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Tomato Ninja
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Published: April 29, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 gyaban
Self portrait. No clue why this idea came to my mind, but I sure enjoyed its creation!
The tomato is hanging on black wires that were deleted in post-production. However, I did not hang the tie as the resulting shape was not convincing enough, so I just re-shot the scene until I was satisfied with its position and movement. Took me about 500 tries ;)

Lights setup:
- 1 silver umbrella from bottom left
- 1 softbox from upper right, slightly behind the subject
- 1 flash + red gel on a black backdrop
- 1 flash on the tomato
- 1 flash on the knife's blade.
Image size
5616x3744px 15.36 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/200 second
Aperture
F/22.0
Focal Length
32 mm
ISO Speed
320
Date Taken
Nov 14, 2010, 12:28:35 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.0 (Windows)
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redcyana's avatar
Something tells me that a big part of the 499 others must be worth looking at as well, for the "lolz" :)
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IvanRostoff's avatar
I often put funny pics in my favourites. Partly because I like them. Partly because often other people don't. Comedy is a much art as any other endeavor.
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chryssalis's avatar
You don't leave anything in luck!!!A brilliant mind!!!:wow:
The tomato was hanging on black wires!!!My good God!!!!::clap::clap::clap::clap:
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scribology's avatar
Fruit Ninja! XD
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chaitanyak|Professional Digital Artist
wow! you've got a lot of patience!
great results!
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LordMagnum's avatar
This photo is so alive! Great expression too!
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Inredin's avatar
500 tries? Hard work and looks nice!
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gyaban|Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot :)
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Lady-Vanessa|Hobbyist General Artist
Also I think your art is freaking amazing O___O
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gyaban|Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much, much appreciated :)
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Lady-Vanessa|Hobbyist General Artist
You really construct and place all of your elements prior to taking the photo? Why do through all the trouble if you can achieve a similar result with photoshop (I'm not condemning I'm seriously curious as to where you get your inspiration and force from)
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gyaban|Hobbyist Photographer
Very good question :) These shots were submitted to photo challenges where composites were forbidden. I also think that buildings setups "in real life" usually looks better than photoshopped ones, so I do it that way unless I can't do otherwise (when I want to create some kind of fantasy or surreal shot).
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Lady-Vanessa|Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, cool! You're really awesome! I love everything in your gallery!
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1500's avatar
LOL! The expression and the tie, awesome.
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gyaban|Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot, glad you liked it :)
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BBagnall| Photographer
Nice idea, love it. it reminded me of a game/app called fruit ninja for touchscreen phones
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gyaban|Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :-)
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