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I call it...
« on: February 11, 2013, 02:24:01 PM »
Compost in the Stairwell.

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I left for lunch and this was sitting on a half-wall in the stairwell. I came back from lunch and it was still there. It was just so strikingly out of place... And I had my camera so I couldn't resist.

I would love feedback as to things I could try with light next time someone leaves fruit refuse lying around, or post processing techniques (this is SOOC), I will post a RAW file tonight if anyone wants to download one to give some examples of what you'd do... or, if you think photographing oxidized fruit is stupid, feel free to share that too.
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I call it...
« on: February 11, 2013, 02:24:01 PM »

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Re: I call it...
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 02:30:49 PM »
Well I wouldn't call it a great image, but on the other hand it's an image that stimulates thought from the viewer.

Whoever at the pear was a very tidy little nibbler and yet careless enough to discard it in a stairwell !

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Re: I call it...
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 04:18:09 PM »
Well I wouldn't call it a great image, but on the other hand it's an image that stimulates thought from the viewer.

Whoever at the pear was a very tidy little nibbler and yet careless enough to discard it in a stairwell !

Thanks for that- after getting home from work and looking at it again, I really wish I'd taken the time to set up a flash and light it the way I really wanted it to look. Did this edit in LR, and I think it still captures that balance of being neatly eaten, and casually left in a stairwell, while being a little more visually attractive. If you can call a pear core attractive...
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Re: I call it...
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 06:54:35 AM »
Try converting it to Black n White to see if you get something interesting.
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Re: I call it...
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2013, 07:52:42 PM »
might sound silly, but if you turned the image 90 degrees then it would look like a person and maybe tell a little more of a story than it does now

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Re: I call it...
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2013, 07:52:42 PM »