Orange Peel

© David M. Montero

Orange Peel

Uploaded: August 03, 2012


Light tent, single diffused tungsten lamp with barn doors, manual exposure f/16 at 2.4 sec. Vignetting by Nik Color Effects Pro.


Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe August 03, 2012

Beautiful still life. Great colors and comp. #1478611

Joannie Bertucci level-classic August 03, 2012

Dave, you ARE the master photographer of still live images! #10261891

Robert R. Goodman level-addict August 03, 2012

Hi Dave,My friend you are the master of still life.Beautiul image!!!! #10261895

Don Christiana August 04, 2012

As always Dave, I truly enjoy your still life work. Beautiful capture...and yes, you are the master of still life. #10262247

Leslie McLain level-deluxe August 04, 2012

A beautiful still life from the master. #10262869

Yulianto Soeroso August 05, 2012

so beautiful set #10263710

Lyn Darlington August 06, 2012

Fantastic still life! Wonderful composition, colours and lighting! #10264423

Mary Dimitriw level-classic August 06, 2012

Another masterful still life Dave!! #10264715

Julianne Bradford August 06, 2012

Your still life compositions are wonderful Dave #10265001

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict August 06, 2012

Superb still life, Dave!

Beautiful image!
Debby #10265367

Stephen Zacker August 07, 2012

Masterful still life. #10265988

Katherine Kuhn level-classic August 07, 2012

Beautiful still life, Dave -- love the wonderful rich tones. #10266685

Lindley Johnson level-classic August 07, 2012

Beautifully composed, Dave, with perfect lighting and color. The master of still lifes, for sure! #10266833

Rudi Reiner level-classic August 07, 2012

Love the detail, lighting and color! #10266879

Erika G. Gossett August 07, 2012

Beautiful still life, Dave! Great lighting, detail and color! #10267045

Laura E. Swan level-classic August 08, 2012

Wow! This is superb! Very original still life Dave. I love your idea to peal the orange in a spiral! The colors are fantastic, too! What a great job you did here!!

-Laura :D #10267993

Karen Celella level-deluxe August 09, 2012

Another masterful still life, Dave! #10268956

Terry Cervi level-classic August 09, 2012

I agree, Monte', it's masterful, as are all of your stills. Beautiful work! #10269048

Antonio Amen August 12, 2012

Very good work, well done. #10272969

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic August 12, 2012

A really delightful still life image here, Dave!! Great work!! :-) #10273036

Dayna Cain level-classic August 13, 2012

Love it Dave! #10274011

Linda S. Smith level-classic August 14, 2012

Great still life Dave! Love the lighting and your creative talent! Well done! #10275745

Jeffrey M. Smith August 14, 2012

Your stills continue to BLOW me away! It is quite obvious you "see the shot" before anything is done at all! You do a great job from concept/idea,~set-up,~shutter snap! #10275928

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 15, 2012

Fantastic Dave! You should set up sales in town of just your still lifes, they are awesome. The opened net bag, the half peeled have that special touch for sure!

jo ann c. #10277546

Jill Odice level-classic August 16, 2012

Such a simple object made into a beautiful piece of artwork! Wow! #10278506

Anita Hogue August 17, 2012

WOW, nobody does these stills better than you! This is absolutely awesome! #10280147

Teresa Moore August 30, 2012

You are a master at still life! Love your work. #10300226

Kate Jackson level-classic August 31, 2012

Great job on the peeling! Along with everything artistic also! #10301311

Connie J. Bagot August 31, 2012

Beautiful lighting---love the color and light on the orange peel! Beautiful still life! #10301473

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe September 14, 2012

You put so much thought into the details of your still life work. It makes your images come alive. Love the peels and the netting. #10323407

Connie J. Bagot September 24, 2012

Congratulations on both your beautiful still life finalists---have to admit that this is my favorite...just am drawn to that light on the orange peel. #10335616

Lorna Shutter September 24, 2012

Mmmm ... I can actually smell the orange!!! Another OUTSTANDING Still Life capture, Dave!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved Finalist Award for this beautiful image!!! Good luck in the next round!!! :)
Photobucket #10335906

Linda S. Smith level-classic September 24, 2012

Congrats Dave on this fantastic still life Finalist win! #10336194

Nikki McDonald level-classic September 24, 2012

Really like this one, Dave - nice set-up. The inclusion of the others in the net bag is a great touch. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round. #10336205

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe September 24, 2012

Congrats on a great finalist, Dave. #10336258

Marijana Fajgl level-classic September 24, 2012

Amazing capture, Dave! Big congratulations! #10336433

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 24, 2012

congratulations on your fantastic finalist!!! #10336705

Lyn Darlington September 24, 2012

Congrats on a great finalist! #10336805

Robert R. Goodman level-addict September 24, 2012

Big Congratulations on your beautiful finalist,Dave.WTG My friend!!! #10337202

Patrick Rouzes level-classic September 24, 2012

CONGRATS & good luck, Dave! love it!

Lester A. Garcia September 24, 2012

Another excellently composed and presented still life deserving of a finalist, Dave. I could see the color of GOLD here. #10337795

Lindley Johnson level-classic September 24, 2012

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Dave! #10337998

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 24, 2012


Congratulations on this fantastic finalist Dave!

jo ann c. #10338349

Leslie McLain level-deluxe September 24, 2012

Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Dave. #10338542

Renee Doyle level-classic September 24, 2012

Glad to see this one again Dave! Congratulations! #10339231

Rudi Reiner level-classic September 24, 2012

Congratulations ! #10339402

Don Christiana September 25, 2012

Dave, a HUGE CONGRATS on your masterpiece and a future Gold winner. #10339944

Dayna Cain level-classic September 25, 2012

Congrats Dave! I agree with Donald, this is a future gold winner! #10340861

Michele Peterson level-classic September 25, 2012

I love the light and crisp color, a wonderful set up too! Congratulations! #10341412

Terry Cervi level-classic September 25, 2012

Congrats on your beautiful finalist, Monte'!! #10341494

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe September 25, 2012

Congrats on this amazing finalist Dave. the lighting and colour are exceptional. #10341615

Linda A. Braddock level-classic September 29, 2012

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Dave! #10346801

Debra R. Harder September 29, 2012

Your still life images are always so beautiful, Dave! Huge congratulations on your GORGEOUS finalist! #10346832

Julianne Bradford September 30, 2012

Wonderful still life finalist Dave..congratulations!! #10347863

Gina M. Savage October 12, 2012

Simply gorgeous! Congrats on your finalist. #10367244

Merna L. Nobile October 18, 2012

I heard the good news…and could not be happier for you! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna #10375458

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe October 29, 2012

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist, Dave. Perfectly done! #10390704

Nadia Paul December 05, 2012

Beautifully set up and taken Dave - congrats on your finalist! #10451515

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe December 05, 2012

Huge congrats on your fab finalists, Dave!!! #10452701

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