Friday, March 10, 2006

Spicy or Sweet?


Blogger micki said...

I received back several rolls of film last week, most of which are unusable. The lab scratched the negatives on three of the five rolls I had developed. So, now I’m on the hunt for a new lab. Yippee. Good thing that I have a small pile of photos to post until I get more film shot. No, I’m still not considering going digital…so hold your tongues everyone. I’m determined to make this work. My goal is to have my own darkroom one day. Hubby says he’d do it now for me, but I don’t have the time. This photography thing is already keeping me busy enough.

For example: On Valentine’s Day, I was making dinner and decided to take a couple shots of the ingredients I was using that night. I shot the spicy on a piece of copy paper I laid on the kitchen floor. The lighting came from the window above the sink and the skylight. Didn’t turn out too bad. When I did the fruit, though, I moved over to a window in the classroom/family room. I used a small reflector on that shot to help diminish the shadows. So, once again dinner was late due to Mom’s hobby. If it’s not the photography, it’s the drumming. I don’t know what to say, Mom’s gotta express herself.

Spicy: Konica Minolta 70 Kodak Gold ISO 800 1/6 f-11 Aperture Mode Sigma 105mm lens

Sweet: Konica Minolta 70 Kodak Gold ISO 400 1/30 f-11 Aperture Mode Sigma 105mm lens

Also, can I say what a truly special group of people you all are that stop by every day and take the time to comment. In just this short time we've been doing this, you all have made a wonderful impression on my life. I truly enjoy your visits here, and love visiting your places every day to view your wonderful works. It's a great way to start my mornings off. Thank you.

8:01 AM  
Blogger Sidney said...

No scratches in digital! ;-)

Do we need to pick our favorite ingredients? Give me a Kiwi!
Nice collection & nice composition. Works well !

8:07 AM  
Blogger Gardengirl said...

Hi Micki, I am glad I found this blog....your photography is beautiful. I will be back often.

8:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fine composition for this salted/sugary post!

9:51 AM  
Blogger Rob said...

I've gotta go with spicy. Nice work. I would like to let my tongue flap in the breeze concerning digital but will respect your wish that I keep it firmly in hand. It is a bit ironic that your images need to go digital before we see them... ;)
Sorry. Tongue in hand! Mmmmmmunnnhhhhhmmmmuuhhhnntheee...

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Paul said...

Great composition! I'm a big digital evagelizer, but I'm more of a photography evangelizer. We do this because we love to, and using the tools you want can only make this more enjoyable. I have friends that make wonderful images with toy cameras. So use what you like and enjoy what you use. You'll make wonderful images either way.

10:32 AM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

The lighting's not perfect but who cares? This sure looks like wonderful ingredients for a perfect Valentine's digital... i mean dinner. ;p

10:50 AM  
Anonymous andy said...

Ahh yes. The slings and arrows of color labs.. don't go digi.. go B&W.. hahahaha. You can develop it at home.

I'm really enjoying the "spicy" one.. and I didn't get breakfast.. so now I'm hungry.. thanks :-)

10:56 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

I love the top one- spicy! The colors are vibrant and look so good against the background.
These would make great cookbook images.

And good for you for staying with film. It obviously works well for you! But I must say that not ever having to deal with bonehead labs or chemicals again, digital is so nice!

11:18 AM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

nice color and neat detail...beautiful and look tasty:-)

12:23 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

I love to come here! You always have a surprise in store.

I am partial to strawberries and bananas. I like kiwi too. So what time is dinner tonight?

I had a darkroom when I was a kid, but it was so very time consuming. That's why my photography hobby petered out.

Plus after the kids, when I did do it the film would sit undeveloped for too long and be ruined. *sigh*

I had money for diapers, music lesson's, and gymnastics, but not for developing film. *sigh* I lost so many shots of the kids that way.

For me if it weren't for digital, I wouldn't have time for photography at all.

I hope you can get your dark room set up. Mine was from the dark ages. I bet they are a lot more high tech now.

