Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

BBW Photo Challenge – Day 15: Vintage


15 Apr

Today’s word in the BBW 30 Day Challenge is ‘vintage’. Somehow I don’t think this is what they had in mind!! :-D

Have a good weekend!!

Day 15: Vintage!

BBW 30-Day Photo Challenge – Day 13: Food


13 Apr

‘Food’ is the topic for Day 13 in the Blessed Beyond Words 30-Day Photo Challenge. I know I’ve missed Day 12 – it’ll come later, as it was inspired by today’s food, and I was busy yesterday catching up from my headache over the weekend. :-(

My ‘Food’ Photo

Today’s photo is inspired by two gifts I received today. One is coffee from Vietnam, sourced by my friend Jen’s family, and the other are homemade gingerbread, baked by her husband’s mother in Austria. Jen and Gotty are wonderful friends and I feel very special receiving these treats from their mothers.

Food - thanks to Gotty & Jen's Mums!

Food - thanks to Gotty & Jen's Mums! by OzLady

My photo was inspired by the sentiment behind it. If you’re lacking inspiration, perhaps you can check out some of the photos at my Flickr Gallery on Food, or see the ones below.

Autumn Corn Nuggets - Fall Nature

Autumn Corn Nuggets - Fall Nature by Batikart

Working in a sea of green

Working in a sea of green by B℮n

the fisheye aisle

the fisheye aisle by tomms

Beef Noodles

Beef Noodles by TGKW

TV at local pasta place [2009 Day 307 + Nov Challenge Day 3]


03 Nov


TV at local pasta place, originally uploaded by ozlady.

Killing 2 birds with one stone here – this is a television used to advertise the local pasta place near my home. Photo taken and edited completely on my Nokia N86 8MP for both the 2009 Photo Challenge and the November Challenge 2009!

Busy day, so sometimes you have to take the shots where you can find them!

2009 Challenge – Day 96: Liquid [Grapefruit Juice]


07 Apr

2009 Photo Challenge - Day 96: Liquid [Grapefruit Juice]Grapefruit Juice is a favourite of mine, and when the topic ‘liquid’ came up, I thought of this just as I was pouring the last of the juice that I had in the fridge.

It wasn’t an overly striking photo, so I decided to highlight the liquid – to be more in theme with the challenge, and to practice my spot colour skills.

See other photos for Day 96 by other photographers here.

2009 Photo Challenge – Day 88: Candy [Hacks]


29 Mar

2009 Photo Challenge - Day 88: CandyHacks are a black sweet that I have only seen in Singapore and Malaysia. They are traditionally black, however there are newer flavours including lemon and blueberry.

They have the traditional sweet / candy-style wrapper.

2009 Challenge – Day 45: Cocktail


14 Feb

2009 Photo Challenge - Day 45: CocktailI was in Ho Chi Minh City on Valentine’s Day – sadly, without my Valentine. :-( To top it off, I was working!

We received these cocktails with our meals for our working lunch. Kinda corny, but cute. You should see the desserts they gave out! Chocolate and Coconut jellies! Ha! AND they were bright purple in colour – where were they on my purple photo day??

This was a non-alcoholic cocktail.

Fortunately, my Valentine’s Day ended up OK – I got TWO massages! A foot and a back massage! Hooray!

2009 Challenge – Day 44: Wine


13 Feb

2009 Photo Challenge - Day 44: WineI arrived in Ho Chi Minh City on the day of this word – wine – and do you think I could find any in the places I went to?? Obviously I wasn’t going anywhere very high class, however I was tired and went to be on the 13th without a wine photo.

HOWEVER, on streaks of light day (Day 46), I was in a bar, having a class of Savignon Blanc, and fiddling with shutter speeds on my camera, and pulled this one off.

I am actually in this shot on the left, but you can’t see me as I was so blurred as to be invisible. I was swinging the glass back and forth by the stem.

Don’t you love the mix of hues in the bowl of the glass?

What a totally flukey shot, however I think I can reproduce it (given the same sort of lighting), and will try and remember this technique for next time!

2009 Challenge – Day 43: Tea


13 Feb

2009 Photo Challenge - Day 43: TeaMy Sri Lankan teapot – This teapot is a pot and has a cup which nestles underneath it, so that it warms the cup as you wait for the tea to brew.

This is my first successful attempt of framing a shot with another object.

I decided to crop the teacup as the handles did not align well if I framed the entire teacup in the handle of the teapot.

I think that since I’ve started this challenge my use of DOF has improved, which also enabled me to frame this shot better.

Still a lot of improve on – I could have used a better background, however this was all I had in the time available. I’m also not sure if it would have looked better without the shadow of the teacup handle underneath it.

More information on Day 43 of the 2009 Photo Challenge is available here.

2009 Challenge – Day 41: Juice


11 Feb

2009 Challenge - Day 41: JuiceI had taken some unsatisfactory photos earlier in the day (I just can’t seem to take a decent photo of a cup of liquid), and as seems to be the trend for this challenge, I was preparing dinner and this photo opportunity popped out at me.

The tomatoes were rather juicy, and the light was quite good under the ceiling light and cooker hood.

One of the things that I am noticing with this challenge is that I am learning a lot more about the capabilities of my camera, and white balance has been a massive lesson over the last week as I have often been shooting at night, under different lighting conditions. The resulting hues in the photos have been all over the place, and it has been necessary for me to rely less on the automatic white balance mechanism in the camera, and set it manually.

Anyway, more on Day 41 of the Photo Challenge can be found here, and I hope you are all enjoying the challenge. I know I am!

Photo of the Day – Day 36 [Best of Series]


08 Feb

One of the things about this site is that I love to post links to other people’s photos to show my appreciation for them.

Today I’m resuming that through recognising fellow Photochallengers and the ones that pop out at me from the daily 2009 Photo Challenge.

My fave for Day 36 is from terrencecollins who took the shot included with this post.

Click the image itself to see a larger version. Leave a comment on the Flickr page to let the photographer know how much you appreciate it.

I love the composition and the reflection of the turnips in the shot. This really grabbed my eye and I want to say well done!!

If you have a favourite photo from Day 36 of the Challenge (Purple), please post a link to it in the comments. Make sure the photo is from Flickr and tagged with 2009challenge.

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