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By TanyaH
Rather than going back to bed yesterday morning, I thought I'd get creative with some vegetables ... this is the result. The asparagus was a bit past its best, so the only other option in the fridge was the tender-stem broccoli. The background is a wooden herb chopper.

Natural light from the french windows, slightly diffused by the vertical blinds. Used a tripod and a remote release.

Later that evening I cooked and ate the broccoli ... it was very nice Grin

Tags: Lighting Vegetables Wood Black and white Broccoli

Voters: MattB1987, KingBee, longhoss and 46 more

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KingBee Plus
16 561 2 Scotland
20 Aug 2012 10:24AM
A stunning mono. Love it.


20 Aug 2012 10:25AM
lovely mono shot.
very effective use of the broccoli
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1974 England
20 Aug 2012 10:31AM
Gently and subtly perfect.

Did it taste good when cooked?
chavender Plus
12 551 2 France
20 Aug 2012 10:46AM
A well conceived, lit and processed image Tanya.
Like this a lot.

BarryC123 14 43 25 Ireland
20 Aug 2012 10:52AM
I'll have to say I really really hate broccoli ... but wow !
This is beautifully done indeed - excellent light and composition and I think going B+W really works so well here.

Not that I'm tempted to go eat some, but at least now I can look at it and not shudder.
JackAllTog Plus
13 6.4k 58 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 1:29PM
Super result. excellently processed.
PranavMishra 10 52 18 India
20 Aug 2012 3:34PM
stunning abstract..
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 4:10PM
My favourite veg - and a great image too SmileSmile
TanyaH Plus
19 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2012 1:45PM
Oh good heavens - I GOT AN HC!!!!! My very first as well - thank you so much, it's very much appreciated Grin (Okay, I got an EC once for one of my other pics once, but that was donkeys years go ... hmmm - maybe I shouldn't have eaten the brocolli afterwards?!)

And thank you all for commenting, glad my humble veg was so well received.
chavender Plus
12 551 2 France
22 Aug 2012 5:52PM
Congrats on the HC Tanya.
Well deserved.

TanyaH Plus
19 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 11:36AM
Thanks Bill Smile
PaulLiley 13 2 13 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 12:18PM
I like the contrast between softness of the broccoli and the graining in the wood. really suits mono. Exposure and tonal range are good. congrats on the award well deserved. paul
sadmurph 12 6
25 Aug 2012 12:10AM
I think everyone has said pretty much what I would want to comment. Love this picture
nice comp, fine detail, well lit,a fine mono
DitoInacio 12 1 Brazil
14 Sep 2012 7:08PM
Splendid! Very fine details, great composition.


Tibetan 10 3 England
19 Sep 2012 4:22PM
Being part of my staple diet I can only conclude you such as I would steamed it gently for 8 minuets! smothered it in butter and consumed it, thus increasing your brain power to go on to your next project, nice mono like it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
woodlark 18 545 1 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 9:10PM
congrats on the HC...Nice Textures.
its amazing O.o
andmolliethedog 17 120 11 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2014 11:10AM
sorry i missed this...excellent and deserves all the acclaim....
Nigel_95 Plus
17 262 2 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2014 2:52PM
I like the tones and textures in this Tanya. Congratulations on the HC award.


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