Saffron, a regal and ancient spice dating back more than 3500 years and spanning several cultures. It has always been one of the world’s most costly spice.
Click this month has paired up with the Monthly Mingle and is being hosted over at Jugalbandi. With the theme Heirloom both Bee and Jai asked for a challenging entry to both events. But as I decided on submitting my grandmother’s Saffron Rice Pudding, I knew straight away that saffron was to be my click of choice.
I like this picture a lot as it highlights the different shades of the saffron. I focused in on the mould of saffron giving a sharpness to mostly the spice and leaving the front and back of the photo out of focus. With this I hoped to draw in the attention to the spice itself. I liked the contrasts of the grey-blue backgrounds against the reds and oranges of the saffron. I also wanted to play around with the different textures; of the background, of the rock and of the saffron threads all three seemingly intermingling with each other. A simple shot but hopefully it brings out the depth I was hoping to achieve.
- Camera: Nikon D70s
- Lens: Nikkor 18-70mm
- Tripod: Bilora 1211
- Focal Length: 70 mm
- Exposure Time: 1/60 sec
- Aperture: f/4.5
- Lighting: Lowel Ego lights – one from right and one lighting the back. White bounce in the front to light up some dark patches in the front.
Hope you like it too.
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