Peter Bargh

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February 3rd, 2011

Photo365 – Day 34 – kiwi slice

Fruit can make good still life subject – either whole or, in this case, sliced and backlit. Certain fruit such as kiwi, lemon, lime, orange look great when lit from behind as the light shining through makes the slice look almost translucent with the seeds and textures picked up as interesting patterns and shapes. Cut the slice thinly for best effect.

It’s a good subject to fall back on if you’ve not got anything else lined up to photograph as I hadn’t tonight.

I used a Jessops light box as illumination and placed a slice on a cd tray to avoid messing up the lightbox.

It was taken with my Pentax K10D and 100mm macro lens.

I underexposed by a half stop to get increased saturation and richer colours.

January 19th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 19 – A Touch of Frost

It was cold this morning so I took advantage of the weather and photographed the frost on my car. I walked around taking close ups with my 100mm macro lens. A car can provide interesting abstracts when seen close, particularly if it’s been raining or icy.

This one is of a join in the body parts taken at an angle to give the dynamic lines.