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Fruit       ©2017 kerszkavet
Panasonic DMC-FZ150       15th place, 45 points
1s, f5.6, ISO 100, 64mm, Aperture Priority, Center Weighted Average, no flash
Post-Processing: Cropped and resized. Increased brightness and sharpened.       Extra Info: Coloured cellophane shapes arranged on a clear sheet of plastic, hand held in front of the camera.
The impact of the colours was too strong (overwhelming the fruit) so I deliberately moved the filter, which softened the impact and created this effect.
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Mar 13, 2017
    I like this - it has a cubist feel...

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Mar 13, 2017
    love the technique and the result

Mar 13, 2017
    I like the thought that has gone into this filter but there is something that worries me. I think it is the fruit arrangement. It looks unbalanced and the different colours chop it up even more.

Mar 12, 2017
    I think the idea of the coloured cellophane is great, especially where the sheets cross over each other. The display of fruit could have been arranged to better advantage.

Mar 12, 2017
    I like your filter, it's very effective. However, i think you could have arranged the fruit differently, maybe stack some of them. Also, the bruises on the bananas are distracting.

Mar 12, 2017
    A very effective still-life result. Love the colors.

Mar 12, 2017
    thanks for your comments.

the idea was to look at the impact of overlapping colours, hence choosing as many different coloured fruit as possible. I wanted to leave gaps between the fruit so the white background would be visible in places.

I don't shoot still life, so would appreciate any suggestions on a more interesting arrangement! I'd not thought of other objects/ architecture as this was just meant to be about colour interaction, but i'll consider it.

as for the bananas.... I could try to argue that they are part of the tradition of memento mori that underpins still life painting, but that would be an exaggeration!

cookiejar - maybe it is just the cognitive dissonance that you find disturbing - the fruit is not the colour you expect it to be?

Mar 11, 2017
    Interesting effect - moving the filter was a good idea. Given the filter's angular shapes, you might want to try it on more linear subject matter, e.g. architecture.

Mar 11, 2017
    I love this filter treatment and I'll be trying that myself. I'm not so keen on the still life itself, specially the past-their-best bananas. Perhaps less would have been more.

Mar 10, 2017
    I find this image strangely disturbing. It could be the arrangement of the fruit, but most likely is the way the colouring makes the fruit look like is is rotting. Perhaps a still life of vessels rather than perishables would work better?

Mar 9, 2017
    Do you mean you moved the filter during the exposure?

A couple of things stand out to me here. One, the fruit could have been arranged in a more interesting way. Two. you should have used more a-peeling looking bananas or excluded them. (pardon my pun)
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