10/10/2011

Autumn Pears in Still Life

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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A few days ago, we had a beautiful, sunny autumn day here in Colorful Colorado. The sun was streaming in through my dining room so beautifully that I grabbed my camera to take a few photos.
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As many of you know, my little french country dining room is red. At a certain time of the day when the sun shines into the room...the red walls just become the most beautiful...brilliant...shade of red that I've ever seen! They certainly do make a stunning backdrop for any photos that I take.
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Last week I shared a few photos of a trio of pumpkins that I shot in the dining room...called "Pumpkins in Still Life".  If you would like to see that post...just click HERE.  After I finished playing with the pumpkins, I decided to do a "still life" photo shoot of a trio of autumn pears.  I hope that you enjoy!
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"Autumn Pears in Still Life"
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Autumn 2011 in my French Country Dining Room.
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A simple "still life" photo of a trio of autumn pears on a white ironstone platter.  A few embroidered napkins and an old nickle plated dinner knife join in to make an autumn still life.
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I have enjoyed using my dining room table centerpiece as a back drop for the "still life" photos.  It makes for a pretty picture...I think.  The old wooden dough trough is filled with autumn's bounty...pears, grapes, pomegranites, a mix of nuts, deer antlers, a long pheasant feather, a tall masonary candleholder with an earthy colored pillar candle, and a pheasant. 
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Ahhh autumn...my favorite time of the year!
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I love this white ironstone platter.  Love the pretty border of embossed fruit and the handles that are cut into the plate.  This pretty platter usually hangs on the dining room wall.  Today, it serves as a platter for the autumn pears.
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A few golden colored napkins with a white embroidered motif...along with an old nickle plated knife join in to complete this "still life of autumn pears".
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Mmmm...makes you just want to take a big ol' bite of the juicy autumn pear...doesn't it?
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"Autumn Pears in Still Life"
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I am joining these fabulous parties today...
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Thank you, dear ladies...for hosting these lovely parties for us!
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Well dear friends...I'm so glad that you stopped by for a visit today!  Please leave me a note and let me know that you were here...I would love to visit with you.
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Warmest Autumn Wishes!

28 comments:

On Crooked Creek said...

Chari,
I adore your still life photos...pears are my favorite fruit of chice for decor...but not for eating! "Mr. Ed" would certainly take a huge bite...he loves pears! Lovely post! Hope you're enjoying cooler temperatures! Our trees in the neighborhood are beginning to change colors! Ah~h~h...the hues of Autumn!
Fondly,
Pat

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Chari, your still life photos are always just beautiful!! You capture your lighting in the most stunning ways!! What a fresh take on "Autumn"...pears!

podso said...

You are so talented! Staging and photographing! did you get any snow?

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Beatiful Chari!

Lou Cinda

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Chari you take such beautiful pictures!! Martina

Nancy's Notes said...

Chari, your still life photographs are outstanding, the lighting is just brilliant. Your pears were doing the perfect thing for you, putting their fall look forward!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

You are such a great photographer Chari! What beautiful pics, what a stunning arrangement!
Some magazine should be buying your pics, they are that good!
Hey girl, have you heard from Gloria? I sent cards and I have been watching for an update on her blog.
And I am a pooped out woman indeed!
Katie is going to continue with two jobs but it won't be as much as last week.
If Addison's dad would pay child support she wouldn't have to be doing this.
He can't seem to keep a job.
Oh well, we will just do the best we can.
Hugs to you friend,
Cindy

Pat said...

Still life photos are such a wonderful study of items. Your background is just perfect too. That yellow napkin is just right, too.

Shug said...

Hi Chari..
Your photography is so rich and warm..I would never have thought of pears for a still life shot...Beautiful..
Enjoyed!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Hi Chari, you darling girl, it sure does look pretty there! I have been taking a little time off, and it's so good to visit again :) Hope you are enjoying a wonderful fall. Thank you for the news on Gloria, I didn't know, and I will send her a message today. You're the sweetie!!
xoxo, Andrea

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Chari, I hope when I grow up (in the blogging world) that I can be even half as good as you are at it. I really mean this, your photography is beautiful and when you comment, it seems straight from the heart. There is never a NICE JOB comment but always something that makes the person feel as though you really have taken the time to look and appreciate their work. I hope I'm not over doing the compliments but just wanted you to what a nice person I think you are. By the way, I looked at your post and was wowed by the lovely pear still life. See, I'm learning! Thanks!----------Shannon

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is a masterful piece! I love pears, they have such an artistic shape, don't thy? And how lovely they look in the foreground of your fall vignette. I love your red dinning room!
Yvonne

Sharing Shadymont said...

Chari,

What a lovely display! You always amaze me!!!! I love the rich deep colors!

Have a wonderful week.
Kathy

Daphne said...

I love the pop of the golden pear against the red walls!

Michele Smith said...

Beautiful photos. I love that pheasant (that is a pheasant right?) hahaha.
Have a wonderful night.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hey Sis..it was so GREAT talking to you today..I have missed you and blogland so much..
Girl I have to tell you pears are the only fruit I will eat..I kid you not I have yet to have a chocolate strawberry's ha ha!! Your photos are just beautiful girl..Take care and thanks again for the phone call it made my day sweeter..Love ya Gloria

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Yep...another wonderful visit. Pears! One of my favorite fruits and you did them justice! VERY, very Fall!! :) How the heck are you, Cheri??!! :)

Honey at 2805 said...

Your still life pictures are so beautiful, composed like a beautiful painting. The vignette is wonderful with the red backdrop.

Creations By Cindy said...

Love the pear decor! Beautiful as always. Your pictures are always amazing.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Simple, elegant and beautiful! Just lovely.(-:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Hi my friend just nominated you for an award see my blog:)

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Suzy said...

Hi Chari. Don't you just adore pears? Not only are they tasty, they're also beautiful - two treats in one! Your still life photos are so wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing. Take care.

lvroftiques said...

Yes it does! Could you pass me a pear and a knife please? *winks* I'll just stand here and enjoy my pear and take in all the beautiful details. Vanna

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