A plate full of goodness! Sounds good doesn't it?
Well, I have to admit that I am playing around with food.
On the plate is a mixture of large naval oranges, blush oranges, red grapefruit, yellow grapefruit, lemons and limes. Some of these will be very sweet and others rather tart.
I was inspired by a photograph I saw in a food magazine. In the photograph was a whole pile of different coloured citrus fruits. They were peeled and all the white membranes were cut away.
It looked rich, fresh and the colours were gorgeous.
I tried to do something similar. Well, to be honest - mine just looked rubbish! I had to rethink what I was doing as I did not want to waste all the cut up fruit. What I ended up with was a more traditional but still colourful photograph.
I always study the photographs in cook books and food magazines and always find them very inspiring. I also know that a lot of hard work goes into creating them. Often a whole crew of people with degrees in home economics, a food stylist, a photographer and assistants are involved.
There is nothing like trying it out for yourself to realise how much work goes into a photograph and how hard it is to create an image that is pleasing to the eye. Especially when you are dealing with food.
Yes, the oranges were delicious!
All the best!