Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot: Still Life Fruit

Carley over at Ellipsis issued Mondays Challenge...Still Life and Fruit..oh my..said I. I have never photographed fruit in my life, well maybe some fruit in a tree..but that doesn't count. I might be out of luck on this one. ..but if some Food Photographers can do it..maybe I can too. So in the spirit of the challenge.. I thought and thought..finally ..IT came to me!
IT'S THE RASPBERRIES!! Minnesota grown and hand picked. In my freezer! Put them on a plate and see what happens. Well I began with a white plate...not even a fancy might even be a tad papery.. They looked OK , but not terrific.

Then things went from bad to worse, frozen berries look great frosty..but in various stages of unthawing, they leave a whole lot to be desired. Finally after about sixty pictures with various plates and different light. Flash on.... flash off. Let me tell you there was lots of berry eating in between! Finally I got one I liked..what do you think?

I have a new appreciation for Food Photographers now!:)


RURAL said...

You did a great job, especially since you don't have a full time food stylist primping and plumping. Gravy browner anyone?
They love to use that on the raw turkeys to give them that wonderful just roasted look.

Lucy Corrander Now in Halifax! said...

It must have been quite a fascinating task. I think I like the first one best - on the white plate. (Sorry if I'm meant to like the other better - but I think the first is very restrained and sophisticated and stylish.)

At the Glasgow school of art, first year students used to be given a vegetable (a cabbage I think) and they had to draw it every day as it deteriorated.

Apparently the place stank for the first few weeks of term.

Lucy Corrander

Unknown said...

Wow! Love the contrast in colors! Bright, Exciting!

I'd be tempted to drizzle a little chocolate over it, add a dollop of whipped cream and BAM! YUM YUM

Lucy Corrander said...

Lot of criss-crossing between blogs today - I'm back again.

Just noticed you have become a follower of PICTURES JUST PICTURES .

I'm so pleased you like that as well as LOOSE AND LEAFY .

It's a simple concept and wonderfully self-indulgent but I enjoy doing it. For a chatterbox like me, it's good discipline!


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Far Side of Fifty said...

Lucy had a double post..hence the deletion. That is the first time I have done that..powerfull feeling..
Those Raspberries drove me nuts! But hey, as many of them as I was munching on in between could have been worse:)

Carly said...

Hi Connie :)

I am so glad you decided to step up to the challenge, because this is well done! I wouldn't have thought to use frozen berries. It gives them a super nice glow with the ice on them. Tasty. A cool treat for an afternoon. :) Good job as always m'dear!


alphawoman said...

Actually, they look good enough to eat. lol

Karen Funk Blocher said...

I like both of these a lot. The paper plate looks like classy china that way you photographed it, and the blue glass makes a wonerful color contrast for the thawing red berries.

Besides, it reminds me of all the summer days spent picking wild black raspberries off of thorny vines during my childhood in Manlius, NY!

Kiva said...

Which was better -- photographing them or eating them? I vote for eating!!!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

haha! I was thinking your poor raspberries had some white mold on them before I read they had been frozen! haha

Maybe a few spritzes of water would have livened them up a bit and gave them juicy luscious look?


Far Side of Fifty said...

I let some thaw out..they looked pathetic thawed..but tasted great.
Thanks for the comments ladies!:)

Martha said...

I don't know which I like best, but I do know I want some of those rasberries! Yum!! :-)