Tea cup in High key.

I didn’t have a white tea cup for what I had in mind – I did have a very pale yellow one though so shot in colour and then converted to B&W knowing that the pale yellow would appear white in the conversion.

Nikon D80
Nikkor 105 AFS VR
f/9.5 1/180 secs
ISO 100
SB800 fired upwards into an umbrella positioned directly over this set up.

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  • Geoffrey Dunn
    Geoffrey Dunnabout 5 years ago

    So pure :-)

  • Thank you so much Geoffrey!! Exactly the word I was looking for!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 5 years ago

    great image mate well done !

  • Thank you so much Scott!! Really glad you like it!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Dean Mullin
    Dean Mullinabout 5 years ago

    well yes – it’s very minimal! lol nice shot Vik

  • It’s almost not there!!!
    Thanks Dean!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • lucyarohanui
    lucyarohanuiabout 5 years ago

    OOOOOh Yes…. superb capture … yes :))))

  • Thank you Lucy!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopeabout 5 years ago

    WOW!! So simple, so pure, so beautiful.

  • Thank you so much Gabrielle!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneabout 5 years ago

    I agree with Geoffrey….this is so pure and has a very calming feel to it. Fantastic composition and lighting and smart thinking on the conversion. And of course Vikram….it is a favourite :) This has inspired me to try the high key thing again!

  • Thank you so much Shelle Belle!!
    Love reading your comments!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Nicoletté Thain Photography
    Nicoletté Thai...about 5 years ago

    wow, it’s so damn subtle it’s exquisite!!! definately belongs in the WHITE group my friend!!!

  • Duly noted and submitted my friend!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Dinni H
    Dinni Habout 5 years ago

    incredible, awsome lighting!

  • Thanks Dinesh – the lighting is actually quite simple – just bounce off a light off a large white surface (so the flash off an umbrella) – it gives a nice diffused light without any shadows.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • EchoStreet
    EchoStreetabout 5 years ago

    This is beautiful

  • Thank you so much for commenting Kayla!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonabout 5 years ago

    This is fantastic! Great composition, lovely subtlety… mesmerising! :)

  • Thank you so much Mieke!! Really pleased you like it!

    – Vikram Franklin

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