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One of last month’s Easter treats were these buttery Saffron Brioche. I loved the photo series for the recipe. My aim was to use the natural light to highlight the golden yellow of the saffron brioche. My post was about Spring and its arrival. The yellows of the nature around me inspired me for the photos.
About this photo
As I mentioned above lighting was to play a major role to highlight not only the yellows but also to mirror the writing on my blog post. On brown wooden parquet I placed an old piece of distressed wooden board, which is fairly thick and builds height. Behind it one can see a vase with yellow narcissus flowers. The background is a piece of brown card. Yellows, beige and browns were the main colors playing off the colors I saw outside. Keeping it simple I presented the brioche in the baking tins not only do they look good but I was liking that they were also reflecting light.
I wanted to focus on the one brioche in the front, give the feel that it was ready for the first bite. Playing with the DoF I chose F/4.5 (f-stop value) to focus on the brioche in the front, blurring the rest behind. Shutter speed was set to 1/250 sec. and ISO at 400.
The light comes in from the right of the photo and I used a bounce on the left to light up the dark patches on the left. In the front I use a large mirror to bounce light from the window onto the brioche in the front.
I’d like to thank the judges for their hard work, having judged a DMBLGIT previously I know it’s a difficult task. I am chuffed about this one and glad to have a new turquoise badge to add to the others. I also want to thank Julia for hosting this round!
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