Macro Monday ~11.28.11~ Culinary Delights

David Williams Photography Macro Monday Canon 5d Mark II

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! πŸ˜‰ Enjoy (I did)…

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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. πŸ˜€ I believe in this shot I also had a Canon 430 EX II (bare @ 1/8th power) in front Β 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). πŸ˜›

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17 thoughts on “Macro Monday ~11.28.11~ Culinary Delights

  1. Love that you included the Strobist info. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ˜› Glad you like it Katie.

  2. 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 πŸ™‚ )

  3. 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) πŸ™‚

  4. 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! πŸ˜€

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