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Popped My First Cherry!

Bored, bored, bored, bored. Horrible weather today, rain, rain, rain. Not even stormy rain, boring grey rain!

Only one real option for me and that ...
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Bored, bored, bored, bored. Horrible weather today, rain, rain, rain. Not even stormy rain, boring grey rain!

Only one real option for me and that was to try a bit of still life and practice some lighting skillz! Went to Pocklington to find some inspiration and the veg shop had some superb looking cherries, taste good as well, apparently. Also picked up a poinsettia for good measure. As I was setting up the shot I noticed reflection of the plant was accidentally being picked up by the black gloss tile, it works really well with the cherry.

Placed an Elinchrom D-Lite 400 with softbox to the left hand side, shooting though a translucent umbrella and another translucent screen to diffuse the light further. I placed a piece of card to the right hand side to light the cherry on this side a little. Finally I masked off the tile with kitchen role and sprayed a mixture of glycerin and water onto the cherry to create the 'condensation'

This final image is 3 shot focussed stack.
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A_B_digital
 
A_B_digital December 14, 2015
That's a heck of a lot of procedure to photograph a single cherry - but just look at the result! A mini masterpiece. Well done for working out just what would raise this humble piece of fruit to a work of art. Pure genius I love this shot!
DrawsWithLight
DrawsWithLight April 14, 2016
Thank you, really appreciate your comments
tanjariedel
 
tanjariedel January 02, 2016
Yummy Great work
DrawsWithLight
DrawsWithLight April 14, 2016
Thank you :)
ThroughJsLens
 
ThroughJsLens January 06, 2016
What a fabulous gallery you have!!!!!
DrawsWithLight
DrawsWithLight April 14, 2016
Thank you :)
AHogue PRO+
 
AHogue January 14, 2016
Just absolutely gorgeous! Love the lighting, tones and details!
DrawsWithLight
DrawsWithLight April 14, 2016
Thank you Anita :)
lindiekolver PRO
 
lindiekolver April 15, 2016
Looks good enough to eat ! You've gone to a lot of trouble, but boy, was it worth it. Great shot!
Thimbee
 
Thimbee May 29, 2016
So appreciate the narrative about this terrific shot! Congrats
JyoS
 
JyoS August 02, 2016
Like the controlled lighting and composition. The water droplets makes the image stand out. :)
CleusaSiqueira
 
CleusaSiqueira September 30, 2016
What a lovely portfolio you have made !! Love all ... congratulations :)
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle September 30, 2016
Beautifully done and I love that you documented how you did it.
Eduardbetz
 
Eduardbetz October 23, 2016
A beautiful shot and I appreciate your explanation on how you did it. Well deserved !
cyrillinegoodman
 
cyrillinegoodman November 06, 2016
Great capture! Congratulations.
EdithNero PRO
 
EdithNero February 10, 2017
Beautiful reflection!
davidparkhurst
 
davidparkhurst March 10, 2017
Very nice down
adarshc83
 
adarshc83 May 22, 2017
Pretty nice..
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe September 16, 2017
Your boredom paid off with an absolutely stunning photo!
adavies PRO
 
adavies September 20, 2017
This is fantastic! And kudos for the intent and effort to create this shot! Really well done! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Just Desserts challenge:)
https://viewbug.com/challenge/just-desserts-photo-challenge-by-adavies
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq September 20, 2017
So gorgeous! Well done! I was going for masterpiece and got magnificent capture. Great job!
richardsly Premium
 
richardsly November 30, 2017
awesome.