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After all the food was consumed on Christmas day, I set about capturing shots around our home that looked interesting.

First I found her glass chopping boards which had some amazing colours and shadows coming off them from the afternoon light through the kitchen window.

So I added one of the green bottles (that had held non-alcoholic fizzy drink, but were filled with cool water between the main meal and dessert).

Then I found left-over fruit (which was amazing in itself!), and the grapes were added as the perfect contrast of colours … green bottle, green grapes and the reflection off the glass chopping boards.

At this point, I discovered the chopping boards were refracting the light in all the wrong directions. So I removed them from the image.
Tested a few shots with and without.
Then put the glass-boards back into the image!
The reflected light from the glass surface helped push light back up through the grapes, thereby enhancing and giving a real 3D feel to the shot! Neat trick of the Year!

Thus, this is one of five photographs that appeared inside my camera.

Oh, and the title is a play on words.
Bending Light / Blend of Subjects

Camera : Canon EOS 400D

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Stephen is a photographer based in Adelaide, South Australia. He shoots a wide range of subjects from macros to landscapes to portraits.

Stephen enjoys capturing images of the world as he sees it, travelling as far as Kangaroo Island and New Zealand to photograph all manner of things.

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  • coffeetea
    coffeeteaalmost 7 years ago

    beautiful still life photo!

  • thrumyeyes
    thrumyeyesalmost 7 years ago

    Oh love it….

  • Stephen Mitchell
    Stephen Mitchellalmost 7 years ago

    Thank you Coffeetea … this is my first real attempt into this genré , so it’s proving fun to experiment with food.

    Thank you Jen.

  • Stephen Mitchell
    Stephen Mitchellalmost 7 years ago

    FYI: Submitted for the Challenge Cafe competition.

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryalmost 7 years ago

    Outstanding still life.

  • Stephen Mitchell
    Stephen Mitchellalmost 7 years ago

    Thanks for your comment Helen, appreciated!

  • Leon A.  Walker
    Leon A. Walkeralmost 7 years ago

    Leon A. Walker or lawalker. You can call me Leon. I love the shot.

  • Stephen Mitchell
    Stephen Mitchellalmost 7 years ago

    Ah, got it now. No problemo’. We all ‘see’ the words on the screen, but I also say them out loud … it’s a great way to remember people on RB. Thanks Leon.

    LOREDANA CRUPIalmost 7 years ago

    Beautifully done!

  • KBSImages
    KBSImagesalmost 7 years ago

    Outstanding Composition!!!! Beautiful Work, Kim

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