365-350 Say, can I have some of your purple berries?

Yes, I’ve been eating them for six or seven weeks now, haven’t got sick once.

Probably keep us both alive.

“Wooden Ships” by Crosby, Stills, and Nash is perhaps one of my favorite songs. I don’t know what is about it but I’ve always liked it since I first heard it as a teenager. Maybe because it’s mysterious and so different lyrically from normal pop songs. And the guitar work is stellar, of course. I think Stephen Stills is one of the most underrated guitarists of that era.

So, as a little tribute, my version of purple berries. These are growing along a chain link fence at the job site I am on. I wanted to eliminate the fence as much as possible, so I chose my Super-Takumar 50mm and shot with a wide aperture to blur out the fence as much as possible. Shooting from any other angle just didn’t work as well. It’s in there if you look hard enough but it doesn’t detract from the subject.

Even though I shot this picture early in the day, it wasn’t my first choice for my 365 shot. I took some photos of a broken rake and shovel and was actually going to use one of those instead and was ready to post before I decided to take another look at the other photos I took today. That’s when I discovered that the berry photos actually looked pretty nice.  So, I guess I saved you from looking at broken tools….for today at least 😉  Pentax K20D, Super-Takumar 50mm

Purple Berries

© David Guidas

p.s. the broken tools can be seen on my Flickr page, in case you’re really upset.

  One thought on “365-350 Say, can I have some of your purple berries?

  1. December 16, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Love it!

  2. December 16, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Reblogged this on samaganam.

  3. studiojan
    December 16, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Beautiful tones and DoF

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