Thursday, 19 November 2015

Purple harvest


Another photo assignment for my online photography group .... vegetables. I'm not that fond of turnips; they're pretty tasteless on their own. I thought they'd make a good subject for a photo, though. I love the purple tones and adding the red onion seems to bring the colour out even more. I arranged them on brown paper but a texture layer gave a bit more depth. It gave me pleasure to make something so humble look quite rich.

Confusingly, 'neeps'  - a traditional vegetable in Scotland and the north of England - are actually not turnips at all but the larger, yellow-fleshed swedes. They make up the dish known as 'Haggis, Neeps and Tatties', commonly served on Burns Night in Scotland.

8 comments:

  1. You picked the perfect veg for your assignment Jenny, purple is a right royal rich colour. Wonderful composition.

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  2. I don't like turnips myself either. But I do love your photography! :-)
    It's always a pleasure to visit your website and to watch your great work Jenny!

    Greetings from the Netherlands,
    Gert Jan
    www.gertjanhermus.nl

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  3. Great colors. And I love your shadows.

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  4. Isn't that beautiful....love the tones!

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  5. Great shot, Jenny! I love turnips! ;-)

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  6. A lovely composition and colours.

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  7. Nice composition and sharp as a tack.

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