December 15, 2009

Pomegranate Portrait


This pomegranate stands brightly against the bronze stones and gray river rock in my back yard. The leaves are dry and spent, the stones dusty. The sky is gray and the light is growing cold.

The contrast is profound, all the more so for the simplicity of the details. Against the earthy backdrop this plump pomegranate sits, full of creative possibilities, a crimson jewel box promising a hundred gems of juicy flavor to brighten our table.

1 comment:

Jeff said...

Awesome! What fantastic composition!! Form, color, and light and dark are balanced perfectly. Like a haiku written by a master, this image blends simplicity and elegance. Very nicely done!