Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Figs Still Life
More Fig experimentation. As I was researching figs I found some interesting facts. The fruit of the fig is actually an intersting structure. Each fig is anctualy the result of a whole group of flowers (a botanical structure called an inflorescence). The fig inflorescence is a bit strange in the fact that all of the flowers point inward and you never see the flowers on the outside. This particular structure is called a syconium. Nature is very strange, interesting and beautiful!
Monday, July 2, 2012
Figs and Honey
I love good food as much as photography, that's why some of my favorite clients are local restaurants. This is a first experiment for a new restaurant in Santa Barbara that will be opening soon. Unfortunately it's not really fig season, so it took a little looking but I finally found some nice ones. I took a lot of images this evening before the lights got to be too much (sometime I need a studio with a real air conditioner :) so far this is one of my favorites, but it was a hard choice. More to come!