This photo was taken while my family and I were out apple picking in the fall of 2005, shortly after I bought my digital camera. I encountered a pile of old, weather worn apple crates that probably never saw another day of use. However, they did strike me as essentially monochromatic within the scene of the lusciously fertile colors of the orchard. I tried to capture that here by placing one of my picked apples on top of the crate and framing the shot to be otherwise gray. It makes me think of something young and vital juxtaposed with something decrepit.
This was lit solely with natural light, on an overcast day. The 60mm focal length eliminated any distortion of the lines of the box - anything you see now is solely the warping of the wood.View the photo at Photo Sight.