Weekend Photography Challenge #455 Harvest/Food

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    • #421085
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      For many of us it’s Harvest time, lots of photo opportunities …. fields, berries, produce in general.
      For others any food shots, or still life or macro.

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    • #421110
      Click
      Participant

      Hot Stuff (and Veggies)harvest

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      • #421177
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Fantastic. Fire fighters and hot peppers. A perfect combination.

        • #421219
          JasenkaG
          Keymaster

          Haha indeed 🙂  Such a lovely combination!

      • #421320
        Bobbie
        Participant

        And you got all of the primary colors Click. Thanks for pointing out the hot connection Dave.

         

      • #421553
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Great spotting Click. Didn’t make the connection either till I read the others posts. Great awareness and a great pic!

    • #421114
      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      Apple picking time. (iPhone 6s)

       

      • #421158
        Bobbie
        Participant

        Beautiful color Rob!

      • #421178
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        I agree with Bobbie. Beautiful colors here.  And blemish free apples. Every dormant season I tell myself that THIS year I’m going to follow a fungicide spray schedule. And I never do. Our apples always have some spots on them.

        • #421321
          Bobbie
          Participant

          And they probably taste great Dave. We don’t use anything on our lemon or clementine tree either.

      • #421554
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Yum! They look so delicious and healthy. Looks like some pie baking and icecream on the horizon!

    • #421135
      Patrick
      Participant

      Thank you Tersha..

      Old A3 Smartphone

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      • #421195
        Preston
        Participant

        Those are some good looking potatoes P71.  The splash of green from the beans and broccoli is a nice touch.

        • #421234
          Patrick
          Participant

          Thank you Preston , bit of an old photo .. stuck at home with the last few days with flu.

          • #421322
            Bobbie
            Participant

            Hope you’re feeling better P71! Totally agree with Preston about the image, especially about the beans (but my go-to-feel-good food has to be chicken soup).

            • #421344
              Patrick
              Participant

              Thank you Bobbie , not feeling too bad today 😉

      • #421555
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        You too? I’m still not back to 100% after my flu three weeks ago. I couldn’t even summon the strength to post comments on LS. Hope you recover soon Pat. As a spud devotee myself this pic is particularly enjoyable. They look like some I bought just yesterday which were Kestrel potatoes with the spots of purple on the skin.

        • #421595
          Patrick
          Participant

          Thanks graham , i am feeling much better now 😉 .. these potatoes are just some from my sisters veg plot  , i made her 2 fairly big veg beds a couple of years ago and she has had all sorts growing since , if she is not growing stuff she is making Soaps that she sells.

    • #421139
      Marcia J
      Participant

      My “harvest” this year was disappointing until I started having a little fun!

      Lonely Tomato

    • #421140
      Marcia J
      Participant

      Tomato with Dew Bokeh

      • #421556
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Making the most of what you have though Marcia. Nice bokeh.

    • #421151
      Gray B
      Participant

      😄 Keep it up the fun Marcia.

    • #421161
      Andre P.
      Participant

      Almost ripe.

      • #421557
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Love the colour and detail in this Andre.

    • #421162
      Andre P.
      Participant

      We’re going to take the harvest home.

      • #421179
        Patrick
        Participant

        Great thinking , love it.

      • #421194
        Preston
        Participant

        Haha, you might be a bit overweight on that tractor there Andre!  Love the concept.

        • #421239
          Andre P.
          Participant

          You are right. Fortunately, there was no police check!

      • #421323
        Bobbie
        Participant

        🙂

      • #421558
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        What a fun project this would have been. I would never have thought about using this angle if not for the toys. Great creativity Andre.

    • #421163
      Andre P.
      Participant

      Looking forward to tasting.

      • #421181
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        I like this one a lot. Wonderful colors throughout. The image is a great representation of a fall harvest.

        We had a giant 60 year old English walnut tree on the farm. Every other year provided an astounding amount of walnuts.

      • #421208
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Oh yum! Great fall harvest.

      • #421324
        Bobbie
        Participant

        I’m jealous. Not only is this a beautiful fall image, but your walnut shells actually have walnuts in them. We have a huge pecan tree but for several years, no pecans, only shells 🙁

      • #421329
        JasenkaG
        Keymaster

        You’ve captured all those beautiful autumn colors here, such a pleasant view 🙂

      • #421347
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        I have nothing to add – surely would make a wonderful food advertisement, though.

      • #421559
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        You certainly got some great shots from these walnuts. This last one is a stunner and ticks all the boxes for a food shot. It has wonderful textures and colour and a mouth-watering appeal.

