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Christmas Apple
Christmas Apple

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study II (Classic Editing)
Camera: Kodak DX3900
Location: My Kitchen Counter
Date: Dec 6, 2002
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 1/1
Shutter: 100
Galleries: Humorous, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Dec 7, 2002

A couple of apples got together for a Christmas Party and look what happened! Add a touch of holly from my garden the decorating is done.

Place: 18 out of 67
Avg (all users): 6.5055
Avg (commenters): 6.8438
Avg (participants): 6.5323
Avg (non-participants): 6.4483
Views since voting: 8414
Votes: 91
Comments: 36
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/16/2002 09:22:34 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club :)

Hi Doug :)

I hate that I got this photo this week because I like it... It looks like I was your only 10 of the week though :( I don't quite understand that at all. I think this was an excellent idea. I think you simply got 'nitpicked' to death. Where there is an opportunity, it seems like the voter will take it... the score is decent though...

Great shot :)

John Setzler
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12/16/2002 10:45:25 AM
how wonderfully creative :) that would make a great holiday card, too!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/15/2002 11:09:09 PM
Very creative. Wish the glare wasnt there on the red slice of the apple. Good job.
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12/15/2002 10:22:22 PM
Very creative! :)
12/15/2002 07:43:17 AM
Very interesting concept. The choice of photos here was a winner for me this time of year. Nice job with this pic - Inspzil
12/14/2002 04:12:28 AM
hehehe, how cool is this?! awesome idea and very well executed. perhaps cropped just a tad too close on the right, but not that big of a deal. i love it!
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12/12/2002 11:06:44 PM
Interesting idea and a technically strong study. The only thing that doesn't work for me is the amount of shine at the base of the apple. It has an odd effect that draws my eye away from the holly on the top. The photo doesn't grab me, but is objectively very good.
12/12/2002 06:09:16 PM
very festive and neat idea.
12/12/2002 05:57:52 PM
Very nice composition. Focus is great. Good luck.
12/12/2002 05:20:39 PM
Very original idea! Question, why didn't you continue the striping the whole way around the apple? (maybe because it wouldn't hold together like that?) Good focus, color, etc. How about an 8? Swash
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12/12/2002 10:40:07 AM
I am guessing, but I think this took a lot of work. And you did a fine job. Nice framing and very festive looking.
12/11/2002 12:55:32 PM
Here´s a great job. Good colours, focus, lighting and background. The border is a little thick for my taste. I had probably mad it dark gray and 4-5 pixels. But this is a matter of taste. Overall a nice photo that could be a nice poster. (7)
Sorry I have to come in here again. I´m looking at it for the 10th time and now I have made up my mind. I have to change my score from (7) to (8). I really can´t say why it´s not higher - it has something to do with the cropping (framing). Sorry for not being able to be more precise. (final-8)
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12/11/2002 12:17:26 PM
This is cute. I would like to see a bit more room on the right side so it was equal to the left. A little more detail on the berries would also be good they seem a bit blurred. = 7
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12/11/2002 11:31:25 AM
This is very nitpicky, but I'd like to see either burgandy (the peels) or red (the berries). A very clever idea, though. 7
12/11/2002 10:59:06 AM
Cleverly done :o) Perhaps a second light on the righthand side would help balance the image, and a slight adjustment on the crop so that the rightmost holly leaf isnt as close to the border might help too.
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12/11/2002 04:57:14 AM
HAHAHA, very original. I like the idea that you have here. Nice colors.
12/11/2002 02:24:57 AM
This is a really great idea. This is a christmas card for sure. I love it. The angle and framing/cropping is great. I like the added space at the top, and the border really sets this off. colors are great, as is the focus and clarity. I am not sure if I might like to see the bottom of the apple in focus or not. I think it's ok as is, but maybe I'd like to see it with the bottom in focus for comparrison. what a wonderful, pleasing to look at shot. Good luck in the challenge.
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12/10/2002 11:16:35 PM
it is a very creative idea thats for sure... maybe too much so? since you can see what was done it seems a bit contrived... now if there was a way to make it look real, you would really have a shot!
12/10/2002 10:45:45 PM
great idea and i like the border.
12/10/2002 09:52:54 PM
Unfortunatelly, accept for background lighting I don't find anything very interesting in this image. Sorry. However it is just one opinion, good luck.
12/10/2002 07:33:52 PM
Very creative. :)
12/10/2002 11:19:45 AM
beautiful photo and excellent lighting as well... very nice job with the background.. I love the soft gradient... = 10 - setzler
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12/10/2002 09:03:18 AM
cute. Would make a great xmas card.
12/09/2002 10:38:37 PM
Oh neat! Are the holly berries real? The almost look fake... I love the red apple peels on the green apple, but I think you should have gone all the way around the apple, it doesn't flow right on the top right side of the apple. the left red peelcould have been closer to the apple. Overall great concept, but could be improved slightly.
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12/09/2002 09:19:05 PM
Cute still life. Very interesting. Good luck. Jacko.
12/09/2002 07:57:11 PM
Beautifully done.
12/09/2002 07:28:35 PM
this is one of my favorite pictures .. effort and creativity, plus good light. mag99
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12/09/2002 07:08:48 PM
Neat shot....neat apple....(s). I like the composition very much. The light could of been better and I think that would of helped the focus.
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12/09/2002 03:31:43 PM
This is too funny...great idea!
12/09/2002 01:32:47 PM
Happy Holidays to you too!
12/09/2002 12:34:57 PM
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12/09/2002 11:30:18 AM
12/09/2002 11:13:06 AM
Very nice! I think I'll do a couple of these on my Christmas Eve buffet table! Good job with the photo.
12/09/2002 08:28:02 AM
Awesome idea ! I love what you did with this. Shiiizzzam
12/09/2002 01:41:09 AM
Good Idea, but I find the small gap between apple slices to be distracting. I imagine it was very difficult to put together, though. Good effort!
12/09/2002 12:31:51 AM
very creative!

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