Plaited garlic and onion

Plaited garlic and onion

Photo Information
This is a stupid subject but colour contrast and lights attracted my attention…so I was obliged to take my camera, tripod and to shoot. Original is a RAW file processed in Pentax Photo Laboratory then in Photoshop 7. This is the first time I cover such a pathway. To take this pic, I used natural lights coming from a window on the left and an open door at my back right-side. These plaits are often in sight on walls of country-houses. Folk’s belief is to drive evil-eye away. (But it had bad outcome with me!!!).
02/11/2010 - 19:50GIULIO57
CategoryHumour / Fun
Shutter Speed1.6 sec
Aperturef/6.3
LensN/A
ISO100
Focal Length20mm

Gary Hickin

Link Posted 02/11/2010 - 20:49
Not a stupid subject at all- when I first saw it I thought that it was a good choice! Actually it looks just like the inside of one of our outbuildings- we grow and store a lot of our own food. I think that the dual light source has tended to flatten the image a little- almost as if a flash had been used- I would have tried to bring out the form colour and texture of the garlic and onion and leave the brickwork in a little more shadow ( eg. Middle upper left)- even if I had to selectively adjust levels. Realistically I think that a dominant window light source would probably achieve the desired effect- but that is difficult to say without actually being there! Anyway , it works for us- no visits from Dracula for quite some time...........Cheers, Gary
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Last Edited by Gary Hickin on 02/11/2010 - 20:50

K10D

Link Posted 03/11/2010 - 01:10
Rich colours and a great first step with this subject matter.

Best regards

senn

Link Posted 03/11/2010 - 12:45
The idea is quite interesting, Giulio. Colors and details are pleasant and very well captured too. But, the main problem I have with this pic is the relative darknes of upper third. Maybe you must try some shots with artificial indirect light in order to get more homogenous "clearness".
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sandinista

Link Posted 03/11/2010 - 14:25
You know your onions Giulio
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 03/11/2010 - 14:52
Thank you all. Giulio 57
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 03/11/2010 - 14:58
senn wrote:
The idea is quite interesting, Giulio. Colors and details are pleasant and very well captured too. But, the main problem I have with this pic is the relative darknes of upper third. Maybe you must try some shots with artificial indirect light in order to get more homogenous "clearness".
Regards,

You're right about darkness of the upper third. My problem was and is that" I don't like artificial lights...and I'm not able to use these external sources". I bracketed 5 different shots in RAW then I choose this one. I have not been able to convert it (into JPEG) in a good way.I printed the TIFF version and result is good(darkness area is pleasant)! I don't understand beacuase this JPEG is flat, with no contrast!Giulio 57
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 03/11/2010 - 15:02
Gary Hickin wrote:
Not a stupid subject at all- when I first saw it I thought that it was a good choice! Actually it looks just like the inside of one of our outbuildings- we grow and store a lot of our own food. I think that the dual light source has tended to flatten the image a little- almost as if a flash had been used- I would have tried to bring out the form colour and texture of the garlic and onion and leave the brickwork in a little more shadow ( eg. Middle upper left)- even if I had to selectively adjust levels. Realistically I think that a dominant window light source would probably achieve the desired effect- but that is difficult to say without actually being there! Anyway , it works for us- no visits from Dracula for quite some time...........Cheers, Gary

You're right. This pic is flat even if RAW and TIFF are good.See my reply to Mr. Senn.I would like to try the system of Morpheus 71...but till now I'm not able to use photomatix. Giulio 57
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puma

Link Posted 03/11/2010 - 21:02
well well well lol i think this shot is great really do well done my freind, and Garys right it is a good choice! so Dracula look out
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 04/11/2010 - 14:47
puma wrote:
well well well lol i think this shot is great really do well done my freind, and Garys right it is a good choice! so Dracula look out

Thanks my friend..but I don't like my result. I want to try with photmatix. Giulio 57
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vikma19

Link Posted 07/11/2010 - 20:06
I like it and all your works

GIULIO57

Link Posted 09/11/2010 - 09:54
vikma19 wrote:
I like it and all your works

Thank you so much. Giulio 57
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