Nectarine Stone by SquarePeg


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Hello. 11th August and number 223 in the ongoing 365 image mega series.

Taken tonight at home, my daughter holding a nectarine stone. She said it looked like a brain…how does she know what a brain looks like!? She’s only four!!!

Black and white conversion with levels and contrast adjustment. Some dodging to lighten shadows in and around the eye. Added to texture and blended with hard light and partially erased at varying opacities.

Canon EOS 20D / Canon USM 28mm-105mm lens.

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I’ve been taking photographs since 1997 and I still love it. After a brief dislike of photomanipulation I now use Photoshop extensively on a majority of my work. People are my favourite subject and I’m always on the look out for new models, so drop me a line if you’re interested! :)

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  • Heather King
    Heather Kingalmost 3 years ago

    you are so amazing at what you do.
    i love this
    you’re daughter is awesome, she must love daddy taking pictures of her

  • Thank you, Heather. :)
    She does. In fact, she complained because I wasn’t using her for my picture to start with. She insisted.

    – SquarePeg

  • Aurora Pintore
    Aurora Pintorealmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • red addiction
    red addictionalmost 3 years ago

    Awesome! :)

  • Thank you, Red. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • Sheila Laurens
    Sheila Laurensalmost 3 years ago

    Thank you for submitting your wonderful image to
    All In, Editing


  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwualmost 3 years ago
  • Thank you! :):):)

    – SquarePeg

  • paulramnora
    paulramnoraalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot! ;-)

  • Thank you, Paul. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • Bart Castle
    Bart Castlealmost 3 years ago

    Cool picture, i kind of like the way the bottom lip is faded out makes her look more like she is part of the stone

  • Thanks, Bart. Glad it worked. :)

    – SquarePeg

  • Ellanita
    Ellanitaalmost 3 years ago

    Great image!!!!!!

  • Thank you!

    – SquarePeg

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...almost 3 years ago

  • Thank you, parmi! ):):)

    – SquarePeg

  • Jan Pudney
    Jan Pudneyalmost 3 years ago

    Terrific work, James – sometime children know more than we think they do :)

  • Too true, Jan. Thank you. :)

    – SquarePeg

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