While working on a project to document the process and progress of our urban container garden when I came upon this challenge from Cee’s Photography. The challenge is to capture a food item in black and white. Like many photographers, there was time when I only shot film, and primarily black and white film. Today, I’m shooting RAW with Nikon D5100; Nikkor lens: 35mm 1:1.8. There are many ways to convert a color digital image to black and white. I converted this image by completely reducing the saturation of the RAW file before importing into Ps Elements.
The image depicts the ‘first fruits’ of our Bonnie Plants Sweet Georgia Onions harvested on May 7. We planted 24 onion ‘starts’ on in one Earth Box on February 22. The Earth Box is a 29″ L x 11″ H x14″ W/D plastic planter invented by Blake Whisenant, which uses a ‘bottoms up’ watering method. The yield ranges from golf to tennis ball-sized onions. While they are ready to eat right now, most will cure for about a week while the papery outer skins dry, the roots shrivel and the green necks begin to dry. They can keep for weeks, but it’s not likely they’ll be around that long–deeelish!
Thanks for another good challenge, Cee!