Melon on a fork actually … but I can’t think of a better title is my excuse :-)

Edit 8 Feb: I edited out a brand-mark visible on the fork and replaced the image.

Nikon D80
Nikkor 105 AF-S VR Micro
f/13 at 1/90 secs
Slight sharpening in PP.
SB-800 fired at 1/4th power through white umbrella on camera right.
SB600 – fired at 1/16th power through umbrella on camera left.
Wireless trigger Cactus V2s


  • anisja
    anisjaabout 5 years ago

    Very good and very beautifully done.

  • Thank you so much Anisja!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneabout 5 years ago

    Mmmmmm….you have lots of good fruit at your house Vikram…..I’m comin’ over! Wonderful shot that is nicely composed and of course the lighting is perfect. Got to love that lens too eh?! :)

  • LOL!! – don’t bet on the fruit though Shelly – I’m not much of a fruit person .. my recent interest, is only cos I haven’t had a chance to do landscape and fruit-photography was accessible (you know me and my kitchen studio!!)

    – Vikram Franklin

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaabout 5 years ago

    You know, I always expect this kind of work from you.. wonderfully done, careful…. and so that aside.. because it IS that good again.. I am staring at the strange wiggly thing on the edge of the fork.. looks like the letter W. Hmm! Excellent

  • Hmmm …. is that a good thing??? I wish I could shoot outdoors … but don’t think I’ll get a chance till March end :-(
    The wiggly thing? Ah …. wish I didn’t have that in … It’s “FnS” (imaginative brand name for Forks and Spoons – LOL!!). Should I clone it out?

    – Vikram Franklin

  • PeterBusser
    PeterBusserabout 5 years ago

    Very well lit, Vikram! And once again a thank you for describing how you did it. Those Cactus triggers make dreams come true :-)

  • Hey buddy – I’ve been enjoying your strobist work – a LOT!!
    Got me inspired to try out some and get over pouting about no outdoor shooting for a while!
    Strangely I prefer the Cactus system over Nikon’s CLS system (which begs the question on why I bought Nikon speedlights!) – but it’s just so much easier to do the math on manual.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Michael McCasland
    Michael McCaslandabout 5 years ago

    Well done and contrasted!

  • Thanks so much Michael.
    Straigh out of the camera … oh – I did stop for a little sharpening :-)

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Clare Colins
    Clare Colinsabout 5 years ago

    Nice, I always love the clarity of your work,

  • Thanks Clare … that lens is super sharp and flash gives you great control over light.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • kazcook1972
    kazcook1972about 5 years ago

    Yum! Nice and sharp and very vibrant!

  • Thank you so much Karen … this one looked a lot better than it tasted :-(
    Will need to wait for 2 weeks before the naturally ripened ones hit the market.

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Appel
    Appelabout 5 years ago

    OH, I see a awesome calendar in the making!!!! These are awesome pics!!! The detail, lighting, color everything is spot on, couldn’t be more perfect, IMHO!! Can’t wait to see more!!! :-)

  • Fruit of the Month kinda calendar?
    Good idea .. though I’m already behind on atleast 4 calendars :-(

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Bradley Shawn  Rabon
    Bradley Shawn ...about 5 years ago

    Now I am hungry. I love your fruit shots my friend. And that wonderful tasting cantaloupe. Beautiful colour. Such lovely detail. I want to know who GSE is?

  • Thank you my friend.
    You need a little rest … not a clue about what GSE you’re talking about!!

    – Vikram Franklin

  • Danica Radman
    Danica Radmanabout 5 years ago

    yes, please, thanks.:)
    wonderful idea and execution

  • LOL!! Thanks Danica!!
    PS: Not sure you’d have liked this particular one … it was force-ripened and so not as sweet as it should have been.

    – Vikram Franklin

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