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cherries | by Lara Ferroni
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my husband found these great little pewter tins at a garage sale... they are my new favorite!


For Still Life With Everyone's a Critic Theme


Although I do a lot of other stuff, I always seem to come back to basic, beautiful editorial style ingredient shots as my favorites, and I couldn't resist taking a few shots of these cherries.


I love the little water beads on the cherries themselves... it's just water, not glycerin or anything. But, I wish I had cleaned up some of the water to the front, right of the cherry on the table as it leads the eye out of the photo.


A few things I thought of after the fact. I like the horizon line (apparently the "are back in style" by the way), but I think it would have been better to have some color, like a light shade of green, instead of the tan-beige color. The green would act as a great contrast color for the red cherries. I'd also like to bring out the green in the cherry stems some.


One of the happy accidents that really I should have done a better job at planning, is that I like the way the stems reach up, just begging you to pluck one from the container. To me, they add movement to the still life.


Those are my thoughts... what do you think?

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Taken on June 5, 2007