For Day 19, the theme is RAINBOWS OF COLOR. There's a trick, though. You can't actually submit a photograph of a rainbow (as in one from the sky)! It has to be either a rainbow made out of something else, or simply a profusion of different colors.
Think outside the box and impress me! Today I didn't really impress myself, so I'm hoping you people can!
Fruit 1 and 2: My first attempt. I tried so hard to get every color represented with fruit. I managed red (raspberries), orange (kumquats), yellow (pineapple), green (limes), blue (blueberries), indigo (blackberries), and violet (ok, I struck out here, so I used a pinkish yogurt as a dip).
In this first series, I love the raspberries, but because the pineapple chunks are too high, I lose everything else behind it. So while I like the photograph, it's not really a score for today's theme.
My second plan was to shoot from above (Fruit 3). I really wish I had a different dish, but I'm at the studio today without any other plates or bowls, so short of having Angel hold the fruit with her bare hands, I think this is it.
I chose to not use flash today. In Fruit 1 and 2 the tray is facing the indirect light coming from a narrow window. In Fruit 3, I am facing the opposite direction, hence the backlighting on the fruit (which I think is a bit stark).
I am also using a 100m Macro lens (prime lens that doesn't zoom in or out), so it's a little tight.
I may play around with this a bit more at home over the weekend. I'm excited to have my kids try the kumquats.
You might be surprised that I am posting images that I am less than thrilled with. The reason is that when trying new things we don't always get the results we want the first time around (or the second or third), and that's OK. Part of the challenge is not to spend all day on an image, but to shoot it, learn from it and then maybe the next time you try something similar, whether later in the day or two months from now, you'll have some learning behind you to get better results!