homegrown . . .

Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 26 November 2010 in Food & Cuisine and Portfolio.

Fremont, CA ~

Giant, organic tomato .... part of the bounty that grows in Andrea's garden, nurtured by her green thumb !

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sunstone_maria from California, United States

wow .. amazing - almost as painted and re-created. beautiful colors!!!

26 Nov 2010 5:11am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Oh, that's too beautiful to beautiful to eat, it's almost glowing with those lovely colors! Lovely tones and a beautiful composition.

26 Nov 2010 5:29am

Becky from los angeles, United States

This is SO beautiful - great image - great comp!

26 Nov 2010 6:01am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States


26 Nov 2010 6:04am

marci from somewhere in..., Morocco

wow - you've captured this so beautifully!! wonderful still life!

26 Nov 2010 6:06am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A lovely still life. Colors and light are gorgeous, perfect on the black background.

26 Nov 2010 6:49am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Fantastic shot! Excellent colours and lighting...

26 Nov 2010 6:51am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Between photography and illustration! A superb job! post-processing is very attractive by its unique tone!

26 Nov 2010 6:52am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon,, Canada

Beautiful presentation, having the feel of an art work, highest caliber photo.

26 Nov 2010 7:27am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Lovely processing and superbly done.

26 Nov 2010 7:31am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Great shot, I bet it is delicious

26 Nov 2010 7:47am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Nice colors and lights , It makes me think about ....XXX !! Phil.

26 Nov 2010 8:09am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

good work :)

26 Nov 2010 9:01am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

It has the look of an old painting,beautiful done!

26 Nov 2010 10:13am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

It's a winner! Superb shot, love the lighting!

26 Nov 2010 10:22am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A superbly rich image and delicious presentation !

26 Nov 2010 10:35am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

This is super. Love the rich colours.

26 Nov 2010 10:59am

k@ from Paris, France

Super still life and your colors are yummy-esque !

26 Nov 2010 11:20am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Very crisp image..wonderful colors...

26 Nov 2010 11:32am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Yum! Home grown tomatoes in November! I like how you try different types of post processing.

26 Nov 2010 11:58am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Excellent ! Lighting is perfect !

26 Nov 2010 2:02pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

That is sureally really suprisingly superb!

26 Nov 2010 2:43pm

Bettina Gilois from United States

Wow, amazing shot with excellent lighting and wonderful colors!! Fantastic!

26 Nov 2010 4:17pm

jim from sebastopol, United States

oh, wow Dulcie! you have created a really interesting photograph. at first glance it is so subtle and rich, but as i look at the individual details it becomes increasingly vibrant. the green foliage really works in contrasting the warm tones and the slashes of white across the tomato add a little electricity to the mix. it's very nice!

26 Nov 2010 4:27pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Wow! huge this tomato! Splendid compo and light. 5 * Nice day.

26 Nov 2010 4:37pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent tomato, full of life despite not already on a branch! Textures and designs perfect skin. Best regards, Adela

26 Nov 2010 4:59pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Fabulous still life, like an oil painting, you really have done it justice.

26 Nov 2010 6:05pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

wonderful capture

26 Nov 2010 6:09pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A beautiful still life that definitely looks good enough to eat! Nicely captued Dulcie! ;-)

26 Nov 2010 6:45pm

cristoF from montbéliard, France

superbe photo ,les couleurs de ce potiron sont génial.bravo.

26 Nov 2010 7:00pm

Valérie Simonnet from paris, France

On dirait qu'elle est vivante!

26 Nov 2010 7:11pm

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Trop belle cette tomate elle est vraiment exceptionnelle on n'a pas envie de la transformer en salade. 5*****.

26 Nov 2010 8:37pm

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

WOW! One of my favourites - this is spectacular Dulcie (and well done to Andrea too!).

26 Nov 2010 9:07pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

exquisite processing!!

26 Nov 2010 9:33pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Very Nice

26 Nov 2010 11:43pm

Formerly Known as MontereyJohn from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

That looks good ... and a pretty fair image too!

27 Nov 2010 3:09am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It looks like bronze. Have it bronzed rather than eating it. ;-)

27 Nov 2010 3:52am

Shelle from Washington State, United States

I like this very much. I like the muted colors. It is very beautiful.

27 Nov 2010 4:54am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

I agree with Steve this has a very rich bronze -ish glow to it - really, really beautiful!

27 Nov 2010 6:09am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Fabulous tones and what an exceptional tomato !!! Enjoy your weekend :)

27 Nov 2010 10:42am

Aboololo from Govashir, Iran

interesting subject ! great !

27 Nov 2010 12:34pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

What a beauty - your image and the pumpkin. Gorgeous colours and textures. A superb image!

27 Nov 2010 8:23pm

pixator from kerman, Iran

Oh nice shot !

27 Nov 2010 9:06pm

sunstone_maria from California, United States

Dulcie - congratulation on the spotlight! well deserved!

28 Nov 2010 12:06am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon,, Canada

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT, wonderful photo for the recognition.

28 Nov 2010 12:29am

Maria Draper from California, United States

oh, it looks so delicious!

28 Nov 2010 12:40am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

That is a big one!

28 Nov 2010 4:45am

Sriraam Kalingarayar from Chennai, India

Lovely tone and colour...

