Fill the Frame: Fruit

Basket of fruit

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.

Dan's Mistake gooseberries

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.


16 thoughts on “Fill the Frame: Fruit

  1. nancy merrill says:

    My mother planted a gooseberry bush at the house I grew up in, and she always lamented that we never let the berries ripen so she could make a pie or crumble. We would eat them while they were still green and sour. But the few times we let some ripen to a deep purple, they were so much better tasting. Funny how children are. 🙂 Lovely images. Thanks for joining the challenge!


    • susurrus says:

      I remember when we were young my Dad trying to hold the line and tell us we shouldn’t dig up potatoes before they were ready. When he finally gave in, after a lot of pestering, we squealed with joy as each one appeared, even though some of them were not much bigger than peas. Kids!

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  2. Julie says:

    I think gooseberries take amazing photos – they always look so tempting! I agree that they are not always so edible although I did make a gooseberry jelly this year that all the gooseberry haters in my family loved. Your photos are fruit perfection!!

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