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Corn

I signed up for this class because I am often called upon to make fruit trays for events and I usually photograph them in order to repeat what I did if that one is popular. The cover photo went fast.

At the store I shopped and came home with watermelon, canteloupe, strawberries, limes and bananas. Because I wanted to eat the banana, I started with it. These are the photos of a reject. I'll work with the others later and will determine which I want to be my "official project." (I suspect it will be the personal watermelon. It's absolutely gorgeous.)

Banana reject.

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 Whole fruit. I went for black background to make the yellow pop. 

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Already browning

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Slices from top

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I love the way the moisture and seeds show up in the close-up.

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More standard view

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One problem with using bananas is how quickly they brown after cutting. But look at the cute little face. Scowling at me for trying to prop it up. :)

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Am looking forward to moving to the next fruit option. :)

My next experiment was with canteloupe. It didn't really thrill me so here's another possible reject.

This was kind of like a mood board but is decision-making board. I could only use 4 elements other than the whole and I had 5. I knew I would use juice because I loved the shine it gave under the bright light in the kitchen but these three were the finalists. I had about 4 more I also liked.

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Here are the five final images.

Whole fruit. I liked the close up of the texture but wasn't sure it would count as "whole."

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Seeds. I opted out of the half even though I like the picture.

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Rind

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Pulp. 

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Juice. Difficult choice but I like the pattern of the reflective shine in this one.

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Still have strawberry and watermelon to go. Hoping one of those will make me immediately say, "This is the one."

I substituted corn for watermelon.

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Last but not least, the strawberry.

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It's a toss-up. I like the natural light on the berries. All the rest were done at night with artificial light. But I like the variety on the corn, despite the problems with the whole ear photo. My back drop was too small and that was all I had. Plus I had two other parts of the corn I left out, the silks and the cob after I had eaten the corn.

I'm open to suggestions. Should this project be called "Corn" ot "It's the Berries"?

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