Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Be Still 52 and 30 Days of Gratitude - Day 5

Grateful for the fruits of the season.

"Live in each season as it passes;
breathe the air, drink the drink,
taste the fruit,
and resign yourself to the influence of the earth
~Henry David Thoreau."

The assignment for Be Still 52 this week was to include a pear and a bowl. Simple things, yes, but doing this is not simple for me. I bought three pears and collected a few bowls. After several attempts of composing a nice image, I frustratingly plopped the pear I was working with in the clear bowl. Voila, that was the combination for me. Simple items, simple composition.



  1. I couldn't agree more. Simple is best! Your image is gorgeous - I love the rich jewel tones.

  2. I like the lighting on the pear and the way it seems to glow against the background. It looks shiny and lush. Well done.

  3. Isn't that the truth! I must have taken 150 pictures of different pears in different bowls in different places! LOL! You ended up with a beauty of a photo though!

  4. I applaud you for doing the Be Still exercise! I can't remember the last one I did, I really need to go back and at least read the emails. You did a beautiful job! Don't feel badly, I struggle with still life, too.

  5. I know that frustration and this turned out great. I am with Dotti, I haven't done a Be Still exercise in forever, I need to read the weekly exercises as well. Oh well. The snow is forecasted for next week, I need to be outside every nice day there is. Plenty of time for inside work this winter.

  6. Really like how the pear looks in the glass bowl, it gives it dimension. Brilliant exercise

  7. THIS photo may just be the inspirtion I need to get my paint brushes out again.


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