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An apple stall at the Midleton Food and Drink Festival last weekend. It was a wet morning and when I saw the water glistening on the apples I just had to make this photo.

Technique: Photo was levels adjusted manually because the GIMP thought there was too much green in the image, it gave a blue tinge to the whites in the image. I then burned the scene and did the apples over a little more to really bring out the rain drops. Saturation increase of everything but the blue and cyan channels helps to warm up the image. Finally resize and unsharp mask to sharpen. (Was that useful? I’ll add this more often if it was!)




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    Flickr: DjMagra September 5, 2006

    DjMagra has posted a comment:

    hmmmz, what type of apples are they? iGran’s?

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    Flickr: emacs1969 September 5, 2006

    emacs1969 has posted a comment:

    Love the perspective and the drops.

    The technique notes are very interesting.

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    micki September 5, 2006

    Awesome shot! The fresh apples look delicious!

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    ABM September 5, 2006

    What lens (manufacturer and lengths) are you using? I’m considering a wide angle for the near future. Seeing you use one everyday, I want to try. 🙂

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    Donncha September 5, 2006

    All my really wide angle stuff is shot with my Sigma 10-20 lens. I love it, and heartily recommend it to anyone. The Canon 10-22 may have the edge over it but it costs a lot more and I don’t regret buying the Sigma one bit!

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    ABM September 6, 2006

    Yeah, the Nikon equivalent to the Sigma is $900(US) where the Sigma is half that. I’ve been reading reviews on regarding wide angle lenses and it seems that’s the one to get. sadly it was just given an award as best consumer lens; the price will likely junp for a while.

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    faustina September 6, 2006

    I really like this photo, the detail is great, and perspecive is interesting.

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    Flickr: EnoMetis September 7, 2006

    EnoMetis has posted a comment:

    Oh I’ll give’em a bite!

    Thanks for the note!

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    ana September 11, 2006

    I would love to get a nice, wide angle! But yeah, the money is always an issue. Love the green apples, my fave with a glob of peanut butter!

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