Audrey Waitkus  

Cranberry Crystals by Audrey Waitkus

May 2020 - Cranberry Crystals

May 2020 - Audrey Waitkus


About the Image(s)

Imagine my surprise when I opened the cranberry sauce that had been in the freezer since Thanksgiving. At first it looked like it had some kind of ice mold (see original). So I grabbed my iPhone for a closer look at the biggest cluster and discovered beautiful ice crystals in pink and white. The settings were ISO 32, f/2.2, 1/60 sec. The only treatment in Photoshop was to clone out some distracting clusters at the edges.

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4 comments posted

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
This is beautiful! You have a good eye for catching the unusual. Highlights/shadows and colors are sharp.   Posted: 05/18/2020 10:30:12

Abe Chen   Abe Chen
A beautiful ice crystals capture beautifully. I particularly like the appearance of shining white crystals sitting on top red cranberry sauce.   Posted: 05/19/2020 15:19:14

Marla Henry   Marla Henry
I would never have thought to grab my camera, but it is a cool picture. I like it!   Posted: 05/22/2020 09:34:54

Eric Schweitzer   Eric Schweitzer
Great impact, without the title the I would have wondered what it is. Great color palate with a warm peaceful feeling.
I feel it is a bit of a tight crop, but looking at the original I see why you cropped is this way. My only suggestion would to expand it to include the clusters on the right and left.   Posted: 05/22/2020 10:30:12