kiwifruit monochrome
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Monochrome Kiwifruit

Kiwifruit slice backlit

Kiwifruit slice backlit (with some HDR toning to liven it up)

Monochrome Madness* this week is about things beginning with K. I went for kiwifruit. The slices were quite beautiful and rather alien-looking when photographed with a strong light behind them.

Kiwifruit slice backlit

Kiwifruit slice backlit (this one reminds me of a jellyfish)

Kiwifruit slice backlit

Kiwifruit slice backlit

Kiwifruit slices

Kiwifruit slices

By the time I was finished photographing, the poor kiwifruit was looking a bit the worse for wear. But it was juicy and smelled very inviting, so I couldn’t bring myself to throw it out. This is not the first time I’ve had to, uh, dispose of consumable photo props:

*I see that the photo (the first one above) that I sent for inclusion in Monochrome Madness was not included in the MM post.

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Ice ice baby

A "log pile" of slowly melting ice.A "log pile" of slowly melting ice.

A “log pile” of slowly melting ice.

I took these photos for Leanne Cole’s 3 June Monochrome Madness with the theme of water. I intended to post them then, but I was on holiday at the time and I forgot. I was reminded of them when I saw this week’s Monochrome Madness post. Oh well, better late than never!

(Leanne’s next theme is “things beginning with K” — I’m working on kiwifuit, or maybe kalamata olives; check back next week to find out which.)

A "log pile" of slowly melting ice.

A “log pile” of slowly melting ice.

A "log pile" of slowly melting ice.

A “log pile” of slowly melting ice.

(Apologies to Vanilla Ice for nicking the name of his song for my post’s title. I’m certainly not a hip hop fan, but I do like “Under Pressure” by Queen and David Bowie, which features in “Ice ice baby”.)

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