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B&W Still Life by Ed Ries

September 2021 - B&W Still Life

About the Image(s)

My recent effort at a still life. Canon EOS 5dS; 24-70 lens at 48mm; f11 at ISO 200 using an AD600 strobe in a 2x3 soft box. The original was combined with a textured background. levels masks were used as well as a vignette.
Jpeg sharpened with a high pass filter and a 2-pixel stroke added.

8 comments posted

Peter Clark   Peter Clark
Ed - technically a very good image with the lighting handled well as is the addition of the textured background, but I find that the subject is not particularly interesting. That said I have little or no experience in still life!   Posted: 09/10/2021 15:15:23
Ed Ries
Hello Peter. I also have very little experience with still life subjects. The color is a bit more interesting. This was an experiment in moving away from my comfort spot. Thanks for your comment.   Posted: 09/10/2021 16:29:21

John Gilkerson   John Gilkerson
Ed, I am always impressed when a member of our group submits a still life image as they
are always so good!
And here we have another image which I am impressed by.
To take such humble items and to combine them into such an image is to be applauded.
I actually like the little old weighing gizmo.   Posted: 09/12/2021 14:16:56

Ian Chantler   Ian Chantler
Hi Ed
Textures,textures,textures lighting is fabulous it has a real depth to it,so well thought out and laid out,as a nit pick I may just crop a touch down from the top but this for me is outstanding in all aspects keep at it my friend.   Posted: 09/16/2021 16:24:32
Ed Ries
Ian I agree with suggestion to crop from the top. Thanks   Posted: 09/18/2021 10:47:39

Paul Roth   Paul Roth
Well done Ed. I like your image, especially the processing. I was wondering if a slight crop of the upper part of your image would help?   Posted: 09/17/2021 17:36:39
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Ed Ries
Hello Paul. I agree with crop. Its helps. Thanks.   Posted: 09/18/2021 10:46:36

Michael Nath   Michael Nath
Interesting still life Ed. Well exposed and processed. Where to crop is a personal choice but yours is a good choice.   Posted: 09/19/2021 11:13:04


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