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Tuna Tartare with Salad and Croutons

For the Still Life With... challenge.

 

Summary Post on CB411

 

I made the recipe very close to the original.

 

For this one, I kept (close) to the original food styling, with the exception of the vertical "sandwich" look for the croutons, which I just didn't like.

 

I'm still not a huge fan of the presentation in this one, but I do think it's nicer than the original photo.

 

Lighting for this is 2 tungsten halogen Lowell Tota bounce back lights, and a (new!) Mole Richardson Mini-Mole spotlight (also tungsten halogen). Also a little natural light bleeding into the shot.

 

50mm 1.4 lens on my Canon 20D.

 

I kind of wish that I had a little less DOF on this one... that, and I'm still getting used to the spotlight so the lighting isn't perfect.

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Taken on May 10, 2006