To all ye who want to paint with light ...

I should have started this blog many moons ago as I started experiencing the joys of rediscovering the art of photography. But as the saying goes - it's better late, than never!
So, here I am, in the hopes of recording what I learn as I progress from ignorance to enlightenment; about what my eyes can see that my camera can capture; and, what my mind imagines and my camera paints with its capabilities.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Day 29 - Kidney beans for dinner

The beans just before I soaked them for my kidney bean curry.  The curry turned out delicious, but it's a pity I didn't think of taking a picture before consuming it with relish.  When there's food on the table, my photography comes way down on my list of priorities, unless I'm saving it for dinner guests! :=P


  1. This is a great idea. I love the mix of red and white, particularly in the second shot. And I like the arrangement of the beans.

    According to the shot's EXIF data, the second image was 1/4th sec at f/5.6. Did you try with larger or smaller apertures? How would the shot look with the entire frame in focus? How would it look with only one bean in focus?

  2. I actually didn't play with the DoF much at all. I kinda just wanted to do the shot and then soak the beans! :=P But you have just given me an idea and I'll put that on my list of shots to take. Maybe with different beans to vary it a bit! Great idea - thanks, Jim!