Monday, 1 September 2014

Add a warm glow to your food photography with photo veils [Photo Recipe]



A culinary experience consists of tastes, scents, visual inputs, sounds and sensory experiences ... like
  • Enjoying the sight of a beautifully set table, 
  • Hearing the crispy top of a cake crack as you cut it, 
  • Smelling the sweet cinnamon and apples, 
  • Seeing the colours and feeling the crispiness of the cake blending with the soft and airy cream, and
  • Experiencing a symphony of taste as you take the first bite ...
Is your mouth watering by now? All of our five senses are being activated when we eat. Therefore it is worth going an extra mile when taking pictures of the dishes being prepared, served and enjoyed.

We are eating with out eyes, so you want to focus especially on the details in food photography.
I added a tiny branch with flowers to the corner of the plate to give a feeling of festive coziness. I had the colour play in mind as well: The white and yellow flowers, and the green needles, go together with the green marzipan and the colours in the lemon slice. 

In editing I wanted to create an overall warm glow to the photo. To achieve a natural look, I decided to use photo veils from Love That Shot, since they blend softly and seamlessly to the image.


Photo recipe:
  • I started with increasing slightly the brightness and the contrast of the original image.
  • Thereafter I added the following 2 photo veils:
    • Lychee photo veil from the Botanical Collection  blending mode soft light with 100 % opacity. I used a soft brush with 50 % opacity and removed some of the veil from the cake and the plate.
    • Serendipity photo veil from Simplicity Collection, using blending mode soft light with 30 % opacity.
And that's it - easy and delicious - Ain't it!

Why don't you give it a go and try photo veils: You can download a FREE sample by following this link to Love That Shot-website.

... With Scrumptious greetings,

Nina

Sunday, 31 August 2014

What do you say?



He then asked, “And you—what are you saying about me? Who am I?” 
Peter gave the answer: “You are the Christ, the Messiah.
Mark 8:29  (The Messenger)



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Blessings to your week, 

Nina

of Mark 8:29 for you 


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Photo: iPhone 5, Snapseed, VSCOcam & Filterstorm Apps. 
Photo veil Privet from the mobile collection by Love That Shot.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Taste the World- Street Festival in Copenhagen [Wordless Wednesday]




































Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Nina

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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Live Carefree



So be content with who you are, and don’t put on airs. 
God’s strong hand is on you; He’ll promote you at the right time. 
Live carefree before God; He is most careful with you.

1. Peter 5:7 The Message


Be Still and Know by Scripture Lullabies


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Blessings to your week, 

Nina


of 1. Peter 5:7 for you 


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Sunday Stillness , Give Me Grace


Photo: iPhone 5, Hipstamatic: G2 lens & Ina's 1935 film. 
Photo veil Privet from the Botanical Collection by Love That Shot.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Walk views - Hipstamatic Way

Hipstamatic App: G2-lens & Ina's 1935 film

Walking works always - also as a ritual of closing up a week at work and moving towards the weekend.

I was drawn to the lakes, as the mild wind blew softly, scattering the clouds every now and then, releasing spots of sunlight along my way.


Hipstamatic App: G2-lens & Ina's 1935 film

It's the small things ... 
  • A smile and a friendly nod from a jogger, that passed me by
  • Hearing a father encourage his son to make another cast in the lake; "Maybe you'll get a bite this time" - and seeing the hope being renewed in the eyes of the little fellow with the fishing rod
  • Witnessing the patience of the owner of a puppy, who was learning to walk in a lead - that is, wanting to walk consistently to the opposite direction 
... Even when the news has been filled with reports on intolerance and terror, there is caring, love and forbearance to be found among us.

Let us be attentive and notice one another ... Your smile can brighten up someone's day today.



Hipstamatic App: Lowy-lens & Robusta-film


Until you spread your wings you'll have no idea how far you can fly.

Ray Bradbury  

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... Happy weekend to you,

Nina


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Sunday, 17 August 2014

Abundance of Joy and Peace




I pray that God, the source of all hope, will infuse your lives 
with an abundance of joy and peace in the midst of your faith 
so that your hope will overflow through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13 (The Voice)




Psalm 23, The Lord is My Shepherd

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Blessings to your week, 

Nina


of Romans 15:13 for you 


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Friday, 15 August 2014

City Views and Fridays finds

Hipstamatic App, Snapseed

It is always nice to find a new biking route and discover new views along the way. 
I have been biking through Christianshavn and along the Citadel Kastellet
I've been admiring the serpentine spire tower of the Church of Our Saviour, a beautiful building in baroque style. The Church of Our Saviour is famous for the tower and the 400 steps, that enables you to climb to the top!

Camera +, Snapseed & VSCOcam

When I moved to Copenhagen for 18 years ago, I enrolled for a course in Danish Culture and History in the university. I still remember the lecture of the Danish monarch Christian IV, who reigned for 59 years, from 1588 to 1648. He is know for the impressive buildings he established during his reign, both in Copenhagen and other parts in Danmark, also in Sweden and Norway. 

Today Christianshavn in central Copenhagen is not only a beautiful place to visit, but also an attractive neighbourhood to live. I find the houseboats being very charming!


Camera+, Snapseed, TangledFx, Mextures & PhotoFusion

As I was biking, I noticed also very colourful tree trunk. As I got closer, I could see that it was decorated with pretty, crocheted squares!  That creative find - the decorated oak  - inspired me to find my crochet needle ... 


Camera+, Mextures, Snapseed


... And now there is a dishcloth in making. 

What has caught your attention this week?


... Wishing you a nice Friday and a splendid weekend,

Nina



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