    • #421183
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Friends gave us a start of this Gezahnte tomato. It’s an heirloom paste tomato developed in Naples Italy.

      • #421209
        LeanneC
        Participant

        They look great, Dave!

        • #421236
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          Thanks Leanne. Flavor was ok but nothing to write home about. Used them in spaghetti sauce and salsa.

      • #421561
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        I thought they were capsicums at first. Another thing I’ve never seen before! Pity about the taste but they certainly look appealing in your pic Dave.

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      PB170028

       

       

      • #421210
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Great looking bounty!

      • #421563
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Great colour David. Looks like a typical Australian car-boot pop-up market. Fresh veggies, carpark location, beer can wheel stop 🙂

    • #421193
      Preston
      Participant

      I’ve eaten more cherry tomatoes this year than I can count.

      • #421237
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        We usually grow two types every year. This last year was the old standbys Sweet 100 and Sun Gold.

        • #421410
          Preston
          Participant

          The Sun Golds are my favorite; such a sweet tomato and low acidity. I don’t have any pictures of them on the vine because I picked them too fast.

          • #421458
            Dave Watkins
            Participant

            A cultivar we love but could not find this year is Sun Sugar. Very similar to Sun Gold but maybe even a tad sweeter.

      • #421536
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Two years ago I bought a demountable plastic greenhouse, soil & potting mix, cherry tomato seedlings, fertiliser etc…cost me about $250 in total to set up. They grew and grew until eventually baby green tomatoes started appearing. As soon as they started turning pinkish-red, I’d tell the wife I’m picking those tomorrow but when I’d go out the next day, they’d all be gone! Damn rats and/or Possums!
        I bought a plastic eagle to hover nearby and scare the rodents away…didn’t work. I bought boxes of camphor (napthalene mothballs) and crushed them and spread it around the plants when a mate told me he does this and it works wonderfully for him…didn’t work. I bought a plastic snake and put it between the plants….didn’t work.

        In the end I harvested a grand total of about 12 tomatoes for the entire endeavour but man was I proud! I just buy them now 🙁

    • #421196
      Graham Hart
      Participant

      One from last year. Apologies for my absence recently but the Man-Flu really knocked me around for the past two weeks. Still recovering.

      • #421211
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Lovely looking berries, Graham.

      • #421288
        Patrick
        Participant

        Very nice Graham.

        Get well soon mate.

      • #421325
        Bobbie
        Participant

        Love the berries, great sharp focus.

        No apologies needed Graham. Just glad to know you’re on the way to well. Chicken soup for you too!

      • #421348
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        I wouldn’t recommend eating these berries just yet, Graham! Do hope you are totally recovered soon.

      • #421355
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Thanks for the get well wishes everyone. I’m still dealing with the remnants of whatever alien demon flu spore attacked me. So much for the flu shot I had earlier this year! Hopefully I’ll be back to normal soon and I can get the camera back in action. Thanks again.

    • #421212
      LeanneC
      Participant

      I love filling my hod! Mobile image taken with my Samsung phone.

      Harvest Time (mobile image)

       

    • #421213
      LeanneC
      Participant

      I love all of the different colours and varieties of tomatoes:

      tomatoes

      • #421238
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Beautiful shot Leanne. Lovely light and color. They look delicious. We always look forward to our first home grown tomato every year. You just can’t match the flavor from one from the store.

        • #421375
          LeanneC
          Participant

          Agreed! And something about eating them when they are sun-warmed…mmmmmm!

    • #421214
      LeanneC
      Participant

      Carrots – all shapes, colours and sizes:

      carrots

      • #421326
        Bobbie
        Participant

        Beautiful rainbow Leanne.

        • #421374
          LeanneC
          Participant

          Thanks Bobbie. I used to grow the heritage varieties just for the colours. But they seem to grow much quicker than some of my “orange” carrots so I love them for that now too. (But really, the colours are just cool!)

      • #421349
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Leanne, I am so hungry right now and these 2 posts look delicious. Think I’ll pick some of the other food posts, add some firemen and hot peppers and have a feast!

        • #421373
          LeanneC
          Participant

          Pat, I had to reread your post twice and I’m still puzzling over what the firemen are for! 😉

          • #421403
            Pat Garrett
            Participant

            Sorry,  Leanne, I was referring to the post by Click (first post) with the firemen and the hot peppers. My guess is they may have been shopping for items for a firehouse chili cook-off (common here) or something like that – and perhaps they’d share the results w me – I am not a “cook”.

