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Fruit and Herb.

Fruit and Herb.
Photo Information
Copyright: Erwin Kruger (Jonathan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 816 W: 0 N: 376] (13989)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-03-01
Categories: Food
Camera: Canon EOS 600D, Canon 60mm f / 2.8, Digital
Exposure: f/32, 30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2016-03-02 19:23
Viewed: 971
Points: 13
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A set up of cherry tomatoes, white grapes and some parsley. Used available light only, tripod and cable release.Used shutter priority for maximum depth.
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An accurate-proportion has been choose by subject...almost looks like an art-paint well done again ERWIN KRUGER

Simple, fresh, vivid colours, nice black background... A lot of qualities for this simple picture. Well done !


I like the light rendering here and the use of grapes and tomatoes.
I would not have chosen parsley as a third element but something yellow like a lemon slice.
Nice simplicity as I like.

Olá Erwin,
It's like you say, "does not always work."
The subject, especially with this excessive colors, have very little interest.

Hello Erwin,
This probably is the best still life that I have seen from you so far. I like the colours and the shapes but I would have cloned out the highlights, which are a very minor "flaw". Interesting that you used shutter priority for maximum field depth as I would have rather used aperture priority with f16 probably good enough for adequate DOF. Selecting 30 seconds of exposure time required f/32 with diffraction already beginning to occur at f/11. Another member has allocated one point and so, to get the total up to an even number, I am also allocating one point as I have found that a one-pointer, and consequently an odd number of points, often "kills" an image and this photo does not deserve that. It fully deserves my two points and I apologise for this strategy. Hope it works. Well done and best wishes.

Hi Erwin

Please remember this is my opinion only, no offence meant.

This is a good subject that is well presented and composed. But, judging by the highlights, the lighting, whatever it was, was too harsh. It needed to be more diffused and softer. For instance, if you use a lamplight, you can place tissue over it to soften and diffuse it.

Sorry, just too harsh. I hope you don't mind, but I've done a workshop, mainly for my own entertainment.

Nice arrangement, superb light & colors.

Hi Erwin,
an interesting series of photographs, I think I like this one the best
Best wishes

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