Another week, another photo assignment

You’ll notice a trend in my photo assignments. I spend very little time on the prep and rely on fruit, olives, booze and bread as my subject. Here is my thinking: if I’m gonna spend a lot of time cooking, I want to eat it — not play with it for an hour shooting like some blogger in a trendy restaurant (hey, wait a minute…)

There were a few shots that I didn’t submit due to technical flaws or not meeting the assignment very well — but I do love how they look. Great colors, and very reminiscent of my site design.

Photo info: Shot with Canon 7D, EF 70-200mm L 2.8IS, ISO 400, F/8, 1/3 sec. exposure.

I love the composition of of this next picture, it feels like a party. Too bad the glare is a little harsh and there is a fingerprint on the glass (which you may not be able to see at this resolution). Also wondering why I didn’t top things off with a little bit of the Widow Cliquot?!Ā  I thought this would have been autonomous behavior, this photography stuff must really be screwing with me.

Photo info: Shot with Canon 7D, EF 70-200mm L 2.8IS + Canon 500D closeup lens, ISO 100, F/16, 25 sec. exposure.

For those who made it this far and are curious, one of the assignment’s goals were to get some translucency and texture. Here was what I ultimately submitted, “Oranges and Beer – Breakfast of Champions”.

Photo info: Shot with Canon 7D, EFS 17-55mm 2.8, ISO 100, F/8, 1/5 sec. exposure.

Whew, all this blogging makes me want to grab me a cold one. I love being able to eat and drink the props!

Photo info: Shot with Canon 7D, EFS 17-55mm 2.8 + Canon 500D closeup lens, ISO 400, F/2.8, 1/60 sec. exposure.

What do you think? Is it time to retry my old nemesis Tastespotting? Anything “compelling” enough yet?

P.S. I know Blue Moon is a trendy non-beer drinkers beer, but I like it. After all, I’m a wine guy.