Peter Bargh

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September 19th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 262 – onion slice

I’m cooking a beef curry tonight and while I got the onion sliced I slipped a bit on the lightbox for a backlit shot with the Pentax K20D and 100mm macro lens.

September 7th, 2011

Photo365 – Day 250 – pineapple slice

I sliced my pineapple up as thin as I could and placed the slither on an old Jessops lightbox to backlight it. I then used auto metering and over exposed by half a stop to get the bright effect.

Taken with Pentax K-5 and 16-45mm lens.

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.