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Enoki Mushroom

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Chris Sofopoulos09-May-2006 17:38
Just perfect! voted
Guest 04-May-2006 23:30
Oh, since you are on the other end of the world, it's 6:30 in the evening here. When you wake up you will hopefully have an email announcing whether it is a boy or a girl!
Guest 04-May-2006 23:26
So far, this is my favorite and thanks for the background how-to. I often shoot on white paper and was just told by my camera store expert that many white papers have a blue tint to them from a sizing or preservative that is put into the paper when it is being made. The colors that show up in what I think is white only appear when the paper is lit with lights that have a color cast. I was asking him about light tents. Anyway, this is my favorite so far because the entire object is in the shot. I'm trying to shoot full frame and not crop and I really have to think of my composition ahead of time. That's really hard, for me. If you think about Weston's peppers, the lure is strong, but simple - form and composition say it all. Oh, and lighting, which you seem to be in good control of. According to his biography, clean lines and sharpness at some point replaced his soft portrait photography (ditto for Stieglitz at this same time, I am a fan of his as he interned in Milwaukee and no, I'm not so old that I actually knew him). I saw an exhibit of Weston's work and although he did shoot some cropped peppers, the one most think of is the one that shows the entire vegetable, the one that fills up 90% of the space (did you know that he shot it with a $5 lens at f/256). His shells, and porcelain toilets are so cool too - successful when the entire object is contained in the frame. I guess what I'm trying to say is that for me, the cropping on the other 2 veggies leaves me wanting to see the entire thing and because of the soft lines, but clean focus, the sharp cut-off of the images at the ends is too much of an abrupt shape change. Well, I'm rambling as I sit her waiting for my grandbaby to be born. It's been almost 24 hours of going back and forth to the hospital (I'm home now) and my dear daughter just called to tell me that whatever drugs they just gave her are making her sooooo happy and that she is going to take a nap before the big action takes place. So far, so good.
Galina Stepanova04-May-2006 15:53
I already love the project not only photo wise, but also botanic-wise, learning about new plant every day. This is very lovely subject, not common for my eyes. To my taste the contrast and chaos of lines makes the image. Artistic B&W. Those three in this gallery could make a great triptych and have a commercial value.
Marie-Hélène Raletz04-May-2006 14:10
The black background creates the illusion of a sea anemone moving its tentacles in abyssal depths.
Lovely light & tones, a very stylish presentation.
Audrey Reid04-May-2006 10:40
Hi Rob, thank you and each and everyone here for the comments. With regard to the borders on my images - I usually like to add a hairline border just so the image is 'contained'.
My guess is your question is directed at the spring onion shot since on this one here, the background is so black you can hardly make it out?
On the spring onion shot, I completely and totally agree with you that the border is way too thick. I wasn't happy with it at all after the upload, but had to leave it for lack of time.
A good constructive comment Rob, I shall try to go without even the hairlines and see how I go.
Guest 04-May-2006 02:53
I agree with Mary, looks more like some sort of coral growing happily in the warm Pacific. I expect to see a tropical fish emerge at any moment. Lovely B&W as always.
Sue Robertson04-May-2006 01:17
This is fantastic Audrey. The light is superb. What an unusual looking mushroom.
Guest 03-May-2006 23:54
Wonderful shot & superb lighting. ~v~
Craig Persel03-May-2006 23:28
Stunning. Vote.
Guest 03-May-2006 21:33
I can't think of a suggestion right seems to me I am looking at some sort of plant life growing in a cluster in the ocean waving its tentacles senuously...but I can take mushrooms...I'll come for the soup!!
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