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It's too small......

By cattyal  
The apple is too small - well I could bring it closer to the camera but had it impaled on a wooden skewer so that I could just move it into position. One shot with, one without and combine the two. Maybe I'll attach the apple to a lightstand or similar next time - or find a huge apple!

No leaves on the apple either so I pinched some off a rose in the garden - need to use less next time maybe.....

As usual I'm sure the 2nd version will be preferred though I rather like this grungier version.

Tags: General Digitally manipulated Magritte Bowler Bandage Portraits and people Humour and fun

Voters: Richsr, Andysnapper, pronabk and 24 more

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Richsr 12 91 223 England
17 Jun 2011 8:49AM
Version one for me, well worked.
Regards Richard

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Andysnapper 11 109 25 England
17 Jun 2011 8:51AM
V1 for me as well. I think you are right about the leaves, I think a bigger (nearer) apple without them would work but it is an excellent shot, very cleverly thought out and executed.

17 Jun 2011 8:57AM
V1 also.

franken Plus
16 4.9k 4 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2011 9:14AM
Version 1 for me also.

SlowSong Plus
10 8.0k 30 England
17 Jun 2011 9:37AM
I like the rose leaves with the apple. I bet none of us would have noticed if you hadn't pointed them out. Smile
fraser 15 631 14 Scotland
17 Jun 2011 1:05PM
I prefer V1. I agree a bigger apple without the leaves would be better. It would also be better if there was some space between the brim
o of the hat and the top of the apple.

Scaramanga Plus
11 57 6 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2011 1:53PM
Eat your heart out Rene. V1 for me.
Daisymaye 10 23 16 Canada
17 Jun 2011 2:33PM
It looks kind of like a flying apple with wings and it's coming right at the blind person. Love it and V1.............Sandy
Niknut Plus
9 2.2k 77 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2011 5:14PM
Grungy V1 for me !.....what the New York city gent is wearing, eh ????....(Big Apple..geddit ?....oh come on, I'm trying my best !.Grin)
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2011 6:12PM
Interesting work and images. Love the 3D effect. Very clever! IB
Nick_w Plus
12 4.3k 99 England
17 Jun 2011 8:06PM
Love the Magritte (Ben Goossens?) influence - My only comment is that the apple needs a bit more work to appear convincing (shading / shadow around the edge (burn onto a blank layer then use clipping mask to apple)
cattyal Plus
14 8.8k 6 England
17 Jun 2011 8:32PM
Thanks everyone Smile I've got a 'new' jacket today which looks much better so I'll be experimenting again over the weekend.

Had I managed to get everything lined up perfectly I could have just removed my head and replaced it with the image with the apple held in front of me. As it was I see now that my cutting out was a tad clumsy.

I added the leaves as all the Magritte apples have them but I did slightly over-do it Smile As for the apple position - this was the best of the bunch. Nigh on impossible to see what I'm doing with my head wrapped up and only a vague sense of what's around me!

I had a look in the supermarket for bigger apples - not a chance - I did buy a pineapple though Smile

Keep trying Keith Tongue

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