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  #211 Food for Humans
Entry 6 of 14
   
 
Avocado       ©2019 johncomyn
NIKON D7200       6th place, 94 points
1/250s, f4, ISO 100, 75mm, Manual, Pattern, flash
 
Post-Processing: Color Efex - Vignette Lens
Analog Efex - Film Simulation
Spot Healing
Curves
Smart Sharpen
      Extra Info: None
 
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NEAT
Feb 6, 2019
    Excellent still life John, only viewing the photos now, the shallow DOF works really well here so do the tones.

jomari
Feb 4, 2019
    I don't agree with the focus criticisms on this. I think that the use of shallow dof was a good creative choice. It's all very nicely done imho.

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Lo
Feb 3, 2019
    I really like the composition and the use of DOF to focus on the foreground. The wood grain makes for a nice back drop.

jomari
Feb 3, 2019
    Very nicely arranged and photographed. My top pick.

johncomyn
Feb 3, 2019
    Thank you all for the comments. The critique regrading focus, is all valid points especially for food photography. I do have a version with higher F number and more in focus. Personally I preferred this version. Whether it was the right choice is another story.

ysal - I did read the forum topic and did not come to the same conclusion as you. This is the way I eat avocado the majority of the time, but sometimes mashed up on toast or as dip. If the discussion in the forum has swayed you in a certain direction that is concerning to me. And possibly defeats the purpose of the pre-announcement, I don't believe everyone reads the forum. I feel the description of the challenge is already pushing it too far, I believe we should leave entrants and voters to vote on the theme as they interpret.
Edited on Feb 3, 2019

ysal
Feb 3, 2019
    I love this image, the way it's photographed. However, based on the discussion on the Forum, I'm not sure if it meets the challenge theme.

alis nocturnis
Feb 3, 2019
    Better impact if the out of focus avocado in the background were removed and the other pieces re-composed?

cookiejar
Feb 2, 2019
    Solid composition, a little out of focus.

aoc46
Feb 2, 2019
    Like the composition. The wood grain and closer avocado section are well-exposed and sharp, but too much of the rest is out of focus. Better lighting, smaller aperture would help.

RobertLavker
Feb 2, 2019
    Healthy food. I like the composition and the lighting is perfect. My only quarrel is that the soft focus on some of the pieces of avocado are IMHO disturbing. I would have tried focus staking to bring everything into focus.
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By johncomyn


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