I saw this scene and took the photo one hot summer afternoon in my father's kitchen in Athens, while I was about to peel some fruit for him. It's one of the very few photos I took during last summer as I had to stay inside the house taking care of him. The bright red, the light and the graphical shadows were not hard to notice.
There is enough greenery in the area but hot summer afternoons in an apartment high in a block of flats can be trying. The thin shady lines are cast on the balcony floor by the railing.
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dkmurphys (59995) 2014-01-15 23:44
Lovely artistic image. You've created an attractive minimalist work, good idea.
Have a nice day ahead.
Nicou (144264) 2014-01-16 1:10
très très belle pomme rouge et son ombre noire elle a l'air délicieuse quelle vue et compo superbe.
bravo et amitié
mirosu (16273) 2014-01-16 2:03
With simple set-up you have created striking and intriguing image, proving that you that you don’t need much for great photographs. The lighting, exposure and focusing is exactly as it should be, creating an excellent photo.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-01-16 2:33
hello, very good experiment. I like the result at the end. Good sharp details. Nice depth and sharpness. I like the colour contrast and contrast between lighted and shadowed portions. Great one. Tfs.
point-blank (156) 2014-01-16 2:50
This will stand as a great example of minimalist photography. Love it for the colors as well. :)
Sergiom (81765) 2014-01-16 5:49
J'aime beaucoup le jeu de l'ombre et de la lumière dans cette composition, la très belle diagonale qui sépare l'image en deux et cette pomme qui n'attend qu'une main pour la prendre.
holmertz (54293) 2014-01-16 7:41
This is a simple shot but it reveals your artistic eyes as so many of your photos before. The red apple catches my eyes immediately and dominates the view completely. You placed it well at a suitable distance from the top and the side and it has cast a fine long shadow in the bright light. The composition is very nicely divided between shade and bright light along a diagonal.
ManuMay (36265) 2014-01-16 10:28
Yes...I like it very much...as it talks about your eye discovering good subjects, thinking always of a good moment to capture...You found it and you did it!!
Supern light management and excellent sharpness and textures...A very good work!!
Noel_Byrne (31666) 2014-01-16 10:30
A beautiful scene, and one which reminds me of how it is not nessecary to travel the whole world to find beauty, it is endless and all around us, as you show so perfectly here.
This to me is like a textbook image, showing the power of light and shadow, shape, color and texture, all of which you have combined perfectly with this wonderful everyday scene.
It takes a good eye to see this scene as you have here, and an even better one to present it the same way. Beautiful, and eye catching shot.
All the best
ikeharel (72887) 2014-01-16 10:35
An old saying I admire and enforced on myself, Ourania: "An apple a day, keeps the doctor away..."
My favorit fruit, in green red or yellow, we have 9 diff. apples varieties in Israel, and the best is the "Pink-lady", and pink it is.
Fine shining light on red apple.
Silvio1953 (145605) 2014-01-16 10:48
Ciao Ourania, semplice e graziosa, della serie si può fare una bella foto con qualsiasi cosa, brava ciao Silvio
lousat (92858) 2014-01-16 12:04
Ciao Ourania,una foto che sembra un quadro di natura morta,grande idea e grande realizzazione,bellissimo gioco di luci e ombre ed un rosso brillantissimo.Buona serata,Luciano
cornejo (43533) 2014-01-16 13:04
Hi Ourania, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition with the beautiful apple, nicely captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-01-16 13:48
it´s second picture of an apple I see today on TE and second time I´m really delighted by the creative and artistic result a good photographer can create with this simple subject.
Really fabulous work Ourania!
Love the way you composed it and of course its strong graphics(the red is so strong and expressive).
For me-pure artistry!
mesutilgim (95520) 2014-01-16 14:32
Hello dear Ourania,
One apple a day keeps the doctor away !!
Nice capture with great graphical effect.
TFS and best regards
bukitgolfb301 (42690) 2014-01-16 17:01
Hi dear Ourania, how are you?
Wow new style image from you has come!
Nice close-up and macro appraoch, the contarst of light and shades are so nice to see. Very very artstic image indeed.
All the best and have a good day! TAKERO
jcpix (13930) 2014-01-16 17:52
Well, would you look at this...here it is! :) Guess I should have taken a look at your gallery before writing that forum message!? I'm glad you decided to post this, it really is quite appealing (no pun intended). ha
With the elongated shadows in play from the directional light, this has quite an artistic flare. What I like most about this are the different details, both sharp as seen from the water beads on the apple itself, and the "fuzzier" shadows in contrast. A smart observation, which goes to show that opportunities are all around us. This has a virtual studio styling about it, very well done to create a soft and gentle mood from an unassuming piece of fruit. :) Enjoy the day ahead.
jhm (154548) 2014-01-17 2:41
You play with light and shadows, this is absolutely not easy for take these picture, maybe with a flash, would you get yet better result.
Very well done, TFS.
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-01-17 6:24
A superb image with the shape and colour of the main subject contrasting beautifully with the harsh patterns of the light and shade. A very original composition. Congratulations and thanks for sharing!
Cricri (120521) 2014-01-17 11:02
Bien vu et bien réaliser, top dans la lumière, les zones d'ombre, l'effet graphique et cette belle couleur rouge de la pomme qui donne envie de la croquer, tout les jours je mange une pomme rouge :-)
mcmtanyel (23995) 2014-01-17 12:28
This is a very artsy photo, I love the color red and the strong shadows.
I hope your father is doing well.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-01-18 7:36
Awesome still life! I like the lighting and the shadows created. Good composition with nice details. Well done, tfs.
COSTANTINO (66202) 2014-01-20 13:52
Για σου Ουρανία
καταπληκτική φωτογραφία με φανταστική
εκτέλεση αυτό το μήλο είναι τόσο
ζωντανό που αισθάνομαι την επιθυμία
να το φάω έκανες εξαιρετική δουλιά
nikkitta (17066) 2014-01-20 15:21
Hola dear Ourania
Such a simple subject and you created a creative play of colors, contrast and light and shadows all with a single apple
This capture confirms the artistic way you see the places
Like also the drops of water
Very well done, created and seen
abmdsudi (55132) 2014-01-20 20:06
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, and once you have bitten it there is no going back! A delightful bold vivid red of a simple shot of the day. Congrats
serp2000 (44574) 2014-01-22 7:33
Very nice still life, I like this minimalist composition. What is an triangle? It looks like a part of a knife, for example. Perfect sharpness, Excellent close up!
mohammad_H (10002) 2014-01-23 11:16
best color for fruit
good job and frame for this foto is big
Best wishes to you
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-01-29 12:20
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, super shot of this apple, fantastic light/shadows and colours.
dip (23888) 2014-03-27 12:56
Γεια σου Ουρανία,
κοιτάζοντας τη γκαλερί σου σταμάτησα σ'αυτή την υπέροχη φωτογραφία σου,
οι πιο ωραίες φωτογραφίες,συχνά βγαίνουν από ένα πολύ απλό θέμα,αυτό που μετράει είναι η ματιά του φωτογράφου...
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-05-18 10:58
Ουρανία, τι ομορφη ιδέα να παρουσιάσεις ετσι το μηλαράκι!!ενα φρουτο τοσο υγιεινό και τοσο απαραίτητο. τωρα σε μια ζωγραφιά απο σένα, να παίζει με τήν σκιά του, να δείχνει το ζωντανο χρώμα του και να επιδεικνύει τήν αξία του!
Matyas (0) 2016-01-08 13:52
Hello Ourania! Big Apple! Wonderful lightness and shadow. Good colours. Good effect. Regards!