Tuesday, July 14, 2009

4th of July Dinner

Jhan made a yummy steak for me and salmon for herself for 4th of July (which we spent at home by the pool sizzling steak and salmon in the barbee).

She also made some delicious (I see see that adjectives are going to be a problem in this blog) sauteed mushrooms to go with dinner, along with a bake potato and a Greek salad. My wife is a cooking over-achiever (which is why I struggle with the scales).

Here are the photos:

Steak (drool):
Steak with Portobello Mushrooms

Juicy Closeup:
Steak Close up

Baked Potato (wherein I learn how fast butter melts):
Baked Potato

Greek Salad:
Greek Salad

I actually think the Greek salad is the best photo of the bunch, since I think it works best with the lighting. The full photo of the steak is good as well, but it grates on me that the steak touches the top of the image (a simple PS fix, I know).

All images shot on a Canon 5D Mark II with a Sigma 105mm macro lens.

Lighting was as follows:

Lighting Set up

Canon 5D Mark II with ST-E2 infrared controller, Canon 580EX flash positioned to right of subject, shot through umbrella, and Canon 430EX flash behind subject (not visible), shot through a reflector. Flash ratios are anywhere from 2:1 to 8:1 for the 580EX over the 430EX.

Again, these are decent photos, particularly for someone like me who knows nothing about food photography. Still, I have a lot to learn.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that is just about the best potato I've ever seen. It looks like a living thing. Nice Fiestaware as well!