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  #90 Low Key
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The Swan       ©2010 drivingback
Pentax k-x       18th place, 16 points
1/8s, f4, ISO 1600, 36mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Cropped, Adjusted tone curve, adjustment brush on the head, cloned a few spots, USM & noise reduction.       Extra Info: This is a red bell pepper. My humble allusion to the work of a great master photographer.
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Oct 19, 2010
    Hmmm... Alby seems to hold the key on what's lacking in my entry... Contrast!

Thanks everyone for commenting, taking a look and for the votes! :-)
Edited on Oct 19, 2010

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Oct 18, 2010
    mmmh...There's poor contrast and i'm not able to see almost anything:-(((

Oct 17, 2010
    This picture disturbs me slightly (in a good way) as it reminds me of the Giger-designed creature from the film 'Alien'. I like it.

Oct 16, 2010
    Thank you everyone for your comments. Yes, especially for me I still have a long way to go! ;-)

@El - I really like the shape of this bell pepper it was unique from all I have seen in the grocery.

Weston's work and patience inspired me. One of my heroes in photography. According to wikipedia:

"Notations he made about his exposures indicate that the film he used would be rated approximately equivalent to 16 on the today's ISO scale.[57] This necessitated very long exposures when using his view camera, ranging from 1 to 3 seconds for outdoor landscape exposures to as long as 4 hours for still lifes such his peppers or shells."

Oct 16, 2010
    Went and had a look at Weston's photo. Thanks for that reference., we all have a way to got.

Oct 14, 2010
    unsure of this although i keep looking at it. i'd like to say it is maybe too dark and i might be distracted by the two bright reflections, but it is your composition and bell peppers have great shapes. may be in my favorites. good luck. el

Jade O.
Oct 14, 2010
    The effort gets this into my top picks. But overall, I think it misses the mark. Really a tough tough subject to pull off well. [Edit] I wonder if a secondary light source reflected off a flat background material might create more definition with the addition of a silhouette effect to what you have here. Of course, I can't see the shape of your pepper so you may lose the swan effect that way.
Edited on Oct 16, 2010
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