Sunday, January 24, 2010

Orange Slice



I got the idea to shoot this picture from a book by Bryan Peterson entitled, Understanding Close-up Photography. If you come across the book, I suggest you buy it. It will make a great addition to the library. In it he uses a lemon slice with a green back ground. My version has an orange slice and a blue back ground. I know, not my original idea but doing this has helped pull me out of a photography slump. Thanks Bryan! I have a lighting kit (check one off the wish list) and have not used it very much. I set up at the kitchen table and spent about two hours experimenting. The orange slice was just one of a few items to be captured. Check back for the others. I used a Nikon 105mm f/2.8 micro lens, f/7.1, 1/50 sec., ISO 400. Auto levels correction was utilized to enhance the background. I used sparkling water and a little salt to keep the bubbles bubbling. I have some other ideas to try when the fruit is back in season.

8 comments:

Photog Ave said...

Very cool photo!

Nice work, and enjoy your new kit!
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Woody said...

Nice photo! I'll look for the book. It's a great time of the year to work on indoor macro photography! I look forward to upcoming shots.

Rebecca said...

Awesome shot! I don't care that it is a copied idea, you still made the shot! I ordered the book...I love the other two books of his that I have. Looking forward to see what else you captured.

E Stelling said...

I wrote a poem about Rebecca's shot, but I like this too...beautiful, and now I want orange bath soap...call me crazy; its okay some do!

The Wanna Be Photographer said...

David...I have that book do and realy like it. You did a fantastic job!

Carolyn Ford said...

I like this orange slice the best! The light is brighter and the blue background is great...I will look up that book...fabulous shot!

Bagman and Butler said...

Wonderful shot. I need to do some more experimenting and less running around taking snapshots.

Rob said...

Nice! Fun to pass an hour or two playing with the camera and lighting. Getting the flash off camera really opens up another world of lighting. However, I do wish I had a macro lens. (yes, macro for us Canonites). ;)