1:59 PM  
Anonymous tobias said...

Definitely spicy. What a great idea. I particulary like the fact that the vegetables are not whole, more gritty and so therefore far less plain. Great backdrop too. You should offer your services to the old chef cookery book...

2:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I love the spicy! I say use whatever kind of camera you want! I love digital because I'm cheap and impatient:).

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll take the sweet this time...but next time who knows! Gotta love that kiwi.

Marcelo Vilares

3:24 PM  
Blogger Jerry said...

of cource spicy. i'm indian in spirit;-) but they all are so sweet forme:p

3:58 PM  
Blogger ndiginiz said...

Tena koe ehoa
No scratch digital, Oops that slipped out!
I'll have both of these images in a blender, the result on toast with marmite! please :)

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Christian said...

Hi Micki, what did you cooked with these ingredients?
Thanks for visiting my site.

4:32 PM  
Blogger Dia said...

Indeed, these could easily be photos from a good cookbook, very nice :)
mmmmm I go for the sweet, but spicy is good also but not too spicy, in Thailand I ate a dish, it was sooooo spicy that tears fell from my eyes! (and all the waiters were looking and having fun hahaha:D)

I always love your photos, Im sure you will have your own darkroom one day! :)

Im into digital because as a newbie in photography, it helps me a lot, plus I would never have the money to develop all the films hihihi :)

4:46 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Nice details in these ingredients

5:00 PM  
Blogger bingo and betty said...

... good eye, strong images, really like your work.

5:18 PM  
Anonymous jessica said...

yum. these are really nice. i especially like the open garlic, the long skinny pepper, and the reds of the tomato and strawberry. and how all the ingredients of each picture go well together;)

6:37 PM  
Anonymous philmorris said...

Hey sounds like you have a top hubby there. You're having to hold him back from building you a darkroom? I'd be willing to give him free reign round my place, just to practice! Good arrangements here and carefully aligned 'flat on'.

7:21 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

Hi Micki.
I just knew you were going to call this "Sugar and Spice". ;-)
Beautifully done photography.
Thanks for the comments on my blog.
Why one or the other? I want both.
If I had to make a decision I'd pick banana. It's the fiber. LOL.

8:07 PM  
Blogger samcam said...

Green peppers are looking like feet.. great shot...

8:15 PM  
Blogger Ash said...

I'd pick Spicy !! Nice colors and detail!

8:20 PM  
Anonymous amanda leigh said...

i love kiwis! the like the bottom picture best because of the layout.

9:58 PM  
Anonymous joel said...

Right try it on cute little animals...Wow my sense of humor is really off kilter. Anyhoodle, the only reason I switched to mostly digital; I hate photolabs. They F my photos up often. later on ..take it easy.

10:16 PM  
Anonymous sumi said...

This is cute!

12:20 AM  
Anonymous Shuva said...

Oh you shoot film.I have great respect for those who still do that. I sifted to digital because the cost of film and the frustration from the varying conditions of different labs.

1:08 AM  
Anonymous Mike Dougan said...

No film to scratch in digital but there is the sensor to scratch when your cleaning! I can just about taste that strawberry.....

1:52 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Lovely compostion, both pictures are cool.

4:23 AM  
Anonymous Carter Rose said...

nice small product hungry right now and these pictures are not helping.

7:55 AM  
Anonymous Raymond Tse said...

I like these types of composition - great work.

6:43 AM  
Anonymous coffeelover said...

I love the color and choice of fruit/veggies. Lovely images with great contrast. Some of my most favorite work is done in a light box similar to this. Great shots!

8:33 PM  
Blogger jason said...

Miki - this is ag reat presentation - I like the variety, color and texture. Simple and sweet.

4:12 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

Man you are so creative I can't stand it! A new approach for me when preparing meals.As I am reading the comments I realize gardengirl stopped by!She talked me into blogging!We are best friends and I see have the same taste!

10:52 PM  
Anonymous Photo Buffet said...

This is such an interesting and unique composition, Micki. I like it!

1:44 PM  

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