So the apples were a good "shot selection" as we used to say in the basketball world, but often times it is really the light that makes a photo. The apples were just something I came upon after shooting a few shots of a sunset on the bay. I had a telephoto lens on the camera, and often it seems that the wrong lens is sort of stifling. I had looked at the clouds over Cadillac, but the telephoto was too "big", so I turned toward the apple tree and got several shots of the apples, lit by the sunset, and I think that subtle light with the dark background is what made the apple shot work. The sunset is here below.
I was born in Ellsworth and grew up in Winter Harbor, Maine and have lived here most of my life. I received my Bachelor's (1973) and Master's (2005) degrees from the University of Maine. I am a Maine boy through and through.