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  #74 The kitchen
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How to Chop Onions Without Tears?       ©2010 Franz07
Panasonic DMC-LX3       2nd place, 155 points
1/25s, f4, ISO 80, 27mm, Manual, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Just a little bit of cropping, resizing and sharpening       Extra Info: Stay away from them - as far as possible!
...and wear a diving mask.
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Feb 11, 2010
    Congratulations - my #3 so I wasn't far off.

The problem here is that I thought the onions were Jade's entries because they were so good - Jade on the other hand realized that they were not mine, probably for the same reason ROFLOL.

Jade O.
Feb 11, 2010
    Beautiful clean image and nice placing next to an outstanding first place image.

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Feb 10, 2010
    this should do well. in my favs. el

Feb 10, 2010
    Oh wow! Thanks a lot for your nice words!
BattleKnife Galactica attack! LOL!!!

Feb 10, 2010
    I have a red onion in my outtakes, and I am glad I didn't use it for the challenge as yours is perfect! In my TF.

Feb 10, 2010
    Good use of dof to focus attention from the handle to the pointed tip of the knife. TT

Feb 9, 2010
    Great composition and the lighting is right on. Nice work!

Feb 9, 2010
    The colours are perfect; love the open space in front - almost makes it an illusion. My #3

Feb 9, 2010
    Heck!! what happened to the UFO?? BattleKnife Galactica attack??? :-D :-D :-D
I like this one even more than the Main one... light is even better, the composition is great, and it calls superbly for kitchen / everyday cooking.
My top pick here and my favourite in the whole challenge, great job!!

Feb 9, 2010
    Thanks harpazo_hope, I'm happy you like it.
Alby, HA! I hoped you would like this one!!! At first I had some very close macros from the onion and the blade and liked them. But then -and this is actually true- I thought "Alberto surely would like some 'stronger' composition" and so I did one step backwards. Thanks for the inspiration and the feedback!
Edited on Feb 10, 2010

Feb 9, 2010
    Great use of a wide focal length. :)

Feb 9, 2010
    Perfect composition and colors!
....All is perfect here!

Feb 8, 2010
    Rino and Jade, thanks for your nice comments.
Jade, I think you speak of the bright illuminated drip of onion juice and that sharp reflection on the knife edge, that I had in my mind AFTER I ran out of time for the challenge... ;-)

Jade O.
Feb 8, 2010
    Much more refined image that your (presumed) other entry with the onion. This one has some punch though I feel there is still more drama that you might get out of these clean elements. Still well taken overall. (Diving mask?....hmmm...doesn't look like Mepo's photography....)
Edited on Feb 9, 2010

Feb 7, 2010
    Very nice!
In my high TT.
Good luck!
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