Fill the frame. It’s great advice for new photographers as it’s easy to stand so far back from the subject that the shot loses impact. Move in and new patterns, different textures, start to appear. Perhaps because I’m a little shortsighted, filling the frame is my natural style, so when I saw the subject of Nancy Merrill’s latest challenge, I couldn’t resist joining in with these macro shots of prize-winning fruit at a recent flower show.
With so many goodies beautifully displayed, it’s strange that the gooseberries fascinated me most. I don’t like the taste (even in a crumble with Enid Blyton’s ‘lashings of custard’) and had never noticed anything other than the basic, average sized green ones. And what was Dan’s mistake? I can only imagine, but it’s a great name for a blushing gooseberry!
Regular reader may have spotted that I slipped this last picture into a recent post. I knew at the time I was going to regret it as its natural home is here – it somehow completes the set. I don’t imagine I’ll often repost images but this time, it just seems right.
Please check out the other submissions on Nancy’s blog and join in if you’ve got something to share.