03 August 2009

Apple branch in winter

Apples on branch"Forget about trying to photograph at midday," they say. "The light's no good." But here in Aotearoa in early June the midday sun's low, the shadows are strong, the light lacks the bleached-out look of summer sun at noon. I photographed these apples at sixteen minutes past midday on 7 June.

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4 comments:

Anne-Marie said...

So simple, yet so beautiful. I'm pretty sure I recognise that tree. I've often looked at it and thought it was just asking to be photographed.

Zhoen said...

Exceptions to every rule.

Barbara said...

Ohh ... I really like this. It conveys a sense of motion, back and forth, a pendulum. Of course it is also gorgeous - all the more because you defied 'them';)

pohanginapete said...

Anne-Marie, that is indeed the tree you're thinking about. As an aside, I'm glad the apples were a bit scrappy — if they'd been near perfect I imagine the photo would have lacked something important. Life, perhaps.

Zhoen — except the rule that says exceptions to every rule? ;^)

Barbara, there's a delightful satisfaction about being rebellious and getting away with it. Thanks :^)