I love beautiful food photography and aspire to take even better food pictures. Practice, practice, practice is all I can do with that. I can seriously drool over pictures for hours! I look at the lighting, what the aperture was set at and all the beautiful dishes that were used. While reading blogs I came across an amazing Minneapolis/St. Paul food photography sight. You must take a look at Shooting the Kitchen. Susan is going behind the scenes at restaurants and documenting her experience. Watching some of the best chefs out there cook and then get to take pictures? Pure heaven.
The picture of the scallops might be the prettiest thing I have ever seen! I have camera, skill and food envy after looking at that. I can only aspire to be half as good as a photographer as Susan is.
What are some of your favorite food photography websites?
Last night a big glass of heavy red was in order, it has been a really stress full week. So I opted for my favorite stress relief method: wine and magazines. Nothing like curling up on the couch with a few issues of a magazine and a big glass of wine. Enter in Nebbiolo, a wine from the Piedmont region of Italy that has characteristics of herbs, cherries, raspberries, truffle, tobacco and prune.
Big bold flavors with a medium body, very strong nose and dark red hue. This is one beautiful wine. When young, Nebbiolo is very light in color but as it ages it takes on a very dark hue! Nebbiolo is harvested in late October and is rumored to be surrounded by fog during that time. I think it has a mysterious quality
The 2008 Langhe Nebbiolo was even the LA Times wine of the week last August. Retailing for $18-$25 in makes for a good I want to treat myself with a really good glass of wine during the week bottle.
Since it is still not spring yet in Minneapolis I was itching to see some spring flowers and see the sun. What is the best way to do that in Minneapolis? The Conservatory at the Como Zoo.
It is kept at a lovely 80 degrees and has flowers changed out seasonally, with the spring flowers just planted over the weekend. Warm, sunny, and full of beautiful flowers? Sounds like a great way to cure the need for spring (for a few hours at least). It is also a great place to go take pictures and play photographer for the afternoon
After being at the conservatory for a few hours I was itching to see some green grass!
A few of my favorite flowers
Sometimes you need to go be a tourist and stop to take goofy pictures. That is exactly what Jess, Mindy and I did on Sunday afternoon. Town signs and a giant zebra were on my list The pictures pretty much say it all!
Do you have any crazy tourist things you’ve done?