An apple a day …..could be very monotonous, and prevent you from seeing the doctor.

There is something very satisfying about the shape of an apple, or indeed an egg. Our minds do not have to struggle with complexity of form and structure as a smooth ovoid does not appear to be particularly challenging to our visual comprehension – that is, until one starts to draw or paint one of them at which point our total lack of observation and understanding becomes evident. We look, but we rarely see, as our minds are filled with preconceptions. An apple on a rain slick slate, reflecting this morning’s blue sky, started my day well, not with a Eureka moment but with the quiet satisfaction of seeing.


About Food,Photography & France

Photographer and film maker living in France. After a long career in London, my wife and I have settled in the Vendee, where we run residential digital photography courses with a strong gastronomic flavour.
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12 Responses to An apple a day …..could be very monotonous, and prevent you from seeing the doctor.

  1. Beautiful – I hope you sank your teeth into it afterwards!

  2. WOW!……….”an apple a day”, it is such a vivid image as it pops off the page I too want to sink my teeth into it, is there any left. I am glad to have found your site as I too love food, photography and I have a place in the Combrailles, Auvergne with the intention of moving there permanently.

  3. Sorry Roger, just popped back as I am looking into your website….like what I see. Thanks

  4. ceciliag says:

    ‘the quiet satisfaction of seeing’.. lovely.. c

  5. Oh, I’m jealous of your front shadow. The only time I ever get decent light is when the shadow is on the left side. Great photo!

  6. ....RaeDi says:

    Beautiful picture, you picked up everything, the lighting, the shading, the colors, the reflection that blend the color… I could go on but I would like an an apple now! I cannot wait to learn so many things I see on your sight, amazing! ….RaeDi

  7. ambrosiana says:

    “We look, but we rarely see, as our minds are filled with preconceptions”… true!!!! I love the color contrasts you always use!!!!

  8. Thought provoking – that’s one of the things I enjoy about your blog. OH – your photos are marvelous too 🙂

  9. Karen says:

    The talent of taking one single object and showing it off so perfectly.

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