Ground cherries

…or Cape Gooseberries, or physalis — maybe it has other names, too. It’s a member of the same family as Japanese Lanterns and tomatillo — this is a sweet berry, though, not a salsa ingredient.

I took some photos of ground cherries years ago, but was never quite satisfied with my images. I came back to them this week, and took these two pictures, among many others. I still have one I’m working on.

Single cherry:

Ground cherry

Bowl full of cherries:

Bowl of ground cherries

Long exposures, HDR, and some sharpening. The bowl of cherries was shot at f/32, with exposures varying from 8 to 30 seconds.

Did I mention I bought a new tripod a month ago?

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Visual thinker, first got interested in digital imagery in the early days of Omni magazine, back when it used to review what had happened at SIGGraph. I worked in the 3D software field for 23 years. Lifelong enjoyment of gardening grew over time; I was a Master Gardener (briefly) and had a vegetable and herb allotment garden in Toronto to grow vegetables, as well as perennial gardens at home. Gardening and enjoying fresh produce also raised my interest in cooking with really good local food. As more restaurants in Toronto are offering local fare, I enjoy dining out and sampling the visions the different chefs have.

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