Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Hi everyone, Ian here again. So Christie and I had the great pleasure of being invited to Montreal's first Foodie meetup, where we got to meet and have lunch with alot of really great people. It was so much fun, and really nice to get together with poeple that are so easy to get along with, and are passionate about the same thing, food! It was a really great opportunity for all of us to not only discuss our blogs, but to also duscuss the reasons why we have all started along this path, and exchange information. I really cant wait for the next meetup, its going to be alot of fun.
For todays post, im putting up the pictures of the different types of red wine that was brought by each of the guests at a recent supper club held by Christie. To add a little something to the get together, Christie asked that each guest, or couple, brought along a bottle of their prefered red wine, as tastes and preference for red wine vary from one person to thhe next, and it seems that everyone has their own favourite kind. I hope everyone enjoys these as much as we did, unfortunately my head did not appreciate it as much the following day.... sigh...
As a side note to all those present at the foodie meetup, I have a little something that I am putting together as I had received so many inquiries about light boxes and their uses for food photography.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Hi again, Ian here!
As promised, here are some more pictures of Christies wonderful supper club get togethers. We really do have so much fun at these get togethers, and although they are very stressful in the lead up for Christie, she is thrilled once the party kicks off. There is a reason that it is pretty much the same core group of people that keep coming back to these time and time again, they cant get enough of the great food :D
For the next installment, I am going to hit everyone with a whole bunch of photos. Although food is the piece de resistance of the supper club get togethers, the company present is always great, and the Italian themed supper club was no exception. To celebrate the occasion, Christie came up with the brilliant (or was that terrible?) idea that each person attending should bring a bottle of a prefered wine. Without giving out too much ahead, there was an impressive assortment of wines that night, and I somehow, through a fog of red wine, documented each and every type! Until then :D
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Hi everyone, Ian here :D
Run run run, thats all everyone has been able to do lately. It seems the more we try to get done ahead of time, the more we end up needing to get done, am I right? So this past weekend, the thankfully long, or painfully short (3 days still just isnt enough, I want more) Labour day weekend proved to be a great chance to get a few things done that I keep meaning to do, namely sleep, eat, relax, and relax some more. In between all the glorious napping and coffee sipping, I got to catch up on a mounting backlog of photos, namely some shots taken at a recent Supper Club event put on by Christie. So today, I present to you part 1 the Italian supper club. I had to break the posting up as there are just too many photos, and well, I think it will only do justice to all the planning and work that Christie puts into these events to post pictures of all her hard work. Without further ado :D
Enjoy! (but probably not as much as my taste buds did... I want more of all of this)
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
So Christie has still been really busy, but thats no reason for me not to post more often. I found something really neat this evening, and I decided to have a little fun with it and challenge myself with some shots, so here goes....
And so it all began with a Potato. While I was merrily cooking up a basic stir fry for supper this fine evening, I happened to look over and to my surprise, find what seems to have been a completely forgotten and lonely sweet potato. Perhaps due to the unusual humidity, or simply because it had been there for some time now, the sweet potato in question had begun to sprout. There were stalks, leaves, a whole little new potato plant growing right there. I wasnt sure if I was to feel bad that I had left this poor guy to get this far along. Either way, I am sure that the potato was very pleased to have been found by someone at last.
I wasnt sure what to do, do I stick it in some soil since I felt so bad? Do I throw it out? Do I try to see if I can salvage some and figure out if sweet potato is good in a stir fry? No way, this thing is neat!
I had so much fun using this old character filled potato as a subject this evening, it really got me playing around with my all my gear, and what with everything going on lately, it felt really good to pick up my camera and just have fun. The top image is actually a panorama stiched together from 5 different shots taken with a 200mm lens, and the closeups are shot on a 60mm Micro Nikkor that I absolutley love, and apparently rediscovered that it focuses MUCH closer in manual than auto. I Also threw alot more light on this potato than I usually would, and I am really happy that I did, the extra oomph on the white backround gives the phots a really graphic quality. Hope you guys like em :D