Funny thing about white… is that it is often not purely white, especially with a digital camera. When I was at the vegetable stand after spending the afternoon riding my bike around and taking photos, this basket of garlic looked about as white as anything I’d seen all day.
This was taken with the natural afternoon sun coming in from the open doorway. The sun actually gave the garlic a warm “orange” color; pretty, but not appropriate to our assignment.
Thus I did a quick edit in photoshop elements. I made a layer from the background image and removed all color from that new layer. Then I adjusted the transparency to 25%. This resulted in the garlic looking like the “white” that I was after.