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gingersfunkyphotos Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010   Photographer
The lighting and details on these apples are just marvelous. I love the pure white background with the bright apple colors. Very well composed.
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NicRemo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
So very creative and meaningful. Fantastic work!
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azad-janan21 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
That is beautiful.
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Gabriella-Fraser Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
great, very nicely done, the apples have been well shot and just jump right out with crisp colour and smooth shape...great quote also.
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PlaceInTheDirt Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008  Professional Photographer
I like the image, I think the high key lighting makes for a better effect... and the colours are still lovely and rich
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jazzkidd Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
Thanks so much :)
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PBPhoenix Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008   Photographer
your image is featured in my newest journal
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:iconjazzkidd:
jazzkidd Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
Thank you so much!
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Davenit Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
Nice take. I like it but feel it's just a bit too blown out for my taste. It's hard to control highlights in such a bright situation but it can be done. Try putting the light source a little further away.

Was the back light direct or indirect?

The drops are a nice touch. And the thought is even nicer.

To think that the apple can be both the tempting fruit and also the solace of the lonely is a wonderful juxtaposition. I like the idea the best...
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jazzkidd Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
Thanks so much for the comment. The light was indirect (bounced off of the wall). I plan on shooting a baseball idea soon (you'll have to watch for it) that has a similar idea. I'll move the lights back like you said to work on the highlights.

Thanks again for your excellent critique!
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Cherry-Bottom Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
Very nice :clap:
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eplefe Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
It's lovely. The purity in this picture brings out the shape of the apples in an extremely good-looking way. I would however liked to see some more water on the red apple. But still, lovely picture. Instant facourite.
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signmeupscotty Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Great lighting, the colors are vibrant, and I like the soft shadows.
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LilRayOfSunshine Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
I love where you placed the apples. Great composition.
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BellatrixBlackSnape Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
Wow, looks very good! Keep up the good work...
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Jen042184 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007  Professional Photographer
I love it. The lighting is excellent, as are the details. I love the way the colors pop against the bright white. You can tell a good deal of work went into this, and it was well worth it. The quote is a great finishing touch.
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TattooTheWorldArt Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
love the lighting and the color. great job!
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ninereeds-DA Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
Quality lighting and composition. :salute:
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MischieviousMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
Well photographed, I've been looking into similar setups as to what you have used for this but i never thought about looking into ebay for the diffusion box, adding the water to the apples really gives the appearence of freshness and the colours are great. I also like the quote you have added to the piece.
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jazzkidd Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
Thank you for the in-depth comment. It is much appreciated!
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JimmyOblues Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
beautiful. simple. elegant and moving! wonderful verse.
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jazzkidd Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
Thanks so much!
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breathe-survival Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
Great concept :)
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deaddonkeysrule Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
beautiful photo!
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CatsEyePhotography Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
This is so lovely. It's so simple, and the message doesn't take away from this concept at all. I have to ask though, did you photograph this in any special way to make the white background so pure, and the reflections so vivid? The shadowing is even wonderful.. I've never attempted to photograph still life objects like this.. I always thought you had to have some sort of setup to get the backdrop right. (For this effect, at least.)
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jazzkidd Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
You are right about the setup. I used two monolights here. I also shot this in a diffusion box. You can buy the box to isolate objects off ebay for about $20 which is where I got mine. If you want the light setup, I recommend my set of course because It's great quality for the price. You can get cheaper, but you might end up with junk. These are the flashpoint monolights from Adorama [link] I bounch one light off the back wall which makes it very white, I then have the other light coming from above and to the side to give the lighting to the apples.

This certainly didn't happen by accident. I have spent a great deal of time practicing and reading on how to do stuff like this. DeviantArt has also been a huge help, just by seeing stuff I like and asking how they did it. If you ever have any photography or photoshop questions, just note me and I'll do my best to help you.
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CatsEyePhotography Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
Thank you so much for the information and hints! I think I have a white desplay box somewhere from when I was younger doing a school project, it's most likely not the right thing, but I could just play around and practice using that (It's like, a 3 sided cube) and a few desk lights or something.. Until I can get my hands on the correct equipment. Thanks again!
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seya88 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect
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jazzkidd Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
Thanks so much :)
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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D70
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1/250 second
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F/11.0
Focal Length
55 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Oct 28, 2007, 3:47:09 PM
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