28 Nov 2010 5:46am

xavshot from Lucenay, France

Superbe image. Une très belle gestion de la lumière. Bravo

28 Nov 2010 7:56am

missparis from PARIS, France


28 Nov 2010 8:32am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Wonderful shot - and worth the spotlight! *****

28 Nov 2010 9:22am

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

Stunning colour. Nice work

28 Nov 2010 9:44am

ValterD from Rennes, France

yeah, orange is one of my colors, and I love your compo, the fact that there ar still beautifull leaves there.


28 Nov 2010 10:11am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and in the Spotlight, too !! Well done and richly deserved, Dulcie.

28 Nov 2010 10:22am

k@ from Paris, France

Hee hee, deserved reward for the glorious tomato pic nurtured also by your own digital green thumb ! Congratzz*

28 Nov 2010 12:51pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

THE stunning tomato!!!! Congratulations for having it in the Spotlight!

28 Nov 2010 12:54pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Bravo , Dulcie ! Congrats on Spotlight ! This "homegrown thing" looks so proud standing here :)

28 Nov 2010 2:02pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Congrats for the Spotlight Dulcie! " It's a winner" alright;-)))
Seeing the photograph again I think it's that lovely copper tone that does it for me:-)

28 Nov 2010 2:22pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful work Dulcie !

28 Nov 2010 2:35pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

looks too good to eat!

28 Nov 2010 3:03pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Congratulations for this spotlight...

28 Nov 2010 3:48pm

Barbara Lee from Oakland, United States

This is wonderful! No wonder it was chosen for the Spotlight. Congratulations! When I first saw this image, before reading your description, I thought it was a huge pumpkin! Amazing!

28 Nov 2010 4:05pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Bravo on the spotlight for this fabulous pumpkin Dulcie!!!

28 Nov 2010 4:52pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Err, tomato :]

28 Nov 2010 4:52pm

arash from london, United Kingdom


28 Nov 2010 5:23pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

i'll double my congratulations

28 Nov 2010 5:25pm

Sina Sohi from Tehran, Iran

Nice colors,great image !

28 Nov 2010 5:38pm

ManuRaw from France

C'est magnifique. Une superbe photo magnifiée par d'extraordinaires couleurs.

28 Nov 2010 6:07pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Such a stunning rendition of this pumpkin. Reminds me of an oil painting!

28 Nov 2010 6:53pm


oh i like this very much, especially the light on the stem that reaches toward the viewer in its electric surreal gesture.....and the bronze/bloody color of the tomato (is that a tomato or a sumi wrestler?) matches the color of the cutting board so perfectly. there's something frightening/disturbing about this image that gives it its enormous power. those cracks call to/mirror the slots in the board, i think. and the leaves are amazingly detailed.....seems they have a life of their own, but what kind of life we'll never know. this incredibly powerful image reminds of some of the last macro flower shots you gave us where the beauty of the flower was less evident than some kind of frightening ambience, so that the pistils and stamens looked likemedieval torture instruments. this is great art, dulcie.

28 Nov 2010 8:06pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congratulations for the spotlight. Nice day.

28 Nov 2010 8:10pm

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

Very nice job! Colors are great! Congratulations for the spotlight!

28 Nov 2010 9:50pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

29 Nov 2010 12:08am

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

splendid tabletop composition.....lovely light, colours & image clarity.....CONGRATZ on the spotlight.

29 Nov 2010 8:14am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

congrats on the spotlight well deserved for this phenomenal tomato ! beautiful light and colors !

29 Nov 2010 8:19am

Ioanaz from Bucharest, Romania

wow first i thought it wa a pumpkin,great shot, congrats!!1

29 Nov 2010 8:28am

Florence from Paris, France

That's an amazing photograph Dulcie, with a lovely combination of colors, they are rich and warm and this tomato is a surprising specimen. Congrats for the well deserved spotlight !

29 Nov 2010 8:59am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Congratulations on the Spotlight! Very well deserved!

29 Nov 2010 9:15am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Congratulations!! ^_^

29 Nov 2010 12:30pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom


29 Nov 2010 2:51pm

Bob Towery from Granite Bay, United States

Such gorgeous light, my goodness how do you do this? Looks like a painting by one of "the old masters."

29 Nov 2010 4:13pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Your work paid of ... congrats on the Spotlight!

30 Nov 2010 9:40am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Outstanding still life! The colour and light is superb...compliments to you Dulcie!

30 Nov 2010 2:14pm

Wendy at the shore, USA from United States

That is unbelievable...really fine background and colors. Is that developed??? you know what I mean? It is the most zingy shot and leaves and tomato almost look fake they are so real...wow!!! That consumes my vision and calls me to sit with it for a long time like some Dutch painting...is it memorex?

1 Dec 2010 7:56am

Didier from Tubize, Belgium

Very sensual tomato! Lighting is excellent!

1 Dec 2010 8:29am

Cecile Langelier from United States

I could imagine this magnificent photo stretched on a canvas in my new kitchen.... either by itself or next to two other fruits or vegetables. Let's talk about it.

1 Dec 2010 6:03pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Beautiful details - and the lines help to define its personality!

3 Dec 2010 2:24am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


3 Dec 2010 10:16pm

Rue Du Lavoir from France

Une nature morte bien réalisée. De très belles couleurs. J'aime beaucoup.

6 Dec 2010 9:53am

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

excellent....so excellent!

8 Dec 2010 6:43pm

nooshin from Iran

: )
I like it...
nice lighting and colors...

14 Jul 2012 6:40am

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1/25 second
ISO 200
157 mm (35mm equiv.)