Photography Challenge with Sue Karski

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Week 8 – #8 Common Cliche Phrases

on September 17, 2015

Life is ..

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Life is a Bowl of Cherries  – lyrics by Lew Brown 1931.

Life is a bowl of cherries;
Don’t take it serious;
Life is too mysterious.
You work, you save, you worry so;
But you can’t take your dough when you go, go, go.
So keep repeating it’s the berries;
The strongest oak must fall.
The sweet things in life;
To you were just loaned.
So how can you loose what you never owned?
Life is just a bowl of cherries;
So live and laugh at it all.


Here is a link to Ben Vereen singing it.  It starts at about 0:57 .   I had to repost with a new link.

I am posting early – since a number of people just were at the Salon Competition  so they already know it (or a version of it)
A version of this (without the pits) just took 3rd place in the Lakewood Ranch Digital Photography Camera Club.  Hats off and Congratulations to fellow bloggers Mindy Towns for getting 1st place and Liz Cantarine for 2nd place.  I also want to give a thank you to Diane Broda for getting me the Canadian cherries so I didn’t have to wait until February when the Washington cherries would be in our stores.

So when doing your blog images – sometimes they can turn into ribbon winners.

Now that was an artist version using TOPAZ Impressions – Swirly lines  –   and here is the original.

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42 responses to “Week 8 – #8 Common Cliche Phrases

  1. mbryant59 says:

    It’s stunning Sue!

  2. shelby1120 says:

    Congratulations again. And I like all ththe back story you are ncluded. Treasure hunts are fun and we had a mini one for sure leading to just the right cherries!

  3. shelby1120 says:

    Did I say I still like the pits?

  4. jamjuice123 says:

    I LOVE the original picture. Congrats on your ribbon!!

  5. preed913 says:

    Oh I’m rather taken with the Topaz one – I love the way the cherries look – in any case, both wonderful – congratulations – totally well deserved.

  6. marjie327 says:

    Well deserved; love it, Sue! Congratulations!

  7. cbsmith321 says:

    looks like a painting! congratulations on last nights award! well done!

  8. Stunning still life – great photo, congratulations Sue!

  9. Morag Reid says:

    Congratulations Sue.I couldn’t see all the brush work from the back of the room and it really is stunning. I also like the stems 😉

    Oh, and love Ben Vereen.

    • Sue Karski says:

      Thank you Morag. Yes though the big screens are nice, one crops slightly and you do not get the detail. That is why I stood up and walked around (also because of my back) to see the monitor the judges were using.

  10. they look good enough to eat. Congrats on the win.

    • Sue Karski says:

      Thanks – they were. I did this image and then ate a number of them. The image you saw in the contest – I didn’t have enough to fill the bowl – to re shoot it – so I had to stack them just so in order for it to look full. This was done to get the lighting right and removed the pits so it would be balanced. Very sweet cherries from Canada.

  11. nicolatilt says:

    Really great picture. I hope Liz and Mindy’s pictures fir a theme as I’d love to see theirs too.

  12. R says:

    Congratulations dear! I would have loved to have seen a pic of what was going on through your creative mind when you realized you had eaten some of your subjects! Was that a “holy cherry”.
    My preference is the enhanced one. It has a mystical feeling, which goes along with “life is just a bowl of cherries”. Well done Sue!!!

  13. jewelacer4 says:

    These are great. Wish I knew about this. It really sound like fun. Jewel

  14. jewelacer4 says:

    Oh the cherries look so yummy and of course I love them. Great picture and Idea. Jewel

  15. A great cliche and a great picture to go with it.

  16. Congratulations! These are irresistible! Beautiful capture ant editing.

  17. donnagf1 says:

    Your creativity shines in this presentation. . .and so does your picture! Looked into Ben Vereen’s bio and found that he has played in many musicals. . . and this is the first time I have heard him sing solo! (Where have I been?)

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