I was sitting at the dining table the other day, working on some things and there was this fancy, embossed-glass pie plate in front of me, laden with salted, roasted, in-shell peanuts, tempting me. I love salted, roasted, in-shell peanuts. I yielded to temptation and I annihilated those peanuts. Then I thought, “I should take a picture.” Perhaps it’s a bit morbid, this photo of empty husks laying in a heap… dried out and desiccated like little mummies waiting to be dumped into the unmarked grave of the compost bin. Mmm, delicious, little mummies. Morbid or not – I like the photo, and that’s what matters.
I’m quite proud of how this turned out, though it is much more impressive to see on a 20″ monitor. Originally I took this in color. I was going to go for black and white, but I didn’t get there because I really liked how sepia turned out. I cropped the original to what you see here. And there you go.
My gear: Canon 30D with a Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II
HA! Thanks. Sometimes I do good work. 😉
Actually that’s pretty cool. I too like to play around with camera and it’s always fun trying to find a new way to shoot a subject/model or an object to portray it in a different light or setting.
Thank you! I believe in beauty in all things… even the mundane or “ugly”. Often the “ugly” are the most interesting. A photographer, with whom I’m friends, has a passion for broken-down, dilapidated buildings. https://www.facebook.com/photography.by.tidy?fref=ts
Yes he has some very interesting work there. Looks like a lot of fun but I know some of that is actually a lot of work to get what you want. I have shot the same pic 10-12 times with different settings or light trying to get something that to me is unique.
Yep – I agree with you on that. I don’t know if there are many photographers who could turn out the exact same image time and time again.
Not many people can say they captured the annihilation of their peanuts. It’s amazing!!
I like to think that they died for a good cause…
I also have a weakness for the delicious goodness that is salted, in-shell peanuts! And the photo is fabulous! I really like it!
Thank you, Heather! LOL I just need a stiff drink (or the nearest gluten-free beer) and salted, in-shell peanuts… and I’m good. I could pretty much live on that alone. Okay, I would enjoy salad and fruit, too.
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