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Still Life - Pomegranates 3 (Explored)

My latest still life shot. I discovered this wonderful old barn-wood table over the weekend and, well, couldn't resist buying it. And, it was only ten dollars so I jumped on it. I think it will make a great platform for even more still life photos.


Single exposure using 2 flash heads and hard lighting with only slight diffusion on my Ascor QC1000 studio strobe setup. This shot was done using the quartz modeling lights of that system.


Light placement: Camera Right, high above and slightly in back of the subject to bring out the detail in flowers, vase, wrapping paper. Supplemental white foam-core reflector with strong bounced light on camera left-front to add light to pomegranates and plate, as well as front of table. Foam-core fill-in from left of set for additional fill-in light.


Olympus E-30 camera mounted with Zuiko 35mm f3.5 Macro lens. ISO 100. Exp. 1 sec @f16.


Processed using Adobe Photoshop CS5, Topaz Adjust5, and FastStone editor.


Texture courtesy of Skeletal Mess. Thank you so much Skeletal Mess for the use of your creativity in my own work. Please visit Jerry's work at:


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Taken on November 30, 2011