Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sweet Addiction

(Canon Powershot A470, 6.3mm, f3.0, 0.4 sec, ISO 200)


When I was pregnant with our twin boys, I was highly addicted to Jolly Ranchers....more specifically, Watermelon Jolly Ranchers, which always magically disappeared faster than the other flavors. Why don't they make bags of Jolly Ranchers with just individual flavors for those of us who aren't big fans of blue raspberry. I liked that this was the only red candy left in a sea of blue and purple, thanks to my dad who always stole the cherry ones whenever he came over to visit.

I used my trusty point and shoot for this super macro shot, since I'm still pining away for a macro lens for my D70. I then tweaked it a bit using a level adjustment layer and a curve adjustment layer. Simple overhead light, no flash.

9 comments:

Teri said...

Very nice shot and so colorful,I love candy too!

Brittney said...

Love the color in the picture! What did you use for the background? I love the texture of it!

Jackie said...

I love the macro setting....and btw, what does the curve adjustment layer do for the pic...?

Mindy said...

I love the fire jolly ranchers, but they make my mouth sore if I eat too many! ;) Good job with the macro, and catching that burst of red!

Lindy said...

The background is the bowl they're in, it was originally a mortar and pestle bowl but i just love the bowl for itself. As for the curve adjustment, it makes it so you can fine tune the lightness and darkness in a photo...kind of like using the brightness/contrast adjustment, but with more control. If you use Photoshop, go under the layers drop down, find the "adjustment layer", which opens another drop down, choose curve. Push ok on the first window that pops up, then you can play with pulling the curve line around. the upper right adjusts the light, the bottom left adjusts the dark. whew.

Rachel H. said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! That looks SO tasty! Gotta love that macro feature!

I have a total sweet tooth too...for way more than jolly ranchers, unfortunately. :) What a great way to capture this!

Erin Wageman said...

Great Colors! I like the Macro on it too!! It really added some depth to it!

Travis and Jenny Holloway said...

Great job with the close-up! I love the colors in this picture too! Makes me want a peice of candy right now...

Breezi said...

My mouth is seriously watering.

I know exactly what you mean. Watermelon is my fav flavor as well... why can't they make a bag with just those?