Friday, May 18, 2007

White hot

Day two of shooting habanero chillies -- I was fooling around with different-coloured backgrounds to contrast with the habaneros when I hit upon the idea of converting the colourful picture into a black-and-white one instead. The reason the habaneros here look much whiter than the background is because I applied the equivalent of a red filter in the conversion process. Traditional B+W photographers will be familiar with the use of blue, orange and red filters -- originally used to darken skies in relation to the rest of the scene (red generally filters out the blue in the sky, making it darker compared with the foreground) I used it here to lighten the red chillies and make the (originally) blue plate dark for a more striking image. Nikon D200, AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8
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