Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cut Grapefruit Still Life

Three shots, bracketed to make the most of highlights, midtones and shadows, and combined. 
Ahhh, there's nothing like a spicy, tart and somehow still sweet red grapefruit on a winter afternoon, is there?  (Or any other time, really!)  I was about to have a snack of this, and realized that it might make a nice addition to my StockFood portfolio, so I quickly set up my camera with my favorite foodtography lens, the Pentax FA 50mm f/1.4, put it on the tripod, and took a couple of High Dynamic Range compositions of it--you can read about what the technique is by clicking on the link embedded within the words if you care to know more about it!  I like the effect, which brought out so much detail and a feeling that you could reach into the picture, grab the spoon and dig in, as I did with the real grapefruit about five minutes after the images were taken!  YUM! 


Nikhil said...

Love the coy little peek of the grapefruit in the bowl. Nicely done, you bring a nice bit of soul to what could easily be a very clinical shot.

Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld said...

Thanks so much, Nik! I really appreciate your wonderful comments! :-) Cindy

Bruce said...

Another great still life, Cindy. Interesting spoon. Is this the same background from the bowl of onions?

Grapefruit in the afternoon?


Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld said...

Thanks! But of course Grapefruit in the afternoon, Bruce! Grapefruit anytime! It may be the same background; not sure. . . I've had a number of mottled paper backgrounds throughout the years. . . :-)

fRANK d said...

wow incredible HDR...best real life like HDR i've seen. Looks delicious. VEry cool cindy.

Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld said...

Thanks so much Frank!


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