None of the images are really what I'm looking for - I do like the feel of the first one but I don't really want any apricot fruit in the picture, just the stones in a setting rather than on a white background.
Thanks, that does help. From the picture you mentioned, I thought you wanted both the fruit and the pits. I notice that image also has a nutcracker; is this something you want?
About how many pits are you wanting? Do they have to be from apricots, or will other pits (or even nuts) meet your needs? The more details you can give us as to what you need (and what doesn't matter one way or the other) will definitely help. Also, what is your timeline on this?
Nutcrackers as props will be fine, yes. It has to be apricot pits though, maybe some intact and some shelled kernels. Amount to be a similar amount to those in the example that are on the white plate.
Aspect in landscape preferred and taken from the above position, scene focus quite compact.
As for time frame, as soon as is possible, I'm not sure what the limitations are and approval times for images? Do requested images go through the same process? I'm only familiar with illustration approvals.
After giving up on shooting this, I decided to give the database one more search. Have you seen these images? They don't have a plate and they are not from above, but they do have the apricot pits/stones on a rustic looking table.
Yes, I've seen those... they are lovely images but the colour of the pits aren't 'straight from the fruit'. The usage is for a monthly specials flyer for products which include bags of pits. I want the image to replace poor quality product images.
I do really appreciate your efforts to help me though, thank you very much :)
I'll rethink my image concepts - I did ask permission from the owner of the example image but as yet I've had no response.
I've learned something new. I didn't know that the kernels inside apricot pits were edible. We had an apricot tree in our backyard when I was a child, and I ate lots of apricots during the summer months back then. Your post has brought back some fun memories.
They're extremely good for you I believe, I haven't tried them myself... they're bitter I think though - and expensive (esp in the UK)! Its always fun having fruit trees... we had an old apple tree when I was a child! Fruit just isn't the same when you haven't got to worry about there being a grub enjoying it too! lol
I don't have any picture for you, but I would like to share a memory. When I was a kid my grandmother used to make apricot jam and she was also adding pits. More pits in the jar, happier I was (because I was eating them all in one day). She just passed away at 99. She was the best granny any child can have.