Vitamin C

Vitamin C

This will be my last studio style shot for the year. The flashes, stands, and umbrellas are all put away and our bags are packed for the trip to Nakina. I will be bringing my camera to take some shots while we are there, but there is no way I am lugging all the equipment. Just me, camera and one lens. My dad has a tripod if I need it (which I hope I do, I would love some northern lights).

For tonight, I wanted a shot that looked a little fresh. My original idea was pomegranate seeds in a bowl or glass cup, but laziness took that idea away. I didn’t want to go out and fruit shop just for a picture, then be stuck with the fruit to eat before we leave. This brought me to oranges since we have them and they do need to be eaten. I will admit, the red of the pomegranate would have popped ever so nicely, but I am a fan of what happened here.

This turned out to be a project though. I had the white surface and a board for the white background, but there was a seam and it bugged me. I didn’t want to see the harsh line of the two boards meeting, and this took me down a bit of a road. I took some white board sticky paper we bought a while back and I tried it, and it got me close, but there was still a seam. I reworked the stuff and tried different ways of putting it down, but it wouldn’t fall without leaving a little bit of a line. Bordering on defeat, Vahida asked “What about parchment paper?” and that turned out to be the win. We stuck it to the background and then pulled it to create a curve and shot away.

Canon 7D, 1/200 of a second, F10 and ISO 100. Today was pretty nice out, but rainy.

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