            • #421560
              LeanneC
              Participant

              Now I get it! Chili cook-offs are not something we do here. My Dad was a firefighter for 29 years. He does know how to make a few very good dishes. They tend to be good cooks as they take turns making meals for their crew.

      • #421538
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        What a wonderful array of colours your garden must display Leanne. These pics are just so mouth-watering I can almost taste the delicious flavours.

        • #421562
          LeanneC
          Participant

          Thanks Graham! Just threw the last of the tomatoes, peppers, etc. into a salsa today, to can it. We’ll have carrots and potatoes for a bit but that is wrap for the garden this year!

    • #421242
      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Breakfast on Jeju Island, South Korea.

      • #421381
        LeanneC
        Participant

        I am intrigued, Kent! I don’t think of broccoli as a breakfast food. And what are those things that look like bannock? I love trying different foods and when my husband and I travel we always order different dishes so we can share and taste more!

        • #421415
          Kent DuFault
          Participant

          I think they were some type of fruit tart.

      • #421540
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Broccoli for breakfast, now there’s a thought. I love broccoli (not sure about pairing it with fruit tart though?). This pic certainly has a feeling of ‘the day’s adventures are about to start’. Hope they were great ones Kent!

        • #421850
          Kent DuFault
          Participant

          It was a wonderful vacation! Thanks for the comment.

    • #421272
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Our Brussels sprouts still need a few more weeks before they’re ready but they’re showing some fall colors just like the trees.  🙂 The water is morning dew that’s puddled up.

      • #421412
        Preston
        Participant

        For the longest time I though Brussels Sprouts grew like cabbage until I visited my neighbor’s garden.  I love the clarity and sharpness of the dew.

        • #421459
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          I thought the color, texture and shape of the leaves were more interesting than the sprouts themselves. I also liked how the water beads off the leaves. Car wax companies should look into how they do it. But the more I looked at this shot the less I liked it. Tried to delete it yesterday but like a bad cold it just wouldn’t go away. I appreciate your comment though. 🙂

      • #421541
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        My favourite veggie! I like the pic Dave because of the colours in the leaves and the dew. I yearn for the BG veggies though 🙂

    • #421332
      Bobbie
      Participant

      “On the Chopping Block”

      • #421350
        Pat Garrett
        Participant

        Love the textures, color and lighting here, Bobbie. Boy! That looks like the start of something delicious!

        • #421394
          Bobbie
          Participant

          Thanks Pat. It was part of wonderful meal the men in the community prepared for the women. That happens in my home every day since I barely cook and my partner loves to but it’s rarer in some other homes 🙂

          • #421404
            Pat Garrett
            Participant

            Mine would be one of the “rare” homes.

      • #421376
        LeanneC
        Participant

        This is a tough thread to look at when hungry! Nice job, Bobbie.

        • #421395
          Bobbie
          Participant

          Thanks so much Leanne!

      • #421413
        Preston
        Participant

        Quite the literal title Bobbie!  This makes me want some grilled veggies

        • #421449
          Bobbie
          Participant

          Thanks for your comment Preston

      • #421542
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Yum! Love the colour and the steel on wood textures. That chopping board has seen some action Bobbie.

        I was reading about primary and secondary diagonals on Diane Wehr’s street photography website last night and this pic is a classic example of the secondary diagonal (bottom left to top right corner).

        • #421588
          Bobbie
          Participant

          Thanks for your comment and the info Graham. I don’t remember ever hearing those terms and I’ll look at the site you mentioned.

    • #421345
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      I bought this mini gourd for a still life, but haven’t had time yet …

      mini gourd

      • #421377
        LeanneC
        Participant

        I love how the top of a gourd looks like a scrunched up face! This is a fun angle, Diane.

      • #421543
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Suits the black BG perfectly Diane. These things are piled high in some supermarkets here at the moment so Halloween must be around the corner? Not a traditional celebration here but seems to be taking hold.

    • #421351
      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Wild grapes are ripening – time to make a “Concord Grape Pie”

      • #421378
        LeanneC
        Participant

        A favourite of mine! Did you have a good season for them? A friend of mine had a bumper crop this year.

      • #421396
        Bobbie
        Participant

        Beautiful colors Pat. The lighting makes the grapes look like precious gems. Enjoy oyur pie!

        • #421406
          Pat Garrett
          Participant

          Thanks, Bobbie. Wish you could join me.

          • #421450
            Bobbie
            Participant

            Thanks Pat! Wish I could. I never tasted grape pie.

      • #421411
        Preston
        Participant

        Fantastic light Pat!  It looks like they’re partly full with liquid.

      • #421460
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        I agree. The colors and light are wonderful. You’ve got me thinking about planting some grapes now. We had Concord, Flame and Himrod at the farm and we kind of miss ’em.

