I was about to bite into a luscious black mission fig when I suddenly pictured all of the little seeds and pink flesh as a macro shot. So, instead of biting in, I sliced the fig in half with a knife, laid the pieces on a chunk of black granite, and zoomed in with my macro lens. The close macros were not as interesting as I’d envisioned so I backed off a bit to get a different composition. I really liked the shots that showed some of the stem and the flesh along with the black background. I think the curving stems add interest, and even energy, to the shot.
Focal Length 105mm, ISO 100, f/20, 1.3 seconds