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Cherry Compote II


 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner   Cherry Compote II
Cherry Compote II
I couldn't resist a complete re-shoot of this setup; while I loved the first version, I didn't use a light tent, and wasn't keen on the reflected highlights.
So the reshoot is in the tent, daytime (vs. night) for more natural light, and a square crop vs. a 5x7. I like this one better already!
10/2011 EOD 2nd Place
The glass cherry rests in a chalice of turned ebony and tagua nut (aka vegetable ivory.) The chalice stands 1-3/4" tall. I've had a set of 5
of the cherries forever, and just picked up the chalice at a small-town festival in MA last weekend, made by a wonderful wood turner,
William Cudnohufsky, who specializes in tagua nut. I put the two together once home, and instantly thought I needed to try a photograph.
I used black foamboard at the back, and a big sheet of white paper, letting one edge curl up onto the foamboard,
and then carefully repositioned things until the b/w "seam" bisected the chalice where I wanted it to.

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Joy Rector
 

excellent shot, love it


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October 19, 2011

 

Michelle Alton
  Superb artistry, Chris.


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October 19, 2011

 
- Melinda F. Schneider

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  Outstanding!


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October 19, 2011

 
- Michele Peterson

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  I love this, Chris!!!


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October 19, 2011

 

David M. Montero
  I like using a light tent for that very reason Christopher. Well done!


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October 19, 2011

 
- Dr Silly

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  Awesome still like. :O)


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October 19, 2011

 
bobslens.com - Bob Cournoyer

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  Gorgeous comp and all that other stuff you do SO well.... :-)


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October 19, 2011

 

ABDULRAHMAN AL-SABAAN
  Awesome!


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October 19, 2011

 
southernexposuresbycarol.com

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  Beautiful, love the comp and colors.


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October 19, 2011

 
chrisbudny.com

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  Thank you all very much! This was such a fun little project, involving two of my favorite artforms (studio glass and turned wood.)


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October 20, 2011

 
lesliesphotographs.com - Leslie McLain

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  Terrific capture, Chris. Very creative.


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October 22, 2011

 
chrisbudny.com

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  Thank you, Leslie!


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October 22, 2011

 
- Usman M. Bajwa

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  This is a beautifully presented image, Chris. Love it!

UB.


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October 30, 2011

 
chrisbudny.com

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  Thank you very much, Usman!


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October 31, 2011

 

Marcie A. Fowler
  Love it. Beautifully captured and presented.


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October 31, 2011

 
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  Glad you like it, Marcie; thank you!


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October 31, 2011

 

Kara L. Hendricks
  I flippin' LoVe this Chris!!!


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November 01, 2011

 
chrisbudny.com

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  Woohoo! The Kara seal of approval---always a good sign! ;) Thanks!


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November 01, 2011

 
- Lisa J. Boulden

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  Ooohhh!
Love the design elements in this sensual image!
~♥~Lisa


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November 16, 2011

 

Kara L. Hendricks
  Good luck this month... This has WINNER written all over it!


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chrisbudny.com

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  Thank you Lisa and Kara -- Kara, I hope you're right!!


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Tammy Espino
  Cool finalist, congrats! :)


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tony w. austin
  once again you have outdone yourself.. and I am so envious... great work


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- Lindley Johnson

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  This is fantastic, Chris! Congratulations on your well-deserved finalist.


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- Dayna Cain

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  As always, a very creative, skillfully taken image. Congrats on this very deserving finalist Chris!


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November 16, 2011

 

Phyllis H. Burchett
  Fantastic Chris, congrats!


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- Michele Peterson

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  You know you have a cheering squad behind this series of images, and I'm so happy to see this one get a finalist!! Congratulations!!


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emptynestphotos.com - Agnes Fegan

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  Terrific image ... congrats on your finalist!!!


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November 16, 2011

 

Julianne Bradford
  So-o cool Chris! Congrats!


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  Not surprised about this silver!


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November 16, 2011

 

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  Nice, clean composition.


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November 16, 2011

 
- Renee Doyle

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  Perfect!!! Congratulations Chris!!


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November 16, 2011

 
ellenhodges.com

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  Huge congrats on a stunning finalist!!!! Very best luck in the next round!!!


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November 16, 2011

 

Patti Coblentz
  Alrighty then :)) So happy to see this perfection with a finalist, Chris...good luck next round!!


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- Sherran Andersen

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  Congrats Chris.


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chrisbudny.com

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  Thank you all very much! This is a new favorite of mine; I'm thrilled you all (and the judges!) like it!


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November 17, 2011

 
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  Such an incredible capture Chris, huge congratulations on your finalist award!


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- Mitch Spence

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  Such a winner this is, Chris. What a great idea, and you carried it out perfectly.


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Monnie Ryan
  Fabulous, Chris - congratulations!!


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- Carla Capra

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  Outstanding!
Congratulations.
;) CC


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  Congrats, Chris... :-)


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Monnie Ryan
  This just HAD to win, Chris - congratulations!


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Tammy Espino
  Congrats on your gold win!! :)


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Kara L. Hendricks
  hahahahaha... I amuse me... I swear it's starting to look like I know something you don't..lol


HUGE CONGRATS!!


