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Kiwi quarters…

Kiwi quarters

 

I like photographing fruit when season and kiwi fruit are visually interesting this year I wanted to try something other than the obvious kiwi cut in half so they were quartered! It also offered the chance to try the DP2 with the close up lens at f2/8 I also just read a post on Serious Compacts that suggests that the Sigma DP2 can be used successfully at high-er  ISO’s in Monochrome I will certainly have to give that a try it may have more uses than I previously thought

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Persimmons with accent …

Persimmons with accent

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For the love of three mandarins!

For the love of three oranges

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A plate full of Fuyu persimmons

A-plate-full-of-Fuyu-persimmons

Persimmons are a much prized fruit in Japan, originally native to China and strangely another natural occurring variety from the eastern USA. The first time I ate a persimmon I can honestly say I hated it, but looking back with what I know now it is obvious that the variety I was first fed was either unripe or one of the astringent varieties that don’t develop any sugar until they as soft as jello. I am not certain which one this is but it is edible from the point where it just turns from green to orange to when it becomes soft (like Jello) on the tree this one is truly delicious. I have been told it is Fuyu but I think it might be an American cross because the leaf shape is slightly different if anyone has any ideas about this persimmon I would like to learn what you think it might be!

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Bosc pear – developed in Photo Toaster

Bosc-pear

iPhone Photo Toaster

iPhone Apps – I have tried quite a few photo processing apps including Photoshop which in all honesty is a bit weak, its a good job it was a freebie… However I have found two that work really quite well together true HDR and Photo Toaster Most of the functions to a large extent mimic what can be done in Adobe camera raw plus more filters than I will probably ever use. Sort of like what Photoshop was in version four – yes that’s 4 not CS4 over the years Adobe have seen fit for some reason known to themselves alone to have steadily reduced the number of filters many of which have been sorely missed by this long time Adobe user, at one point until I worked out specific actions to replace the filters I had four versions of PS on the same computer!   Photo Toaster allows one to crop I can’t find a resize function which would be useful for posting to the web especially if one happens to have an iPhone 4 which with a bit of careful capture and processing can be printed out an A3 page size and maybe more with a bit of effort. The file size from the iPhone 4 is too big for most web posts. I Really like Photo Toaster and feel that it represents phenomenal value for money.

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Jane's Mangos… ripe in three weeks?

Jane's-Mangos

Canon S70 f5.3 1/320s ISO100

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Apricots ready to pick…

Canon 5D  f5.6 1/160s ISO160 EF100 2.8 L Macro

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Still life… Cape gooseberries and a strawberry

Olympus Pen EP-2 f11 1/8s ISO100 HDR conversion Photoshop CS5

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Persimon leaf III…

Olympus EP-2 f18.0 0.3s ISO200

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Cherry plumb : Prunus cerasifera

Canon 5D f5.6 1.40s EF24-105mm f4L IS

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