Tiny tomatoes

Almost every day now I am picking a tomato or two from my “pizza garden” on the deck. Last week, I put a simple set-up in my kitchen to photograph them. I wanted to use the window light, as it doesn’t require much preparation and space. I placed the camera facing the window, trying to backlight my tomatoes. But the small West window just wasn’t doing the job. I took out one my flashes, and put it opposite the window, and using manual setting added just as much light as it was needed to fill in the shadows up front. I did some compositions with white bowl, on green napkin and on the wooden surface. But my favorite is this one, where I placed tomatoes on an old colander. It provided soft, interesting background, but one not competing for interest with tomatoes.

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