Macro Lemon and Light

Photo fun with citrus

To get the above shot, I sliced up a lemon and placed one of the slices over the top of a small desk lamp.

I was only playing around, but I liked the resulting image. The bright backlight brings out all the texture of the lemon flesh and the seeds stand out.

It almost looks like a sun.

This is a fun little photo exercise that needs no special equipment.

After you get a lemon (or lime or orange) photo you like, start clicking things in Photoshop, and you can come up with interesting new looks for the same image:

And, let your imagination loose, and you can even create some fantastical citrus worlds.

Lemon images and artwork: © Brett M. Christensen — 2019. Starscape source image courtesy of Gerd Altmann from Pixabay