Linda S. Smith level-classic 6/3/2011 4:26:15 PM

Love this photo Jon. Great capture! #1382421

Phyllis H. Burchett 6/5/2011 7:24:44 AM

Fabulous still life capture! #9444955

Jon M. Lamrouex level-classic 6/5/2011 7:57:48 AM

Thanks folks! It is one of a dozen or so for a magazine article concept. Always fun to have an assignment with no rules! #9444993

Christopher Budny level-classic 6/20/2011 8:40:18 AM

Love those greens against the the black! What do you use for your reflective surface? #9469233

Jon M. Lamrouex level-classic 6/20/2011 9:00:15 AM

The reflection is from a mirror about 2' sq. I positioned everything against a photo black background and used my position and the lighting in the studio to make sure everything was absolute black.

This was a very fun still life and won many praises from the editor.

The lighting really gave depth to the image though and that took a little experimentation.

Thanks for the comment and question. It made me think about the how and why all over again. #9469264

Christopher Budny level-classic 6/20/2011 9:06:15 AM

Thank you for the info---I'm thinking about some quite close-up/macro shots, and I wanted a black background and black reflection---but my early attempts so far have been plagued by a faint "double reflection"---ie, the top-most surface of the glass reflects very slightly, then the mirroring surface at the bottom of the glass also reflects, as the primary reflection.
I was wondering if you used black plexiglass, which perhaps might help me overcome that "ghosted reflection", but then, maybe not...? (Essentially, I think I need a top-surface reflector, to avoid the thickness of the glass creating 2 reflective surfaces.)
I don't think it would matter so much on a larger, pulled-back scene like this---but when I pull in tight to the small object I'm shooting, the extra reflection bugs me. #9469273

Veronica Beaudry level-classic 7/4/2011 1:05:38 PM

Great image. Beautiful composition. Using black as the background was a great choice. I love the reflection. Fantastic. #9506080

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 7/8/2011 3:37:04 AM

Great light and depth in this wonderfully executed still life, Jon. CONGRATZ on a well deserved POTD for now and some more Gold later, Good luck!

UB. #9515255

Mary K. Robison level-classic 7/8/2011 3:39:58 AM

Tasty-looking apples are twice as nice in this beautiful reflection capture, Jon.
Congratulations on your POTD! #9515264

Christopher Budny level-classic 7/8/2011 3:49:33 AM

Glad to see this again; congratulations! #9515277

Katarina Mansson 7/8/2011 3:54:53 AM

Superb image - congratulations on your POTD! #9515289

Patricia A. Casey level-classic 7/8/2011 4:01:46 AM

Wonderful reflection shot...thank you for sharing your tech info on this one...Congratulations on the very well deserved POTD! Cheers #9515302

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 7/8/2011 4:08:17 AM

Congratulations on your POTD, Jon, for this striking image!

Debby #9515323

Joy Rector level-classic 7/8/2011 4:15:11 AM

congrats on the POTD #9515342

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 7/8/2011 4:21:30 AM

on your very deserving POTD! 8o) #9515356

Roger S. Moore level-classic 7/8/2011 4:35:00 AM

Great image and well executed. Congratulations on your POTD! #9515369

Anthony L. Mancuso 7/8/2011 4:41:19 AM

Great image Jon...congrats on your POTD! #9515376

Richard D. Love 7/8/2011 5:00:14 AM

Congratulations, Jon. Beautiful light and reflections.

Rick #9515420

Cathy Barrows 7/8/2011 5:23:01 AM

tasty and beautiful...congrats #9515466

Shirley A. Kinney 7/8/2011 6:15:00 AM

Beautiful, Jon. Congratulations on your POTD. #9515565

Anne McKinnell 7/8/2011 7:03:22 AM

What a gorgeous still life! I really like the one apple outside the basket. Congratulations Jon on your wonderful POTD! #9515722

Daniella Puente 7/8/2011 7:33:47 AM

GREAT! congratulations... #9515761

Jon M. Lamrouex level-classic 7/8/2011 8:06:09 AM

Thanks to everyone. This was a great project. Getting POTD is icing on the cake.

Jon #9515841

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic 7/8/2011 9:39:47 AM

The lighting and tones and reflection are phenomenal. Congrats on POTD. #9515980

Michele Peterson level-classic 7/8/2011 11:14:48 AM

Very nice! Love the colors! Congratulations on your POTD!! #9516099

Lindley Johnson level-classic 7/8/2011 12:16:45 PM

Beautifully executed still life, Jon! The light, background, color, reflection - everything is perfect. Congratulations on your wonderful POTD! #9516218

Summer A. Kozisek 7/9/2011 11:13:13 AM

Gorgeous still life Jon, congratulations on your POTD! #9518371

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 7/12/2011 11:38:25 AM

Great light and reflections Jon, a wonderful POTD! Congrats! #9525119

Lindley Johnson level-classic 7/29/2011 7:07:47 AM

Congratulations again, Jon! #9563836

Christopher Budny level-classic 7/29/2011 7:09:59 AM

Going for the triple-play! Congratulations! #9563858

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic 7/29/2011 7:35:47 AM


Jon M. Lamrouex level-classic 7/29/2011 8:33:45 AM

Sometimes the photography gods are on your side.

Much appreciation to all who have commented. It means a lot to me.

Jon #9564379

Merna L. Nobile 8/5/2011 7:37:46 PM

Imagine it. Feel it. Receive it. Congratulations, your entry was very special and thanks for sharing it with all of us. Merna Nobile

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Granny Smith apples before the pie

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