Recently I was inspired by a Finnish photographer, Jenni Penni, after reading Katy Elliott's blog. The shot is so beautifully taken and so flawless that it took my breath away. Sometimes, when I look at what other people do, I want to bang my head against a post and repeat, "why didn't I think of that". But I didn't.
So, this is my version of the inspiration. The same but wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy different. I'm not that clean and pristine (arches eyes at Mandy). So, I adapted the inspiration for me. I wanted a more rustic feel. When I think of hearts I also think of the wonderful poem by e.e. cummings. You know the one.
This was my result....
As you can see...I need some more work on lighting. I cannot for the life of me find how to adjust the exposure on my 40D. And of course I can't find my manual. I will work on this shot again just because I enjoyed it. And, the Shutter Sister had a blog about how to build a light box on the cheap.
The good thing about photographing fruit is that you get to eat it too. It was a good afternoon sitting at the lake, watching a front move across the sky and the lone duck swim in frigid waters while I munched on an apple. There could be worse things in life.
Before and after: