Challenge: Gold II (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2011 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Chateau Snaffles
Date: May 10, 2011
Galleries: Studio, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: May 10, 2011
|A quart Mason jar with maple syrup from one of this spring's 12 batches, being used as the pouring medium. Batch #5 turned out unusually pale gold in colour, as did batch #6. But I had more of #5 to play with! Just as well because there was the occasional spill. BTW the drops on the left are natural, it was a frame or two after such a spill. All told I must've shot around 500 frames for this challenge.
Jar is sitting on a piece of white foamboard, with a second sheet of foamboard as backdrop. Two floods flank the set and lighting the backdrop, while black cardboard blocks the light so it doesn't illuminate the sides and glare out the glass. Thanks Magnumphotography for the advice on how to light the set! Camera on tripod.
pp: RAW-TIFF conversion, crop, brightness/contrast, saturation(?), resize, sharpen, save for web
Well, looks like I have to get some strobes in order to get a frozen pour. I can only guess that people mistook the swirls of the poured syrup as softness. *sigh*
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