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#1 RickH

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 04:42 PM

The Holidays are definitely here: a full day in the kitchen during which I not only put up sauce for bucatini all'amatriciana, a family favourite to have s late tonight, saffron-raisin challah for french toast tomorrow morning, but also got to play Edward Weston with this black and white onion shot on a well used cutting board. I'd be very interested in your thoughts on the image, which is best viewed full-size after downloading.

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 06:31 PM

I really like it rick the textures and shadows are very well done!

 

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 07:08 PM

Very creative, looks great in B&W.

 

My only critique, as you asked, is the shadows thrown in front of the onion.  I would try to eliminate that with a different placement of the lighting.


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Posted 22 December 2016 - 10:32 PM

Very creative, looks great in B&W.

 

My only critique, as you asked, is the shadows thrown in front of the onion.  I would try to eliminate that with a different placement of the lighting.

totally agree Art, but it simply wasnt possible given the kitchen commotion!



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Posted 23 December 2016 - 01:20 PM

Very different! and great photo.


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Posted 23 December 2016 - 01:41 PM

Good effort, Rick.  Looks good.

 

I agree with Art about the lighting.  I am finding that my eye wants to look at that dark area in front of the onion.  While I understand that your space was limited, perhaps give this another go when there are fewer people?  You are definitely on the right track.   :)


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