June 6, 2008

A Touch of Color

This piece of cake, from a recipe called Chocolate Decadence, was a gorgeous model. I took quite a few photos of it and every one looked delicious.

What differed was the curve and symmetry of the whipped cream mounded on top and the angle of view on that tiny touch of color in the rosemary flower on top.

The rosemary flower adds a lively focal point to this image. When I intensified its color and took the detail out of the texture of the cake, the cake slipped into the background and the flower burst into the forefront. Through the adjustment of the shadows and highlights, the whipped cream offers structure and dimension that gives the image a nice line and features that soft touch of color in the tiny flower.

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