Photographs by Frank

24 September 2014

Tomatoes… and Garden Flowers

Filed under: Early Fall — Tags: , — Frank @ 4:00 PM

This year the squashes (zucchini and otherwise) have been pretty much under control. On the other hand, the tomatoes seem to be out of control!

For a number of days, I have been contemplating the counter of our kitchen island completely covered with tomatoes of all sizes, shapes and colors. I knew there had to be a photograph or two in this bounty.

Thus, yesterday afternoon, I set up a “studio” outside on our deck*.

I began by lining up some small tomatoes on the railing and made the photograph that had been rolling around in my brain for the past few days (see the first photo below). Since I was all set up to make photos, I looked around for other subjects in the tomato pile. When I finished there, I moved on to the flowers Joan grows around the perimeter of the vegetable garden.

All-in-all a good time was had by moi!  I used up some creative energy and amused myself for a couple of hours

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Tomatoes
Tomatoes
Tomato #1
Tomato #1
Tomato #2
Tomato #2
Garden Flower #1
Garden Flower #1
Garden Flower #2
Garden Flower #2
Garden Flower #3
Garden Flower #3
Garden Flower #4
Garden Flower #4

* Warning… photographer talk ahead! My “studio” consisted of a small translucent white scrim arranged to diffuse the sunlight hitting the subjects which were set upon the deck railing. I started by using the natural scenery as background, but I eventually used a reversible white/gold reflector as the background; it was roughly ten feet beyond the deck railing.  I set my exposure to over expose the background giving relatively featureless backgrounds. I used a 70-300 mm zoom lens on my camera.


 

1 Comment

  1. Frank,
    When life gives you tomatoes, you can make images. These are very well done!

    “Tomatoes” had a whimsical feel to it – possibly brought on by the odd tomato in the midst. Glad you didn’t center it.
    “Garden Flowers” They are extremely sharp in detail. Now if you were only coming to HDP tonight, you’d hear Denise Duhamel talk about her creative still lives.

    Comment by Just Joe — 8 October 2014 @ 3:00 PM

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