Friday, August 03, 2007

Slice of Red Onion

I've been playing around with some food photos for another macro photo project. I was happy with the way this photo of a slice of red onion turned out. I cut the onion very thin and put it on a thin, opaque piece of plastic that folks use to make stencils. I like it because it looks a lot like a plastic cutting board. The stencil is supported on a thin piece of glass. That lets me put a flash unit underneath so most of the light for the image is coming through the onion rather than being reflected from the surface. It's an interesting effect for semi-transparent subjects.

Red Onion Slice

4 comments:

Erika said...

That is a cool technique I would never have thought of doing it tat way.

michele said...

Beautiful, Earl. I think close-ups from nature make wonderful art.

Carol said...

Mmmm, yummy. Dianne's favorite food!

Earl said...

Yeah...she was complaining that I was stinking up the house by cutting up the onion.