Uploaded: October 25, 2004 03:53:43


I knew we were staying at a nice place (a suite @ Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas)... so I thought, 'How nice', when we entered our suite and saw a delicious bowl of cherries. I had to laugh at myself when I tugged at the faux fruit...


Patricia A. Kuniega October 25, 2004

My favorite fruit, I can see why you thought they were real! They look delicious! hehe. I love how you handled the composition and lighting in this one Carolina. You've elevated them to Royal Cherries! #181810

Carolina K. Smith October 25, 2004

Thank you, Patricia :)
I LOVE cherries as well. This was shot at ISO 6, 60sec, f/13, 24mm. Only light was the lamp. That is the lamp base behind the 'cherries'. #867765

Colette M. Metcalf October 25, 2004

Terrific shot and lighting, Carolina!! #867776

Charlene Bayerle October 25, 2004

Well, it made a fabulous still life Carolina!!!! #867818

Debra Booth October 25, 2004

A beautiful shot, Carolina! #867839

Darren K. Fisher October 25, 2004

LOL I would have done the same thing. You captured them very well. The warm lighting is very fitting here. #867972

Lori Ditlefsen October 25, 2004

Nice compostion and pretty colors and lighting, Carolina! #868169

Dan Holm level-classic October 25, 2004

Beautifully captured, Carolina! The look good enough to eat! I can see why you were fooled! #868496

Carolina K. Smith October 25, 2004

Thank you, Colette, Charlene, Debra, Darren, Lori, and Dan for your consoling comments!
I do take full responsibility for my actions (ha), but note that in many places, it seems the bright lights of Las Vegas are saved for the neons and the stage :) #868562

Robin L. Wehrman October 25, 2004

Excellent shot and capture, Carolina! Super detail and light plus the color very well done:-) #868649

William C. Raco level-classic October 25, 2004

Wow, very nice choice of settings for this shot.
It came out deliciously!

bill #868831

Carol Brill October 25, 2004

Wonderful composition and capture of color and light here, Carolina, especially the golden sparkle on those faux cherries! Hope you at least lined up three of them on the slots!! #869080

Carolina K. Smith October 25, 2004

Thank you, Robin, Bill, and Carol.
Not a lot of action on the slots, though they're fun to watch, but there is alot of really great food!

Thank you all for your kind comments :) #869472

Mary K. Robison October 29, 2004

Carolina, it looks like you recovered sufficiently from your disappointment about snacking to take an excellent still life. Beautiful image! #877419

Carolina K. Smith October 29, 2004

Thanks, Mary :) I still feel a bit foolish, but I wanted to take a photo of this as one memory of Las Vegas! #877715

William C. Raco level-classic November 15, 2004

Wonderful photo, Carolina!

bill #913250

Mary K. Robison November 15, 2004

A big CONGRATULATIONS on this making finalist, Carolina! #913749

Debra Booth November 15, 2004

I'm not surprised to see this again, Carolina! Congratulations! #913881

Kelly Abernathy level-classic November 15, 2004

Congratulations! -K #914357

Carol Brill November 15, 2004

Carolina, congratulations and best of luck! #914585

Stanley J. Contrades November 15, 2004

CONGRATULATIONS, Carolina, and good luck in the next judging stage!
Stan #915055

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe November 16, 2004

Congratulations on your finalist, Carolina!!
kathleen #916377

Patricia A. Kuniega November 16, 2004

So glad to see this one here Carolina! One of my favorites! #918328

Carolina K. Smith November 16, 2004

Thank you, Bill, Mary, Debra, Kelly, Carol, Stan, Kathleen, and Patricia! (Patricia, I think this is one of your favorites cuz you LOVE cherries :)).

I am excited to be a finalist for a picture I was compelled from within to take :) #918816

Colette M. Metcalf November 16, 2004

Congrats to you Carolina!!! #919010

Carolina K. Smith November 17, 2004

Thank you very much, Colette :) #922195

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