Still Life - Apples 2
This is a re-edit of a shot that I took several months ago. It seemed to be a popular shot in that many people looked at it, commented favorably, even made it a favorite. But, to be honest, I never liked it in its old form. Frankly, it embarrassed me and I thought about pulling it from the photo stream many times.
Well, I always thought it had potential and so I re-edited it and gave it some thoughtful work. Including the full HDR cycle with a five-shot-bracket, tonemapping, texurization - the full Monty! I hope that my contacts and other friends like it as much as I do now!
This photo taken with the Olympus E-30 using the Zuiko 35mm f3.5 Macro lens, 1/1 sec. @ f22. Lighting: Ascor QC1000 Studio Stobe system using diffused quartz modeling lights, 1 head at 600watts in Large softbox upper left side slight to the rear, and 200watt diffused dish camera right.
Processed using Camera Raw, Photoshop CS5, Lots of Topaz ReMask3, Topaz Adjust 5, Dynamic Photo HDR, and FastStone Editor.
Many thanks to SkeletalMess for the kind and generous sharing of his wonderful textures. Please visit Jerry's work at: www.flickr.com/photos/skeletalmess/
This photo is © copyright-registered material and cannot be used for any purpose without the express written permission of the copyright holder, Kevin D. Renz!
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