Stone Fruit Still Life

I rarely, very rarely, do any still life photography. Today is a rare exception. My wife has a distinctive collection of antique stone fruits in an old woven wire bowl. Here is a low light, closeup view of it. The nice colors are the result of Fujifilm’s fine color science.

The Younger Generation

These two pumpkins were sitting in a Beacon Hill entryway as I clumped down to Charles Street to buy our Sunday Papers. I initially thought I would title this image “Mother and Child” or “Still life with Pumpkins”. Those titles probably would have worked OK but I think the current one works better.

Society is always at a time when the young start replacing the old in leadership positions. That transition is particularly relevant in today’s fractious political climate. I fervently hope that those who will lead this nation in the years to come take their increasing responsibility VERY seriously.

And you thought this post was only about a photograph of pumpkins!

Equinox Still Life

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The huge advantage of the Ricoh GR camera is that I can carry it in a little holster on my belt. Doing this regularly makes it just a part of clothing instead of a separate object that I constantly have to worry about. 

Walking out of the gym this morning there was this spoon resting in a tarnished steel tray. The form of the curvilinear spoon and the undulating blues and greys of the tray to my eye make a particularly nice duo.

Bat With Mostly Blue Bucket Background

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Saw this tableau today in a place called Elmer’s Barn on my way back from Augusta. Elmer runs what can best be described as a high-end junk shop. However his choice of things to show is wonderfully eclectic and every now and then one runs across something pretty good. It’s especially worth stopping by if you happen to be a photographer because of vignettes like these.

Turpentine Memories

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Memory is elusive. I think we dwell in the past entirely too much.

I took this photograph originally thinking it would make a nice conventional still life, nothing more. However as I cropped its edges and toned down its color it took on this hazy look that I like and became more meditative.