The September Home Grown Challenge. Yes, I am still eating off the farm and have decided that when I do this for a year (feed myself only from my own farm) it will be BOREDOM that gets to me in the end. I do have food, but it is the same food over and over again (except I have run out of potatoes and onions). Hilarious really. Tasty. But I am longing for strong cheeses and salami and fish, etc
Then there is The Food Photography challenge to improve my food images. Yesterday I was working on Depth of Field so more of the image is in focus. But not much to show for my efforts yet. Though I do feel a style developing, simmering.
This is my only food shot from yesterday. I am making yoghurt so that I can use it to start a farmers cheese tomorrow. Then I am going to make a pizza so I can take a photo of it!
Do you want to make a pizza too? On Friday? We could have a pizza date and take photos of our pizzas and link them up for Saturday morning. Pity we can’t have a taste test. I don’t know about beetroot on a pizza though! Could be interesting. I will start a fresh pizza sauce today.
And then of course there is the challenge of the daily chores. I am training the piglets who are no longer piglets to graze in a new field. I only let them out when it is almost feed time, so they go out and forage for greens as fast as they can with one eye on my movements over in my feed corner. This way they will not get into the habit of going under theses fences and causing trouble.
In the Comments Lounge of yesterday’s post are some new food photography links plus a few good technical tips from our Mentors. And one comment that is very important is from Roger. He said that the camera does not matter, it is all about the seeing. He is right too. I have seen some fantastic shots taken with a phone. Though not mine, as I have yet to work out how take photos with my phone.
A related post. This post I wrote a few years ago on how to take good shots with an ordinary camera. There are a few nice shots from Route 66 if you feel like a wee look.
Which leads me to picmonkey recommended by Barbara yesterday. I went to have a look and it is great for simple post production. I am looking forward to playing with their gallery feature.
And what were we doing on the farm a year ago today? Our first frost. No sign of that this week though. Nice.
Good morning. I hope you all have a lovely day.
your friend on the farm, celi