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Sundried Tomatoes

Sundried Tomatoes
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Copyright: Ian Barredo (tracer) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 748 W: 45 N: 1650] (8284)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07
Categories: Food, Humorous
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 28-80 f3.3-5.6G
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): La planète Ian :), Friday Theme for 2009/07/24 Humor [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-04 6:38
Viewed: 2523
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi TL Folks!

For the past few days there's nothing here on the Emirate but sandstorms as far as the eye could see, like a rolling fog. If seen through a window, you can easily mistook it for a winter in the middle of summer.
Visibility is reduced to a few meters and with it comes the extreme heat and humidity.
Best option is to stay indoors to avoid those fine powdery sand.

So here comes my sun-dried tomatoes. Something lighthearted in the middle of summer. Any story could come with it.


fruits arranged and shot on white bg. Lemon hung on string. Paper cut outs for sunglasses.


Erase and cloned out string, brushes for textures and bg clouds and mountains layered and blended.

Take it light! thanks for the peek!

Oh btw i just noticed this is my 200th post here on TL.

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hello Ian ,

i like very much your composition , sounds like a cartoon . it's a very good work of PP .

I am unable to acquire this type of effects on my photographs, please you give me of lessons? lol

greattt !!!

iderverg , laurent

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2009-08-04 7:01]

Hi Ian ;)))
Wonderful artwork...Compliments,
J ;)

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2009-08-04 7:02]

Hello Ian.Welcome back.It is always a pleasure to discover your funny artworks.Your sandstorms but be similar (a little bit) to our snowstorms except that ours are a liitel bit more refreshing! I love your composition as usual.It is always very creative.TFS

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-08-04 7:14]

Hi Ian,
Very creative work...an artwork indeed!
A nice soft landscape to act as a backdrop to this lovely artistic presentation.
Good lighting and sharpness.
Well done. Keep it up!
Excellent work.
Best regards,

Francis Xavier

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2009-08-04 7:50]

Hi Ian,
Ahhh- thanks for this fine work! Most excellent PP work and very humerous. We will take the DRY after record levels of rain here! Thanks for the laugh and again, nice job. Julie


Excellent idea , very funny.
This so cute tomatoes 's family is in a crazy situation
Very good pp work with CS3.
I really enjoy it.

Humor and creativity = masterpiece
Compliments !

  • chendis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 186 N: 980] (6473)
  • [2009-08-04 8:15]

Hi Ian
hahah this is so funny
very good PP work
with amazing light and colors
original idea

Have a grate day!

Hello Ian
This has made me smile. Great idea nad very well done, it seems so simple - but I struggle with layers in PS7 - so I know it's not!
Regards, Leslie

i love this type of work you do, its always so sharp with wonderful colors, also usually humorous like this one is , very well done,

very artistic, really cool shot....creative as ever



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  • bupga Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 6 N: 406] (2982)
  • [2009-08-04 11:05]

Congrats for your 200th post Bro, more creative works to come. Such a great idea and well executed. It can be a commercial ads for any summer promotion products he he. Very cool indeed. Lufet mo tlaga!


Olá Ian,
That is a great "trouvaille". Very, very good,
Awesome idea and great composition.

This is really an innovative work, Ian!
I like the mood in the picture and the note written by you...it's so funny! I like the color contrast in the picture. Sharpness is wonderfully done. Everything is on the right place...so, well done!

PS: Pardon me, Ian, as I can't award points to your wonderful composition as I have already used my point-limit for today :( Please bear with me!

Thanks for sharing.

Paras Bhalla

I hope you are submitting these to a stock company! This is wonderful, just funny as it can be! Superb pp work, seemless! This is why you are one of my favorite photographers!

Hello my dear Ian :)

Happy to see a nex composition from you. Great art as usual, full of nice colours, excellent and so creative job ! In my theme ;)
Congratulations for this 200th shot !!!
See you soon
In French ;)
Salut mon cher Ian,
Heureuse de voir une de tes nouvelles compositions. Du grand art comme d'habitude, rempli de belles couleurs. Travail excellent plein de créativité ! Dans mon thème :)
Félicitations pour cette 200ème photo !
A bientôt

Haha ... nice work here mate. Well put together, the post-work and the concept are great and the source images beautifully shot as well.

What to say - it's cool :-)Very creative and humorous.

Hi İan,
Very creative PP work and superb idea and presentatio.TFS.


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-08-05 2:19]

Hi Ian

Wonderful humorous pp work on the orange sun & red tomatoes. Good dof, sharpness & colour, and well composed. Tfs!

Another superb artwork Ian. Ang galing! You have my admiration for your creative ideas and pp skill. Ingatz...

Ciao my friend Yan

Miss you dear friend!
Good to see you again here!
I was to miss these beautiful works
of your unique creativity and only you!
Poor little tomato, took both sun
that were super red! I laughed so much in
mouth they are doing ... ahahaha ..!
Good lighting and sharpness.
I love that your mood ...
Big Hug ..


HAHA! Cool!!!

hello Ian pare,

your work make me smile, Ian.. another excellent pp work.. just look at the cute tomatoes all with sunglasses/rayban.. they sure unhappy :)) sayang hope you don't waste them ^_^ you have sandstorms there and we have thick haze here for few days now.. can't see clearly either.. hope it will be clear soon..

anyway congratulation on your 200th post..

regards, terry

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-08-07 6:49]

Hi Ian,
Fine to see you again!
Your photo makes me smile!
Here Summer is wet! Very wet! A lot of rain puts the same expression on the face of people than the ones on your tomatoes. The sun seems a true sadist, here! :)
I love your interpretation of the weather! The strong contrast with highlights and red and yellow colors make the image very evocative of your Summer state of mind!
Bravo! Annie

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-08-07 8:57]


Toutes mes félicitations pour ce 200ème poste et qu'il est beau, génaile compo, originale et très beau travail, superbe.

merci et amitié



ganda & bow ako sa humor that came along with this! congrats!
at nakita ko na rin ang produkto ng iyong bagong "toy".

Hi Ian,
Very colorful and funny. Extremely ingenious and creative--like always....Congrats for your 200th !!
Interesting note.

Bonjour Ian,

QUe leur arrive-t'il à ces jolies petites tomates???
La recherche est superbe en effet et les couleurs font rougir de honte ces jolies tomates!!!


Hi Ian,

BRavo! I like your sense of humour! Awesome composition. CReative and humourous. VERY well done. You've put a wide smile on my dial. :-)

Regards and TFS,

Hello Ian!
Really funny this picture!
Lovely idea and very well done!
Best regards!

Hello Ian,

Ha! Ha! bien jolie et insolite présentation.
Grande créativité.
L'idée est originale avec ce fond blanc, presque un peu givré!!! somme toute superbe mise en image.
Cordialement. Yolande

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