200 Down How Many More to Go?

When I began 199 posts ago, I had no idea of where i was going with the blog and I feel 200 posts is a small milestone.
Since beginning the blog it has been a place of release, pleasure and also if I am honest a chore at times. On the positives it has been great fun writing, informing, sharing and discussing photography and the other subjects that get intertwined between.

I would like to thank everyone for helping build the blog by reading, commenting, and sharing my posts.

Lets continue as I mean to carry on.

Lemon-II

I have only a few more images from the lemon shoot, it seems people like fruit and lemons for some reason and I am thinking of creating a larger scene next time instead of having single elements. We will see how that works.

This image was the result of another cat hair fiasco and in turn there has been a lot of cleaning on the lemon flesh. The image was processed in Camera Raw and exported to Photoshop for cleaning, noise reduction and sharpening.

I think I have balanced the light quite well as you can see the whole lemon with no areas becoming too clipped into the shadows especially with the skin. I like how there is a slight glow on the right side of the lemon as the light has illuminated the fruit.

Over to you, what do you think of the image? Positive or negative let me know in the comment box below.

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2 thoughts on “200 Down How Many More to Go?

  1. Congratulations on pst number 200. I go through the same emotions.

    The processing of the lemon looks good. You mentioned noise reduction. I find NR one of the toughest things to get right. I use LR4 but have downloaded Neat Image on trial. How about trying the lemon fresh and brightening up a glass of tonic water! Gin optional.

    • I think with Gin a slice of lime may be more appropriate. I am in the process of developing the home studio set up so I will have to put the Gin idea into a sketch for when it is finished. I like the dried lemon but i also agree that i should shoot it fresher as well.

      With noise reduction it is a never ending battle. I have used Neat image before in one of its early editions. I currently use ACR noise reduction for capture noise and then media monkey for a second pass. I am always conscious of not over doing it and creating artifacts in my images. Maybe i should make a post about noise reduction and do a little research at the same time.

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