162. Citrus

  • Posted April 27, 2009 by Jon Laysell Viewed 960 times

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.
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Picture 3 is a second attempt at this taken in sunlight with a dark background.

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    • # Paul

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

      2009.04.29 Reply Cancel

    • # Gillian

      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)

      2009.04.28 Reply Cancel

    • # Stefan Fletcher

      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.

      2009.04.28 Reply Cancel

    • # Marsha

      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.

      2009.04.28 Reply Cancel

    • # Brian

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

      2009.04.28 Reply Cancel

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