It’s Sunday and snowing. Instead of trudging outside in boots and parka to look for winter pictures, I decided to take the lazy way out. It’s a perfect time to make soup. I had all the fixings for lentil soup and a desire to take veggie photos. Too bad I didn’t have an old wooden table with soft afternoon light coming through the windows in my restored farmhouse with the big bright kitchen. I live in a tiny artsy-crafty house with small windows and not a lot of light. So, I improvised and had a lot of fun making soup and photos.
I could just imagine being a food blog writer, cooking and taking photographs of dishes and ingredients artfully placed on an antique kitchen table using available light streaming in through large windows. I would display my creations in mismatched vintage china with white linen napkins embroidered around the edges.
For now I will enjoy my soup in a red bowl and catch the drips with a paper towel. Enjoy!
The farmers markets at Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford, NH, are a big deal where I live, especially in the middle of winter. The temperature outside was just above freezing, but inside it was warm and friendly. I’ve always loved taking my camera to the markets. There is just something so rustic and pure about the way the venders set up their wares. This trip I got to try out my new camera, an Olympus OM-D with the new wide-angle 17mm, f1.8 lens. I had finally traded in my heavy professional Nikon gear for this light-weight model. I had the best time walking around with this little camera and when I was done, I just slipped it back in my bag. All these shots were shot manually in available light.