Welcome to another (Almost) Wordless Wednesday! This year I’m using my Wednesday posts to stretch myself photographically and to really improve my practice – both in terms of my in-camera photography and in my post-processing skills. To that end, I’m participating in the Dogwood Photography 52 Week Challenge. Each week is a different theme, although they run in a pattern – moving from portraiture to landscape to artistic expression. This week the theme is “candy.”
This was much more difficult for me than I anticipated it being. What with Sweet Husband and I working on getting healthy, there really isn’t any candy in our house. We didn’t want to bring temptation into the house just so I could complete a photography project, and we didn’t catch any candy during our Mardi Gras outings nor did I find anything quite suitable in my wanders through New Orleans and around the neighborhood.
Knowing my self-imposed limitations, when I saw a tree loaded with kumquats at a friend’s house, I decided that nature’s candy might be the best option available to me. I’ve brought you photos of kumquats before, but I didn’t frame them in quite the same way.
Before we came across the tree we have in the backyard, I was completely and totally unfamiliar with kumquats. We, of course, at e afew and to be honest were not all that impressed by them. A friend of mine described them as “lemon-flavored gin” when she bought them at the grocery’s clearance bin. In reading about them, though, it appears that you either eat the peel…which is where the sweetness resides…and you don’t eat the fruit (because it’s so sour). I’m kinda ambivalent about them. If I have to work to peel something so small, I’m really not interested.
Because of the trend for sweet and sour in candy…& beer! at Top of the Hops this year there were a TON of sour beers, which are not my thing. At. All…I felt like kumquats really fit the bill for this week.
I hope that you have enjoyed my take on the “candy” theme! This next week will be Faceless Portraits, and I really can’t wait for that. It will be interesting to attempt to capture emotion and intention without being able to show the most expressive parts of the body – the eyes and mouth. I can’t wait to get to work on it!