A Still Life with Pears by Mieke Boynton

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Nikon D800 + Nikkor 24/70mm
ISO 125 • f/4.5 • 1/20sec • 70mm
Textures added.
While we were in France, there were a couple of days when we needed to take care of things like laundry and shopping. Not wanting to miss a photographic opportunity, I set up a “light room” in my apartment, using the curtains as a backdrop and the lovely natural mediterranean light as the light source. Then I collected bits and pieces from around the apartment (with the owner’s permission) and photographed them!
I was pretty happy with how well the D800 performed… and the 24-70mm. I really enjoyed doing this and hope to do a lot more of it!


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  • Pene Stevens
    Pene Stevensabout 2 years ago

    this is REALLY lovely !!!!

  • Thanks, Pene :) :) :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 2 years ago

    I’m liking those pears!

  • Not very tasty though :(

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Peter Hammer
    Peter Hammerabout 2 years ago

    Those pears are lovely Mieke.

  • Thanks, Peter!! I really enjoyed working with the natural light – I spent several hours photographing lots of different objects and had a jolly good time!!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Ron53
    Ron53about 2 years ago

    Beautiful shot, Mieke. It’s a nice break from shooting landscapes. BTW, I just got my D800 after almost a 4 month wait :)

  • Yay for you!! I hope you fall in love with yours as quickly as I fell for mine!! :) :) :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Jenni Tanner
    Jenni Tannerabout 2 years ago

    I love the darkenss – very interesting and very mellow :-)

  • Thanks, Jen :) It was fun!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Jodie Williams
    Jodie Williamsabout 2 years ago

    Nice – I love the neutral colours and the use of natural light :)

  • Thank you, Jodie!! I’ve wanted to do some still life photography for AGES but it just seems like I’m not taking advantage of where I live if I stay indoors!!! :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanabout 2 years ago

    wonderful .much goodie idea photographing fruit! I keep buying pears to paint a pic but end up eating them as I am soooo slow…

  • Ha ha ha! Actually, Virginia – my stepdad put these wonderful pinky-peachy coloured pears in the shopping trolley in France, and I pounced on them and made him promise he wouldn’t eat them til I’d photographed them! They’re a lovely colour… and it’s a great idea to photograph fruit if you can bear to wait!! :) :) :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Robyn Lakeman
    Robyn Lakemanabout 2 years ago

    Fabulous Mieke, you’ve done well!

  • Thanks, Robyn!! xo

    – Mieke Boynton

  • StupidBeagle
    StupidBeagleabout 2 years ago

    NIce Pair Mieke :) sorry “Pear” (dam dyslexia) great shot :)

  • :) :) :) :)
    Thanks, Jonathan! Hope the bike’s treating you well… ;)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenabout 2 years ago

    The best looking pears I have ever seen! :)

  • Ha ha ha!! Thanks, Carol!!! :) :) :)

    – Mieke Boynton

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