Lynne Lewis  

Dragon Fruit by Lynne Lewis

January 2020 - Dragon Fruit

About the Image(s)

: Just some fun with table top light painting and a fruit that looks tastier than it is - my opinion of course!

D800; 105mm; 1 sec @ F22; ISO 800

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11 comments posted

Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
This very nice. In my opinion rambutan is much better to eat. I think the bottom is a little dark. The focus looks to be to the right. I do not know why the rest of the image is not sharper at F22. If the lens is not a macro lens that might be the problem.   Posted: 01/12/2020 14:18:37
Lynne Lewis   Lynne Lewis
My 105mm is a Macro lens so not sure what else I could have done.   Posted: 01/12/2020 16:26:56
Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
Focusing a little in back of the front would help. I guess there was just not enough depth even at F22. I use F27 when I am really close with my 100mm.   Posted: 01/12/2020 17:19:04

Sarah Bernstein   Sarah Bernstein
This is a lovely composition with strong colors. I like the reflection. I, too , noticed the focal point because I am working on this in my work.   Posted: 01/12/2020 16:19:20

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
A beautiful picture, the black background and reflection makes the picture pop.   Posted: 01/13/2020 12:16:21

Keith Parris   Keith Parris
I rented a Nikkor 105 mm macro lens over a long weekend and discovered it is a challenge to get everything in focus; however, I might purchase one when my budget allows for it. Distance from the subject to the sensor (film) plane might need adjustment to achieve the over all focus desired. Smaller subjects might be easier to photograph with a macro lens. The over all focus of the image can be increased by focus stacking.

I don't know anything about Dragon Fruit; I bet an Iron Chef can make something very tasty with it. I like this photograph for the colors and shapes. This is an artistic photograph to me; however, I am an engineering technologist.

Is the Dragon Fruit laying on a mirror?   Posted: 01/14/2020 00:58:43
Lynne Lewis   Lynne Lewis
Hello... no, the fruit is on a black plate.   Posted: 01/22/2020 21:20:43
Keith Parris   Keith Parris
I looked again and see the curvature of the plate surface. I thought I was seeing a reflection of the fruit the first time I looked at this image.   Posted: 01/22/2020 23:51:07

Holly Moore   Holly Moore
Love the colors and especially the shapes. I find photographing food and still life photography very challenging.   Posted: 01/22/2020 17:39:11
Lynne Lewis   Lynne Lewis
Thanks Holly -- this is my only food shot and I could not resist once I cut the fruit -- it was gorgeous. Now, other still life, I really like to play around with.
  Posted: 01/22/2020 21:29:11
Holly Moore   Holly Moore
I understand. I have I think a total of three food shots!   Posted: 01/22/2020 21:34:02