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Challenge: Edward Weston (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: 2011
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: Mar 28, 2011
Galleries: Black and White, Macro
Date Uploaded: Mar 28, 2011

That's it. I've shot the entire produce section and then some. Tried to be original, but went with a veggie. Hopefully, I'm not making Mr. Weston roll over in his grave.

I've read all the threads, looked at tons of his images, and to me they're about eroticism. Oddly, he seems to de-sexualize his nudes, but creates extremely sensual images with his vegetables. That's what I tried to do...

convert from RAW
SEP2
levels
touch of cloning
some d&b
save for web

What a crazy ride!!! From 11th to 6th. Thank you SC, and thank you all for the awesome comments and votes. Shocked to see ALL my 1s disappear too.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 147
Avg (all users): 6.3563
Avg (commenters): 7.7143
Avg (participants): 6.4603
Avg (non-participants): 6.2887
Views since voting: 1463
Views during voting: 322
Votes: 160
Comments: 26
Favorites: 2 (view)


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05/04/2011 02:48:57 PM
Sort of like a big puckered kiss. Congratulations on your top-10. I'm glad it worked out this way. In reading your notes above, I am reminded what a great education DPC offers, when one takes the initiative to do the research.
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04/10/2011 04:49:59 PM
Very nice. Nice and sharp. Congrats.
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04/09/2011 03:34:41 PM
In the top ten where it should be :-)
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04/09/2011 01:38:05 PM
Congrats on your jump from 11th to 6th! Yipppeee! I love this one!
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04/09/2011 01:15:41 PM
This is the image in this challenge that jumps out and grabs me, its as if the veg has emotion and is angry, or as if there is going to be an explosion, great.
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04/09/2011 12:34:11 PM
Fantastic shapes, a great choice for this challenge. Your lighting is also perfect, and absolutely Westonian. Congratulations on your 6th place, although it would have deserved a ribbon imho!
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04/09/2011 12:28:55 PM
This so deserves to be in the top 10. Congrats!! Very nicely done!
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04/06/2011 03:30:35 PM
nicely done, Johanna!
(have you seen my X-rated chayote squash images?)
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04/06/2011 02:42:49 PM
wow look at those textures. this is quite delectable. Congrats on 11th place!
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04/06/2011 09:34:36 AM
Congrats Johanna on the high placement on a brutal scoring challenge. Lighting and textures are very well done on the chayote.
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04/06/2011 09:28:44 AM
Darnsies... I hate 11th place! LOL! But, still... Well done, Johanna!
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04/06/2011 09:20:19 AM
Great shot Johanna. It looks like a kapow to the face. I gave you a 7 for such a well done and powerful image. The only criticism is some slightly blown highlights, but that is minor.
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04/06/2011 04:27:01 AM
I keep looking at it and thinking my brain hurts ;) Nicely done even with the tumors
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04/06/2011 12:57:28 AM
Ahh, more internal organs. Well done!
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04/06/2011 12:44:32 AM
POW
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04/06/2011 12:31:15 AM
Super job, terrific finish! Well done, Johanna.
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04/06/2011 12:15:06 AM
Congratulations. Lovely image, really meeting the challenge topic.
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04/06/2011 12:04:32 AM
And you did it well. 11th is one of my favorite places (along with 13th), so congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/05/2011 11:02:38 PM
excellent in form and tone. Perfect challenge entry.
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04/04/2011 07:22:25 PM
a nice effort - the texture of the skin is pretty visible here
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03/31/2011 12:09:53 PM
This is a strong image
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03/31/2011 10:43:04 AM
I see many areas that are OOF. Lighting is fabulous. Reminds me of a clenched fist and ready to either impode or explode, not sure which but a strong sense of an impending very sudden movement. I'm glad it's not a pepper, or a nude, or a mushroom. going with a 8 for now.
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03/30/2011 08:25:31 PM
Doesn't look like an existing Weston to me, but I think perfectly captures the motion, lighting, and form of his work. Awesome!
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03/30/2011 12:10:44 PM
Beautiful!
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03/30/2011 10:36:39 AM
Looks like a fist. Nice tight crop.
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03/30/2011 12:31:47 AM
WOW, hit the nail on the head with this shot, a couple of hot spot, but I love it
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