Archive for category food and drink
Still working on doing still life photos here. I asked DH what sauces in the fridge does he like to put on his food the most and this is what happened. Actually the Tabasco sauce is his favorite; puts it on almost everything. I am learning and have learned that when shooting subjects like this you will run into some of these issues:
Shadows you may or may not want occur depending on where the light is coming from.
You will discover that what you once thought was clean wasn’t as in water stains on crystal glasses or fingerprints just from moving the objects around.
Dust just “magically” appears in the shot but you won’t see it (sometimes) until you upload the image and use the visualize spots tool or you zoom in.
About the prior tip – you will need one of those lint rollers for your backdrop or if it is vinyl a nice soft non shedding cloth to clean with.
Glass and lights mean reflections!
Hope your weekend is saucy…
Wine! There was a celebratory dinner out last night and then there was some wine later. I hate spending what I can get an entire bottle for on one glass in a restaurant sometimes so I opted for the decadent dessert there and wine at home. I discovered this wine at a Greek restaurant here when we first moved to Ohio. It’s a very nice California red blend and became a staple in our home but in recent years it has become harder and harder to find. The original (well, original for me) label had a scene reminiscent of the one from The Creature from the Black Lagoon; monster holding screaming woman. What’s not to love about a wine with a label like that?
When I noticed the wine becoming harder to find I stocked up on a couple of bottles. No wine today – coffee!
It’s our anniversary and DH is taking time off from work (which means my time here may be spotty) so that we can both exhale and celebrate by doing whatever we want to. A lot of that might be catching up on some sleep – we are one wild and crazy couple! Still experimenting with still life photography and the lesson I learned from this shot is that glass and reflections can make you want to scream. This was my first attempt at photographing these objects against a black background using a light box.
Practice, practice, practice but perhaps later 😉
The six of us (me, son, daughter in law, grandson #1, granddaughter and grandson #2) went to Denny’s for breakfast because someone was seriously craving some sausage, eggs and pancakes. That person shall remain nameless but I bet you can guess who 😉 We hunkered into the big semi-circle booth and placed our orders. That day I taught grandson #1 the joy (and yumminess) of putting an over easy egg on top of some hash browns and digging in to get a bite of both – he is now converted!
But as the little one lay there quietly sleeping I was seized by the urge to photograph his sweet innocence in some mischievous ways. One day when he is older and sees these he will laugh…or not.
These photos were taken with my mobile phone after having a nice dinner and some drinks at the Bar Harbor Beerworks on Main Street. The duck confit tacos I had were amazing (yes I know, not your classic taco but I was enjoying them so much a table next to us asked what I was eating and proceeded to order the same) but the blueberry soda was too too sweet for me. It was like drinking a melted Popsicle.
Now at another drinking establishment a few doors down there was this “scientific” sign which answers a question not sure that was asked 🙂 Be careful out there today if celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Those green drinks can get to you if you aren’t careful.
Some advances have been made with the “to do” list such as the outside decorations are all packed away now and the tree has only 1/3 of the ornaments left on it. I finally uploaded some photos I took last week but before I could really do any editing a storm came through and we were without power for a few hours. Fortunately I had just started the browning of some beef for chili when this happened so at least I had a tiny bit of heat and was able to make dinner in the dark (well, I did have a flashlight) as well as boil water for some hot tea to drink. I learned how spoiled I had become from having hot water fast with the electric kettle after having to wait for water to boil in a pot on the stove top. Slow….
So mentioning eating, last week we went to eat here and I was one happy Memphis style rib eating customer as was DH. In spite of the name of the one sauce, it really wasn’t that hot. A bit of a tingle but not very devilish. But they had me at the big mason jar of freshly squeezed lemonade and the homemade BBQ potato chips.