Barbara E Miller, FPSA, MPSA, EFIAP  

Peaches by Barbara E Miller, FPSA, MPSA, EFIAP

June 2020 - Peaches

About the Image(s)

I had the image of a bowl of peaches on file from a few years back and when I saw the stylised fork in a magazine holding a tomato, I photographed a fork. The fork was coloured by Hue/Saturation, playing with the sliders until it looked bright enough Selected one tine of the fork with lasso, feathered and made a new layer. Filter>distort>wave curved the tine. Free transform positioned it back in place. I added more drip to the peach by copying the orig. drip and pasting it down. Picked up peach color for border

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10 comments posted

Stephen Mayeux   Stephen Mayeux
Barbara, the first thing I noticed was the bent tine on the fork and I wondered how that happened. Then I read your Post Processing and decided you accomplished your goal of creating interest through distortion. Well done and nice peachy colors.   Posted: 06/02/2020 19:52:52

Richard Siersma   Richard Siersma
Very interesting idea and process; nice lighting too. Must have been peaches in HEAVY syrup.
  Posted: 06/03/2020 16:48:06

Bob Laster   Bob Laster
Luscious, rich color with creative handling of the fork and syrup. Makes me wish for this on a hot summer day.   Posted: 06/04/2020 08:12:23

Mark Laussade   Mark Laussade
Yes, I too am now hungry for peaches. This is a good concept and I think you did a good job of evoking the desired response. I like the lighting and focus. DOF is good. My one suggestion for improvement, based on my own aesthetics, is to include the entire bowl and a little space underneath it.   Posted: 06/06/2020 16:36:36
Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
I totally agree it does need a base. I did try getting the base of the bowl above the bottom but it had a stand and somehow I couldn't get it right so opted for excluding it.   Posted: 06/06/2020 18:35:40

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Well done photograph! The colors are wonderful and your syrup drip is excellent! I do agree that it might benefit from having a base of some type. Also, there appears to be a significant amount of noise in the peaches that are in the bowl, but that's easy to fix.

  Posted: 06/10/2020 19:31:42

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
You are so creative. Beautiful image.   Posted: 06/11/2020 19:23:25

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
Barbara, this is one of your better images. You have done a great job of making it look realistic. Nice idea with bent fork; I think you added an appropriate border.   Posted: 06/13/2020 16:18:39

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
This makes everyone hungry for the peaches--so successful.
Speaking of the border (per Nick), how did you do the border? It looks on my monitor like it is hand drawn in the frame, and drawn double in the vicinity of the fork.   Posted: 06/13/2020 22:27:48
Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
Sorry to be so late In replying Stephen. Odd that you should notice this. I often use edit/stroke to frame a picture and for some reason --and I have no idea why-- I couldn't get a stroke on so as you surmised I just used the brush to draw a line around it, holding down the shift key to keep the line straight.

Thanks for your many comments in all the groups--this is what DD is about.   Posted: 06/25/2020 18:31:02