Old fruit, like fresh fruit, is beautiful. But the textures and colors are so different. Though I wasn’t sure how exactly I wanted to shoot the fruit, I knew I wanted to focus on the texture.
Recently I was shown a technique where one can take the lens off their camera and use a reversing ring to attach it to the camera backwards. This gives the lens the ability to shoot macro. But I couldn’t wait for the ring to arrive in the mail, so I experimented just holding the backwards lens in place in front of the open shutter. To my surprise and delight it worked. Then I remembered hearing about the technique where you place part of the forward facing lens to the body but leave part of the lens pulled away from the camera body to create a tilt-shift effect. Again, I was more than a little excited at the effectiveness of this technique.
So the above images display three different images style that were all done with the same 35mm f/1.4 lens.