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Still Life With Pears

Still Life With Pears
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Copyright: David Sidwell (dsidwell) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 6 N: 315] (1219)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004
Categories: Food
Camera: Sony DSC F707, UV
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-01-03 17:29
Viewed: 1906
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I wanted a painterly feel to this, and so I photographed these pears in a very dark room, then lightened it in Photoshop considerably. This added grain, which was easily smoothed with the Median filter. I also cloned some of the harsh highlights.

I'm not sure what others will think, but I love this image! It was hard work that paid off well, IMO, and from start to finish, I knew what I was doing, so that's fun, too. I hope you enjoy it!

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  • freddd Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 322 W: 47 N: 77] (1909)
  • [2005-01-03 21:46]

Nice pp work. You got a powerful light effect with your technic. I like the texture and the dark red tones. Bravo!

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  • hojper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 680 W: 110 N: 849] (4090)
  • [2005-01-04 10:35]

I love it too, David. And I love the idea of achieving the paint effect without the use of one of the traditional scripts. This is much more original and effective. A frame and a signature in the corner and this is ready for the art gallery.

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  • gazo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 134 W: 0 N: 43] (516)
  • [2005-01-04 11:17]

Very nice work with the light.
Right on the target. Well done. **

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  • yttt Gold Star Critiquer [C: 263 W: 9 N: 3] (2127)
  • [2005-01-04 14:05]

simple theme - good technic - efect vg

Very nice still-life, it really looks like a painting. Great job, nice post with good note.
Happy New Year!

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  • Maru Gold Star Critiquer [C: 471 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-01-05 13:52]

It works great for me! The composition is so simple but so powerful, with a dual tone and that dark atmosphere in the background. The grain adds a kind of old oil painting to the shot.
Very well done!!

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  • Ann (18)
  • [2005-01-07 13:42]

A very good use of PS. Appears to have similar lighting and tecnique as some of the masters. Very pleasing to the eye.

Very good picture. I like the effects that you added. It sure makes all those still lifes in the museum different.

Very nice composition David. I like the special effect you created. Very good PP. Congratulations.

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  • edie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 659 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-03-22 17:19]

I look at this picture with great pleasure for its colours and essential mood.

Very effective the ligthing concentration is just good enough. It's simple and nice the grain makes it looks like a painting...I really appreciates this shot.

Hi David,

good composition, it seems painted, well worked.
Very artistic. Well done!

I love this image too! And I like the final effect of the filter. Must admit, I really enjoy pictures of fresh fruit in a still life format, and yours is unusual. Am curious about what it would look like with some soft highlights. Lovely warm tones and nice compo too.

Gayle :)

This turned out very nicely. It does have that painter's look about it. I like your idea of shooting in the very dark and then bringing some light back with post processing. It gives it that deep richness feel. The grain suits it.

This is a very interesting paint-like image. The fruit looks quite gorgeous, and your technique is very creative

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2006-02-23 23:05]

Very good The colours are great

Hello David

I find your work remarkable. Top notch and full of meaning as well as pp skills. This classic work here is awsome and well deserved to be posted here. Wow. Wonderful gallery here.


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