Pear Kisses

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.

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  • Sharaf 8y

    Really like this!
  • james 8y

    stupendous shot, Richard!
  • Richard Wanderman PRO 8y

    Thank you H., shabaly, James, I appreciate your kind comments.
  • outnbout 8y

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  • jude PRO 7y

    this shot is absolutely bokehlicious - superb.
  • regina_austria PRO 7y

    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!
  • Holly Sisson 7y

    Very nicely done! The repetition and bokeh is wonderful.
  • pixelmixture 7y

    this lens is brilliant...i love mine.
    this shot is so nice...looks like a painting
  • Alex Edgar PRO 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called AllEdges Still Life, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • buttonheart / Chloe Price 7y

    this is just beautiful!
  • Rachel Marks PRO 7y

    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.
  • Meredith Wilson 7y

    Beautiful light in this. Glad I didn't have to do the washing & lining up though. Nicely captured :-)
  • Richard Wanderman PRO 7y

    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.
  • Kim PRO 7y

    very nice composition with the pears! So the pies have all three fruits in them? - - sounds delicious, wouldn't mind the recipe :-)
    Seen in Pears and Apples
  • Richard Wanderman PRO 7y

    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.
  • PredictorX 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Overlapping Elements, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • NickD58 PRO 6y

    Nice shot, I feel hungry.
  • Jade Sheldon 6y

    Just adore the lighting here... Lovely...
  • _SG_ PRO 5y

    wonderful work, well done!

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Taken on November 1, 2007
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