Yesterday afternoon the weather turned cool and rainy. I retreated to my studio (i.e. the basement) to make a couple of photographs that have been rattling around in my cranium for several weeks.
This year, we have had a bumper crop of apples and a decent crop of pears from the trees in our yard. I selected a few apples from the bushels on the breezeway and several pears from the stash on our kitchen counter.
The hardest part of making a still life for me is the styling. That is arranging the items to be photographed in an interesting manner. The lighting and the camerawork come naturally. Elegant arrangements do not.