Apr 4, 2013

Blooming Tea

Filed under: Photography,sundry,Home — Tags: , , , — Kay @ 11:48 am

  The best thing to me about tea flowers is not their delicious and delicate flavour, even though it is a somewhat acquired taste. It’s not the fascinating way they magically bloom as soon as their delicate leaves touch the warm water, even though watching the magic unfold can make a bad day just a little less bad. It’s not how they turn something simple as brewing tea into a…

Apr 26, 2012

The Star of The Show

Filed under: Photography,sundry,Home — Tags: , — Kay @ 1:44 pm

Next one in line for a canvas was one of the most fragrant and beautifully star-shaped spices in the world: Star anise. Highly photogenic.  

Apr 16, 2012

Beautiful Figs

Filed under: Photography,sundry,Home — Tags: , , — Kay @ 2:40 pm

Had a rare free moment today and wonderful light to work with, so I started working on a series of natural-light food photos for my home. Something I’d been planning forever but somehow never got around to. Fresh vegetables and fruit, all photographed in the same style and printed on canvas. They’ll probably end up somewhere in my kitchen. I started with this beauty… What on earth could be more…

Mar 5, 2012

Now & Then

Filed under: Photography,sundry,Home — Tags: — Kay @ 8:41 pm

Now and then I end up with a photo that I somehow don’t think will work out in my food posting, but that I feel is too beautiful not to use. This bombay potatoes shot is a perfect example of that. See what I mean? Hindsight is always twenty-twenty, right?  Boy, was I wrong.

Jun 28, 2011

Macro or Micro

So, after my plea for help about buying a macro lens, I decided it was time to take the plunge into macro land and buy myself one. We scooped up the kiddo, got in the car and headed downtown. I walked into the store all chipper, ready to hop on the counter and tell the guy to go fetch me my sparkly new lens, when I noticed something was ‘off’. My…

May 30, 2011

Can You Help a Girl Out?

Filed under: Photography,sundry,Home — Tags: , , , , — Kay @ 9:55 am

Can you help a girl out? It’s time I invest in my very first real macro lens. I think Nikon calls it Micro, right? Not sure why, but I really feel that spring time is macro lens time. Getting down and dirty on muddy floors just so I can photography a few flowers. Yup, that’s the life! I love taking close-ups. Now that it’s almost summer I really want to start…