Yummy (Not so yummy)

by Camellia Staab September. 22, 2019 210 views

Black Mission figs are one of my most favorite types of fruit. I had not seen any around my area for...forever. When I saw that Trader Joe's had brought some in, of course I had to purchase. Brought them home, mouth drooling, opened the box and plopped one into my mouth.

If you have never had Black Mission figs let me tell you what they taste like....sweet, sweet, with a tad crunchiness, due to the seeds.

But these figs were nowhere close to being sweet.

Not an ounce of sweetness!

Instead they were tasteless!

I placed them in the fridge ( they are prone to becoming moldy very quickly). They sat in the fridge for a couple of days, and then I popped another one in my mouth.

The second time around, it tasted better, but not quite what I remembered them to be.

So what to?

What to do?

Heck!

Take photos for the 365 challenge.

Photos it is!

To be honest I am not totally thrilled with the photos either. The light I used for the side illumination, was harsher than I wanted and I just couldn't replicate what I had seen in my mind's eye.

Therefor these will have to do 😉.

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Russell Smith 3 weeks ago

Hmm figs not being sweet would be a disappointment. I do like the textures in #2

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Camellia Staab Replied to Russell Smith 3 weeks ago

Thanks smile

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Russell Smith Replied to Camellia Staab 3 weeks ago

Question in your mind did you want harder or softer light?

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Camellia Staab Replied to Russell Smith 3 weeks ago

I wanted softer light and while I was shooting, it looked soft enough but when I looked at them on the computer screen everything looked very harsh. Was working towards low key but did not achieve that.

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Russell Smith Replied to Camellia Staab 3 weeks ago

Low key is something that I struggle with for food/still life. If you do not have something like a 5 in one reflector (center is a diffusion panel) you could use something like parchment (white) paper or even tracing paper to soften and remove some of the light.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Russell Smith 3 weeks ago

My biggest issue is me.."I want and I want it done now" So I read , I plan, I set up, and then things don't work out the way I want and I walk out......But with that having been said I will try your suggestions, I would like to set up the " low light " atmosphere and then just have it set for future without having to take down and start all over and that is where I am at right now.

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Russell Smith Replied to Camellia Staab 3 weeks ago

I understand that part I would love to have a "shop" or studio type space I could set up things like that and leave it. I also have some black and white foam board and a bag of cheap A clamps to hold them.

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Jay Boggess 3 weeks, 1 day ago

ice camera work!

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Camellia Staab Replied to Jay Boggess 3 weeks ago

👍

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Lynn F Medley 3 weeks, 2 days ago

They look good but never had one before , I like your images very much myself!

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Camellia Staab Replied to Lynn F Medley 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Thanks Lynn. I am not sure why they are not more common. We seem to get all sorts of exotic fruits, why not the black fig?

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Sherry Hill 3 weeks, 2 days ago

you did a good job, because you make me want to eat a fig [and i've never eaten a fig].. :)

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Camellia Staab Replied to Sherry Hill 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Hope the ones you find and eat are sweet, that way you won't be disappointed on your first try smile

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Björn Roose 3 weeks, 2 days ago

The photos are great, but my figs apparently tasted better. To compensate for the taste, my photo wasn't that great ... smile

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Camellia Staab Replied to Björn Roose 3 weeks, 2 days ago

😂😂

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