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! 

6 comments:

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?

:)b

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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