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Weight !!!

By chase
Produce from my garden this year. Tomatoes, Black Beans and Garlic. The Black Beans turn green when cooked...most odd but tasty.
Taken against a piece of black velvet strung from a small dress rail. Yes and its an Ironing board image Tongue with two parts of an old staircase for a base.
Lit by one filtered light box camera left, I used some old lace curtains draped over the light box just to cut down the harshness of the light a little.
An HDR image, 3 frames, 1 stop apart, merged in Lightroom and finished in Photoshop. No textures added Wink

I like the darkness of this, attempting a bit of a painterly feel.

Thanks for dropping by.
Constructive critique and mods very welcome.
Janet xx

Tags: Weight Food Still life Garden Beans Velvet Tomatoes Staircase Light box Garlic Scales

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Saastad 3 16 17 Norway
14 Aug 2019 3:32PM
Lovely photo Janet! Very fine light in from the side. Also lovely to hear that you use product from your garden!

Arne Smile
Minty805 Plus
6 48 10 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2019 3:55PM
Absolutely superb. I love the image, and thank you for the detailed shooting information. Years ago, I tried growing dark purple beans and always thought it was a shame they changed to green on cooking - the purple would have looked good on the plate. They tasted fine anyway.
AlfieK Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2019 4:02PM
Superbly set up still life. Great work Janet.
LoryC 6 2 Italy
14 Aug 2019 4:06PM
Beautifully conceived and congratulations on your excellent harvest!

Lory Smile
adagio 4 4 2 England
14 Aug 2019 4:15PM
This is another wonderful shot Janet, so beautifully composed and photographed. I do love those old scales and accompanying weights - great set-up.

14 Aug 2019 4:15PM
Beautiful composition and capture!SmileSmileSmile
rambler Plus
14 1.1k 17 England
14 Aug 2019 4:29PM
A classic shot Janet

Ken SmileSmileSmile
DaveNewbury 5 5 3 England
14 Aug 2019 4:36PM
Well set up and photographed.
capto Plus
10 7.2k 33 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2019 5:40PM
Some wonderful props used in this lovely shot.Smile
HobbitDave Plus
14 10 10 England
14 Aug 2019 6:08PM
What a fine picture - and there really is nowt like garlic for most known maladies. The Romans used it and wealthier soldiers carried some with them to ward off infections 👩🏻‍🚀🙂
14 Aug 2019 6:26PM
Beautiful image

chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
14 Aug 2019 6:48PM
Many thanks everyone.
Big thanks to Allan,Ken,Dave and Alfie for your UA's, lovely to receive.
Janet xx
SlowSong Plus
14 10.6k 30 England
14 Aug 2019 6:50PM
I love the arch made by the garlic leaves. Beautifully done. How clever of you to grow all this lovely stuff.
felixdcat 8 5 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2019 6:51PM
You’re a very good gardener as well as photographer lovely photograph.
chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
14 Aug 2019 6:54PM
Fab to get your UA Chris, thank you.
chavender Plus
12 552 2 France
14 Aug 2019 8:06PM
Masterful still life!

14 Aug 2019 10:14PM
Another lovely setup. However, my laptop screen is a bit on the bright side which is showing up some areas, especially round the garlic stalks, that are lighter in tone to the rest of the b/g. Maybe if you increase the brightness on your picture you will see what I mean? I know you won't mind my pointing it out??Blush
I once entered a photo into a club competition which looked great on my pc, but when projected in front of the assembled crowd(Grin), was covered in lines and streaks where I had not darkened the background uniformly. I wanted the ground to open up GrinBlushGrin
chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
14 Aug 2019 11:15PM
Thanks Fiona, I took the image back into Photoshop, ramped up the levels until I was almost blinded and...there they were !! Your monitor must be very bright but well spotted. I loaded a version for you, please check it out and let me know.

Anyone else seeing nasties ?

Many thanks for a GEA Dave, lovely compliment.

Janet xx
15 Aug 2019 6:16AM
Perfect version! OK I am going to alter the settings on my laptop as I am obviously the only person here with "second sight" GrinGrinGrinGrin
Congrats on the GEA.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.7k 2575 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2019 7:54AM
My screen is set quite bright Janet, but I am not seeing any nasties. But when I have a dark background that I want to check out I try to remember to open Shadows / Highlights adjustment and view it with plus 35% lightening on shadows. It can be quite revealing...
chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
15 Aug 2019 9:55AM

Quote: I am going to alter the settings on my laptop

If it works for you Fiona then tbh leave as is. I think brightness is to individual taste.
Moira, it's been a while since I did anything with a black bg so my fault for not checking....I used to,I forgot, very remiss of me hangs head in shame Blush
Thanks for the feedback.
Janet xx
Irishkate 12 45 121 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2019 10:19AM
I admire the work you put into each image - great set up and all comments are so useful for us all.
Congratulations on growing your own vegetables.
banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4337 Canada
15 Aug 2019 1:25PM
On a calibrated graphics monitor, there are light areas around the garlic stems, and at various spots on the background.

Still a well put together image.
chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
15 Aug 2019 1:33PM
Thanks Willie, Fiona pointed that out to me so I did a version, hopefully corrected.
16 Aug 2019 3:47PM
Beautiful composition! For some reason it fills like it needed some more lighting.
I added a modification, with some adjustments made.
Otherwise, great photo!
Maiwand 16 3 73 England
16 Aug 2019 4:38PM
Lovely detailed table top. Excellent exposure.

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