I love taking pictures. I have a huge family and I drag my camera to all the gatherings. I also suck at taking pictures. Missing heads, disembodied limbs, out of focus then there is this
Typically blurry photo at my grandmother's 85th
For the record, my aunt has a beautiful smile with all her teeth
Nor does she look like a cast member of the Walking Dead
I don't really have 10 best photos, so I'm going on a little tangent. I promise it's photo related. It's what I was doing this morning.
I'm in the middle of planning a trip to Italy for my friend's wedding, trying to post a little more so people know I'm alive, working on the house, cooking so of course there are pictures to document the progress or the lack there of. I haven't done a recipe post in months and I wanted to share one of the best summer recipes ever. Bring on the camera.
I envisioned something like this
Looks tasty right?
Maybe something like this?
I'd have been happy with this
Great Halloween dessert option right?
Taking pictures of food is hard. I'm always in awe of people who post drool inspiring picture after picture of their culinary exploits.
I assembled my props and headed outside to snap some pictures. Natural light is best so they say and it finally has stopped with the thunder and lightening.
Unusual plate for visual interest
A little elevation ( I can crop that)
At eye level like you see food at a table
Maybe an over head view?
Ditch the ugly plate
Excellent reflection of me in the spoon
Maybe a location change?
To hell with it, I'll take a picture of the fountain instead
Almost got the whole thing, sigh
Maybe the primroses Mom gave me.
It's 30 degrees, my subject is melting, I'm going inside to eat. There is only so much I'm willing to suffer for my art. That does not include ruining a perfectly good dessert. After some cropping and trying to fix the exposure I ended up with this.
Not too shabby, right?
Just a touch of the Etruscan terracotta detailing behind
Simple, a little rustic
Which after several hours I turned into this.
I'll do the real recipe post tomorrow
This one has already gotten a little long
One picture, six hours. I don't have time for 10. LOL
Come join me at Stasha's to see what everyone else has been snapping.