Lemons ‘n’ blueberries

Once in a while, I’ll set up a still life and photograph it. But mostly I shoot what I find while doing something else, like walking the dog, or eating in a restaurant (a good reason to have a camera with you).

My husband and I were eating at a local diner last month, and I asked for extra lemon for my water. They brought it in this:

lemon slices

I really liked the juxtaposition of the yellow with the black-and-white checkerboard, and the light was hitting the lemon slices just right. This was shot with my iPhone.

Then one morning, I put some blueberries in a bowl for breakfast, grabbed a linen dishtowel to wipe the bowl and thought it might look nice as a backdrop. Light was streaming in from the kitchen windows, creating tiny bokeh on the berries….


I added a bit of texture just for fun.

This quote kind of sums it for me….

“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.” ~Aaron Rose

Great weekend, everyone!


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Photography. With a little life thrown in.
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6 Responses to Lemons ‘n’ blueberries

  1. Caroline says:

    Two very different photos. The first looks so fresh and the second mellow. I like that they didn’t just serve the lemons in a white dish, very Art Nouveau sort of.
    And your blueberry shot is nice as well, almost like a painting.

  2. Patti says:

    Great quote! Love the lemons and the bowl.

  3. Lady Jennie says:

    Yup. Great quote – great photos.

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