Some Kind of Berry


You can’t eat them.

Nice, low golden light.

That’s what I saw when I was outside. I needed a subject and there wasn’t one. Until I looked closer. A lot closer. Even those these berries look fairly large in the picture, they aren’t. They are about the size of my pinkie fingernail. Except that they are round.

I don’t really know what they are, but I wouldn’t eat them. There are no edible naturally growing berries around here that I know of. Go across the lake and it’s a different story. There’s a whole festival dedicated to strawberries. We do plant and grow them, but we buy strawberry plants at a nursery.

Besides, this photograph isn’t really about the berries. It’s a study in light. It’s about how light shapes subject matter in a picture. For instance,  you can’t see the whole berry in the darkest areas, but you can see how they are shaped by light. Your brain fills in the rest. It’s called rim light. You can see it in natural light or you can create it in the studio. I don’t think that photo editing software will help you with this. It has to be made, or found, in camera.

That’s the picture. Sure. I helped it in post production. I made it sharper. I darkened it a bit. And, I warmed the light a little.

It’s Sunday. I don’t wax about anything all that much. Have a good rest of your weekend or first day back to work. Or, something.

 

Published by Ray Laskowitz

I am a visual storyteller. I've been making pictures for some 40 years. I travel the world in search of the right image. in the right light at the right time. You can reach me by phone at 505.280.4686, or by email at Ray@Laskowitzpicturess.com or Pictures34@me.com. For a quick look at my work please go to www.laskowitzpictures.com.

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