Scavenger Hunt #28 – Meal

For the Meal theme, I had PLENTY of backups – a friend of mine started a “so, what are y’all eating in this times of lockdown and quarantine?” group, so I had a ton of pictures to choose from, if necessary.

I went for the slightly less obvious theme of “meal preparation” – we made some version of chicken parmigiana, and since this requires quite a bit of setup, I thought it was a good idea. I like taking pictures of that sort of things from above – it gives information, and there’s no “out of focus” issue. Here, the preparation took enough space that getting everything in the picture was a bit of a challenge with my widest lens (which is… not that wide), but I managed still without too much acrobatics. This is the original picture, with only minor RAW development operations:

CameraPentax K-1 II
LensPentax D FA 24-70mm F2.8
Focal length24mm
Exposure time1/60 s

There was a surprisingly high amount of edition on that picture: as you can see, the setup is pretty cramped, and I ended up having a part of my sink and a part of the yellow surface part of the pictures, which I didn’t want. Fixing that was not hard, but it was somewhat time-intensive.

Other than that, I don’t have many opinions about this picture. I like that the bottom shows a bit of story-telling by giving the coating sequence, but the picture itself feels fairly banal.

For more interpretations of the theme, see the Meal Scavenger album!

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