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.

Please feel free to add any comments and share your wisdom (tips or tricks) that you have picked up along the way.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Day 242 - Relearning the Alphabet: The Letter "Q"

"Q" for Quick Meal

A delicious and healthy meal/snack on the fly that will keep your rumbling tummies from caving in while you do other stuff.

Another one of my culinary experiments - I sliced up some tomatoes, put the slices on whole wheat bread, drizzled them with olive oil, salt and pepper and then gave them a quick grill at 450 deg F for 10 mins. I fried up eggs on the side and tossed them on to the grilled toast, sprinkled some more salt and pepper and wolfed them down.

My teen hates tomatoes as well as eggs - but this went down pretty well with him too, albeit with a few drops of hot chilli sauce on top of the eggs.  I'm sometimes amazed at how he enjoys hot and spicy food! It's all in the genes! ;-)

The ingredients ...

The prepping ...

The frying ...

And finally the finished product! 

I like my egg yolk a little runny, but I think it would taste equally good if you cooked them through as well.  I also think some finely chopped parsley could have added more flavour, but again, no parsley at home! :(  

The shots were taken under fluorescent lighting (I know, I'm too lazy to set up my cranky speedlight, but I will soon have a brand new lighting kit to play with),  with my 18-55 mm lens, on Aperture Priority, except the image with the oil stream.  I took that on Shutter Priority since I needed a faster shutter speed to capture the stream as I was pouring the oil which meant my hand wasn't steadily dropping the oil on one spot.  

High ISO of 1600 for the shot with the oil, and exposure was compensated +2 stops.  The rest were on ISO 400 and mostly aperture at f/5.

1 comment:

  1. hmmm...simple but yet it looks appetizing..i am hungry...