Wes Odell  

Salsa by Wes Odell

May 2021 - Salsa

May 2021 - Wes Odell


About the Image(s)

I've been taking photos I call "Salsa." Several others included colored Bell Peppers and Tomatos. The color version was a "table top" set up in my garage using two studio light soft boxes, Custom White Balance, and an included GreyKard for setting the White and mid Points in post processing. The three onions came out pretty well in color, but I need help on the B&W version which was created in NIK from the finished color version, and using the "More Silver" Pre-set.

4 comments posted

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
I like the composition very much. Here are several comments.
1. You evidently chose one onion to have its bottom end showing, but I think I would prefer to see its top end, just like the other two.
2. I think the several shadows are a bit discordant--the left onion has a strong shadow, but the two on the right have very faint shadows. Can you pull your left light further back so there is not so much difference--would that work?
3. I find the vignette very strong--I suggest just hinting at it.   Posted: 05/03/2021 22:44:13
Wes Odell   Wes Odell
As I read your comments, I think you would prefer the color version over the NIK?
  Posted: 05/04/2021 16:44:49
Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
Actually no. I prefer the tones and contrast in the b/w. I don't think there is anything essentially color in the color version. The more I look at this, the more strongly I come down on my comment about reducing the vignette--but that can just be the taste of each person.
  Posted: 05/04/2021 18:51:42
Wes Odell   Wes Odell
yep.   Posted: 05/04/2021 18:54:10


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