Regular random: five minutes with a bowl of mandarins

Still life with mandarins. Japanese laquer bowl containing fresh-picked mandarins.Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Still life with mandarins. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

I so enjoyed photographing the first mandarins of our crop that I thought I’d use the next harvest for my Five Minutes of Random post.

The bowl is one of my bargain purchases from the Asia Gallery and Vintage Fabric Emporium. I love the way the design echoes the colour and shape of a peeled mandarin.

Did the artist who made this bowl take inspiration from mandarin flesh? Close-up shot of laqueer design and peeled mandarin. Image: Su Leslie, 2017

Did the artist who made this bowl take inspiration from mandarin flesh? Image: Su Leslie, 2017

And in keeping with the still-life theme, I couldn’t resist re-editing the shots in Stackables to add an “old-painting” effect.

Five Minutes of Random (the RegularRandom challenge), is a weekly photo challenge hosted by Desley Jane atΒ Musings of a Frequently Flying Scientist.

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27 thoughts on “Regular random: five minutes with a bowl of mandarins

    • Thanks so much Janet. I think my enjoyment of the whole staging process is showing through. And Happy Mother’s Day to you (belatedly). It was our Mother’s Day here too; though a very quiet one for me.

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    • Thank you for that link. I’ve just been drooling! I love still life painting/photos and would so love to see the exhibition. Sigh! Enjoy it (and take photos). πŸ™‚

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