Asparagus two ways
Why photograph asparagus you may ask. Good question. Because I could?
Actually, I was challenging myself to come up with an engaging image of a bunch of these spindly veggies. The tops, of course, are the only part that is visually interesting. I placed a few stalks in a shallow wooden tray, turning some this way and that. To add a little interest I added a subtle spot or snoot flash with a greenish gel to highlight the otherwise dark background. Finally, a little post-processing in Lightroom to add a little contrast.
The resulting image is more interesting than I had initially imagined. Always a nice surprise. The asparagus tips certainly have an organic look but also have an almost reptilian semblance.
Occasionally, I think a still-life image I’ve been editing may good and a black and white. This image may actually look better in monochrome. What do you think?
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