I did think of a pomegranate initially when I announced the theme The Colour Garnet for Week 2 of The Fifty-2 Weeks of 2013 Project. It was Aparna's idea to introduce a photography-only, colour-based theme once a month. I was going to announce a plain colour but thought describing it this way would be more challenging. At that time, I had no clue what I would serve up in fulfilment of the challenge. Then a little later, I spied a long-ignored pomegranate sitting in my fruit bowl. I think it's been around for three weeks at least.
But as the days went by since the announcement, I was struck by a horrible doubt - was it the ordinary pomegranate where the arils would be pink or the Kabuli variety, where they would be deep red ... er, in a jewel-like colour? Gripped by that fear, I couldn't slit the fruit open for two days. Because, then, I'd have to go scrabbling for garnets in my cupboard or worse, if they weren't there, in my bank locker. And that seemed a bit over the top. There was another option (which I won't reveal because many of us are yet to work on this challenge) but it seemed like I was trivialising things, taking the easy way out and trying to be smart alecky.
This morning, I started things early, so I got back from the gym with some time to spare before I left for work. Last night, or was it this morning, I had remembered that my camera has a colour accent option (which is why I chose that brand, in fact) and that I could probably put it to good use if the arils were indeed garnet.
I cut open the pomegranate with some trepidation and danced with joy (figuratively, of course) when I saw the colour. Then I spent several minutes staging it for the photo: on my old yellow MW plates, on a sunken white plate that I bought solely as a blogging prop, now covered with years of dust, and in a certain spot that I thought was sunny (but not sunny enough - I have not a single balcony in my apartment, and the builder has done a good job of protecting it from the sun on all the sides.)
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Have you visited our project group on Facebook yet? We're in Week 2 and there's 50 more weeks of fun to look forward to.
The Fifty-2 Weeks of 2013 Photography