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September 30th, 2011 by Peter Bargh

Photo365 – Day 273 – The lemon’s last moment

This was a tricky one and I don’t think I pulled it off…but that’s for you to decide.

I was drinking a can of lemonade…the type you get abroad that has a really refreshing taste as it’s packed with real lemons (well 16%)
I spotted them in Sainsburys and it’s always one of the things I enjoy drinking while abroad. Always tastes so much better than our crappy Tango etc. I digress. I was drinking today and thought about the death of the lemon to sacrifice itself for this incredible flavour drink. So I decided to try and recreate a sinister last few minutes of the lemon’s life. No the drink didn’t have drugs in it! Wink

So I set up the simple arrangement and lit it with a torch. I made the string look grubby by rubbing it in soil and then smearing plant leafs on to try and colour and reduce its bright white.

The initial shots were dark and very sinister, but the can didn’t show up well enough and I also wanted it to have a product shot feel. So this is what I ended up with.

And here’s a different attempt using shallow depth of field to blur the can, and a slow speed to cause a slight swinging movement. I soon scrapped that idea and went for horizontal format.

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