Saturday, December 19, 2009

Monochrome Weekly


Thanks to Aileni for hosting this weekly event. If you would like to see more monochrome images, click on the icon above.

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This week I experimented with lenses (for clarity) and light. Here are two examples showing subtle changes.



ONION
Photographs by Elisabeth Bacon
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22 comments:

Eaglesbrother said...

Very nice Elisabeth
Well Done !!

Aileni said...

I like the top image for the sharpness. Enhances the contrast, I feel.
You are the still-life queen of the theme.

Lucy Corrander said...

My screen won't do justice to the subtleties but both images look very painterly.

Lucy

Robin said...

My vote is for the second - I love the crispness of the reflection.

Really nice job (and kudos for being able to keep from crying long enough to get these images - I'd never make it).

Sylvia said...

Eheheh! Onions are extraordinary indeed. What an effect! Merry Christmas to you!

John said...

It's the top shot for me as it gats a more interesting luminance range across the onion. Would be nice to see the image large.

Gallow said...

You're a real artist when it comes to these small photos. The lighting and clarity are just incredible. I think this style, and your monochrome/sepia work are my favorites.

Serendipity said...

These are lovely. I really like the reflection in the second shot.

awarewriter said...

Tough choice. Both are excellent images. I like the first because it has a bit more contrast but then the second has more reflection.

Samson said...

Great shots Elizabeth, I like the first one more

Merry Christmas

My Entry

Kilauea Poetry said...

I think I like the top one best over all. Very nice-
My onion is up too!

Riet said...

Great picture in monichrome. I like the top one best for its light.
Happy Holidays

Julie said...

It's tricky isn't it: whether to go down that extra stop and squeeze more light out. It is only with the comparison that you can confirm the result in your own mind. And it will be different for each person who views the results.

I prefer the depth of the shadow on the LHS shell of the onion. I think that this also pulls the reflection back into line with its job to reflect rather than to outshine the original.

I appreciate your still-life entries into the meme, as it helps me to see what professionals do. I am not there yet, as I cannot "see" enough through the view-finder. But I enjoy the practice ...

Tone said...

I enjoyed both pictures very much, but the first one was very sharp and nice

Light and Voices said...

The top image of an onion is my favorite.
Joyce

Calico Crazy said...

Great comparison shots, I like the top one better overall, but both are really good. ~ Calico Contemplations

Tulsa Gentleman said...

It looks like you sliced the onion and let it stand long enough for the layers to dry out and separate a bit. Also, the background is dead black both above and below. If it were not for the reflection the onion would be floating in space. The reflection anchors it. This is art.

Mojo said...

Very subtle, I'd say. But both of them are superb! Who knew something so simple could be so compelling?

Virginia said...

My first visit here today. Both images are extraordinary. I like both for different reasons. I will be back!
V

Maria Berg said...

PERFECT - with the reflection and all the layers.


(Have you seen Shrek - where he talk about all the layers....?)

Frank said...

Very nice. I like your choice of subject and concentration on the subtle nuances of the onion.

Just great.

Mikabella said...

Just lovely. So well done! Kram från Sverige :)