Day 143—G Is For Garlic

Today’s challenge theme is “starts with G.” The other day I bought some garlic at the nearby strawberry farm that had been harvested that morning. My shot today features one of those garlic bulbs, still with its stem and lots of dirt, and two others I had on hand. I returned to manual mode for this shot and was relieved when exposure settings didn’t suddenly change as they do in Aperture and Shutter Priority settings. I was after a dark and moody look for this shot, sort of a low-key shot. I think the reflections add interest. I took the shot with the camera on a tripod, on one side of the counter facing my kitchen. The light came from the kitchen window to the left; I used a white reflector to add a little more brightness.

Focal Length 85mm
ISO 100
Manual Mode