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Two Pears

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 2 August 2010 in Food & Cuisine and Portfolio.

Photographed with a Nikon D700 and 85mm f1.4D lens at 1/30th second, f2.8 and iso 1800.

I love the subtle grain and shallow depth of field of this photo - very like film don't you think?

I'm going to be taking a summer break shortly so this will be my last photo for a while. Thank you all for all your comments over the last year!

NIKON D700 1/30 second F/2.8 ISO 1800 85 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Catherine from Seoul, South Korea

really nice tecture and tones ^^

2 Aug 2010 5:20am

@Catherine: Thanks Catherine!

Mirko Herzner from Germany

A fine photo for your temporary good bye. The shallow DOF fits perfectly. I also like your 1x1 crop.

2 Aug 2010 6:02am

@Mirko Herzner: Thanks Mirko!

Marie LC from France

A very beautiful composition with a texture and a bw perfect

2 Aug 2010 6:17am

@Marie LC: Thanks Marie!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This is exquisite from all points of view!

2 Aug 2010 6:20am

@Japanalia: Thanks very much Gabriela (or is it Yoshiyuki!?)

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Simply beautiful ! Well done !

2 Aug 2010 7:51am

@olivier Paillet: Thanks Olivier!

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

a beautiful still-life ! I love the grain and DOF ! I wish you beautiful summer holidays Ian ! maybe in France ?

2 Aug 2010 8:21am

@Anna.C: Thanks Anna....yes we will be in Finisterre (Benodet) so not too far from you. We are staying right next to the beach so I'm hoping to be able to do a little night and long exposure photography while we are there. We are stopping overnight at Mont St. Michel on the way there which will also be fascinating as the previous times we were there we didn't have very long.

yz from Budapest, Hungary

beautiful still life, love the light and the human-like 'posing'

2 Aug 2010 9:32am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

this is gorgeous, Ian - absolutely beautiful!
Hope you have a nice time away and get a chance to do a lot of photographing. Look forward to seeing your work upon your return. Sharon

2 Aug 2010 10:15am

Amirreza Tavassoli from Tehran, Iran

We call these king of fruits in Iran !

2 Aug 2010 12:06pm

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

I like the textures you have achieved here. Have a great vacation!

2 Aug 2010 1:33pm

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Nice textures! The pears seem to be wooden, also...

2 Aug 2010 1:34pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like this shot a lot. Cheers

2 Aug 2010 5:22pm

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

Wonderful capture! So simple and so beautiful!

2 Aug 2010 6:23pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Realy cool shot

2 Aug 2010 9:28pm

lux from Munich, Germany

Yes it really looks a bit like film. But still the idea is closer to a painting. Well well done!

2 Aug 2010 9:29pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Great one. Nice B&W an DoF.
Well done.

2 Aug 2010 11:03pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is WONDERFUL! It is really film like. Subtle and very artistic!

3 Aug 2010 2:29am

larry from somewhere in, Singapore

Nice one... Have a good summer break

3 Aug 2010 3:59am

tim from high desert, United States

If its good enough for Caponigro ...

Like yours better.

3 Aug 2010 5:17am

pixator from kerman, Iran

Good B&W !

3 Aug 2010 9:26am

Naveen Bachwani from Bombay (Mumbai), India

It's almost a painting!

3 Aug 2010 11:25am

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

Great job, love the criss-crossing lines and DoF. Have a good holiday!

3 Aug 2010 6:17pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

A wonderful play of depth-of-field, angle, vignette, and those fanciful nicks of texture - all in a dance of light. "something so simple..."

3 Aug 2010 8:10pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Looks like a drawing done with graphite. An excellent work.

4 Aug 2010 6:50am

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

Beautifully done

5 Aug 2010 12:10pm

Morris Taub (momo) from Montpellier, France

real sweet tone and texture ian...funny, I'm working on a series now, been at it a while, that isn't far from this...

6 Aug 2010 6:26am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

nice still life...

6 Aug 2010 1:00pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Excellent.. great processing!

7 Aug 2010 2:28am

Babzy from Besançon, France

great image !!

7 Aug 2010 5:35am

GH from Ker, France

Your works are of a sharpness!

7 Aug 2010 8:57pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

So charming are the forms, textures and tonality... perfect composition and choice of focus! Have a most enjoyable break Ian!:-)

8 Aug 2010 1:27am

Shelle from Washington State, United States


12 Aug 2010 2:32pm

Marie from PARIS, (Fresnes), France

magnifique post traitement.

12 Aug 2010 4:17pm

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

really gorgeous - the pears look like they are carved from wood

13 Aug 2010 12:27am

joshi daniel from India

simple and beautiful!

18 Aug 2010 3:58pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Stunning shot!

21 Aug 2010 5:56am

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

excllent bw **********

23 Aug 2010 3:40pm

Claus Petersen from Herfølge, Denmark

Nice and simple and just wonderful work here.

17 Oct 2010 6:41pm

Valeria Carolina from Tres Arroyos, Argentina


8 Mar 2011 5:36pm

1/30 second
ISO 1800
85 mm (35mm equiv.)