picture. Love the lighting and would be curious to know how you managed to get light in the perfect place on the apple there in the middle of all that brush.
The color choice is perfect. I think a red apple would have been too dark, but the green there just pops!
And the slightly oof foreground just places you POW right where you want the eye to fall.

Your photo has just a hint of evil and for me meets the challenge perfectly.

I think this is a very good artistic piece. Seems to me to be thought through well. You put the colors together very well.
Emotionally it get an A+ from me. (refer to "First Impressions")

My opinion? I like the shot! I like it alot :-) I like the effort and thought you put into the shot. I like the composition of the colors. My only suggestion to make this better would have been a crop at the bottom to get rid of the sideways c shaped branch there at the bottom as it is slightly distracting.
10/04/2010 10:14:24 PM
Thanks guys!! Nice comments!!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/03/2010 05:57:55 PM
great shot, good idea for the challenge
09/30/2010 01:18:23 PM
i like this the apple is bright compared to everything else and it pops
09/29/2010 09:46:34 AM
Yeah a poisoned apple
09/29/2010 05:52:54 AM
top marks for general weirdness - this is a fine picture 9
09/27/2010 06:34:13 PM
09/27/2010 12:17:59 PM
Well done!! The dark, ominous branches are a perfect foil for the green apple. Very intimidating.

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