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Along the stalls of the open market in Newark, Nottinghamshire, I spotted this wonderful contrast of colour. Amongst the fragrant purple onions, this sharp white onion stood proud. What a wonderful natural reminder that we all need to stand out from the background which we can so easily blend into.

Canon EOS-1DS Mark ll
28-300mm IS zoom lens
1/400 sec.
Exposure Bias -1.00
ISO 400

Primarily a landscape photographer, my enjoyment of taking photos has developed from a young age. Originally from Texas, I now live in England and am surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery. I enjoy outdoor activities such as climbing, hiking, and camping. I am blessed with a wonderful wife and three terrific children. I am a strong Christian and I believe that my love of photography and any talent I posses in capturing images comes from God.

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  • E.R. Bazor
    E.R. Bazorabout 6 years ago

    Excellent shot and the contrast is great!

  • Thank you greatly! I love the fragrance of red onion.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelabout 6 years ago

    Shawn, another beautiful work for the Canon group, excellent capture! And even though a good cry might be good for me once in awhile, it is never good for me at the expense of onions! – Cora

  • LOL Thank you so much. You make me want to cry with happiness. No.. wait.. that is the onions. You are a great encouragement. I really do appreciate it.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)
    George Parapad...about 6 years ago

    Composition is great of course, but I’m particularly impressed with how well the deep purple colour is rendered. It’s a very difficult tone to get right!

  • Really? I didn’t realise that. (genuinely) Thank you for the great compliment.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • xxfaithxx
    xxfaithxxabout 6 years ago

    ur a talented man, who thought onions would make a good shot?

  • Thank you enormously for that super compliment.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Clare Forder
    Clare Forderabout 6 years ago

    Lovely shot Shawn! As George says, the deep purple is great :)

  • Thank you greatly Clare.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Francesca Rizzo
    Francesca Rizzoabout 6 years ago

    WOW, so crisp, brill – well done

  • You are brilliantly encouraging. Thank you so very much.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Appel
    Appelabout 6 years ago

    Wow, love it! Agree with the above comment, who ever thought onions would make a great shot? Obviously, only the creative and talented!

  • You are making me blush- and the shade of red doesn’t match my outfit today. Thank you so wonderfully.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Zuzana D Photography
    Zuzana D Photo...about 6 years ago

    superb colours and textures

  • I can’t believe I missed your comment. I am so sorry for not responding before now. Thank you ever so much for that wonderful compliment. i was struck by the contrast.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • deannedaffy
    deannedaffyalmost 6 years ago

    Just perfect!
    Love the subject and title…great job!

  • Thank you greatly. I like the contrast and the structure of the shot. I really appreciate your beautiful compliment.

    – Bradley Shawn Rabon

  • Gudrun Eckleben
    Gudrun Ecklebenover 5 years ago

    Excellent! Love the idea about standing out from the crowd and rising above mediacrity… :-)
    Going to have to favourite this very striking shot!

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