A few weeks ago, Kim posted a still life using a pear and some autumn leaves. It was an interesting combination, and then I saw them popping up on several sites. There were so many inspiring images that I decided to do my own with all what I've learned in Start to Finish so far.
This photo is the only one in this series that is in "real color" - no textures, no preset. Just the way it was.
I have to admit that I'm not a big lover of pears. Most times I find them too hard. Where are the pears of my childhood that were soft and the sweet juices would run down your arm when you took a bite into the fruit?
So I went to the grocery store's produce department and bought ONE pear. For the sole purpose of taking pictures of it. Kaefer ate it afterwards.
After applying Kim's preset "hazydazy" I used her texture "kk_wednesday", rotated it by 180°, removed most of the texture from the pear and then did a level adjustment of the texture only
However, photographing the pear was fun. Setting up one or two still lives as well. I had discovered this plate (and a matching bowl) a few days before in a clearance sale, and I was happy that I could use it for this shoot.
While I don't like pears that much, I do like apples. I had some in the house and I picked three of them - the reddest ones - for another shot on the plate.
I am linking to Kim's Texture Tuesday - it's always wonderful to see what other people do with textures. It is so inspiring!