This morning with the dawn light starting to pierce the sky and glowing through my kitchen window. I was rushing to feed the cat and make my breakfast while brewing my cup of Joe Through my peripheral vision a peeled Pomelo caught my attention. It had been peeled the night before my my wife and left on the side ready to be eaten.
Pomelo is a really nice fruit, it has the sweetness of a grapefruit without the bitterness. It is a fruit from South East Asia, commonly eaten as a dessert dipped in a salt mixture also it is eaten in salads sometimes with yoghurt.
I placed the Pomelo on the table resting on a sheet of black card with a large piece of black card behind as a backdrop. I had the setup facing the window. Using a small tripod on the table I extend the lens of my camera. I did this so as to force a smaller depth of field Using longer focal distance shortens the depth of field. I only wanted the fruit in focus. From here I shot the fruit +/-1 stop as well as a base exposure. I focused manually so I was able to keep shooting with out the focus changing.
Processed the image in Adobe Camera Raw and then imported the image to Photoshop for localised toning .
I had another chimpanzee moment photographing this fruit. I really like this particular composition as it was just how I saw the Pomelo this morning. I love the colour of the Pomelo meat with it being just saturated enough to contrast against the white flesh but not over saturated as to look garish. Within the flesh tones these is a subtle contrast again giving the fruit shape. Even the foreground has some depth with a lighter grey tone from the light reflecting on the card.
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