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

    P71
    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

        P71
        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

            P71
            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

        P71
        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

      P71
      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 🙁

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  • #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

      P71
      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.

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    • #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

      P71
      Participant

      Super shot Bobbie .. 2 Thumbs 😉

      • #421506

        Bobbie
        Participant

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

        • #421596

          P71
          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

    P71
    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.

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    • #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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