Leadlight – Back-light, high noon, so the ‘harsh mid-day sun’ is irrelevant, just a flood of light, what rule have I broken this time? Not to mention elimination of context, which seems expected of Photography! These are a pair of pedestrian walkways (+30 & +45) in Britomart, Downtown Auckland, New Zealand.
Solid Gold – High Noon, perfect light with an Altostratus gobo, bright reflections confuse the eye, while soft shadows give spatial dimension, a polarizing filter cuts glare and saturates colours. These are a pair of pedestrian walkways (+15 & +30) in Britomart, Downtown Auckland, New Zealand.
True Story – Forestry School camp 1974… Bannock-on-a-stick, cooking slowly, carefully, over the hot embers of the campfire, melancholy stories circulating. Marshmallows and meat had been gone at least a week, provisions were low. Bannock turning golden brown, aromas wafting, mouths watering. I pulled the steaming hot bun from the stick, stuffed in a pocketful […]
Bird Nest Pancakes p34: in the bushes, where else? Walking to our neighbours patio for dinner, past the towering hedge, at my eye level, there’s a small entrance-way to a Robin’s nest, pretty red breast, gorgeous blue eggs, chicks hatched, constant feeding, so I don’t dally… I marvel at the Robin’s tenacity, enough of them […]
Pancake Inventor’s Notebook, Black Bear Claws p32: Warning sign at the trail head was a month old, no worries, we’ll keep our eyes peeled, mountain biking through the overgrown bush, no bear tracks, but bear poo jam getting fresher with every klick, suddenly a murder of crows squawking, a warning, steaming fresh, we turned around, […]
Pancake Inventor’s Notebook, CBC Waffles p26: Hearts, kisses, and a rose…a Valentines Day theme! Lizzy saw foil, crumpled it up, and I saw red! Staging was wild, with mosquito net tent poles erected in the dining room to hold the red blanket overhead, a fill flash snooted (spotlight) close on the rose. Made us think […]
Pancake Inventor’s Notebook, as a young, independent, culinary man, one of my first kitchen purchases was a JØTUL NR. 6 – Norwegian cast waffle iron, with five hearts in a circle. Waffle iron photo employed one strobe, snooted, bounced low off the glass back-splash, to light the black. Tomorrow we’ll post a Valentine’s day special…
Pancake Inventor’s Notebook, behind-the-scenes, 4×4 Outback Cakes dummy & colour check, I use Lego as a stand-in for pancakes when we’re getting started with a set. This was going to be the ingredients shot, on our black granite counter-top, because I love the reflection off shiny black surfaces…