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Dried Lemon Close up

By John_Fields  
I dried a lemon after cutting it up into slices. the light just what was around the table at the time. I only re sized the image. Started with Raw. 8bit Jpg now.

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Tags: Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated

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psiman 16 574 Wales
26 Nov 2009 12:10PM
Hi John,

I'm no still life expert but personally this falls betwen two stools: its not sufficiently close to concentrate on the detail in the lemon slices nor on the other hand does it capture all of the bowl and the left hand slice.

Hope this helps,

Simon

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NEWMANP 12 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2009 4:40PM
i was just going to say the same so i wont steal Simons thunder.
there is some lovely colour and texture in there and i think sufficient to keep you busy for several nights playing and im sure you could pull out a stunner from these.
id play with lighting angles to create some through light and shadow and try different back drops but i love the slices they are such interesting shapes. when you take the shots leave space around the subject and crop later, gives you more possibilities in the post processing
Phil
bmh1 14 572 1 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2009 5:06PM
It's an interesting image with lots of detail, but I wonder if the lack of colour contrast stops it standing out (yellow subject, brown bowl, and brown wooden background). I've done a quick mod with the colour of the bowl changed as an example ...
pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2132 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2009 6:51PM
Hello, John, and welcome to EPZ.
I agree with all of the above. I think that if you are going to include the bowl, it needs to become more of a feature of the image. Alternatively, if you shot this from above and excluded any of the bowl, it would make a fine abstract. I have done a modification where I blackened the background, cropped, adjusted levels and sharpened. It gives you an idea for a different background, and one that doesn't compete with your subject, and of how nice the shapes can be when close up.
Pamela.
27 Nov 2009 6:42AM
Great comments. If i don't get it right on the first shot.. I am NOT inclined to post process.. I believe it devalues my learning as a photographer by making up for mistakes and now that I look at this photo there is not enough negative space.. The lemon close up is so close that it would have been just a seed showing.. I have a lot of shots of this bowl and lemon...perhaps I should do a post process and post it again to see if i can get it right..Thanks, I'll give it a shot soon Grin I like the black around the lemons..way cool.
Paree 15 616 3
27 Nov 2009 9:21AM
i keep returning to this image,

Quote:It's an interesting image with lots of detail, but I wonder if the lack of colour contrast stops it standing out (yellow subject, brown bowl, and brown wooden background). I've done a quick mod with the colour of the bowl changed as an example ...


the similar hues make it special for me,
I love the grain of the table as well.

sometimes its best not to go for the obvious,
i think to dry it out shows a artisticness, ( not sure if that is a word) ha ha
27 Nov 2009 5:09PM

Quote:Hi John,
""its not sufficiently close to concentrate on the detail in the lemon slices""

Simon


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Ok I was able to do 1/2 of it Grin

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