Carob – Locust beans, Ceratonia siliqua, used in many forms, as replacement for cocoa powder and as a gelling agent. Not to be confused with the African locust bean, Parkia biglobosa (Iru, Une, Dawadawa) – different plants altogether.
I spotted the thick pods in the spice souk in Dubai…in December and marvelled at the almost crystalline core. I love the way that came through, in spite of the ‘dark’ setting – both the colour of the carob pod but also because it was taken at night.
I find that texture is the thing I long to capture most in my photos and shine. And colour too. Elements that paint the picture, let you touch and feel the subject.
I haven’t done anything with my pods, almost a year later but I’m thinking. Let me know if you have any ideas.
And yes, what do you think about the photo? What strikes you?