I decided to try some more indoor photography yesterday. The idea came from a short video by Bryan Peterson (author of “Understanding Exposure” and “Learning to See Creatively”). He demonstrated how to make a creative shot of a lemon slice using simple props. He pinned a lemon slice to the rim of a glass with a clothes pin and submerged the lemon slice in fizzy water. Tiny bubbles clustered around the lemon and it was all very effective. Unfortunately, I am not Bryan Peterson and my shots weren’t quite as successful as those on his how-to video. None of my underwater images was sharp. So what do you do with a lousy picture that should be deleted? You play with it.
I ended up doing a few macro shots of the fruit without the water and bubbles. And, no, it wasn’t a lemon, it was a lime.