Thursday, January 10, 2013

Pomogarnet - The Fifty-2 Weeks of 2013 Project


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.)


That's the original above. 

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. 

20 comments:

  1. I think while we all went for predictable things to click you went and did this, love it, i live in a ground floor so when ther eis no sun or light i tend to open up the curtain and then i see people stop and look to see what i am doing :-) so i click fast and then close the curtain.

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    1. Finla, I do that too, two of my windows where I get the most sun face other windows but rarely do I see people there, they are some sort of offices!

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  2. It looks beautifully pink in the original picture, and lol, I can not even go to the bank locker :(
    Once this theme has been executed by the end of the week I am going to put an album of all my experiments with the theme and I disqualified them myself.

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    1. Do that, Lata, it would be a nice record that you - and we - could look back at and laugh

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  3. looks lovely!! actually i planned to shoot the same tomorrow, guess i have to think something else!!!! :)

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  4. Pom is quiet like jewel! Like the 1 rst pict! Joined the group now I need to hunt my house for clicking :)

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    1. How's the hunt going, Cham?

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  5. Its lovely. :)
    And you're going to laugh when you see mine! :D

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  6. The original pic is the one I liked the best. I seriously need to get cracking on this challenge now.

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    1. Really, you liked the original pic? That's nice.

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  7. I swear, I thought of the pomegranate when the theme was announced and then I began thinking the arils are red not garnet. Never thought of color enhancing option, which I am not even sure if my camera has. I love how you enhanced the color to make it look garnet. You can literally dance with joy now. :-)

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    1. Oh madam, you be defaming me! I didn't enhance the colour - unless the camera does it automatically in that mode. :-D I didn't do any sort of editing except turn the picture sideways.

      Kabuli pomegranates are usually a rich maroon, I never thought of them as red.

      And I think everyone thought of pomegranates!

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  8. But, but, but you only said your camera had a color accent option that you wanted to put to good use. I have no intention of defaming you ma'am. I love your wit and savvy and it would not do to tarnish your image, enhanced photos or not.
    The poms we get here are sometimes a poor maroon but mostly red.

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    1. Ok, actually a colour accent (and I think this feature is proprietary to this brand) means I can isolate one colour in a photo and the rest goes in black and white. :-D

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  9. wonderful it is, to me it looks like a rock born with garnet gems waiting to be cut and polished waiting to brush against the beauty of a woman

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  10. Happy 2013 Sra... here's to more food and photography adventures!

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  11. Very apt for the theme. And thank you for the project. I am hoping it will get me started all over again in my first blog!

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  12. Hye Sra. How r you doing. Am back to blogging and I am glad to see this project of yours. Hope to cintribute

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