Recently I received a bag of freshly picked avocados, for those of you unfamiliar with avocados; they ripen only after picking. Generally, it takes several days to soften to the buttery smooth eatable texture that is great for sandwiches, salads or the ever-popular guacamole.
Being that my avocados were freshly picked and far too hard for eating I did what every diligent stocky should do, I thought; ummm how can I photograph these! First thing is go to Dreamstime and search avocado photos to determine how many photographs of avocados currently exist, my search of the word “avocado” resulted in over 4,000 images. Wow! That’s a lot of images. So I set the search parameters at “downloads descending” to view the best selling images. One of the most popular arrangements for this fruit is to have one lying on its side and one cut to expose the beautiful shaped seed and to have the image isolated on a white background. My work was cut out for me to see how I could make my avocado images stand out amongst the many.
I started to set the avocados up on the white background; nonchalantly leaning them against one another to keep them from rolling off the table, and at the same time noting who was not quite “model material” and turning them to hide “figure flaws”. Stepping back to check lighting and viewing through the lens, I started to laugh. They looked like little people!
Okay, now the fun starts. Digging through my arts, crafts and sewing supplies I found a few cool accessories for my avocado models. I uploaded the images taking a deep breath and keeping my fingers crossed that the editors with find the images amusing as well as commercially viable.
Growing up in So Cal, I love guacamole and miss it terribly now that I'm in the Great NW! I absolutely love what you came up with, not only with the description, but with the images... "Wow!" is right! Fun and humorous. I think "tasty" should be added as a tag too! :)
@syamin and @susy56 - some of the clothing and accessories are from old dolls I had years ago, the musical instruments are actually Christmas ornaments (I do a themed tree every year) and the tiny sunglasses are from the doll section in a local toy store. I made the surfboard and the skateboards came from a toy shop. Thank you for your comments. :)
Hey everyone, THANK YOU!!! Your comments have made my day! Iris, I too now feel a little guilty and sad when I have to send the "older models" to the kitchen for their final destination! Many thanks to you all for your positive comments! Cheers!
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Deliciously clever! They are so cute that I actually had a flicker of sadness at seeing the bowl of guacamole. I think you've got a bunch of winners here! Good luck and congrats!
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