Day 147—Big Red

I bought these beautiful red onions yesterday at the nearby strawberry patch. After chopping up part of one of them, I decided I should photograph them while I still had the chance. I used my shutter delay for the first time because I had the camera with the long lens at full extension on the tripod and, because I needed to use a long shutter speed, I wanted to avoid camera shake. I used custom white balance as well and actually heeded the camera’s light meter to set my exposure. The light came from the kitchen window and I propped the black side of my 5 in 1 reflector on top of a drawer to eliminate the background. Besides the gorgeous color, I love the look of the dried root fibers.

Focal Length 300mm
Manual Mode
ISO 50
1.6 seconds
Custom WB (2981 K)