Friday, February 11, 2011

Cut Figs image featured on Toque Magazine today!

Cut Fig Still Life
Toque Magazine, an online magazine devoted to food, purchased this image from me yesterday for use in a wonderful Valentines Day article.  The article, which you can read by clicking on the hyperlink to Toque Magazine above, is called A Proust Moment for Valentines Day.  Please visit this wonderful online magazine and read the article and share it with your friends and relatives! 

Happy Valentines Day everyone! 

Best wishes,



Gary said...

Great shot & fantastic that it's being used. I'm interested in the camera, lens & if you did any post processing of the picture. As you know, I'm new to all this and I'm a big fan of your work.

Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld said...

Thanks Gary! This is actually an HDR composite image--3 shots bracketed by 1 stop each for the best high dynamic range that could be wrung out of figs that were actually very flat in color/sheen/texture. Every single shot looked drab and stupid, so I tried HDR and came out with that dreamy effect!

As always when doing "foodtography" I use the Pentax K20D camera and the Pentax FA 50mm f/1.4 lens. The lens is a must have for food photography really. I swear it creates beautiful light. . .

I probably took it at f/11 or f/13 because when you photograph that close to something even at such a small aperture, you get significant dropoff in depth of field beyond where the focal point is.

Does that help at all?

Best, Cindy


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