Dark Fruit #2 – Apricots

I had intended today to begin posting some photos of our summer theatre spectacular – first performance on Friday night – but as I’m still sorting through photos of the rehearsals and preparations and tomorrow is the dress rehearsal, I thought I’d wait a little longer to be able to include some of the costumes. Instead I’ve added a second instalment to a food theme I began a few weeks ago which featured some of the luscious cherries from the garden and a few Cape gooseberries I’d found in the supermarket. As they were all photographed against very dark backgrounds I thought they might make a suitably dramatic alternative.

The series of pictures they belonged to also included lemons, limes and apricots and browsing through my photos today I decided I’d give the apricots a whirl for tonight’s performance, the apricots get the starring role but the cape gooseberries get to make another brief appearance as extras too.

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. Lovely photos. If it were me I would a touch of contrast for the web.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment Victor, unfortunately a word is missing so I’m not quite sure if you would prefer more or less contrast?

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      1. Sorry I meant a bit more contrast.

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      2. Ah, I see, thanks for clarifying ! I was actually after a very specific look with these Victor and as the background was already black I deliberately wanted to keep the levels slightly opaque! Always so many ways to edit in the end!

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  2. Sue says:

    Very artistic, Jane – I love the dark background!

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  3. Delicious and delectable in every way, Jane. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Sarah, so glad you like them! 🙂

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  4. They look so soft and lovely.

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    1. They were just as soft as they look in the photos and really luscious colours!

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  5. kazg10 says:

    Your still life’s are fantastic Jane. The colour, the light and shade, its all there and just make my eyes happy! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Kaz, I really do appreciate that 🙂

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  6. WOW!
    Incredible photos, as usual!

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    1. Thank you so much Cosme! Really pleased you like them 🙂 !

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  7. I also love Apricots!!

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    1. They are completely delicious aren’t they?! 🙂

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  8. Love the dark effect in your pictures!!! Still trying to manage it too. Not the easiest… maybe you can help me? 🙂

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    1. Thank you Françoise! I confess I love doing the dark and moody look but only for still life, the thing I love about your photos is they’re always so light, bright and inviting !

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  9. Okay, funny aside about paintings and fruit by an American comedian, Jane. Much of his hilarious material is about food–and in particular, how much he likes to eat unhealthy food. He hates fruit and thinks most of the world hates fruit as well, given the choices available to us now, and to prove his point suggests we all look for paintings with doughnuts in them. You can’t find them. Because a painter would never be able to finish his work on a doughnut. The second he’d turn his back, someone would nick it. Therefore, they are left with a subject no one really wants to steal and eat. Fruit.

    Silly, I know, but I thought I’d share it with you. Your fruit, on the other hand, has made me hungry enough to want to take a bit out of my screen. They are delectable pieces of art. Beautifully done.

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    1. Cheers Shelley! Now there’s a subject I hadn’t thought of photographing, the doughnut, I shall have to do the experiment and see if it survives the test 😀

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