Pear Kisses

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    Warren, Connecticut. Went up to Averill Farm to buy apples, pears, and quinces for our apple pie baking marathon this weekend. Figured I'd get them now so I could photograph them before they get "pied." Got them all washed and lined up regiment style for their group picture.

    These bosc pears are maybe the most photographed and painted fruit on earth and I can see why, very photogenic they are. Tomorrow I'll work on shots of quinces and the various types of apple I got: we like our pies filled with a variety of apples, some pears, and a small amount of quince for bite. This "aggregate" makes for a more interesting and varied texture and taste.

    mwhammer, nsbkaizen, Photography JC, and 51 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. shabdaly 79 months ago | reply

      Really like this!

    2. jamesToligney 78 months ago | reply

      stupendous shot, Richard!

    3. Richard- 78 months ago | reply

      Thank you H., shabaly, James, I appreciate your kind comments.

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    5. jude 75 months ago | reply

      this shot is absolutely bokehlicious - superb.

    6. regina_austria 72 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Multi mega shot { invit only }, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    7. hsisson 72 months ago | reply

      Very nicely done! The repetition and bokeh is wonderful.

    8. pixelmixture 71 months ago | reply

      this lens is brilliant...i love mine.
      this shot is so nice...looks like a painting

    9. AlexEdg 70 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called AllEdges Still Life, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    10. buttonheart / Chloe Price 69 months ago | reply

      this is just beautiful!

    11. Pink Thistle 67 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Pears and Apples, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      You're right - they are very photogenic! I don't know if I've ever seen so many pears in the one photo. Hope you had fun with your baking.

    12. ~ Meredith ~ 67 months ago | reply

      Beautiful light in this. Glad I didn't have to do the washing & lining up though. Nicely captured :-)

    13. Richard- 67 months ago | reply

      Meredith: washing and lining up wasn't too hard. We washed and peeled hundreds of apples and pears last year and we're at it again this year. Fewer pears this year though as they don't last as long and we only bake 4 pies a day. So far this year we've got 12 fruit pies in the freezer and our compost is full of apple and pear peels.

    14. kmrphotography 67 months ago | reply

      very nice composition with the pears! So the pies have all three fruits in them? - - sounds delicious, wouldn't mind the recipe :-)
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    15. Richard- 67 months ago | reply

      kmrphotography: For each pie cut up 1 quince, 2 pears and the rest apples. The rest is crust, butter, flour, a touch of cinnamon and another spice I can't remember (my wife does that part). My job is picking, washing, and peeling the fruit. The crust making and pie assembly is done by the boss. Oh, my other job is to eat. I'm very good at that.

    16. PredictorX 54 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Overlapping Elements, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    17. NickD58 54 months ago | reply

      Nice shot, I feel hungry.

    18. Jade M. Sheldon 52 months ago | reply

      Just adore the lighting here... Lovely...

    19. _SG_ 41 months ago | reply

      wonderful work, well done!

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