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    Default Magic banana

    Well got a bit bored and took this "floating banana" picture.

    • First I set up my tripod and then took a picture of the "background" without the banana (I did this because it helped me with editing the toothpicks in the banana later)


    • Then propped the banana with toothpicks to the angle I wanted it to be on the plate, and cut smaller pieces and piled them on top of each other with more toothpicks. Giving it the floating effect.


    • Then after getting a picture I was happy with I put them into Gimp and edited out the toothpicks, applied some color and made the rest black and white.


    Hope this helped if you have more questions or anything feel free to ask!
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    Thats a very interesting shot! I looked at the picture before I looked at how you did it. Impressive! Very creative picture I think.
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    Thank you getting a bit better with my new Canon and trying more things!
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    Fun shot, very nicely done.
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    I'm glad I'm not the only fan of photoextremist Evan Sharboneau
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    Why the banana pieces have different color?
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    I agree Evan has some really nice photo ides and they spark many other of my own!

    and I made the banana pieces different colors because I thought it would make the picture more interesting and go with the "magic" theme of the floating banana. Also it looks interesting while the picture is black and white
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    Nice! I think taking a picture of the background w/o banana is a great idea for editing. I think I might do the background after I did the fruit because I could see the banana taking me awhile and the light from my windows changing before I got done, which would make the background look different. I don't have a studio with consistent lighting and use a lot of windows and room lights. I'll have to try this sometime!
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    This is a wonderful shot. Very nice selective colouring. I was so wowed by the banana that I didn't even notice that the rest is intentionally desaturated. I just thought your kitchen has grey walls
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    Default great shot

    It's just a banana but there is so much going on. Takeing pictures is one thing, editing them is an other. I can wait to be at that level. Good work - keep it up. (no pun intended)
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