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Inspired by Consuelo’s Asparagus I thought I’d give cherries from the farmers market a try.  No tripod for me here since the sun was bright and lit everything nicely.


22 responses

  1. THAT is one cruel photo! I LOVE cherries, but I’m allergic and haven’t been able to eat them anymore in the last 8-9 years.
    Great composition, DOF and colors.

    May 18, 2010 at 3:10 am

    • The horror! Allergic to cherries, I couldn’t even imagine. Maybe next week I’ll take photos of strawberries. I hope you can at least eat strawberries.

      May 18, 2010 at 9:44 am

      • YES! I can still eat strawberries. They’re my favorite fruit since I can’t eat cherries anymore.

        May 19, 2010 at 4:30 pm

  2. OUTSTANDING image! (Hmmm, you really ARE on a red streak! 😀 )

    The perspective, DOF and placing the double cherries in the front – genius. Great job, Sean!

    May 18, 2010 at 5:32 am

    • Thanks, Tracy!. Red, yes, twilight, no. 😀 I am wondering if I should admit that I didn’t plan the two cherries in front since I had to catch a shot before people re-swarmed the stand. Maybe I won’t admit it. So in that light, you’re right, pure awesome geniusness. 😉

      Now the walnuts that I’ll post soon, those were arranged. We’ll have to see if you still have the same opinion.

      May 18, 2010 at 9:47 am

      • Sean, stick with the genius label. Never admit when a happy consequence turns out brilliantly. Keeps that aura about us photographers. 😉

        May 18, 2010 at 10:55 am

      • It’s hard. I like being open about the reality of things, but maybe I should be a bit more mysterious. From now on everything is deliberately planned, except the images that don’t work. Those will be unintentional mistakes. 😀

        May 18, 2010 at 11:04 am

  3. I’m mouth is watering and I don’t even like cherries! Farmer’s Markets are a wealth of photographic material.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:57 am

    • I’m glad this photo got you drooling! 🙂 Thanks, Scott, and welcome!

      May 18, 2010 at 11:02 am

  4. Hello Sean. Not a big fan of cherries (the fruit I mean) but this shot is excellent. Great use of depth of field. Somehow I thought that dash green on the top right gave the image a good balance instead of just being entirely red. Nicely done! 🙂

    May 18, 2010 at 10:02 am

    • Thanks Vince, and thanks for stopping by! I wondered how much I liked that leaf in the shot. In the end I settled on it making it look more natural.

      Also, your images are always a treat to look at. I love macro insect photography.

      May 18, 2010 at 11:06 am

  5. Were these in a bowl, I’d presently be burying my face in it.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    • LOL! Now that is an image! Thanks! And thanks for stopping by!

      May 18, 2010 at 5:28 pm

  6. Wow Sean, this is awesome shot. I love the depth of field and the composition, I feel like I can just go ahead a pick up that one cherry…yummy 🙂

    May 18, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    • Can you believe I didn’t buy any?! I couldn’t remember if $4 a pound was a good price or not. Turns out it is, so my loss. Sunday. I’ll get some. 🙂 Thanks, Consuelo.

      May 18, 2010 at 7:57 pm

  7. Nicely composed image. I am going to try shooting food one day when we run out of flowers here.

    May 19, 2010 at 12:31 am

    • Thank you for visiting, Kala. Your photos are wonderful and I plan to keep stopping by. 🙂

      May 19, 2010 at 5:43 pm

  8. absurdoldbird

    Lovely. I do like photographs of food that I love and I do love cherries!

    May 19, 2010 at 4:48 pm

  9. oh now I’m hungry!! what a delicious photograph. Cherries are MAD expensive here in Ireland, so whenever I’m home in Germany during the summer, I gorge on cherries… yum!

    May 20, 2010 at 12:26 am

    • Thank you, Simone. I guess I get spoiled living near tons of cherry orchards. I never really thought how tough they might be to get as one moves into colder climates.

      May 21, 2010 at 9:09 am

  10. I love the color red, and this is stunning to me. Love the color and the shine on the fruit.

    I like what Scott Thomas said….I just read an article about NOT showing all your photos and only showing the ones that are good. That way, everyone believes that you are better than you are until you make it. I kinda was doing that already, but now I need to make sure I stop saying it was luck even when it was. Fake it till you make it!

    May 23, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    • Thank you, Jan. I don’t take photography seriously yet, that may be where my unfortunate honesty comes from. 🙂 It is something that keeps me entertained and I find it really fun. After I do this for a year, maybe things will change. In the meantime, I just want to learn lots about it from trial and error, and from the great communities online (including the regulars who stop by here).

      That being said, my photos shown online are highly editorialized. I won’t post things that I posted 4 months ago. I’m getting there. 😉

      May 23, 2010 at 5:42 pm

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