My little family went fruit picking a few weeks ago and while we didn't actually pick these pears, we still obtained them from a farm. (We picked peaches from the orchards because that's what was ripe at the time.)
In the past I've written a lot about painting pears; how I love their shapes and frequently buy pears just so I can paint them. I even wrote two watercolor pear tutorials: one for painting a realistic pear still life and one for painting a pear silhouette. It's a fruit I've always been in love with but hadn't spent much time photographing until now.
Turns out, they are just about as fun to photograph as they are to paint! I placed these pears on a tray near my kitchen window and shot away with my camera, trying all kinds of configurations. I love how photography allows me to play with compositions so easily.
I'm thinking all of these shots would make awesome oil paintings one day! I just need to get into oils again- it's been too long.