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Old 01-22-2009, 08:18 AM   #11
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I spotted those when I read the photo credits. The stilllife of the fruit is way cool.
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:45 AM   #12
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I spotted those when I read the photo credits. The stilllife of the fruit is way cool.
I carefully shopped for those items, knowing what I wanted to accomplish. I arranged and rearranged the pieces in the neat wire basket till they felt right and looked "just tossed in".

All this was in front of a tin tray with old painting of a fruit and veggie still life I thought would be a great background and my arrangement would become part of a new scene. The tray had been "rescued" from the Salvation Army store!

I set the camera on a tripod, chose various settings and focused. Turned off ALL lights (it was night) and did long-exposure shots. The basket was lit ONLY by moving a hi-intensity flashlight around the scene. Many shots were taken as this was my first attempt, and I considered it to be totally experimental.

Next step was post-processing in Photoshop to make it my vision! I was very pleased with the result and the positive response it got on flickr. Then it, and some others, were chosen for this website by a staff, before I even knew of WG. Glad you like it too!
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:50 AM   #13
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In fact, here's a link to the orig on flickr
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:20 PM   #14
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I had no idea so much work went into the creation of that photo. I should have guessed the fruit didn't arrange itself in the bowl on its own and that the lighting didn't just happen. You take very nice photos Sage.
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:15 PM   #15
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Thanks Lorax!
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:58 PM   #16
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Pix of starlings that have been in the yard the last few days. I found out they really like natural peanut butter and jam with seed topping! :eek: They also ate a small dish of cooked Red River Cereal with fresh blueberries, although they left the berries til last.
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Old 02-03-2009, 10:14 AM   #17
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Very nice pictures.
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Old 02-03-2009, 10:48 PM   #18
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I see the starlings are hanging out along the back tree line so now I can't feed the birdies at all.
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Old 02-03-2009, 10:54 PM   #19
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Try safflower seed.

If you give me your name and address, I'll trade you a nice big fat bag of safflower seed for that nice big fat 1200 Weeds dvd you won. I know somebody who wants it.
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Old 02-03-2009, 10:58 PM   #20
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