Vegetable Garden

Feast of famine?

It can be a real pleasure to reap the benefits from one’s own vegetable garden.  Getting that part of the garden to produce reliably is sometimes a bit of a struggle, as we have to wage war with bugs, blights and any animals in the neighborhood that think our potential crop is there for their enjoyment 🙂

When things go right, we’re justifiably proud.  When they don’t we can learn to appreciate a bit more how difficult farming really is.

Tomatoes-089-Sprinkled
Bowl of goodness

Do you have any vegetable garden stories that you’d like to share?  What have been your battles and victories?

Technical Details

This photo was taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mk II using an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens.  Studio lights were used so that exposure settings were 1/100 second at f/6.3 at 100 ISO.

Author: jansenphoto

A Fresh Perspective Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment. Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael. My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals. Universal Connections My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation. This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections. Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client. And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!

5 thoughts on “Vegetable Garden”

  1. THREE blueberries harvested this afternoon !! That probably makes a total of 30 so far this summer !!! Your tomatoes look delicious. l agree, it’s good to try growing. ‘ve really come to appreciate the hard work, disappointment and joy involved. 🙂

  2. Yay Frank, awesome looking tomatoes.
    I actually did a blog post about a strawberry plant I kept watering, even though I thought there wouldn’t be any more strawberries this year. And then she started giving me strawberries again!! They were delicious. (I might have used this post for one of your photo challenges, I can’t quite recall 🙂 )
    Blessings…. great post and photo. Bursting with flavor.

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