Macro Monday: It’s A-Peeling to Me

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

This week’s theme for the Flickr Macro Monday group is “It’s A-Peeling to Me.” From this week’s instructions:

“Peel” is a verb and a noun. As a verb, it is defined as removing the outer covering or skin of a fruit, vegetable or shrimp. It may also refer to removing wallpaper, paper (as in a label) or paint from the surface it is adhered to in strips or pieces. As a noun “peel” is the outer covering (skin or rind) of a fruit or vegetable. Of course there are other sorts of things relating to “peel” or “peeling” you may choose to illustrate.

Shedding My Shell

I decided to play with hard-boiled eggs for this challenge because eggs are wonderful photography subjects in which to practice using dramatic lighting skills, and an egg shell is a wonderful metaphor for my personal growth. I see my shell through negative and critical eyes. I’m actively working on breaking down my shell that keeps me “safe” but really just keeps me lonely. In order to grow, I need to break.

New Braunfels macro food egg photographer

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/4.5 | 1/250 | ISO 400

Hard-boiled Hard to Peel

What is it about hard-boiled eggs that makes them so darn hard to peel? I’ve Googled every trick in the book and they always make a mess. But there is a quiet beauty to the mess, isn’t there? An almost sexy shedding of the shell and inner skin.

New Braunfels macro food egg photographer

Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/6.3 | 1/250 | ISO 800

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