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Eggplant by londonxpress Eggplant by londonxpress
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:bulletgreen: Update: Removed pin-stripe border and cleaned up edges.

First and foremost, I cannot take credit for this particular concept. I've seen images similar to this floating around the web for quite some time. Most of them seem to use garlic or onion, so there aren't any leaves coming out of the eggs - just the shoots. Kudos goes to those who have tried this before!

I've never really liked eggplants - but I'm starting to.

This is my own take on the concept - there is more of an emphasis on a white background here. I felt that minimalism in the background was important given the nature of the egg - just a pure / white spherical surface. The shoot is from an umbrella plant, not too old and still a nice brilliant green when hit with lots of light.

For the background I used a single sheet of marker paper and shot at an angle. The light in the room was natural, but I used a bounced flash (increased by two stops) off of the ceiling to wash out any detail / shadows that had been cast. To hold the egg in place I used a bit of poster tack.

The white balance was set to 'Daylight' - the automatic setting was giving me tones that were a little too cold. Border and text added in Photoshop.

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Canon EOS 20D | Canon 50mm 1.4 | ISO 400 | Canon 430EX Speedlight {+2 EX} | f4 | s100 |
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