Glossy Red Cherries

 Cherries (02) by MeetaK

I love the glossy shine cherries have. Once washed and dried, I pile them in a nice bowl and place them on the couch table for everyone to grab. Better than chocolates! Often the cherries disappear within a short time.

I just love when Soeren’s best girlfriend, Cosima is over for a visit. All I ever hear them is whispering and giggling. When I bring out my bowl of glossy cherries I can feel 2 pairs of gleaming eyes following me and the bowl. I hardly get a chance to put the bowl down before they grab a few handfuls and run off giggling.

Then I know what to expect – what you don’t? Sure you do – it’s time for the Weimar Cherry Pit Spitting competition! And it takes place every cherry season at our place! ;-)

The theme for Click this month is all about Bi-Color. Photographs portraying the motive in two colors. I decided for the bold red and a shade of white.


  • 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: I adjusted the color using the levels function, then using the curves tool corrected color balance by decreasing the amount of blue to fix the bluish color cast. Finally I added a new layer and setting it to “screen” mode, reducing the opacity to approx. 15%. bringing 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.


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  1. ha ha nice competition! those cherries look delicious!

  2. I love cherries!!! Beautiful photo!

  3. So pretty! They look like candies...



  4. Oh yes cherries are better than chocolate!!

  5. I love cherries.. can have a bowl to myself!! I want to get some cherries now!!

  6. Love the colors! & I am getting fond with the idea of the contest;-D we should really have one in our house, for the cherries bought & got home, hardly ever get time to go the fridge.

    Meeta thanks for giving the details of the photo. Recently i was taking pictures of tomatoes & the oil on it & the natural light, reflected so bad that it lost all its charm;too harsh & blurry at the same time. i do not have a set up other than the window side;-( & not much an expert with photo shop.. but i will have to play around from now with learning to edit.

  7. lovely... who wouldn't want to polish off a bowl of those!

  8. Wow..what a red meeta...i loved the cherry click !!

  9. Great click Meeta, good luck for the competition

  10. Thats a very beautiful photo Meeta!
    I recently tried taking some pics of cherry photos for my drawing....everytime i tried to daughter came n ate seconds all the cerries were gone....hehehe did manage to take one or 2 pics.....have to draw them one of these days!

  11. Meeta, we have cherry pit spitting competitions in our house...Agastya always wins :-)...didn't know there was actually something organised like that.

    And of course, what a great picture :-)

  12. They look wonderful. Perfect for the event!

  13. They are so pretty!!

    A beauty of a fine picture!!

  14. Beautiful Photo
    The cherries look amazing!!

  15. All I wish is that one day I can take pictures as beautiful as yours :D

  16. Gorgeous photo Meeta! I love how it looks like pop art!

  17. The photo looks so pretty. Red and white make a superb combination for bi color theme.

  18. thank you all for your feedback. pit spitting contest is always a lot of fun. i love the look on the kids' faces when i join in - oh yeah the neighbors look funny too!


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