Goofy Inspiration

by Benny Law June. 29, 2020 370 views

In these lockdown days, many of us are looking for ideas around our home to have some fun with our camera, and I have seen lots of impressive work posted on PhotoBlog. I am not a very creative person, but once in a while, I do stumble upon an opportunity to goof around with stuff to create some fun images.

This afternoon, as I was finishing my routine fruit break, I just felt the urge to do something with what remained of the fruit I had eaten before I threw it into the trashcan. The following images are the fruit of my goofy inspiration, all taken with a macro extension tube mounted on my Sony α6000.

See if you can identify the fruit before you read the captions below. Consider yourself a genius (or at least an expert) if you succeed. 😊

When I showed this to my daughter, she freaked out, thinking it's some kind of tiny swarming insects. Well, that's just the skin of the bottom half of a kiwi fruit. After I had eaten the flesh and scraped the skin clean with a teaspoon, I held the semi-translucent skin against a lamp and shot this.

When I showed this to my daughter, she freaked out, thinking it's some kind of tiny swarming insects. Well, that's just the skin of the bottom half of a kiwi fruit. After I had eaten the flesh and scraped the skin clean with a teaspoon, I held the semi-translucent skin against a lamp and shot this.

This photo should give you a better idea of what I was doing with the kiwi skin. This species of kiwi has a rather smooth skin instead of a hairy skin and the skin is quite thin.

This photo should give you a better idea of what I was doing with the kiwi skin. This species of kiwi has a rather smooth skin instead of a hairy skin and the skin is quite thin.

"The Eye" -- created with my index finger and thumb over the backlit kiwi skin :)

"The Eye" -- created with my index finger and thumb over the backlit kiwi skin :)

OK, that's enough goofiness for one post. I'll most likely return to my more serious Lisbon series in my next post.

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Berckmans Peter 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Very cool and creative. A good idea

6 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Berckmans Peter 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks, Peter. I'm glad you like the idea.

6 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Fernando Bourgon 6 months, 3 weeks ago

#3 When I saw the photo on the main page, I was not clear what it could be. When I entered the post, I passed what your daughter thought was a swarm of insects. When I continued reading it seemed to me like a kiwi, but it was not clear to me. Good creation.

6 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Fernando Bourgon 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks, Fernando. You can be proud of yourself for recognizing it as a kiwi.🙂 Thanks for the comment.

6 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Tsao T-F 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Interesting! Love this good, original creation.smile

6 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Tsao T-F 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind comment, my friend. 🙂

6 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil 6 months, 3 weeks ago

The Eye is impressive. Love the creativity here Benny.

6 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Antonio Gil 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Pleasantly surprised that you like it! Thanks, Antonio. 😊

6 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab 6 months, 3 weeks ago

This is definitely the type of stuff I would do. Initially I thought it was a pear and for sure not a Kiwi because I am used to seeing hairy Kiwis. Very good experiment and I am glad you tried. Also, pretty cool eye and you say you are not imaginative?? Pffft !!smile

6 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Camellia Staab 6 months, 3 weeks ago

You are not the only one who thought it was a pear. Unlike the common kiwi which has hairy skin and green flesh, this is a type of golden kiwi which has smooth skin and yellowish flesh. They are sweeter too. The rich vitamins must have given me a temporary boost in my imaginative power. smile

6 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Brett Johnson 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Brilliant Goofiness!

6 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Benny Law Replied to Brett Johnson 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much, Brett!

6 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
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