Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Pomegranates on a plate.

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Add Comment

Lit by flash (4 pulses in a second) bounced into a gold umbrella to spread the light reflection point of direct flash, and to warm the fruit colours.
Colours tweaked in Photoshop elements 8, resized to 600 pixels wide, and sharpened.

Camera:Canon EOS400d
Lens:Sigma 70mm F2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Pomegranates on a plate.
Username:JackAllTog JackAllTog
Uploaded:3 Nov 2009 - 11:19 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Still life
VS Mode Rating Unrated
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:19
Group Event:Group: CRITIQUE BUDDIES - November 2009 - Group 1
Modifications wanted Modifications Welcome (Upload a Modification)

Comments

Natzdad
Natzdad  529 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2009 - 11:32 PM

another well taken shot,with great shooting data....i can see a great portfolio being built here ..........Mick

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

mudge
mudge e2 Member 1241 forum postsmudge vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2009 - 12:00 AM

Nice still life setup

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Imagephotographics

Great image - well taken !

Chris

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

JOKEN
JOKEN  5 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2009 - 7:07 AM

Your technique on this one, well described for us, has paid off handsomely for this image is superb.
Ken

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53544 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2009 - 12:34 PM

Many thank for your feedback.
Stuart

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade  1014747 forum posts England216 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2009 - 11:48 AM

I think the lighting technique has worked a treat here - it's made for a lovely warm, well balanced light and the highlights are a delight.

I'm no expert on Still Life, my attempt was a first for me, so can't really offer much in advice... but the baclk background works with the warm, yellowy red tones - far better than a white one would ahve done.

the inclusion of the sliced fruit works well, lets us see inside the fruit, but also adds a whole new texture etc. to the shot.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Scutter
Scutter e2 Member 61742 forum postsScutter vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2009 - 7:18 PM

Looks very good to me Stuart! I'm just amazed how many of these particular fruit there seem to be about at the moment! Wink

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

janeez
janeez e2 Member 51178 forum postsjaneez vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2009 - 12:50 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Absolutely stunning. I love gold reflectors for the warmth of colour they create. This is a beautiful image and as Ade said the sliced fruit adds to the scene. If there is anything I could add, but again not take anything away from your image as you may have wanted the effect, there is shadow on the right side of the plate whereas the left side is brightly lit. Only an observation as I think this is superbly lit. Hope you don't mind. Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53544 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2009 - 2:34 PM

Really appreciating all the feedback thanks, i agree Jane the shadow unbalences the shot, next time i shall use a silver reflector to bounce the gold light back into the shadow area, maybe slighty behind the fruit so as not to add another hightlight area. I was being lazy and was hand holding the flash and brolly so had ran out of hands and the stands were in a cupboard upstairs.
To crit myself i'd have liked a tiny flash unit hidden behind in slave move to fire some white light at the edges of the fruit to see if this helped define them out from the background.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2010 - 8:26 AM

That's a super shot, love the very natural colour rendition achieved of the fruit and the dark background! However, I think it should benefit much in the way of breaking the symmetry and the set-up effect, if the sliced one could have been placed turning it a bit sideways! Still, it's a super photo!
Congrats and best regards,
Nezih

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53544 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2010 - 9:31 PM

Thanks fir the comments Nezih, good hint on symmetry, ill try that sometime. cheers. S

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.