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I had a little bit of time to play with Lightroom tonight and I decided to try processing one of my Pepper shots in Black and White.  My favorite part of this image is the way the lines draw your eyes right to the texture of the seeds, and how the dark background seems to just go on into the distance.

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This shot shows how you can fool the eye and mind into believing they see something other than reality.  At first glance it would appear to be a quart of Vodka with 3 luscious tomatoes.  In reality, it’s a small single-shot bottle, set up with 3 small cherry tomatoes.  This was a fun shot to set up in my lightbox.  But the question still remains… is the Vodka better for you if its Organic?

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Another angle on the pepper, using a black background this time.

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I grabbed a few veggies from the refrigerator, a small cherry tomato was the perfect accent of bold color against this cross-section of yellow pepper.  I’m particularly pleased with the highlights on the tomato – almost like a catchlight captured in the subject’s eye.  I solved the problem of the grey background too – just zoom in close and eliminate it altogether!

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Peep, Peep, Peep

It’s a rainy day so I decided to play with my lightbox a bit, expanding on the set up I’d put together for the Easter Eggs awhile back.  He seemed to belong in the nest and I like the way the sugar sparkles.

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Not a flower…

I thought I’d give Ron a little respite from the flowers – perhaps this fungus might be a bit more to his liking.  If you look hard enough and keep your eyes open you can find some nice textures in unexpected places.

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Selective focus

I didn’t get the focus quite as sharp as I wanted for this image, but I love the colors and lighting.  The effect sort of reminds me of the Lensbaby images, though this was not taken with a Lensbaby.

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