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Photo365 - 339 - The Savoy


Photography and music are my two passions. I edited photography magazines for around 20 years and launched the UK's first digital imaging magazine. I founded ePHOTOzine and was owner / publisher until 2013. The photos in my portfolio are ones I like from shoots I do in any spare time I have.
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Photo365 - 339 - The Savoy

5 Dec 2011 11:29PM   Views : 4258 Unique : 312

While at Donna Nook I spotted this interesting textured cabbage...the Savoy (Capitata var. sabauda L.). In the supermarket they're normally less interesting, but a farmer sells fresh produce at the car park field of Donna Nook. You also find sprouts on the stem etc.

I thought it would make in interesting photo so bought one for just 50p

I placed it on a plastic table and backlit it with my home made ring light. The centre of the cabbage was dark so I lit that with the Joby Gorilla Torch. Exposure was 8 seconds at f/22 with ISO400 (I forgot to set that back to ISO100!) on the Olympus Pen E-P2 with 14-42mm lens.


I tend not to do too much Photoshop on the blog pics but think this one will need a bit of cloning to fill in the bright white corners with more bright green leaves. I cropped a bit to lose some as the original has most of the outer leaves showing too.

Tags: Backlit Vegetable Green Torch Cabbage Savoy


JJGEE 12 7.1k 18 England
6 Dec 2011 12:29PM

Quote:The Savoy

I thought for a moment that you had taken the Ladies in your Team down to London for afternoon tea Wink

The backlit leaves look just like those when I am steaming them. The steam brings out the colour and textures excellently !

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