Harley Rubens  

Shapes and Textures by Harley Rubens

January 2020 - Shapes and Textures

January 2020 - Harley Rubens


About the Image(s)

I am still messing with photo stacking. I was going to do another photo, but since it seems that especially around here B&W is enjoying a comeback, I was curious about the groups' opinion of my still life.

iso 100
f 7.1
1/40 sec each
24-105 lens not sure of the final setting
12 photos combined with Helicon Focus.

This is an EMU egg, chicken egg with shell and hard boiled egg peeled. I set it up and did not notice that it looked a bit phallic. I hope not to offend.

5 comments posted

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Hello Harley, I am visiting from Monochrome Group 32, so your monochrome shot interested me. I quite like the composition of objects, and combination of chicken eggs with and without shells.
Overall, I find it a bit too light, whereas your color original had (to me) deeper and better shadows.
I am not concerned about possible phallic symbolism--it may even be artistically appropriate when shooting eggs.
The large Emu egg, however, appears to me to be ever so slightly tilted to the right--what do you think?   Posted: 01/15/2020 09:30:01
Harley Rubens   Harley Rubens
Thank you for the input. I can see it is a little flat. I will mess with luminosity masks or nik silver efex pro or just curves and levels.
Again, I agree.

  Posted: 01/15/2020 09:59:30

Mark McKinney   Mark McKinney
I admire you for trying new things! I agree with Stephen. It is too light. No black blacks! I think parts of the eggs are overexposed. The background works better in the color image than it does in the black and white. I think a very dark background would be better for the black and white. Anyway, keep it up with the focus stacking!   Posted: 01/19/2020 08:51:09
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Harley Rubens   Harley Rubens
Thanks Mark for the input. Trying various things to give greater tone w/o success so far. It was natural light.   Posted: 01/19/2020 10:05:29

Mark McKinney   Mark McKinney
a work in progress   Posted: 01/19/2020 10:48:14


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