Photo Post 160: Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry TomatoesContinuing my photos from Pike Place Market (Seattle,WA) visit. In the last post, I mentioned that pike place market is a great place for food photography.

Even though it was very crowded when I went there, I stubbornly stood at few places without moving to take some photographs. People and even the vendors don’t like if someone is not buying something and just standing in crowd taking photographs with his equipment. lol. This photograph is one of them. Luckily this was not that hard to take as there were many fruits/vegetable vendors in the row so people were not gathered at only one vendor.

Same like previous photograph (post-159), I knew exactly what I want from this photograph when I took it. So didn’t spend much time in trying different compositions. I just took two with bigger frame at right angle and then cropped it.

Post process: I first used a lightroom preset called ‘cross process 3’. I liked it in parts but didn’t like the heavy blueish tint all over the photograph and also black/shadow clipping was underexposed, so I changed the temperature to get rid of blueish feel and get the color feel I wanted. Also increased shadow clipping to have better exposure in some areas. Increasing shadows also increased a noise little bit but that looked better to me and gave a nice texture to photograph.

I loved this photograph. This will look awesome in canvas print to hang it near the kitchen area. ๐Ÿ™‚ Whether someone is going to buy my photographs or not, I’m definitely going to buy myself a good poster print of this one for my own house.

500px | Flickr

See you soon. Till then เช†เชตเชœเซ‹, Good Night, Alvida, Shabba Khair, Shub Ratri.


Photo Post 147: Autumn Berries

Autumn Berries

I am not a big lover of taking fruits’ photographs. I love taking flowers in different styles though. I found this tree of berries very fascinating. It was beautifully reddish color everywhere and the branches were in such a good shape that I could create wonderful unfocused blur background with same contrasting colors.

This is one of the important thing according to me. If you want the image to look better, always try to get the same colors or very contrasting color in the unfocused background. It you go too bright or too dark, your photograph will never look much pleasant to eyes. And another aspect to that is the pattern which is being created as a blurred background. I always try to cover the background totally or if partially then perfectly partially. In that way, you eye won’t get disturb when you feel the photograph as whole.

For post processing, this time I used a third-party lightroom preset called “Touch of vintage green”. It gave a very interesting look but it looked underexposed to me. So after using it, I did my own changes and finally stopped at this. I’m sure you will find something interesting in this one.

Better quality Flickr link

See you soon. Till then เช†เชตเชœเซ‹, Good Night, Alvida, Shabba Khair, Shub Ratri.

Day 105: The Kitchen Art

The Kitchen Art

I love experimenting post processing according to whatever the objects are in the photograph.

Tried to change the photo into more like painting work.ย  Took it today at Chipotle (Menlo Park Mall, NJ) when I went there for dinner.

Because of low lights inside and so many people, I couldn’t get amazing quality photograph, that’s why decided to change it into black-and-white art with shades/lights/texture. Happy with what I’ve done. Will do better next time. Got some interesting ideas about this type of photos ๐Ÿ™‚

Don’t have enough time to write more today.

Post processing: All the basic work till the texture in Lightroom and then used a photoshop filter to get the texture. Again did some contrast correcting in Lightroom. Liked the squared frame, so kept it that way.

Better quality Flickr link

See you tomorrow. Till then Good Night, Alvida, Shabba Khair, Shub Ratri.

Day 29: Red Wine

Red Wine

I mentioned the story about my restaurant photography on Day 23: Pink Love.

This photo is also from that day. The waiters were arranging the wine glasses back after cleaning them. I tried to take the photo of so many glasses in hanging on glass holder but it was not looking good, so I tried to take this single glass which was only there on another holder.

Actually I rotated the original photo to 180 degrees, because facing downwards, it was not looking much interesting.

I processed RAW file and gave it the RED look. I like to do this sometimes, I gives very unique looks to objects. Other than that, nothing is edited.

I hope you will like it ๐Ÿ™‚


  • f/9
  • 1.2 seconds
  • ISO 100
  • Used Tripod
  • Focal Length 41mm

Day 26: My Birthday Cake

April Fools Day

It was my birthday yesterday, April 1. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the feeling of having bday on such a unique day. No one forgets my bday.

I got really priceless gifts from my loved ones. One of them was a new cute awesome lens in my camera kit. My roommates gave me EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens. I wanted that lens badly and they knew that. ๐Ÿ™‚

Took this first shot of my birthday cake using that lens. Awesome depth of field and amazing output. I’m gonna use that lens much now.

Day 4: Fruit chat

Fruit chat

Last week, I was working as a photographer for an international workshop on complex networks held by my research professor as general chair.

I was already little bored of taking photographs of people giving seminar. One the very first day, as the speaker announced break for evening breakfast, I came outside first and saw the wonderful arrangement of cookies, coffee-tea, pancakes and these fruit basket etc..

Fruits were arrange beautifully in a half round shape. I went inside to bring camera out. I quickly took this photo without changing my setting for inside area of seminar hall. I wanted to take the whole basket with its arrangement but people started coming out of the hall and I lost the chance.

This was the only colorful photo in the whole album of 400+ photos of people during all 3 days. ๐Ÿ™‚


  • f5
  • 1/50
  • ISO-1600
  • Focal length 116mm
  • Tripod