Now it was my turn to see what I could do with the fruit. I didn't want to focus on the shape. I instead wanted to present it in a way that was different while enjoying the challenge of over coming the problems of the deep nooks and crannies that play havoc with the light. Once I purchased the pineapple, I quickly realized I wasn't sure what I would with it, to make it seem interesting. Took two days to come up with something I liked. Here are the results.
First attempt was to simply show the wonderful patterns that could be found on the fruit and foliage. To do this I came in close to concentrate on a portion of the fruit.
Then I though, when you think Pineapple think tropical, so this time I decided to show it with a tropical background.
I was not at all happy with the harshness of the light. I added two lights, one on each side, slightly behind and shinning forward onto the sides of the pineapple and a soft light from the front point down onto the fruit and a reflective white surface down low and in front to bounce light up into the undersides of the leaves. That produced this. From a lighting perspective this was much better.
Next I wanted to do something artsy and different. I added some cut up pineapple, put my camera on a very very slow shutter speed, turned out all the lights, and using a small hand held flash light began painting light on to different parts of the scene and background.
This was more fun than I deserved. I had a great time.
I'm such a fruit LOL