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Mommy, where do peppers come from?
Mommy, where do peppers come from?

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Two Colors (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: In my home
Date: Mar 5, 2011
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60s
Galleries: Humorous, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Mar 5, 2011

I went into this challenge really wanting to use some color that would jump off the screen. I started with some awesome red fabric from a Halloween costume and wanted a complimentary green color as as my subject. I grabbed a green apple and played with a bunch of stuff but the results were not very compelling. It didn't help that the apple had been sitting in the fridge for a few weeks and wasn't looking it's best. So I set off to the grocery store for some fresh green apples. I ended up buying all sorts of green produce as a safety and came back home and started shooting apples again. That still wasn't working so I said screw it and ate the apples and moved onto the peppers. The thought of a romantic scene hadn't occurred to me at the store but became crystal clear once I started shooting.

Shot in RAW with a single flash off camera at about 9:00 as my sole lighting source.
Post Processing
Changed the white balance and hue to really make the colors pop.
Healing brush on a few distracting specs on the fabric.
Unsharp Mask
Add Border
Save for Web.

Place: 45 out of 119
Avg (all users): 5.5676
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 5.4407
Avg (non-participants): 5.6517
Views since voting: 751
Views during voting: 256
Votes: 148
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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03/16/2011 11:11:24 AM
Darned clever, and even if the lighting is a bit harsh (as suggested by another commentator), I'm surprised that this did surpass quite a few other entries!

Btw, I keep thinking that pieces of the Jalepenos and the apples would be great tossed together in a salad.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/09/2011 05:10:03 PM
nice clean shot, what I like is that you kept your colors well defined
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03/07/2011 10:31:31 AM
LOL! Interesting.
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03/07/2011 09:13:45 AM
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03/07/2011 05:29:08 AM
A classic combination. Lighting a bit harsh though
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