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Whilst experimenting with light, reflections and a bowl full of my five a day, I began to create a series of different compositions "not quite a fruit compote". In order that I may add a splash of colour to my dining room walls. The pears were illuminated using two standard desk lamps, the background consisted of a sheet of faux black velvet, and the reflection via my ever willing black marble kitchen table. The technical stuff consisted of setting my camera onto a sturdy tripod, fitted with a remote release, I shot in Manual Mode, ISO 100, at f/22, with an exposure of 30 seconds.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 [II]
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Mar 2012 - 6:47 PM
Focal Length:25mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.3
Aperture:f/22.0
Shutter Speed:30sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Posing Pears on Pearade
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:29 Mar 2012 - 8:11 AM
Tags:Arrangement, Artistic, Five, Fruit, General, Imaginative, Lighting, Pears, Reflection
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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2012 - 8:17 AM

Such lovely light and beautifully composed,the reflection is superbbbb.
saeid

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Phil_L
Phil_L  5 Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2012 - 8:25 AM

I prefer this straight on view and more subtle tones to the one you did with the oranges. Very nicely done.

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
29 Mar 2012 - 8:34 AM

Very well done. A great 10 +
Cor.

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2012 - 8:48 AM

a fine set of pairs Nathan ! love the reflection too just adds that little bit more to make it special

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2012 - 8:51 AM

Well worked with this Nathan, good shapes and reflection too
regards Richard

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JohnChambersPhotography

Soft lighting, well worked image, nice reflection too. good idea.

John

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2012 - 9:16 AM

Nice composition
Alvar

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2012 - 9:19 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I do like this very much: a simple and humorous concept well executed. The white-edged 'mount' and carefully-chosen script work especially well.
Your intro is also well-written. I rather envy you the table!
There is a little wedge at bottom right where the black fades that could easily be cloned out, a minor matter that could be attended to in order to achieve pearfection Smile
Bill

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33129 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2012 - 9:26 AM

Thank you all for you post appreciated comments.

Regards Nathan

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KingBee
KingBee e2 Member 8329 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2012 - 9:28 AM

Great image, Nathan. The light is amazing. I have never tried long exposure techniques, but this effect is superb.

Regards.

Bob

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2012 - 9:28 AM

Looks good enough to eat Nathan! Super series and more to come I hope.

Dave

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accipiter
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29 Mar 2012 - 9:43 AM

Very appealing pears. A

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7417 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2012 - 1:21 PM

Yes, get rid of that lighter triangle, but otherwise this is good - and those pears have character. They seem to be supporting each other - maybe drunk or laughing hysterically?
And no, I haven't had anything to drink...
Moira

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Brian65
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29 Mar 2012 - 2:13 PM

Love this arty shot Nathan.
Brian

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User_Removed
29 Mar 2012 - 3:46 PM

Super image, good comp' and lighting.
Alf.

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2012 - 3:52 PM

It's not of that we see 5 nice firm pears so well displayed and lit.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2012 - 5:44 PM

Great shot - I like the colours and subdued lighting
Helen

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Michaela_Solway
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29 Mar 2012 - 6:03 PM

Well done Nathan.. A lovely arrangement and sharp images and great light and reflections..
Pearfect!

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reflectionsinlight

nice set up

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xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2012 - 3:43 PM

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UrbaneMagick
31 Mar 2012 - 10:10 AM

Stunning still life composition, reflections & light are beautiful!

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brianpatcham
1 Apr 2012 - 2:05 PM

Amazing result using simple objects. No matter how technically brilliant photographic equipment is becoming the human input is by far the most important element as you are so able to demonstrate with your photographs.

Brian.

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Lynx08
Lynx08 e2 Member 61233 forum postsLynx08 vcard England
1 Apr 2012 - 7:42 PM

lovely reflections.

Lyn

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2012 - 6:19 PM

A very effective format. Thank you for sharing the technique.

Gerry

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