Still life, not something I do as a habit but had this beautiful blue bowl and the lemons waiting to go back to my friend!

taken on canon 350d


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We live in the West of France in the Poitou Charentes region, I love where we live and take a lot of inspiration for photography from the countryside and wonderful regions around us.

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  • BigD
    BigDalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent with the lighting, Pamela.

  • Thank you BigD for your comment :)

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • DottieDees
    DottieDeesalmost 6 years ago

    Lovely idea and the lighting is perfect….I think a bowl full of lemons would have been great…but as it is I think is great!

  • Thank you Dottie, unfortunately the rest of the lemons had gone into making my friends delicious Tarte Citron! Thank you for taking the time to comment :)

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • coffeetea
    coffeeteaalmost 6 years ago

    amazing together….. super fine lighting!

  • Thank you coffeetea, your comment is much appreciated, the lighting is all natural from the afternoon sun!

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 6 years ago

    beautiful capture

  • Thank you Kathy :)

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamalmost 6 years ago

    Nice shot, the blue & yellow go together very well

  • Thank you Hawker – summer in a bowl :)

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaalmost 6 years ago

    Incredible shot. I like the way you fit the bowl and lemons into the frame.

  • Thank you kindly Teresa, that was the interesting bit the framing and thank you I appreciate your comments ;)

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsalmost 6 years ago

    Beautifiully done

  • Thank you very much Jeff :)

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • Seosamh
    Seosamhalmost 6 years ago

    Phenomenal Shot.

  • you are way too kind seosamh!

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • Squealia
    Squealiaalmost 6 years ago

    OK my friend honestly, love the whole shot, but I am wondering if the use of a something to reflect a bit of light this side, would have bought a bit more colour to the top of the lemon where it is a bit blown out? But as I am no expert I could be talking out of my backside, but just me observation? Perhaps a bit try it with a bit of tin foil on something to reflect next time to see if it makes a difference? it could look awful though!

  • Thank you for your cc Celia ‘tis much appreciated you have obviously really taken the time to work through the photo :)) I want to try again but my friend has very meanly taken the bowl back home now! But I am sure I can talk her round – it’s the bowl that I love for the colour with the lemons! I will have to route around and see what I have! I now have deflectors that my dad has passed on to me for practicing with so I should try some more! Thank you again :))

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • colindove
    colindovealmost 6 years ago

    Yes I know you love blue, and the lemon is perfectus ! yet the lighting to the front needs a change to brighten it. Have a go at it again and you may well be surprised..only a helpful comment..I hope!
    Very best regards

  • Thank you Colin – yes I intend to steal my friends bowl and see what I can do with it, we have a better area now in our office which I intend to use! Thank you for your help :)

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

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