Homemade Soups

The latest type of photography I’ve been trying out is -food/culinary photography. I must say, I quite enjoy it. So it’s very possible I’ll stick with it for longer. I enjoy cooking, I enjoy photography, why not enjoy the two together?

In these shots I’ve posted, I used the Food setting on my Nikon D5100. The soups are homemade, by myself, and the setup was very simple, with household things we own. For further improvement though, I’m planning to get some nice (culinary photography suitable) props; in other words various objects, tableware, which will enhance the appearance of the shot, making the food look good, tasty, and desirable. I’m also planning to experiment with different settings of my camera to get the best possible shots and the best possible angles.

Again, I welcome any suggestions, advice!

Here they are:
Bors (resized)

Vegetable Ciorba

Karfiol leves (edited &resized colour)

Cauliflower Soup

Babgulyás (edited colour, with vignette)

Bean Gulyas Shot 1

Babgulyás közelről (edited colour, with vignette)

Bean Gulyas Shot 2

Slowed Down

I’ve been pretty slow lately, pretty scattered, and I’m sorry about it. My excuse is that I’m fighting sinusitis for over three weeks now & it’s horrible, it’s driving me nuts. Nowadays, I’m not even feeling guilty about feeling sorry for myself a lot. Go away bad sinusitis, leave me alone!!! I have a 2 year old to look after and plans in my head, which I just find too hard to accomplish these days.  Please bear with me until I get myself back from the evil grasp of this persistent sickness. For now, here’s a taster to our new house. I know, I’m a teaser. 🙂 I like the owl though.

House Number Plate

I must have flowers….

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

When I think of this day, I think of flowers…. Like Claude Monet: “I must have flowers, always, and always.” who also said “Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment.”

Since started taking photography more seriously, I realise now, I have sort of neglected flowers as objects. There’s so much to shooting flowers though, so much beauty, so much colour and texture there. One must just see beyond the sometimes apparent simplicity of them….

My favourite flowers are the forget-me-nots. They are known to have often been worn by ladies as a sign of faithfulness and enduring love. And love the story behind the origins of its name: In a German legend, God named all the plants when a tiny unnamed one cried out, “Forget-me-not, O Lord!” God replied, “That shall be your name.”  (Source: Wikipedia)  What’s your favourite flower?

Here’s a few photos I’ve taken of flowers. For these shots I’ve been also trying out my new AF-S VR DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6 zoom lens (bought at a second-hand electronicals shop in South Africa) & experimented with my Elements 11 editing software.

Variations:

Another Purple (edited&resized)

Changes (edited&resized)

Muskatli (edited&resized)

Another Variation (edited&resized)

Variations (edited&resized)

Purple Flower (edited&resized)

White Flower (edited&resized)

Strange (edited&resized)

Yellow Flower (edited&resized)

Variation to the Yellow Flower (edited&resized)

 

 

 

Faces of a Child

I have been quiet for the past two weeks, as some of you may have noticed, because we have moved to a new house. Now, after a week and half in our new home and settled somewhat, I can return to my normal days, to my love of photography, and to keeping my photo blog up to date.

I’m showing now a monochrome series of my main photographic model, my two year old daughter. It’s not easy to take photos of a toddler on the move -who has a short attention spam and has to be rested, not hungry, not fighting one of the many sicknesses that occur while young, and kept well entertained, when it comes to a successful photoshoot. I’m constantly trying… and sharing with you the results.

I like this photo series of Abigail. I would call them Faces of a Child. Hope you like them too. Oh, and for more portraiture see my other blog, dedicated to my daughter, Faces of Abigail.

Sleepy Baby (edited &resized BW)

My Baby (edited&resized BW)

Happy Girl (edited&resized BW)