Saturday, October 23, 2010

I have mentioned the blight that has affected local apple crops this year. A wet bloom made for low numbers and the continuing wetness encouraged disease.

This is our neighbor, Tommie, who along with her husband, Peter, own a sizable fruit farm.

The fruit she is holding is a Flower of Kent apple.

Note the heavy russetting. Unaffected by disease,  this is this variety's normal appearance, a trait that sells poorly —make that not at all —in stores.

So why grow it? It was a Flower of Kent that fell upon the head of one Sir Issac Newton.


TenMile said...

You know, now that you remind me, I've always wondered if that apple got eaten or was it bruised too badly.

Good pic's by the way. You and Mojo are using the same type of camera. Question: Do you find the same low light handicaps you experienced with the other you've used/written of in the nude/naked series?

Memphis MOJO said...

Sorry to hear of Tommie and Peter's bad luck with the Kent apple. I hope next year's crop bounces back.

Memphis MOJO said...

I also meant to say the Tommie's photo shows a person with lots of character. Even though times are hard, I see a trace of a smile.

bastinptc said...

TM - I don't suppose I'll know if the apple is worth trying, as Tommie was reluctant to share one of 8 from the tree. As for the new camera, supposedly there is little noise as high as ISO 3200. I've yet to push it. If I can make B&W look as good as Tri-X, I'll be happy.

TM & Mojo - They only have one Flower of Kent tree. Tommie is Welsh, so there's that. I'm not certain how many varieties of apples they grow, but I'd say there's about tn acres of trees.

Mojo - They work so hard, both getting on and ready to move on. And both of them are very colorful.