During Breakfast

Sequel to the shot I posted yesterday. This was as we were about to eat.

For my first venture into this type of shot, I am happy with it...for now.

  • Marina 6y

    I love this! My son and I ALWAYS have what we call eggie in a wine glass. Fancy eh? It just what you made and we have it with matzoh and butter. It is my fave breakfast!
  • *sapa* 6y

    ooh - I dream of a meal time as lovely as this!!
  • Paris Breakfast 6y

    OMG..save me a chaise!!!!
    J'arrive! as the French waiters are always saying...ahem
  • gis <3 6y

    beautiful beautiful beautiful :)
  • mwhammer 6y

    great inclusion of the window. what a sunny and love-filled frame! i know how difficult it can be with hungry mouths on the sidelines, but i find the placement of objects here not to relate to one another much. you have all the right things there -- and what a gorgeous milk bottle and flower blossom, btw -- but each object looks very placed without a particular flow. do more with numerous objects (right up my alley :), and have the time to set stuff up -- i'd love to see more scenes like this!

    Food Photography Club. This comment was made in the Food Photography Club, the place for in depth discussions on food photography and critique.
  • Helene 6y

    I understand your point. We rarely have time for that kind of breakfast so I pretty much put everything on the table and shot.
    This is how I thought about this shot: I put the milk close enough to the coffee but not too obviously next to it. The butter is close enough to the toast though. Since I wanted to start eating the egg first, I put it in the foreground. The yogurt is a filler as it was also there to fill our belly if we were hungry.
    As always thank you for your insights, will keep them in mind for future shots.
  • mwhammer 6y

    sure, that makes sense. :) i meant well; thanks for sharing your thought-process! do you like complex shots like this, or is your preference simpler set-ups?
  • Helene 6y

    I know you meant well! Your comments are always very constructive and always read and appreciated. I did not like where the yogurt was, too centered. I was trying to create a no-center zone but was not happy with the way things were moving. That's why I tried to arrange things as "hmm what would we eat first and how".
    I loved doing this. It was a great exercise for me and not shooting a plated dessert. I loved having "issues" I needed to solve. Like the strong light coming from the back, the placement of things, etc...
    Definitely something I want to keep praticing to try new things.
    I had a much greater # of rejects looking at the pictures to select one compared to desserts so def. something to work on!
  • Helene 6y

    Oh and good Lord: why are windows, wall, table and window panels never completely straight in a house?!! Geez :)
  • norskii 6y

    Very lovely!
    Defines breakfast!
  • Kat H 6y

    breakfast heaven
  • Sally Crossthwaite 6y

    Oooooooh, dippy eggs! It's midnight and now I'm totally craving all this stuff. Beautiful shot. =)

    Seen next to a fellow photo of The Ministry of Nom. (?)
  • Melissa Harry 6y

    beautiful lighting!
  • KC reflections 6y

    This is just... perfect! It looks like an add out of a magazine! Nice job!
  • Zoha Nve 6y

    ahhhhh this is yummy breakfast!love loveee~

    seen in HWD! Group!
  • [[Creative Captures]] 6y

    Love this shot!
  • Peter G 6y

    I missed this Helen! But having read yours and Melina's dialogue, I see where you were going with this. I personally think the placement of the breakfast items work well. I adore the light and the whole scene is very reminiscent of a "homely country cottage"...The green foliage/backdrop through the windows, really helps emphasise this. I'd love to see you attempt a few more of these.
  • Alex Edgar 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called AllEdges Still Life, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Traci French 6y

    you should be happy my dear...it's perfect. There's the milk bottle...you did farmhouse proud...I love everything you touch! xo t
  • Amelia PS 6y

    so perfect

    (I bet the eggs and coffee were cold - from experience! - by the time you got to eat/drink them!!!)
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