Green apple


cardiffgareth

Link Posted 06/10/2021 - 21:00
Here's a shot I did as homework for uni. The theme was food and monochrome so green apple, suspended in front of a green backdrop.
Pentax K1 and Tamron 90mm. Key light - AD200 in softboxed beauty dish, background light - slaved Pentax 540 FGZ II


Suspended green apple by Gareth Williams, on Flickr
Gareth
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Lubbyman

Link Posted 07/10/2021 - 14:04
The concept and composition work for me. However, the blemish on the apple draws the eye and detracts from the overall impact. Also, the transition from shadow at left to brightest area doesn't seem smooth (but that might be partly due to the tablet screen I'm using).

Steve

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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 07/10/2021 - 18:17
Thanks Steve, appreciate your comment and you're take on it. That blemish is a piece of water I sprayed onto the apple

I did shoot a version without it:


IMGP0166-Edit-2 by Gareth Williams, on Flickr
Gareth
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LongTimeLurker

Link Posted 07/10/2021 - 19:32
Nicely done Gareth and is a gentle reminder to me that monochrome does not have to mean shades of grey.

If Steve had not pointed out the blemish / spot of water, I would not have noticed it. Nevertheless, the second image is better in my opinion.
Nigel.

Getting older and grumpier. Taking longer to decide which lens to use today.

K5 with auto-everything lenses
A collection of manual primes to keep me in touch with the pleasures of doing it old-school.

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jvs

Link Posted 10/10/2021 - 07:50
Think I agree with Steve about the blemish, though I would still prefer no. 1 as the bottom left unlit area in the second seems a little too dark and lacks the detail that's visible in the first. Still an interesting idea!
John

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pschlute

Link Posted 10/10/2021 - 17:07
I prefer the version without the mark. Gold star for you !
Peter



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HarisF1

Link Posted 10/10/2021 - 23:50
Second one is better for me too. The slight reduction in detail might be caused by focus being very slightly off.
All the gear with no idea

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cardiffgareth

Link Posted 12/10/2021 - 21:31
Thanks all!

Used a Phase 1 today in uni - hated it - horrible camera!
Gareth
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My outfit: K1 gripped - K3ii - two Z-1P - Pentax D FA 24-70mm - Sigma 70-200mm OS HSM - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Pentax FA 35mm - FA 50mm - Sigma EX 20mm - FA 28-70mm f4 - Tamron SP 90mm macro - Pentax AF 540 FGZ II

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