I set up a quick shoot on Monday for two ideas using coffee as the theme. Since I would need some coffee as a prop, I thought I would photograph the Espresso Kettle as well.
I converted the image to black and white in Adobe Camera Raw with local contrast adjustments made in Photoshop as well as image sharpening and noise reduction.
I was originally planning on shooting the image with a white background. I was afraid that with the white background that the highlights would be blown and the contrast creating the details in the metal would be lost. The risk with the black background was having the whole image being lost in the shadows.
I think the final image has worked well with the black, and there is a nice variety of details and tones on the different metal faces.
What do you think?
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