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November 17, 2011

 
- Michele Peterson

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  CONGRATULATIONS, CHRIS!!!!


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- Lindley Johnson

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  Big congratulations on your fabulous 2nd place win, Chris - I love this!


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- Nikki McDonald

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  Great idea and I'm sure you are very glad you went to the trouble to try this one again so you had a result you really liked personally. Congratulations on the 2nd place win, Chris.


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Patti Coblentz
  WTG, Chris...so glad you followed your instincts! Congratulations on your gold win!


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Martin Cregg
  Inspiring!


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- Mary Beth Aiello

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  Knew this was goping GOLD the first time I saw it. Wonderful work, Chris, and huge congrats on this outstanding WINNER.


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  Masterful artistry - impeccably and elegantly presented...and the real bonus (besides the wonderful GOLD!:), is it incorporates two of your favorite loves - studio glass and tuned wood! I bet you're smiling BIG today! Smile away (we're smiling with you!! :) :) Well-deserved and huge congratulations on a fine gold win!!


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  Very huge Congrats on a fabulous winner, Chris!!!


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Jill Battaglia
  awesome winner Chris!! Big Congrats!!


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- Ken Smith

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  You nailed this one, Chris. Congrats to you!!


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- Gail Vitikacs

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  AWESOME Chris! BIG Congrats!


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- R. J. Laudenbacher

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  WTG Chris. A big congrats to you on this fabulous winner.


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  Thank you all very, very much! I'm thrilled this one made it; had all my fingers crossed! ;)


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November 17, 2011

 

JO ANN CLEVELAND
  Big Congratulations on this awesome Gold 2nd Place Winner Chris... fantastic!!!

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Phyllis H. Burchett
  Congrats Chris on this fantastic winner!


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Nancy (Peaches) Harker
  HUGE Congratulations on your win!!!


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Naomi Weiser
  wow! congrats!


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- Joannie Bertucci

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  Chris, I can see why you like this one better...it's a winner! :-) Outstanding work!


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Katarina Mansson
  Congratulations Chris on your superb winner!


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- Renee Doyle

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  Knew this would be here!!! BIG congrats to you Chris on this outstanding winner!!!


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November 18, 2011

 

Jessica Jenney
  Congratulations, Christopher on your fabulous winner!


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chrisbudny.com

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  Thank you all very, very much!


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  Congrats on a beautiful winner, Chris.


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November 18, 2011

 

Susan K. Snow
  I've been thinking about a light tent for a long time, even though I no longer have my studio lights. Do you use studio lights or daylight?

I love the lighting you captured, the composition, and of course, the sharpness and clarity, beautiful color and tonality.

There is nothing sweeter than a winner when one has worked hard to achieve it. Congratulations on your winner, Chris!


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November 18, 2011

 
- Martha R. Mazon

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  Tremendously good, Christopher!! How satisfying to take something good and make it even better. Congratulations on the well deserved award (although it should have been 1st in my opinion!)


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November 18, 2011

 

David Phalen
  BIG Congrats on a spectacular Winner!!


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- Christine Czernin

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  This is a true winner, Chris. Beginning with the vision to create something like this,right to the perfect way you executed it.
Huge congrats on this spectacular win.


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November 18, 2011

 
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  Many thanks, folks!
Bunny, I generally try to position the tent near my patio doors; it came with 2 small halogen lamps, and I will sometimes use those as well...


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November 18, 2011

 

David M. Montero
  YES! Happy to see it. Congratulations on scoring gold Christopher!


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- Sylvia Rourke

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  congrats on your 2nd position winnings Chi, this is truly a work of art!


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- Lisa J. Boulden

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  A lovely, elegant winner.
Big congratulations, Christopher!
~♥~Lisa


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November 18, 2011

 

Rona L. Schwarz
  WOW! Beautifully thought-out and set-up, Chris, and the technical execution is flawless! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GOLD MEDAL WIN!


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November 18, 2011

 
chrisbudny.com

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  Thank you very much, folks!


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November 19, 2011

 
- Mitch Spence

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  Knew it was going to go, Chris, and so it should. Congrats to you.


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November 19, 2011

 
- Gina Cormier

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  Congrats on this gorgeous image!!!!


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  Thank you both, ladies!


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November 19, 2011

 

Merna L. Nobile
  Congratulations!
You’re the kind of person who makes the world a better, brighter place…You worked hard for this, you made it happen, and you have a right to be proud. So enjoy these satisfying moments; you deserve every one! Merna


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November 27, 2011

 
- Laura E. Swan

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  Good GRIEF Chris! This is OUTSTANDING! WOW!

-Laura :D


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January 24, 2012

 

Martin Cregg
  Chris - great lighting on this, as well as fantastic composition.


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January 24, 2012

 
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  Thank you, Merna, Laura & Martin! I was so happy with this win in November---a very fun setup to shoot, and two of my favorite art forms; glass and wood!


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January 24, 2012

 
- Sylvia Rourke

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  Congrats Chris, I'm seriously jealous.


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January 24, 2012

 
chrisbudny.com

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  Thanks so much, Sylvia!


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  Excellent image!


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February 22, 2012

 
chrisbudny.com

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  Thank you, John!


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February 22, 2012

 
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