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Chopped Onions by Phil Mallin
This image received 4 nominations.
The image was taken in the kitchen on our electric hob. It seems thats were we do most of our still life.
The camera was the Pentax 645Z with a 50mm lens on a tripod.
Phil copped the onion and created the composition so that the small pieces led you into the scene.
The axe is one that we use for the small kindling for the fire. The lighting was with a flash set at low hand held.
Processing via Lightroom and Photoshop, spot healing brush, dodge and burn, saturation, contrast and sharpening.
Tomatoes by Julie Holbeche-Maund
This image received 3 nominations.
Again the image was taken in the kitchen on our electric hob. The camera was the Pentax 645Z with a 50mm lens on a tripod.
I used our grater with the red handle to match the colour of the tomatoes, the wood are two pieces from outside, that
will be used for fire wood at some time. The lighting was with a flash set at low hand held. Processing via Lightroom and Photoshop,
contrast, spot healing brush, dodge and burn, saturation, and sharpening.
The inspiration for the shot came from the internet.
Salt & Pepper by John Smith
This image received 2 nominations.
I decided to use a blue and white linen basket as I was attracted by the parallel lines. Then I experimented with the position of the two ‘pots’.
When I was satisfied with this I placed the subject under a window to use natural back light. After trying various focus settings I finished up
using f7.1.@ 1/30th sec and ISO 500. My camera was mounted on a tripod. After downloading into light room and a few initial adjustment I went
into Silver Efex so I could bring out more contrast between the dark lines and the white.