Day 116: A Pineapple's Journey

by Ivan Steenkamp May. 01, 2017 1035 views


My brother Dawid loves to grow plants. He grows many different plants like the one you see bellow and many more not pictured. Cacti, pawpaw, mango, guava, papaya are a few that I can think of right now.

This was his first nice and big successful pineapple that he has grown so far.  I set out to document what happens to a pineapple after it is picked. I decided to do three triptychs of the different stages.

Three photos atop each other. First one has wide shot of an orange pineapple on its plant. second one closup of the pineapple. third one has my brother holding the pineapple. he is smiling

Picking the pineapple

three photos. One: Hands holding and breaking of the spikes of the pineapple. two: one hand holding pineapple and other holding spikes. three: cutting of the top and bottom of the pineapple.

Preparing the pineapple

three photos. one: cutting off the orange pineapple's skin. two: cutting the pineapple into rings. three: the pineapple pieces on a white plate.

Cutting the pineapple

Metadata: D5300, 50mm ƒ/1.8 at various f-stops.

Editing: Photoshop, Color Efex Pro, Camera Raw.


The natives of southern Brazil and Paraguay spread the pineapple throughout South America, and it eventually reached the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico, where it was cultivated by the Mayas and the Aztecs. Columbus encountered the pineapple in 1493 on the leeward island of Guadeloupe.

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