Monthly Archives: September 2020

274-2020 – Panda Bear Plush Toy


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about my daughter’s Panda Bear Plush Toy on a black background. This images started with a black background and a white surface made of polystyrene. I was intrigued by the contrast and challenged myself to capture a black and white object in this environment. If you look closely in the toy’s eyes you can see where I got the lighting setup idea. Three-point lighting setup In order to achieve this setup I needed 3 lights. I had the back light (Elinchrom D-lite 400 flash head with […]

Panda bear plush toy on a black background

273-2020 – Watermelon Slice


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a more creative way to present a watermelon slice. For this image, I dared to try something a little bit different, so I decided to turn the red of the watermelon black and white but keep the crust in colour. I kind of like this look. Like, comment & share! 1 likes

watermelon slice

272-2020 – Passion Fruit


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is of a passion fruit cut in half on a black background. Know when to stop shooting! This is the first shot out of 3 in total. After the 3rd shot, I decided that the first image will suffice, so I stopped shooting. I took the card out of the camera and went upstairs and started editing on Adobe Lightroom Classic. I imported the 3 images and gave the first image 3 stars. Usually, when I have more images, this star rating helps me sort out the […]

passion fruit

271-2020 – Papaya Multiple Exposures


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about Papaya fruit captured using a feature in my camera called Multiple Exposures. In case you haven’t noticed, in this image is only a half of papaya fruit on a black background, but as I mentioned above, on a Canon EOS 5D Mark III there is a built-in feature called “multiple exposures”. How to I used Multiple Exposures feature? In short, I enabled the multiple exposures feature, selected “additive” option with only 2 exposures (each exposure is added to the final image cumulatively) and rotated the […]

269-2020 – Pineapple on a black background


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a pineapple on a black background. This image was taken in Ozgo Production’s small studio with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, a manual macro lens (F22), an Elinchrom flash head with a snoot on a light stand shooting down from above, but the key light was from a Canon speedlight flash on camera pointed at the object, exposure, 1/200 sec, ISO 100. In Ozgo Productions studio we captured different fruits on a black background like this apple or a small Daddy Pig toy, to […]

267-2020 – Selfie Family Time


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about selfie family time initiated by our daughter. I decided to go with a blank & white treatment because I don’t want the variate colours to distract from the action, our daughter grabbing both of us by the neck while she is leaning towards the camera. Like, comment & share! 2 likes

266-2020 – Cutting Firewood with a Chainsaw


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about cutting firewood with a chainsaw. I have no experience cutting firewood with a chainsaw, but our neighbour Gabi offered to help. He brought his own Stihl chainsaw and heavy duty wood log splitter. Tomorrow will have to stack all the firewood inside, next to the fireplace. Winters are harsh in Romania, and for that reason we have to prepare in advance, while the sun is still shining, because is not advisable to use wet or green wood in the fireplace. If you do, you might […]

265-2020 – Silver Metal Whistle


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a silver metal blowing whistle. In order to take this image I used my iPhone 11 Pro a piece of white tissue on the kitchen table using the available light. The edit was done in Lightroom mobile, white balance, cropping and masking the object with my finger to get the white background. I have to admit that is not perfect, but it’s amazing what can be done these days on a smartphone. Like, comment & share! 2 likes

264-2020 -Tasty Apple


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is of a tasty apple hanging in a tree in the orchard. Nothing compares with the action of walking through the orchard and pick up an apple from a tree, wipe it clean on your t-shirt and enjoy the divine taste of a simple apple. By the the way, did you know that an apple with skin on contains 50% more phytonutrients than a peeled one! Apple skins have exceptionally high concentrations of antioxidants. They also contain compounds (triterpenoids) with significant anti-cancer capabilities. Particularly so, when it comes to preventing liver, colon […]

263-2020 – Ripe Grapes


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about ripe grapes hanging from a vine in our vineyard, ready to be picked up. Apparently, among other benefits, black grapes are healthier, have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties, containing a key ingredient in their skin: resveratrol, which is found to reduce inflammation and have a chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic effect on cancers, according to a September 2017 review in NPJ Precision Oncology. Like, comment & share! 2 likes

