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Picture of the Day - September 1, 2009

"Apple Glow"

Photo of an apple literally glowing in the dark.
Photo courtesy of Robert Schwarztrauber.             (Click on the photo for a larger view)

There is natural beauty in most all of God's creations, and our human eyes do a pretty good job at taking it all in. Sometimes however, a camera just doesn't quite capture an image the way our eyes see it, and other times just a little "tweaking" can help enhance the natural beauty that is already there. That's where image editing software, props and a little photographic creativity come in.

A great example is today's picture. It features nothing more than a plain "Golden Delicious" apple, but in a way that most of us have probably never seen before. Here is photographer Robert Schwarztrauber to tell us about it:
    "One of the challenges we photographers face is how to best
    express the beauty of that which our Creator has given us.
    There is beauty even in the small, simple things we see every
    day. But often we don't take time to notice. I'm sure we've all
    heard the phrase, "God didn't make no junk."

    Our world is filled with beauty, often not casually observed.
    There are vast rewards available to those who will take time
    to look for that beauty - with an attitude that expects to
    find it."
        --Robert Schwarztrauber
Click here to view Mr. Schwarztrauber's lighting tutorial detailing how the beauty of this golden apple was expressed from within.
Visitor Comments...
    Name: Gordon Brugman
    Town: Gatlinburg, TN

    Having already read your great lighting tutorial I was pleased to see this wonderful image featured on This is a very imaginative lighting technique. Thanks for sharing, Robert!
    Name: Ron Trees
    Town: Spokane, WA

    What a really cool picture Robert!! WOW, there so much detail and the glowing effect is just out of this world. I am reading with great interest your tutorial on how you did this. Thanks for sharing that!! I also just spotted your Photoshop Tip Cards. They look like they would be a great tool to own!!
    Name: Kathy Beach
    Town: Maryville, TN

    Simply lovely. What a way to start September. Thank you Robert.
    Name: Brenda Voories
    Town: Alameda, CA

    Amazing image today Mr. Rouse! You must have the most wonderful job in the world, getting to sort through all of those amazing photos and pick out the ones you want to feature. And you do an absolutely awesome job at it too I might add.
    Name: Phyllis Helton
    Town: Bristol, VA

    How neat!!

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