Challenge: Color in Black and White (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Sep 22, 2008
Galleries: Black and White, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Sep 23, 2008
|Red and orange pepper, swimming in mineral oil. Yes, it was my first, and no, next time I'm going without the oil, or just a dab, instead of half the bottle!
Single flash reflected off a white umbrella. Went with a long exposure to capture the peppers nice and crisp at f/11. RAW conversion in Aperture with a slight bump in exposure, then CS3 for levels, curves, custom BW layer for contrasting peppers, curves, levels, resize, sharpen, border, save for web.
I'm quite happy with this still life, as I have difficulty with composition and effective lighting. I'm much more comfortable shooting children and babies.
I think the oil will keep this from scoring well, i.e. over 6.
POST: Well, I'm surprised! I totally over did the mineral oil, and preferred versions without the oil, but the compositions were lousy. Thanks for the comments.
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