Then there were Five..

© Gail R. Schuett

Then there were Five..

Aimee C. Eisaman March 06, 2008

A great tomatter shot! I just did a bunch of these the other day for the next challenge. I love the water drops.....wish I had added that to mine! I love the detail and clarity and wish it continued to the two on the left as well. The lighting seems perfect until you get to the one in the upper left corner...then it seems a bit washed out. Great idea Gail.......keep them coming! #870910

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic March 06, 2008

They look so good,grate shot of the tomatoes.
Ysa #5601780

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 06, 2008

Excellent comp, color and detail! Well done Gail! Jeff #5602957

Paul E. Earl March 07, 2008

A lovely image, Gail! I hope number 6 tasted good! #5604822

Michael S. Lazarus March 07, 2008

Gail, I love the detail and color you captured in these cherry tomatoes. I agree with Aimee about the fine water droplets but also about the tomato in the upper-left-hand corner being a bit "washed-out". Further, the sink in the lower-right-hand corner is blown out completely. This would have been a great time to check your histogram (did you get the info I sent you on this a little while back?) The histogram would have showed clipping on the right side from this exposure. You could have then used the exposure bias adjustment set to -0.07 or more to get the distribution shifted more to the left side (darker pixels). This would have improved the highlights and added more color-depth as well I think. Perhaps try it again with a different backdrop. #5604875

Derek D. Dafoe March 07, 2008

Great image Gail!! Can't wait to start getting fresh ones!! If spring ever gets here!! #5604940

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 07, 2008

This looks very nice Gail, I really like that they look fresh. The water is a beautiful touch, great comp and colors! #5606478

Gail R. Schuett March 08, 2008

Aimee,Isabel,Jeff,Paul,Michael,Derek and Donna..thanks for taking the time to view and to comment.
I agree with the washed out and softness of the corners on this shot.I should have taken more time.It's kind of you to be so kind.Gail #5611239

April 22, 2008

Congratulations Gail. You have a good eye for different subjects. I like natural shots that don't have to be perfect color and balance. I guess the judges do to. Keep it up. Mike #5823938

Michael S. Lazarus April 22, 2008

Congratulations on the finalist award for this image Gail! As I stated in my earlier comment the detail and color really stands out in this one. The composition I'm sure impressed the judges as well. As Mike M. above has stated, the judges are not looking for technical perfection as a priority for EP's and to a lesser degree finalists. 1st & 2nd place shots will likely need to be excellent all around. My first finalist here with yours is no exception. It was HEAVILY cropped and the horizon is crooked as seen in the upper-left corner (if I had PS and was not lazy I would have been smart to take care of that). So we probably won't see either of these as placers but they had enough qualities of excellence to make it this far. #5824132

Joan E. Hoffman April 22, 2008

Congrats Gail.... I actually quite love this shot, and am pleased that it was chosen despite any minor imperfections. (Yours too Michael... that was awesome depite anything you saw cuz I didn't). I think I would make a good judge. I look for what captures my eye and pleases me. I never look for perfection. I love the philosphy of the Amish quilters ( and their quilting is awesome ) It is than only god is perfect, therefore they deliberately incorporate a "mistake" into each quilt. I am not a religious person, however as a human I certainly know none of us is perfect, and I am glad that we aren't ... what a boring world this would be, if we all were! #5827287

Gail R. Schuett April 23, 2008

Mike..thanks for your kind words.I'm trying to take shots that my eyes see..i think I need my eyes checked!!

Michael..don't be so hard on can usually tell at a glance if you like a photo,then look closely to see if you love it.I'm not too technical with lighting,angles or PS if I really like your photo..its great to me.Thnaks for your comment.

Joan...i liked the colors and drplets on this..didn't even notice some flare etc...oh well..its just nice to be noticed,thanks you.

i guess I need to slow down on my coffee 1st thing!! #5829276

Patrick Rouzes level-classic April 23, 2008

Gail, CONGRATULATIONS on this exceptional finalist!!! #5831981

RC Fritz April 23, 2008

Fantastic!! Congrats!!! #5832037

Gail R. Schuett April 24, 2008

Patrick and RC..thanks for your nice comments!! #5835331

Sylvia Rossler April 24, 2008

A big congrats on your superb finalist Gail :O) #5836699

Gail R. Schuett April 24, 2008

Sylvia..thanks for taking the time to means alot!! Gail #5837886

April 30, 2008

Congrats Gail well done!!!! #5862150

Gail R. Schuett April 30, 2008

Where have you been??? your work is great and I hardly hear from you..hope all is well.Gail #5862177

Arman E. Barbuco May 07, 2008

Congratulations Gail. Lovely shot and nice lighting..... #5897715

August 18, 2008

Congratulations Gail, for this finalist.

You have cpatured an ordinary subject , so beautifully and made it to look so dramatic. well done :)

Thanks for your kind visit to my gallery. #6327712

Gail R. Schuett August 18, 2008

Hello Jagmohan..thank you for viewing and your comments!! Gail #6327879

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Started with a cluster of six..after washing them there were five.
program auto,crop

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 1.00, ExposureTime: 5/300 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 19.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40X

Uploaded on March 06, 2008 Photo Contest Finalist

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