I just returned home from the natural candy store. Yes, I am referring to the local produce market.
Surrounded by the vast array of colors, shapes, and textures my creative spirit goes into overdrive. Unfortunately, on more than one occasion, this has resulted in more fresh fruits and vegetables than we can store and eat before it spoils! I did better this morning. Bought just the right amount, although I confess I wanted one of everything in sight! Some of my friends just look at me and shake their heads when I tell them how the beauty at the produce store excites me.
“Use glass, mirrors, and other reflective surfaces for a fun way to experiment when taking pictures.” For day seventeen in the Photo101 course sponsored by WordPress, I chose to use a mirror underneath this pear. This image also illustrates my love of macro photography.
The green background is a piece of burlap fabric. A shallow depth of field directs the eye to the star of this image, a beautiful pear. A few drops of water slowly roll down to the mirror.
Growing up there were certain foods I didn’t like, sometimes because of the look or smell. It did not matter how often my family told me it was delicious. Not until I actually tasted the food, was I was convinced it was good. Psalm 34:8 reminds me that I personally can taste and see God’s goodness when I take initiative to investigate Him and open my heart to Him.
Thanks for taking “A Second Look” Look for more images of fruits and vegetables at http://www.stephaniehalstead.com. Cherries, blueberries, apples, pumpkins, gourds and strawberries are on display there now.