Banana Curves (Macro)

© Carolina K. Smith

Banana Curves (Macro)

Dan Holm level-classic 11/26/2004 1:27:53 AM

Fantastic shot, Carolina!! Very different! Love your composition! The curled back peel makes an outstanding graphic element! #191555

S J 11/26/2004 1:39:13 AM

Very creative study on Banana, Carolina! Very creative idea! I love the DOF and colors on this one! #938246

Jordi Delgado 11/26/2004 2:51:26 AM

Impressive, Carolina!!! Great light, colors, perspective and DOF!!

:-)) #938274

Cathy T. Vettes 11/26/2004 3:10:20 AM

Excellent Carolina.. This is great !! #938281

Cathy Gregor 11/26/2004 4:56:37 AM

Super macro, Carolina!
-cathy #938408

Charlene Bayerle level-classic 11/26/2004 5:51:43 AM

How creative and well done.....great job Carolina!!!! #938527

Karma Wilson 11/26/2004 6:25:35 AM

Excellent macro!

Karma #938606

Murry Grigsby 11/26/2004 7:21:50 AM

Terrific macro Carolina! Lovely design, light, high-key colors and textures!! And yes I love bananas--YUM :0) #938764

William C. Raco level-classic 11/26/2004 7:25:01 AM

Wow, this is beautiful, Carolina!!
I love the curl of the peel, the soft focus, the wonderful color, the excellent textures.
A delicious image with appeal ;-)
This is certainly a winner, as far as I am concerned.
Best of luck,

bill #938772

Darren K. Fisher level-classic 11/26/2004 8:23:45 AM

Yes they are. And I have to say you capture this one so very well. I love the curve of the peel and the detail. Awesome job. #938885

Leonard Pierce level-classic 11/26/2004 9:19:57 AM

WOW! Fantastic macro Carolina, extremely well done!!! #938969

Susan T. Evans level-classic 11/26/2004 10:57:01 AM

FANTASTIC. #939109

Carolina K. Smith level-classic 11/26/2004 11:54:33 AM

Wow, thanks for all the really nice comments, Dan, Sanjay, Jordi, Cathy M, Cathy G., Charlene, Karma, Murry, Bill, Daren, Len, and Susan! They are all appreciated :) #939173

Robin L. Wehrman level-classic 11/26/2004 12:58:44 PM

WOW! this is outstanding, Carolina! Very creative and a very cool image very well done!!!! #939290

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 11/26/2004 1:38:13 PM

WOW - fantastic - very creative, Carolina! #939350

Sharon Smith level-classic 11/26/2004 2:17:03 PM

Excellent work, Carolina... love the composition and the shallow DOF! #939398

Carolina K. Smith level-classic 11/26/2004 3:00:25 PM

Thank you, Robin, Karen, and Sharon :)
I was surprised by the results (DoF), since I shot this at f/22. So the 'shallow' DoF must be due to the curvature of the banana! But at f/2.5, and the DoF was way more shallow than this :) #939438

Terry R. Hatfield level-classic 11/26/2004 7:10:55 PM

Excellent Dof Carolina,The Colors Are Right On!! #939779

Carolina K. Smith level-classic 11/26/2004 9:05:24 PM

Thank you, Terry :)
This was taken in the warmth of a south window sunlight :) #939989

Leanne M.E. Boyd level-classic 11/26/2004 9:28:16 PM

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Excellent image, I will never look at a banana the same way! #940015

Patricia Marroquin level-classic 11/26/2004 11:37:59 PM

Wow again! Fabulous macro, Carolina! You really thought of a different way to present a banana! Love it! Well done! #940126

Carolina K. Smith level-classic 11/27/2004 6:58:46 AM

Thank you, Leanne and Patricia, for your nice comments :) #940583

Wong Chek Poh level-classic 12/15/2004 10:35:42 PM

Great graphical macro. Congrats, Carolina. #974377

Gianna Stadelmyer level-classic 12/16/2004 4:39:24 AM

Congratulations, Carolins! Love this in its texture, color, and lines:-) Good luck in round two! #975510

S J level-classic 12/16/2004 5:37:30 AM

CONGRATULATIONS and good luck in the next judging, Carolina! #975783

Stacey A. Bates 12/16/2004 7:44:56 AM

Congrats!!! #976431

Leanne M.E. Boyd 12/16/2004 9:27:49 AM

Congrats on your placement! #976942

Terry R. Hatfield 12/16/2004 9:37:21 AM

Congratulations,On A Great Finalist Carolina:-) #977006

Susan T. Evans 12/16/2004 10:00:20 AM

Congrats Carolina, awesome image! #977129

Mary K. Robison 12/16/2004 11:34:39 AM

What a great macro, Carolina!
Congratulations! #977511

Stanley J. Contrades 12/16/2004 4:13:33 PM

Very appealing :-), Carolina, and CONGRATULATIONS on your win!! Good luck win the next stage!!
Stan #978643

Cathy Barrows 12/16/2004 4:21:28 PM

Congrats!...stoll love it #978689

William C. Raco level-classic 12/16/2004 4:25:35 PM

So do I, Carolina!
Congratulations and best wishes!

bill #978714

Debbie Fleri level-classic 12/16/2004 8:45:47 PM

Congrats!!! I have one (banana) every morning,,,They are just the greatest fruit and this is the Greatest shot...
Just love it...

Debbie : ) #979836

Debra Booth level-classic 12/17/2004 5:15:14 AM

Wonderful presentation, Carolina! Congrat son this great shot! #980649

Dan Holm level-classic 12/17/2004 5:30:20 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your WIN, Carolina!!! Exceptionally well deserved! #982261

S J 12/17/2004 5:30:45 PM

Congratulations on your win, Carolina! #982263

Terry R. Hatfield 12/17/2004 5:37:17 PM

Congratulations On Your Win Carolina!! #982309

Mary K. Robison 12/17/2004 5:51:24 PM

Yay, Carolina!

William C. Raco level-classic 12/17/2004 6:24:23 PM

I knew this had to win!!!
Congratulations, Carolina

bill #982627

Jill Flynn level-classic 12/17/2004 7:00:33 PM

Congratulations on your win Carolina! I love this - so CREATIVE! #982774

Charlene Bayerle level-classic 12/17/2004 8:08:06 PM

Wonderful and so deserved Carolina...Congratulations!!! #982982

Barbara K. Breitsameter 12/17/2004 8:15:20 PM

WTG Carolina! Superb! #983005

Stanley J. Contrades 12/17/2004 9:07:50 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Second Place win, Carolina!!
Stan #983093

Evy Johansen level-classic 12/17/2004 10:55:20 PM

Many congratulations on your win, Carolina! #983298

Karen Engelbreth 12/18/2004 12:32:26 AM

Congratulations on your final win, Carolina!


Allan L. Whitehead 12/18/2004 2:21:00 AM

Carolina, congratulations on this wonderful win, its richly deserved, my dear friend - your good friend, Allan

I don't know how I missed this when it was posted but I'm very proud of this win for you - 'A', #983511

Carolina K. Smith level-classic 12/18/2004 6:24:01 AM

Wow! Thank you all for your really nice comments. It is funny how sometimes our least planned photos turn out. This was taken on Thanksgiving morning, and there was competition in the kitchen for this banana from the cook (my daughter)!
Thank you again, Wong, Jan, Sanjay, Stacey, Leanne, Terry, Susan, Mary, Stan, Cathy, Bill, Debbie, Debra, Dan, Jill, Barbara, Charlene, Evy, Karen, and Allan!! #984058

Donna W. Neal level-classic 12/18/2004 6:26:19 AM

It is funny how sometimes the least planned photo turn out to be real winners just like this one!
Congratulations on this well deserved Winner Carolina #984066

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 12/18/2004 7:46:48 AM

Congratulations to you Carolina!!! #984392

Kay Beausoleil level-classic 12/18/2004 8:47:48 AM

And even more congratulations on your win, Carolina! #984611

Carolina K. Smith level-classic 12/18/2004 10:29:04 AM

Hi Kay,
Hey there! Where is your gallery?
Can you contact me by email??
Carolina #984841

Carolina K. Smith level-classic 12/18/2004 10:42:03 AM

Thank you Donna, Colette, and Kay :)
Best of the holiday seasons to you all:) #984857

Kay Beausoleil level-classic 12/18/2004 5:00:09 PM

E-mail done! My only gallery is a featured photographer number at if it's still up there. Jack, my loving spouse, is giving me a real web page for Christmas, so a crude one should be up in the new year. Hope everyone else gets the present(s) they want for the holidays! #985293

Donna J. Eaton 12/18/2004 6:09:58 PM

I love this shot Carolina! Great job and congratulations on your win! #985372

Leonard Pierce 12/18/2004 9:58:58 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your very well deserved Second Place win, Carolina!!!! #985678

Murry Grigsby 12/20/2004 7:21:04 PM

Congrats on your win Carolina! What a happy and fun image!! #988927

Kristi A. Howson 12/21/2004 9:17:39 PM

Congratulations Carolina...wonderful close-up view ...looks good enough to eat:) #990875

Pu Chen 12/23/2004 3:54:15 PM

Congratulations, Carolina! Banana surely is a great fruit, you make it looks even better:) Great shot! #993960

Carolina K. Smith level-classic 12/23/2004 7:00:13 PM

Thank you, Donna, Len, Murry, Kristi, and Pu :) #994128

Brenda Tharp 12/29/2004 2:26:22 AM

Congratulations, Carolina! Good to see your name and image in the winners! #1001042

Carolina K. Smith level-classic 12/29/2004 10:04:52 AM

Thank you very much, Brenda!
I wouldn't have taken this photo if I had not been scrambling to upload an assignmnent from your excellent Macro course, he he he :)
Best wishes for 2005,
Carolina #1001964

Piper Lehman 1/2/2005 8:03:03 PM

Nice one, Carolina! This is a nice take on banana close-ups -- usually it's the cross section everyone shoots. Nice work. #1010436

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