Critique Fennel

Sep 13, 2007
Northern VA suburb of Washington, DC
I saw this in the grocery store and knew I had to photograph it.

The tabletop and background are a single sheet of black velvet. A small continuous-light lamp fitted with a diffusion sock was on the right and slightly behind the subject. A black flag between the lamp and lens eliminated flare. A white reflector on the left brightened leaves on that side. A polarizer controlled direct reflections of the light source.

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Oct 9, 2005
Moscow, Idaho
Fennel always fascinates me. It makes a great, if gritty, garnish. A couple of days ago I made a fennel-potato soup, but never got around to any photos. I love the gradient from almost white to deep green and the delicate fronds at upper right.

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