      • #421544
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Beautiful fresh colour Pat. Never heard of Grape Pie before but going on my track record with eating grapes, reckon I could clear a room after eating a slice or two 🙂

    • #421352
      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      Corn is past prime and often recycled as Fall decorations.

      • #421397
        Bobbie
        Participant

        I love the tones and the composition Pat. It’s a perfect autumn image.

      • #421461
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Bobbies right. Beautiful light as well. And the background is just soft enough to make the subject stand out but keep it in its environment.

      • #421545
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        I agree with exactly what Bobbie said. Lovely colours and texture. Aged cord still on the cob is not something I have ever seen. Never crossed my mind what happens to corn when it grows out.

    • #421380
      LeanneC
      Participant

      I take food shots a lot but rarely share them…they are mostly for documentation, for myself. But since I have them…here is another one! Our cobs are short, typically, but very tasty!

      corn

      • #421387
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        I really like this one Leanne, we used to grow a few 100 acres of corn when I was much younger. I love farming, though I don’t  do it anymore.

      • #421389
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Your Photo was recognized in the Members Picks Week of October 7 Forum  ⬅ Click Here

      • #421414
        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        That’s an awesome picture!

      • #421462
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Wow. Speaking of beautiful light. And great composition and color. The term “buttery yellow” fits here in more ways than one. Looks absolutely delicious.

      • #421546
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Gorgeous pic Leanne and a wonderful example of a primary diagonal (been reading about them lately). Must be a great variety of corn because everyone I’ve ever seen has hundreds of hairy filaments between the kernels. I can see only one tiny stringy bit in your pic so did this cob go to make-up prior to the shoot or is it natural?

        • #421564
          LeanneC
          Participant

          Thanks.

          It’s all in how you shuck it! 😉 No make-up required, Graham!

    • #421447
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Fungi

      • #421547
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Interesting pic Robert. I like the burst of white from the darker wood. Not big on the camouflage side of things are they? Maybe its because they’re deadly to eat?

    • #421451
      Bobbie
      Participant

      “Friendly Competition”

      • #421455
        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        I like it!

        • #421503
          Bobbie
          Participant

          Thanks Kent 🙂

      • #421463
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Fun and colorful and fits the challenge to a T. Thumbs up.

        • #421504
          Bobbie
          Participant

          Thanks so much Dave!

      • #421469
        Holly K
        Participant

        I like the colors and composition.  Plus the smiles on their faces.

        • #421505
          Bobbie
          Participant

          Thanks for your comment Holly. I like it too …

      • #421488
        Patrick
        Participant

        Super shot Bobbie .. 2 Thumbs 😉

        • #421506
          Bobbie
          Participant

          Thanks so much P17! Do you have a nickname? P17 sounds so formal.

          • #421596
            Patrick
            Participant

            Yes of course bobbie , my name is Patrick 😉

      • #421548
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        I like it a lot too Bobbie. Colourful produce and colourful characters show a way of life envied by some. Looks like he’s jokingly threatening the competiton with a piece of cardboard!

        • #421589
          Bobbie
          Participant

          Thanks so much Graham. I thought someone might see the cardboard that way (I think it’s one of the price markers). In this market it’s possible that they’re even from the same extended family.

      • #421566
        LeanneC
        Participant

        Great moment captured, Bobbie! Nice job.

        • #421590
          Bobbie
          Participant

          Thanks Leanne. I’m definitely drawn more to people than produce.

    • #421487
      Patrick
      Participant

      Wild Elderberry

    • #421489
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Mushrom Pie.


      Must be a SHITake.

      • #421508
        Bobbie
        Participant

        🙂 And how much elderberry wine did you have Robert???

      • #421524
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        🙂

      • #421550
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Definitely won’t be eating that one 🙂

    • #421511
      Charmaine Joubert
      Participant

      A challenge which I found very challenging but I wanted to try something different. My take on a “Dewy Apple”.

      • #421523
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Very nice low-key treatment Charmaine.

      • #421551
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Agree with Diane, very nice image.

    • #421525
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      hi-key snowberries … I don’t know what eats these, birds probably …

      snowberries on white

      • #421552
        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Lovely pic Diane. Never heard of these either. Wonder what they taste like (if edible)? Your pic made me think again about hi-key because I always automatically think of B&W but this pic works really well with the white fruit and minimal colour of the leaves and stalk.

      • #421591
        Bobbie
        Participant

        I love this image Diane. It looks like it’s a sophisticated minimalistic decoration on a white wedding cake.

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