Apple Crunch

Apple Crunch

Apple Crunch

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Apple Crunch was conceived by a series of events while living at The Mandel Lofts in Downtown Los Angeles. An apple fell off the kitchen island. It rolled under a nearby couch. It remained there for the three years I lived and worked in that loft. When I decided to move to Luma Lofts six blocks away, the movers lifted the couch and I spotted the petrified apple, hard as rock, with a tannin color similar to petrified wood. The apple, now multifaceted had shrunken down to 2 ⅝” tall including the stem. My first thought was this is art, even though the movers didn’t share my enthusiasm. Three years and two lofts later and equipped with a tabletop shooting area for macro photography, I finally got down to capturing my initial vision. I now present to you Apple Crunch.

Copyright 2015 O. Bisogno Scotti,  All Rights Reserved

 Nikon D810 DSLR, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 G IF-ED, exposure: f/40, 1/60 sec., ISO 100, exposure program: Manual, shutter: M-up mode, Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote, Sekonic L-508 Zoom Master light meter, (2) Pocket Wizard MultiMAX Transceivers, (1) Elinchrom EL-500 monoblock strobe light with Elinchrom 27″ softbox and (1) Elinchrom EL-500 monoblock strobe light with a 40 degree grid, Savage seamless back drop (olive), Manfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3047 studio headManfrotto 454 Micro Positioning Plate, depth of field measurement: 1.19″ Simple DoF Calculator app., iPhone 4S, distance from subject to focal plane mark on camera: 16.5″,  capture date and time: 4/10/2015, 5:02 pm. subject: petrified apple (2 5/8″ in height including stem).

22 thoughts on “Apple Crunch

    • I understand what you mean Marina. In fact, I was thinking of making it a monochrome. In the end, I couldn’t do it. The tannins of the apple are in love with the olive background. How gracious of you to call it a masterpiece. Thank you for commenting on

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    • Thanks so much for your nice complement Lezlie. I bought my latest camera Nikon D810 DSLR and AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 G IF-ED lens specifically for macro fine art photography such as this. I’m also using it for table-top product photography.

      Since capturing “Apple Crunch” I have acquired new hardware and software to tether the D810 to the computer where I can make all my camera adjustments on my monitor (including focus using Live View and Lightroom CC 2015). This will raise image quality even a step higher simply because, once the image is composed, you no longer have to touch the camera which can alter critical focus and composition. Tethering also eliminates the need for using a CF card.

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