I've been playing around a lot with flour this month. Not only am I experimenting with different types of flour to make the ultimate Indian roti, our Daring Bakers challenge also involved a lot of flour this month. What it was you'll see a little later today. Furthermore, my favorite photography workshop, Click, had us scuttling around for perfect flour shots.
For those who know me, will know, when it comes to photography, my heart beats for food in the raw. Even the calendar on my Gallery will show proof of this. I love taking pictures of the product before they have been added to a recipe to create an extraordinary dish. I find there is something magical and more challenging about ingredients is their raw form.
When Bee & Jai announced the theme for their photo workshop I was a bit stumped. Bee even mentioned it in an email to me. Her words:
"You'll love the theme of the next event!"
Yeah she was snickering away, I bet!
I did take a few shots but knew from the beginning that the picture would represent Flour in it's raw form. I liked this one best. It says it all really. Organic whole wheat flour, sprinkled out on a wooden board, ready for me to start working with it. A simple picture that expresses the essence of flour.
- Camera: Nikon D70s
- Lens: Nikkor 18-70mm
- Tripod: Bilora 1211
- Focal Length: 46 mm
- Exposure Time: 1/125s
- Aperture: f/8
It's certainly not going to win the "Delish" award, if any award at all, but I love the tones of the picture. The simplicity and the message behind it also adds to the shot. What do you think?
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