Black and White Wednesday #56- Fall Squash and Popcorn on the Cob Still Life

Below are three photos in various stages of adjustments finally ending in the a black and white version which is my contribution to Black and White Wednesday #56 hosted this week by Lail of With a Spin. Black and White Wednesday was created by Susan of The Well-Seasoned Cook and is now organized by Cinzia of CindyStar Blog.

Although there is good detail in the image, it’s very drab. In Camera Raw, the recovery, fill light, vibrance, and clarity numbers were increased just a little to enhance the photo before going through a series of filters with 2 layers of  texture to finish. I usually use a tripod for shooting still life images, but was in a hurry and wanted to get this posted. 

Image processed in Rad Lab and two layers of the texture “written” by Kim Klassen was added. Further adjustments were minor-levels and curves.

Converting to  black and white conversion was simple using Nik Efex 4.0, with an additional glamour glow filter to finish the image off.

Back in my early days of blogging, I wrote a very simple post on baking Carnival Squash. Every Fall, it seems to be one of the most clicked on posts of mine. More information on winter squash can be found here.

Carnival Squash Trio
Carnival Squash


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  1. Anonymous
    October 31, 2012 / 8:30 pm

    Great picture. The gallery is up -

  2. Simona
    October 31, 2012 / 9:33 pm

    Wow, what a process, Lynne. Carnival squash is really fun to photograph.

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