162. Citrus

by Jon Laysell April. 27, 2009 4964 views

The pictures I had in my mind's eye were so much better than these. Especially the first one. Bigger, cleaner, clearer. I think the big problem is the lighting. Maybe it's a problem with doing this a night maybe I need to try in the daylight. Either way, I feel that gaining a better understanding of light is probably the single thing that would improve my photography. Any comments, criticism or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Picture 3 is a second attempt at this taken in sunlight with a dark background.

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Péter Somogyvári 8 years ago

Original idea!!! Cool shots!!

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Paul 8 years ago

Where are the other two pictures?.....Surely you have Five a day!!
Seriously...they look great to me, especially the last shot.

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Lynda 8 years ago

I really like no 3.

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Ittakesallsorts 8 years ago

Brilliant - #3 is lovely ;-)

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Sandra Vermeulen 8 years ago

Looking at these make me hungry....
.....and to eat a dont need a lot off light... :o)

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Mehdi Saharkhiz 8 years ago

amazing, i love, love the last shot

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Gillian 8 years ago

I guess if you really cant get the shot you want you can always make marmalade with the props! (I actually think the first shot looks good even if it isn't as good as in your minds eye)

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Ricardo 8 years ago

Very neat shots!
I dont have any critic! :) they are nice!!!

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Jet28 8 years ago

The background in 2 really contrasts well!

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Stefan Fletcher 8 years ago

They always are (better in one's imagination) and it always is (something to do with lighting).
However, if you fiddle with mid-tones and hike up the vibrancy and sharpness, perhaps No. 1 will get a tad closer to what you saw in your mind's eye.
Nice to see the prerequisites for a decent G&T.

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Marsha 8 years ago

I really like these....so colorful! I think you're right to experiment with lighting...that's always a toughie for me, too. Trying different approaches is a good way to learn.

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Brian 8 years ago

I'm not able to offer advice on lighting but I like what you were doing in #1.

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Michael Sakowicz 8 years ago

Colorful... Bright... These look good enough to eat!

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