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Post by Duck » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:27 am

Adding another image to my portfolio and want your opinion; wet or dry? Highest votes win :-D
Of course any other commentary is welcomed.

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Post by LindaShorey » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:29 am

Dry. Shiny, sharp, with great contrast against the colors. Wet knife makes the composition a bit too busy and causes me to pause and ask, why is it wet? :)
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Post by Duck » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:39 am

Thanks Linda. The more I was looking at them the more I like the dry knife too. Although I like the wetness on the tomatoes in the back. So I dried the knife and reshot it. :-)

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Post by Duck » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:45 am

Here's a BTS shot of the setup if anyone's interested.

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Post by LindaShorey » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:15 am

Duck wrote:Thanks Linda. The more I was looking at them the more I like the dry knife too. Although I like the wetness on the tomatoes in the back. So I dried the knife and reshot it. :-)


Yes, now we have moist and juicy tomatoes at perfect ripeness. Forget the salad, I'm making a BLT!
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Post by Psjunkie » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:20 am

I'm with Linda on dry. Looking at the re-shoot I have to admit it took me a long while to figure out what it was I didn't care for about this image Duck. It's a great shot, I first thought the vignette was to strong on the bottom, naw that's not it, maybe the knife is too centered, again not an issue......for me the knife color is off, not silver like my brain wants it to be, seems to have a very slight red tint, maybe a white balance thing or picking up some red from the maters.....hope this helps...

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Post by Duck » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:38 am

Psjunkie wrote:[...] for me the knife color is off, not silver like my brain wants it to be, seems to have a very slight red tint, maybe a white balance thing or picking up some red from the maters.....hope this helps...

Immensely! I did not pick up on the red cast. Yes, it may be a reflection from the tomatoes, but it's gotta go. Off to Photoshop... :D

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I agree. Thanks for your input. Greatly appreciated.
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Post by davechinn » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:20 pm

Duck wrote:Thanks Linda. The more I was looking at them the more I like the dry knife too. Although I like the wetness on the tomatoes in the back. So I dried the knife and reshot it. :-)

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This is the one I would have chosen. Water on the knife just didn't seem appropriate. However, maybe some more water applied would enhance the invitation of how delicious those tomatoes would be. Also, I feel the exposure needs to come up a little. An appetizing still life image it is !!!
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Post by Duck » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:50 pm

Thanks everyone. I'll post the final edit when I get it done.
This is the first time I've gotten live feedback during a shoot. :-)
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Post by Duck » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:34 pm

Here's the other version I shot showing both knives together.

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