Wendy Stanford  

Olive Picking Time. by Wendy Stanford

September 2023 - Olive Picking Time.

About the Image(s)

The olives were ripening on the trees at home, used a 50mm f2.0, lens to get a shallow DOF to focus just on 2 of the olives.

not a lot of post processing, slight cropping and little contrast.

7 comments posted

Timothy Morton   Timothy Morton
They are making me hungry and have never seen them growing as I just see them in jars allows me to understand the globe food markets in a new way of life.   Posted: 09/08/2023 20:46:37

Paul Swepston   Paul Swepston
This is a very good example of selective focus. I love how much texture there is on the surface of the olives and that the leaves are in focus for the subject branch. The background is both abstract and easy to identify as part of the olive tree. Do you press your olives?   Posted: 09/11/2023 17:33:00
Wendy Stanford   Wendy Stanford
Hi Paul, I cure them in a salt brine over about a 6 month period and bottle them.   Posted: 09/16/2023 05:35:58

Steven Wharram   Steven Wharram
A simple colour palette, good composition and good bokeh.   Posted: 09/14/2023 09:39:57

Barbara Dunn   Barbara Dunn
Great detail and placement of the in-focus subject. I love that the background lets us see some of the rest of the tree and is not just a blur.
How interesting that you brine and bottle them, what a treat!   Posted: 09/16/2023 22:01:43

Russell Hunt   Russell Hunt
Wendy, truly excellent capture of Olives. Love to eat them. Selective focus, done using the rule of thirds makes the Olives stand out perfectly.   Posted: 09/21/2023 20:31:22

Fat Chen   Fat Chen
I love the bokeh of the part out of focus, it makes the two olives outstanding, though they are small size.   Posted: 09/22/2023 03:01:29


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