Now for a little change of pace. I was mowing my back yard after the torrential rains we received in Oklahoma and came across this mulberry tree that was heavy with nice, ripe mulberries. I picked about 6 cups of mulberries and brought them into the kitchen where I cleaned and ate them over the next couple of days. Then I thought “those mulberries would make for an interesting 4×5 photo.” So I grabbed my VX-125 and Nikon 210 mm lens, slapped them on my tripod, and marched to the back of my property to capture these mulberries. I don’t do much macro work or flowers or such, so this was something a bit different for me. I was too lazy to carry lights out for the shoot, and the skies were still heavily overcast so I ended up with a bit of movement in my photo from the slight breeze that was blowing. Oh well. This wouldn’t do for a commercial or editorial photo client, but it was something a bit different for my personal 4x5x365 project.
The big fat dark mulberry in the middle was nice and ripe and I ate it after the shoot. The lighter colored mulberries were actually red and not yet ripe. They survived to be eaten another day.