Last month, I presented a Culling exercise. I am uploading 2 from the set for your playing pleasure. If you are interested in another photo, I would be happy to add it here.
Story The van was at the shop, yet again, and ready to be picked up. The day was peaceful and sunny with short warm gusts. It was a 40 minute walk; on the way there, I came across a tree with interesting fruit. As usual, I didn’t have a camera on hand. This time I didn’t want to go home empty handed, so I snapped off a pod for safekeeping.
At home, I left the pod in the recycling bin at the porch, while I went inside to fetch the camera. The shadows were starting to change and if I were to get some good shots I would have to be quick. I also wanted to show how big the pod was in comparison with a regular snow or snap pea. I foraged the kitchen to find an edible that would do the trick. Yes, a kiwi would do.
The first half of the photos were on the deck on the side yard. Then I moved the subjects to the back yard, placing them on top the tarp covering the barbecue grill. In the latter case, they wouldn’t stay still, so I used the gardening hose and a broken branch to secure them.
I didn’t think too much about the staging. I didn’t have experience in that anyway and all I wanted was to demonstrate their difference in size and form. One thing that I did do was take multiple shots. The breeze and gusts were changing the light coming from the canopy so much that I want to give myself some insurance. The shots took a span of 20 minutes.
and tell me which tree the pod belongs to (I have a good idea what it is).
Images licensed under by @afre.