Red Pear {277/365}

I used natural light with bounce to shape the pear and create a warm-toned photo.  Love the shadow on the opposing page of the cookbook and the contrast between smooth and rough textures and surfaces. Normally, most still-lifes use a small aperture, but I wanted to use a large aperture to help bring a dimensional characteristic to the image.  Doing so also brought into sharp focus the roughness of the stem. Sometimes imperfections are taken out of food in photoshop, but I left the bumps and nicks alone to leave the natural feel of the scene. There's enough smoothness and shine to the pear's skin to contrast well enough away from the background.

Hasselblad 503cw with Carl Zeiss 80mm 2.8 - f4 @1s 50iso; natural light camera left from window; bounce from the page and a small white panel camera right