Friday, October 11, 2013

October Photo Challenge “Food”

I think this has been the hardest challenge of all. I kept taking photos of what we were preparing for dinner every night and I realized we eat a lot of dishes that look less than appetizing when photographed! heehee!

And then it happened!

I brought home the most perfect bunch of grapes I have ever seen.

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I washed them off and popped a couple in my mouth before I realized I should get my camera. (These first two photos are untouched, right out of the camera, taken in the lanai in bright sunshine. I think I can SEE where a couple are missing!)

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So then I took them all over the house trying to get a good photo.

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This one came out best I think so I added some effects.

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It turned out to be FUN! Thanks Donna!

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Donna has a lot of tips on photographing food and I think I need to go back and read them again.

So what’s for dinner?

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Gumbo and it tastes better than it looks!

hahaha!

I’m taking part in Donna’s photo challenge.

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I hope you had something beautiful to eat tonight!

44 comments:

Chris Loehmer Kincaid said...

Back when I was in college and had just bought my SLR 35mm camera, I took all sorts of artsy photos - what I thought were artsy. I have a picture of a bunch of grapes - much like yours - in a skillet in my oven! Your grapes look much better!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love the purple in those shots! Great job!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

The grapes made my mouth water! Good job.

TexWisGirl said...

i do like the ones in the bowl next to the candlesticks.

Diane said...

LOVE red grapes! Yum!

Donna said...

Haha, great minds think alike because I used fruit for my photo shoot too! I agree that it is difficult to make food look appetizing. Color balance and styling are critical elements!

You did terrific with those grapes. I really like how they have condensation glistening on the surface. It makes you want to reach in and grab a couple! The special effects on that one is terrific too. You're already getting ready for the next challenge (applying textures)! Well done, sweetie. Now pass me a bowl of that gumbo!

Linda R said...

Well I think that gumbo looks yummy. The grapes in the cup look perfect. Well done my friend.

Hugs~

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I don't think its easy to photograph food. I've never had gumbo.

Christine said...

MMMMM! They are good looking grapes!
And your dinner looks scrummy too!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I love the photo of the grapes in the bowl. Perfection, my friend. xo Laura

Vee said...

Lasagna leftovers...not so pretty, but very tasty.

I love the first photo of the grapes...makes me want to reach in a take a couple...they look sweet and juicy. The gumbo looks delicious to me!

Becca said...

Oo those grapes look yummy! Love the gumbo too!

Elizabeth said...

They are very pretty !

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Diane
It's been fun playing with our food, hasn't it? The grapes look so appetizing displayed in the first photo and then later heaped in the bowl.
Can't say I've ever had gumbo, but it sure looks tasty.
Judith

cucki said...

Aww so pretty❤️❤️
Love grapes
Hugs x

It's me said...

Happy weekend darling...love Ria...x !

Lorrie said...

Your grapes are luscious. Great photos. This WAS a hard challenge.

Donna said...

What a great idea! Grapes! I HAD some but...I think a mouse ate them...Hahaaaa....
Love your edits...SO Pretty!!
hughugs

Karen said...

What a nice touch on the bunch of grapes in a bowl, lovely pic.

MarmePurl said...

Good going. I like the first for the simplicity.

podso said...

Nice job with the grape photos. I especially like the simplicity of the first close-up one! Have a good weekend!

Blackberry Lane said...

You did a great job with the photography. I'd like gumbo and some sweet grapes~

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

WEll LOL leftovers tonite! :)

But I am laughing because I just got a big bag of grapes from the grocery store!
( Local festival and parade tomorrow and grapes are part of the breakfast feast here prior :)

I always figure if little kids turn their noses up at big people food they will eat the fruit ( hence the grapes ! :)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love to take food shots and here you did an amazing job! I'm sooo craving for that gumbo and the grape photo is lovely too. Hugs,
FABBY

bj said...

Great photos...I bought grapes today and they were sooo good.

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful, Diane! Those grapes look crisp and cold and delicious. wish I had some here, now! :-))

Cameron said...

Those grapes made my mouth water! I'm getting up to go get a glass of water right now....haha!

Great photo :)

Jeannie Marie said...

Your grapes really do look delicious! I like the very first photo best. I'm hopping over to read about photographing fruit. Thanks for the link!

Incipient Wings said...

Great photos!
The grapes look absolutely juicy!
I've never had gumbo... It looks yummy:)

Geraldine said...

now that's my kind of food photo, yumm...love red grapes!

gumbo is so good too.

we had homemade pizza for supper, that was yummy too. :>)

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

nice photos Di.
I think i spied an old ships lamp next to your shells..
those grapes sure look healthy.

Cottage Tails said...

The grape shots are perfect - it was interesting seeing them in natural light to indoor lighting.
Love Leanne

Ann said...

Grapes are one of my favorites and your picture makes them look so juicy. I've been making lots of soups and stews lately, your gumbo looks pretty good to me.
Ann

20 North Ora said...

Great photos!

Judy

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

Red seedless grapes are one of my favorite snacks. Love how you photographed them.

Grandma Kc said...

You definitely rose to the challenge with those grapes -- beautiful! But what really got me was the fresh okra in that gumbo! Now I am starving!

Tina C said...

Oh those grapes look so good!

Lori Lindsey said...

I do the same thing taking items from room to room trying to get it right. The grapes looked like they were really good. Great pics. I loved the texture you used. Very creative.

Betty said...

I found your blog by chance when looking for books by Mary Engelbreit! You have such an energetic, chatty blog and I do love to learn about people living in other parts of the world - lovely to find you. Betty

camp and cottage living said...

They are all so nice, but my favorite is the photo with the grapes in the flowered porcelin bowl!

Calypso In The Country said...

Very pretty! You have reminded me to pull out that new camera that I have yet to learn how to use!
-Shelley

Mary said...

Nice images, they make me want to recline with a bunch of freshly picked, washed seedless beauties.......healthy food and no cooking required!

Hugs - Mary

Linda Walker said...

I love grapes! I have been eating them all day! Your gumbo looks delicious! I have a chicken/shrimp gumbo recipe that I will be posting soon! Okra is so, so good!
Linda

ClickNCamera said...

What wonderful grape shots...I love the first one the best!