An Apple a Day

An Apple a DayMy favourite subject to photograph is Still Life [ which I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned before] and we had several days of rainy/windy weather which kept me indoors. I’d bought some of these lovely red apples with an image idea in  mind, as well as looking forward to eating them.

I’d seen a still life image somewhere that featured one of the objects with a ribbon tied around it, so I thought I would put a green ribbon around the red apple, the colour being the complementary of red  i.e. opposites on the Colour Wheel.

For those who may be interested , in the Genesis Garden of Eden historical story, it says that Eve took and ate of the fruit of the Tree of knowledge of good and evil. But in the popular telling of it, people usually refer to her eating an apple. I puzzled as to why this was and found out that the ‘olde’ English word for fruit in general was actually appel/ aeppel.  That word gradually came to refer to specifally the fruit we now call an apple.  Mystery solved!

Gotcha!

Hit and Miss

For this more abstracty image I placed the apple against a setting of kitchen foil to see what the reflections would do. It looked so obviously tinfoil and not very exciting, so I tried out a few ‘effects’ with my software and came up with this one , it’s called ‘colour blast’ which I thought also made a good title for it.

colour blast

The next pic – as you can see is not an apple!  But I thought I would post it anyway cos it is a Still Life and comes from trees too. I think Autumn is a favourite time among photographers and the glorious landscapes they’ve posted on line are a real treat to view. As I am limited in the scenery I have access to, what better than to use colourful, fallen leaves to get the creative juices flowing ….

Leafy Garland Thank you so much for stopping by  –  please leave any comments , they are always most welcome. I get so few visitors let alone comments that it makes me wonder if there’s anyone out there? [ Ha ha – that isn’t a sympathy seeking statement – just stating the facts]  I’ve long given up puzzling about the mysteries of ‘getting more traffic’ in the world of blogging, but I do thank friends who support and encourage me. It means a lot and much appreciated. [typically family show no interest whatsoever in what their Ma is doing [- another ha ha  or Lol !]  again – not a complaint – things are as they are and that’s ok!  The main thing is that I really enjoy what I’m doing and thank the Lord for my hobbies and for keeping me sane!!

many blessings,  see you soon,  Eileen


More Cherries

Jumping Cherries

Jumping Cherries

Decided to try out some tin foil for a background to these cherries.  This one looked as if the cherries were ‘jumping’ to me ….

raining indoors??

raining indoors??

 

cherry stalks

cherry stalks

That’s all the cherries for now …. up next – more flowers!    bye for now,  Eileen

 

 


Still Life

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI used to paint a lot and my favourite subject was Still Life, so I accumulated a lot of pots, vases, china and objects that I picked up from charity shops to use to that end. When I downsized three years ago I had to get rid of most, but kept my favourites.Now I find that I’m enjoying setting them out to photograph and trying out different lighting and effects. This is especially useful as I find it difficult to get out and about as much as I would like to and the garden hasn’t much inspiration to offer at the moment.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn these examples I’ve softened the backgrounds and used a darkened vignette, as well as cropped the originals, which I hope has enhanced the pics ….

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI hope to be posting more frequently in future – but then, I know I’ve said that before … well, I’m full of good intentions ain’t I?      Eileen