This weeks assignment from the Macro Monday group on Flickr: “We all love food, and from past experience, we all seem to love photographing the food we cook and eat. Let’s show our favorite and delicious comestibles in this week’s “Culinary Delights” theme.”
We didn’t cook this year as we went to my parents house for Thanksgiving! I decided to shoot a lovely (tasting) raspberry! It’s sad to say, I had to “test” a few to find the right one! 😉 Enjoy (I did)…
Strobist info: Single raspberry placed on a black reflective plexi-glass spritzed with a water bottle. I used a Canon 580 EX II with a mini softbox @ full power in manual mode shot behind the raspberry facing down. You can see the softbox reflected in the water droplets. 😀 I believe in this shot I also had a Canon 430 EX II (bare @ 1/8th power) in front and to the left of the raspberry to try to lighten the front. Okay, I’ll admit that I don’t recall if I actually used the second Speedlite…I believe I did (it’s been a long day). 😛
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Mmmmm, raspberries, my favourite. Nice image. When I first saw the image, I thought you’d put the raspberry on the hood of a car. That black plexi is a nice background.
Thank you Mike, I think the black plexi makes for a wonderful background. I use it way more often then my white plexi. 😀
Great image David, especially the way the water echoes the round seed container parts of the raspberry.
Thank you, we still have a few which I have been munching on…I think I may have to visit the local grocery store to pick some more up! 😀
😀 Have you tried serving them with pancakes and blueberries? With maple syrup of course, and perhaps a spoonful or two of crème fraiche? Delicious!
Great shot, and it’s always interesting to read about how you set things up.
Thank you Mike! It’s started to get cruddy around here (as you are well aware), so expect more of the “product” type shots in the coming months!
Love that you included the Strobist info. 🙂 Also, I didn’t know you could get black plexi-glass. I’m going to have to look into that.
Oh, and love the image. The water drops mimic the texture of the raspberry. Very good. 🙂 And yum!
I have a white reflective Plexi-glass too, I just happen to like the black more! I always try to include the Strobist info on this blog…sometimes though, Mr. Forgetful comes into play just a tad too much! 😛 Glad you like it Katie.
The luminescence on the front of that raspberry is awesome. The black slate is a great contrast. I’m not usually a fan raspberries but I definitely would gobble that one up. Maybe I should try doing this with vegetables in my house and see if my kids would stop treating them like kryptonite (on second thought, vegetables may look less appealing this close up 🙂 )
Hahaha, you will HAVE to let me know how it goes over with your kids and the veggies! 😉
I am so glad you forgot, because I forgot to even look for it and it would have been pretty embarrassing to have been pointed to it (unless that is what you are doing in an ever so gentle way) 🙂
Ahahaha, no…it’s been a loooong day, I totally forgot to add it! Thanx again for your gentle reminder. 🙂
Awesome! Tell me a bit about the technique here – is the wet black background really black or did you isolate the colour in the berry and make the rest black and white (except traces of colour in the berry reflection)? It looks as if you might have merged two different photos together, though I am sure you did not.
Hmmm, I am usually pretty good at including the Strobist info…I updated the post to include the information. This is a single capture, very little post processing. I didn’t use a selective colour technique, it’s a full colour image! Thank you for the comment as well as the Strobist info reminder! 😀
Looks very sweet. Great macro shot.
Thank you Gracie, it was really yummy!