Souvenir Foto School | Food + Foto (Assignment Two)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

50mm lens | f/2.0 | 1/320 | iso 400 | side lighting from the left, white bounce from a canvas from the right
50mm lens | f/3.5 | 1/60 | iso 400 | side lighting from the left, white bounce from a canvas from the right

Our photo assignment for week two in SFS | Food + Foto was Caprese Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette.  Miss Tristan B. of Besotted Blog highly recommended the hand spun mozzarella from the Seattle Metropolitan Market.  Boy, was she right!  Thought I would share my senses of this experience this past weekend.

Sight: During my trip to the market, I loved seeing all of the rich tones of the autumn harvest.  Pumpkins outside the entrance, rows of vibrantly red tomatoes, creamy white tones of cheeses...
Smell: Potently fresh basil as I rip a few leaves from the stems.
Sound: The knife as it hits the cutting board as I slice the roma tomato.  Allen whipping up an avocado smoothie in the background.  The boys laughing while trying to construct their marble game upstairs.
Taste: I couldn't wait to try this caprese concoction.  I wrapped a basil leaf around a bit of mozzarella and sprinkled a bit of salt.  I didn't even get to the tomato yet!  The combination of the cheese and basil was enough satisfaction.  Mild cheese + punctual basil + sip of cool white wine = mmmmm... no words. 
Touch: I was on my way to my girlfriend's house for girls movie night in (we planned to watch scary movies over wine, tortilla soup, and pumpkin spice cake).  The warm afternoon day turned into a mildly chilly evening as I walked out of the market back to my car with my ingredients in hand.  A perfect evening with good friends.

6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Caprese Salad is one of my most favorite things in the whole world. You captured it so beautifully! Wishing I was able to have been apart of this SFS session, but my schedule just wouldn't allow it this month. I'll enjoy it vicariously through you :)

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    1. So good to hear from you, Susannah! Thanks for visiting. I sure miss you in SFS this time around! I hope you're staying afloat all of your busyness. Hang in there! :)

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  2. Your description of your senses always wows me - I especially love this week's "taste". Basil + Cheese + Sip of White Wine = OMG. :) I can taste it from here. Or at least I am wishing I could! And your photos are gorgeous as always - you continually inspire me!

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    1. Thank you, Jamie. Basil, cheese, wine... OMG is right! ;)

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  3. So Beautiful Charmaine! And so dramatically done. Love how you captured the layered texture of the cheese in the first shot... reminds me of how a former photography teacher constantly stressed maintaining detail in the highlights, and keeping whites white (a difficult exercise - she made us keep taking shots of snow!!). And as always, just love your senses - particularly the taste and sound ones (my son just started playing with marbles ;)

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    1. Ha-ha, snow, I love it! That's a good way to practice shooting whites. I still have a lot of practice to do with getting whites their whitest. It is a challenge! Thank you--and aren't marbles so classic and timeless? I love looking through them in the light.

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