Thursday, February 25, 2010

Colour My World...

Citrus, 2010 by Richard M. Coda

Yes, the famous slow-dance song by Chicago from the 1970s. But also the new mantra of a formerly black & white only kinda guy.

My wife brought home some tangelos and lemons given to her by one of her friends. The colors were so intense I had to photograph them. I picked up a couple of dark limes from the store to finish out the palette. Then I put them in a mahogany bowl I made in high school. I love this bowl. Years after I moved out of my parents house I came by one weekend when my mother was having a yard sale. And there was MY bowl... on sale for a nickel! Well, I couldn't stand the thought of that bowl in some stranger's house so I bought it back. Anyway...

I set everything up in the afternoon shade in our back yard and photographed it on Fuji Velvia 100 with the 4x5" camera. These colors are not fake, even though they might look it.

I have always told my daughter that you can't be a famous artist until you do a bowl of fruit. Now, I am famous!

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