Thanks for you comments on my lemons. I am encouraged that people like the idea.
Actually I took the photo in Greece in June, fairly early in the morning, but the sun was still pretty high and very strong. I saw these lemons every morning and thought them lovely as its not a common sight in the UK
The contrast in the photo is very great between the illuminated and shaded sides on the lemons, but rendeing the shadows seems the most difficult aspect.
Thanks Wayne for your comments, I must admit I have never thought in those terms so this is a good opotunity to learn. You are right that I need to get shape into them as well.
I have now made the sky lighter and more purple and lightened the shading on the lemons, but thay are still not quite how I like them.
As I am away from home I cannot do any more until the weekend