Sunday, June 21, 2009

Strawberry Stacks

Strawberry Stacks (02) by MeetaK 

It’s always the best part of summer. The first strawberry picking of the season. All three of us look forward to it with great enthusiasm. We’ve been checking the fields almost every time we drive past them. Yesterday, the strawberries were just perfect for the picking.


Tom and I packed Soeren and his two friends in the car and filled with excitement and anticipation we made up a fantasy world filled with strawberry dreams on the way to the field.

Once there the first thing we did was fill our greedy stomachs with plenty of the juicy ripe berries, only after that did we have the energy to fill our baskets.

We came home with these gorgeous, red, juicy and scrumptiously sweet strawberries. While my mind is exploding with ideas of how to put the 2kgs of strawberries to good use, let me share a few with you.  

This month Click is looking for stacks of food. Stacks of horizontal, vertical, piled or heaped food or food related items is the motive for this month. This picture is perfect for the theme – luscious strawberry stacks.

Details

  • Camera: Nikon D70s
  • Lens: Nikkor 18-70mm
  • Tripod: Bilora 1211
  • Focal Length: 56 mm
  • Exposure Time: 1/100 sec
  • Aperture: f/5.0
  • Lighting: Natural light from right using white bounce from left
  • Photoshop touchups: Adding a new layer and setting it to “screen” mode, reducing the opacity to approx. 20%. This brings in natural light to the shot. Then adding a duplicate layer and setting it to “soft light”, which gently increases the contrast. Finally adjusting the hue/saturation to make the red pop.

 

Have a great weekend! 


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27 comments :

  1. Beautiful click.
    Wish we had a farm here were we coulf pick our own strawberries.
    Have a nice sunday.

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  2. An awesome picture! You captured the essence of those delightful fruits...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. It's drop-dead gorgeous Meeta. Thanks for the photoshop notes & the camera settings. One day I hope I find time to understand photography. Cheers

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  4. What a nice photo! Those strawberries look delicious! Summer is here!

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  5. Lovely photo, Meeta-- now you owe me a new laptop screen because I just bit it :)

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  6. Such awesome strawberries...lovely click.

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  7. This can only mean one thing here in London. It's time for Wimbledon! Did you know over 28,000 kilos of strawberries are consumed during the fortnight served with over 7000 litres of fresh cream?! I love strawberries, love your picture, and can't wait to see what you do with them. More easy deserts pleeease!! :-)

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  8. woww!!
    What a yummyyyyy picture!!
    And Your camera also is very nice!!
    (I see that in details of the camera ...... excited to know that anyone can be so deeply knowledge d about camera!!
    I could never do that!!

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  9. Those are the prettiest strawberries I have ever seen!!

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  10. the photoshop touchups sound so simple yet so effective.

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  11. A wonderful way to spend time together.
    And you end up with lots of fresh fruit and we get to see a gorgeous picture. :)

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  12. How fun to go strawberry picking. I ate a lot of strawberries (and cherries) on Sunday. ;-)

    Love the photo.

    Paz

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  13. Gorgeous Meeta. In France it's Fraise des bois (Mara and Guariguette) time now and, of course, I'm missing it.
    Can't wait to see all the lovely delicious things you'll make with these!

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  14. The strawberries look so luscious!! Makes me miss them even more :( Thanks for the photoshopping info, it really helps a learning photoshopper!

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  15. Well if this does not win CLICK, I don't know what will.

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  16. Absolutely mind blowingly gorgeous and eye popping pic! :)

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  17. Jolly beautiful stack - and not the ordinary stack either.

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  18. Beautiful entry for Click - love the color, it came through nicely!

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  19. As a kid I used to pick strawberries to earn some money on the side. It was hard work but I loved doing it! You could secretly sneak a few of those lovely ripe strawberries in your mouth if you got thirsty or hungry! Yours look beautiful!

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  20. thank you everyone. glad you like this shot and also happy to help with the PS tips. hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

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  21. Lovely click Meeta. Loved the red and sparkling strawberries!

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