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The Juicer

By chase
So this was the last shot I took of my Pomegranates, quite unintentional Blush

If anyone thinks this should have an adult tag then just let me know and I will add one, it is quite gruesome.

A 3 frame HDR taken in daylight,Raw files combined in Lightroom, faffed with in Photoshop.

The Spider made a lucky run for it Wink

Thanks for getting this far.
One for Brian Wink

Constructive critique and mods welcome.
Janet xx

Tags: Still life Spider Hdr Digitally manipulated Gruesome Juice Skull Pomegranates Cleaver Textures and layers unintential

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dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1859 England
6 Apr 2021 1:12PM
I'm fine with this as it stands, and without the tag...
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2021 1:19PM
I have no say in anything but it is an artistic image and a good one at that!

You see more gore on children's tv!

Kath
adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
6 Apr 2021 1:20PM
What a superb title Janet for this superb image!!!! That skull looks to have a rather wicked grin though, lol🤪

Angela😄
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2420 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2021 1:21PM
I like the drips on the cleaver. We are currently comparing various productions of Macbeth on DVD, I'm getting to be quite a connoisseur of blood-splattered knives. Wink
jacomes Plus
6 28 38 Portugal
6 Apr 2021 1:47PM
Doubleplusgruesome Janet, and no doubt full of symbolism that I don't understand. Superb and imaginative arrangement and lighting, love the spider. Pomegranates will never be the same again. And I didn't know Photoshop had a blood spatter brush, do you have a special forensic edition?Wink
James
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2021 1:51PM
Certainly moved to your dark side today Janet!
KateGrin
PhilT2 Plus
11 539 32 England
6 Apr 2021 2:41PM
It doesn't need an adult tag the kids will love it. I love it and it could be said that I am in my second childhood Wink
Great work Janet and pleased that you allowed mods cause I love to play Grin
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
6 Apr 2021 2:44PM
Wonderful shot, Janet, especially with the visiting spider! 👍 Wish my teeth looked that good... 😁
Trev 😀
saltireblue Plus
11 11.9k 75 Norway
6 Apr 2021 2:54PM
My very first instinctive thought was that you should flip the skull so it is facing the cleaver. A right-between-the-eyes blow.
Perhaps not the very last shot? Or have you run out of poms to abuse?.Wink
SlowSong Plus
12 9.7k 30 England
6 Apr 2021 2:54PM
I was OK until I saw the spider. Grin
6 Apr 2021 3:41PM
Ditto the above. The spider is the worst bit GrinGrinGrin
bluesandtwos 11 521 1 England
6 Apr 2021 3:54PM
Just brilliant!!!Smile

I'd love that skull!

Dave
chase Plus
15 2.2k 566 England
6 Apr 2021 4:37PM
Thanks all.
Phil, that mod is even gruesomer !!!!

Malc, it really was the last shot of the session, I was starting to put stuff back in my packing boxes, I don't think I could have brought myself to splat him between the eyes, poor thing....I do have 1 pomegranate left Wink

Dave, I found the skull ages ago on the side of the road, no other bits with him but I was surprised it was intact !

Chris & Fiona, I tried to give you a Spider spoiler in the description, just grit your teeth and you will be fine Wink

Janet xx
capto Plus
9 6.7k 25 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2021 4:54PM
All the ingredients combine nicely to create a fine image.Smile
ivor
clicknimagine Plus
11 832 104 India
6 Apr 2021 5:06PM
If it is your juicer, i don't like juice but i like the idea very much...
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2021 5:29PM
Fascinating still life study...
Good work, Isabel GrinGrinGrin
bricurtis Plus
15 2.5k 51 England
6 Apr 2021 5:44PM
Ooooh that's brutal Janet - the final cut whilst having its last meal.
Pomegranates are supposed to keep you healthy.SmileSmileSmile
chase Plus
15 2.2k 566 England
6 Apr 2021 6:04PM
Thanks all.
Special thanks to Somnath and Brian for your User Awards, very much appreciated.

Pomegranates are good for you but keep away from meat cleavers Brian Wink
Janet xx
6 Apr 2021 6:24PM
Excellent from concept to capture.
David
chase Plus
15 2.2k 566 England
6 Apr 2021 6:29PM
Thanks David, wonderful to have your UA Smile
boov Plus
8 2 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2021 7:59PM
Terrific set up , well everything else, terrific
well worked image ..

David
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 776 England
6 Apr 2021 8:46PM
I agree about not taging this, yes the kids will love it (it's parents who are squeamish). Take a look at Horrible Histories for example.
It does have a ritualistic look.
Sacrificing of pomegranates, mind you with all those seeds they are a nightmare to eat Smile
jacomes Plus
6 28 38 Portugal
6 Apr 2021 9:39PM
Version is even more brilliant and gruesome, Skull is really chomping the pomegranate, the different colour tones and the smoke are horribly beautiful. So, my UA for the pair!
James
clevercloggs Plus
17 251 15 Netherlands
7 Apr 2021 9:17AM
great series..
Robert
chase Plus
15 2.2k 566 England
7 Apr 2021 9:49AM
Thanks everyone.
James, Phil and Robert, wonderful to have your UAs. thank you, much appreciated.
Janet xx

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