Today I was in the produce market and saw some beautiful orange beets and carrots by each other, and my mind immediately went to pink and orange ribbons on them for photographs.
So home with me they came!
Orange and pink are colors I often use together in my artwork so I figured there would be leftover ribbons of these colors in my stash. While rummaging through it, I found two wide ribbons in complementary patterns – one polka dots and one stripes – in, of course, orange and pink.
The late afternoon sun coming through the windows was beautiful, and I kept shooting the beets and carrots in their new bows until I lost the light and then had solid dark backgrounds. Natural light photography is my favorite, and it was pleasing to see how it caused the orange shades of both the carrots and the beets to reflect on their surface.
While I love certain vegetables to eat, neither carrots nor beets are on that list! So after photographing them, I took the vegetables to my friends and they roasted them with salmon for their dinner tonight.
It was a lot of fun to photograph this unlikely pair – made even more so by the playful, grosgrain ribbons.
And if you’re like me, just enjoy looking at the photographs and don’t worry about eating beets and carrots …!
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