261-2020 – Giant Grey Moth


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about a giant grey moth we found in the basement of our house. My courageous wife picked it up gently and brought it outside, where I found it on a patch of grass, and started taking photos. Below are some of the stages the moth was going through as I shooting. Like, comment & share! 2 likes

260-2020 – Gentle Touch


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is of my daughter’s gentle touch with the neighbour’s cat called Lemonade. Poor cat, sometimes I feel for her. She is dragged all over the garden and trained to walk like a human or squeezed firmly by the neck, with all the love in the world. On the other hand I don’t see her complaining too much, and only noticed a few scratches here and there on my daughter’s arm and face. Like, comment & share! 2 likes

259-2020 – Aerial view of Sacele City Centre


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is an aerial view of Sacele City Centre on a sunny day. The city since 1950 is composed of former villages which now form the main sectors: Baciu (Bácsfalu, Batschendorf), Turcheș (Türkös, Türkeschdorf), Cernatu (Csernátfalu, Zerndorf), and Satulung (Hosszúfalu, Langendorf). In the image above I mainly captured Cernatu. Like, comment & share! 1 likes

255-2020 – Aronia Berries


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about harvesting Aronia Berries also knows as Chokeberries. They are rich in fiber, vitamin C, and powerful antioxidants that may have heart-healthy, immune-boosting, and anticancer properties. You can add fresh aronia berries to many recipes, jams and syrops or use them as a supplement. I tried them in juices, together with peaches, bananas or apples. Really nice! Like, comment & share! 2 likes

254-2020 – Two cute little cats


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about our two cute little cats, only a few weeks old. These two kittens were born on 26 August 2020 in a cupboard on top of a pair of winter fluffy comfy boots, and since then their mother hidden them until today. Currently we are debating how to call them…Roxy seems to be one name my daughter is using, but to be honest I not even sure if they are male or females. Like, comment & share! 4 likes

252-2020 – Not Peter Rabbit


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about my neighbours’ rabbit (Not Peter Rabbit) who escaped its cage this morning. I found it under the porch, grabbed it by the ears and put it back in its cage. Mission accomplished. To keep it busy for a while we dropped a bunch of dandelion leaves in the cage too. Like, comment & share! 3 likes

251-2020 – Crying Vines


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about the crying vines. I didn’t know about this vine tears phenomenon, which is a way for the grape vine to heal itself after pruning, preventing the penetration of bacteria, and finally closing off the cut wound.According to Botanical-Online this grape vine sap is one of the most important eye drops. It can be used to treat Skin Diseases or Conjunctivitis. 2 likes

250-2020 – Beautiful Butterfly


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is of a beautiful butterfly hanging upside down on an apple tree stalk. Even with a damaged wing, this beautiful orange and brown butterfly was flying without any issues. In conclusion, being flawed doesn’t make you less beautiful. For most people you are perfect the way you are. Carry on … flying. Like, comment & share! 1 likes

249-2020 – The Final Goodbye


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about the final goodbye family and friends wished to my father in law. In many traditions around the world, the memorial of a loved one doesn’t end after the funeral. While the memorial service is the last chance to say goodbye to the deceased in many cultures and religions, some believe the mourning process lasts for 40 days. There is a belief that the soul continues to wander the Earth for another 40 days after the initial death. While wandering, the soul visits significant places from their life as […]

248-2020 – White House with the Red Rooftop


Today’s photo of the day, part of “a photo a day challenge 2020”, is about the white house with the red rooftop I see everyday from my kitchen window. Because our houses are located in a valley, most days the top of the hills are covered with a white blanket of clouds and this is the view I see quite often. Spectacular I would say! Another interesting fact is that the white house with red rooftop was the only house in the Doftana Valley in 2003, when my in-laws started the construction of their house. Now there are more than […]