52 week challenge: week 6

Week 6: Artistic: Candy – Your artistic interpretation this week should be inspired by something sweet. A great chance to play with macro photography.

This one was relatively easy for me, as we have a house full of candy at the moment, an excess from xmas and some more recent additions for Easter. Or rather, since “candy” isn’t a term I would normally use, we have lots of “sweets” in the house, to use proper British vernacular!

The ones that I chose are known in the US as “fruit candies”, but as kids we would have called them “boiled sweets” and they were a staple available from any elderly relative who, back in my childhood days, always seems to have a variant of these on hand in a paper bag in case of getting a dry throat or a cough. Odd behavior perhaps, but I’m just telling it like it was.

I was going to use a zoom and some of my macro tubes to experiment but in the end I decided to stick with f/1.7-20mm as before and set this up in my “studio” by placing a black cloth over a chair balanced on the ironing board under the shop LED lights in the basement! I couldn’t be bothered to dig out a tripod from the trunk of the car so I took the shot hand held and used manual focus to get as close as the lens would allow me.

Sweet and Fruity

I’m pleased with the result but let me know what you think.

~Richard

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