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Competition Entry – High Key Heat

April 2nd, 2008 by Iain · 3 Comments

High Key Heat

I finally found a brief moment of time to take a picture for the DSLR Photography magazine competition. I arrived home Monday evening to find the gorgeous evening sun streaming through the living room window and I knew I had to act fast as I didn’t have long.

I placed a piece of A3 paper on a chair, half on the seat, half up the back and set the chillis up. I tried a few different compositions but this was easily my favourite. (I’ll not say “best” as it’s totally subjective!) I knew that I wanted an odd number, with more greens than red, and the solitary red chilli to not be central. I just wish I’d had more time to experiment, and to have been able to try out a few shots, check them on the computer, and then make changes. But then, it’s my own fault for leaving it until the last minute…

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 KDM // Apr 5, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Depending on what the intended ‘message’ of the photo was, I might have been tempted to include one of those foodie blow torch thingies singeing one of the green peppers or perched a melting ice cube on the red one…

  • 2 KDM // Apr 5, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    …which is assuming of course that you actually had the luxury of spare time to find and assemble such accessories!

  • 3 Iain // Apr 5, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Message – schmessage! ;-) It was just a pic of some chillis.

    I like the melting ice cube idea, that is a good one.

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