Location:At home, Ipswich
The Setup:Something has been eating our strawberries. Lui suspect lizards, however we caught these snail-lets red handed scoffing them.
I picked the strawberry and put it on the BBQ (not the hot plate!) for a photograph. I only managed two shots before it scurried away.
The camera & lens:Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Exposure: 1/1250" @ f/4/1, ISO 400
- Auto apply a B&W preset I have called "PSKiss-FilmStyleBW-01". It auto applies curves (lights +60, darks -12, shadows -12), brightness +45, contrast +45, clarity +50 and increases the colour mixes in all channels, but mainly green and aqua.
- Crop down to isolate subject
- Curves: Highlights +35, lights +60, darks +25, shadows -40
- Clarity +100, vibrance +100, saturation +20 - all to highlight the pips on the strawberry and slightly shift the input colours for the B&W mix
The wash-up:I would have used a smaller aperture and used a more neutral table to put it on. As it stood, I was in a hurry to photograph this snail as they all hurried away and hid as soon as I put them down.
I spent a while playing with all sorts of levers to increase contrast, but didn't like the result so I undid it all. Instead I left it mostly at default settings (apart from applying the preset).
What do you think?All constructive criticism is welcome! Please let me know what you think, and what you don't like about the picture. Everything is on the table, including the setup, equipment used, and the post processing. Nothing is off-limits and I'm always eager to learn!