"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." ~Lewis Carroll
Breakfast is my favorite meal; at any time of the day. It was fun to think of creative ways to photograph some of my favorite breakfast foods. Steve and I spent hours in the kitchen experimenting with different foods and camera settings and equipment. I learned a little more about depth of field. Me: "I want the coffee cup clear and the background fuzzy." Steve: "A good way to remember the aperature setting is, the more of the photo you want in focus, set to a higher number; the less in focus set to a lower number."
Although the hot cocoa photograph above was my submission for this week, I had a hard time picking just one. I used Steve's white and black backdrops for a couple of my photos. It was a little tricky to get the lighting right...too much shadow, too much glare, should I use the flash or turn it off. For me, this photo was a close second.
I like the contrast of the orange on the black backdrop and I like the composition of the photo.
When I first started to think about this week's theme, this is the photograph that I imagined. Every morning, I enjoy my caffeine fix. My intent was to give the observer the feel of enjoying the first sip of the day. I still like the idea of this photo, but I would like it better if the background wasn't so blurry. Let me try get this right...I needed to have a higher aperature setting.
I like the colorful surprise in these photos.
More coffee shots:
Speaking of mugs, whenever we travel, I buy a mug for a souvenir. When I use a mug, it brings back vacation memories. Coffee is definitely a breakfast staple for me!
Using hearts was a way I could express my love of breakfast. Did you notice the tiny pink heart marshmallows on my hot cocoa picture? Here are some more hearts:
On my first try, there was too much egg white and it spread out over the toast. Next, the egg white kind of boiled over the yolk. For this attempt, we fried the egg in the cookie cutter and fit the toast over the cooked egg. This was the best heart shape of the three attempts. I wish the egg yolk would have been more prominent.
Have you ever tried getting Cheerios into formation? It's a lot like trying to herd cats.
My sister, Lola, and I spent the day together on Saturday. Before heading into the Cities, I steeped some tea in my new tea mug. Signe gave me this mug for Christmas. It's from Teavana and I love it. This is how Minnesotans make "iced" tea! (set on top of my car)
More breakfast pics:
After peanut butter, it's nap time. Don't you just want to tickle those toes!
Tommy thinks milk is lip smackin' good! (Signe's photo)
We've had up to 20 deer in our yard this Winter. They prefer corn for breakfast. (Steve's photo)
This is Matisse. He is ALWAYS ready for food. (Steve's photo)
Next theme: Macro
Mad Hectic Oatmeal (my favorite)