The problem with cliches is that they're the first things that pop into my mind when I see these assignments sometimes. This week, for example, I haven't been able to get past the connection between Temptation and Adam and Eve.
If I'd had access to a serpent I'd probably have used it in the photo too.
Anyway, I asked my husband to buy me a few perfect apples for this assignment, and in the end I decided to use a beautifully round Cortland apple.
At least, I think it's a Cortland.
All I did to edit the shot was straighten it and deepen the contrast a touch.
I resisted the urge to saturate the colors. I wanted them to be bright, but I was afraid they'd look fake if I made them any more vivid.
The red of the apple pops against the green of the new growth on the trees - just as I hoped they would.
I have a small island in the yard where we have planted some shrubs and perennials. I took my apple there and balanced it on a mossy rock and used the leaves of our iris plant to accent it.
I love the texture of the rock, but I hate the glare on the apple. I only had a short time to take photos (while the kids took a nap) so I didn't have the time or means to prevent it, but it does bother me.
Cropped a little tighter, and with colors boosted slightly, I like this shot. I like the vertical lines of the leaves in contrast with the horizontal line of the rock.
If I could remove the glare I'd be very happy with this shot.
Finally, I decided to look at the variety of apples my husband brought for me.
I call it "Pick Your Poison."